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Aadhaar mandatory for filing returns? Supreme Court to hear plea today

Earlier apex court had rapped govt for making Aadhaar compulsory for filing income tax returns

ANI  |  New Delhi 

Aadhar mandatory: SC to hear plea challenging govt's decision

The will continue the hearing on Tuesday over the challenging the government's decision to make mandatory for Permanent Account Number (PAN) and also for filing returns.

Attorney General (AG) is likely to argue before the apex court division bench, headed by Justice Arjan Kumar Sikri.

The AG, top officer representing the Central government, will argue on the issue of Aadhar on the point of Section 139AA, inserted in the Act under the Act, 2017.

Earlier, the apex court had rapped the for making compulsory for filing returns.

It referred to its order in 2015 when the apex court had made the optional.

Referring to this, the court said, "How can you make Aadhaar card mandatory when we have passed an order to make it optional?"

Attorney General argued that mandatory Aadhaar was the only way to check black money.

The court earlier on March 27 specified that Aadhaar card should not be made mandatory for availing governmental schemes.

In a violation of the apex court's order, the Centre introduced last-minute amendments to the Bill 2017, making for filing taxes.

First Published: Tue, May 02 2017. 07:08 IST