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Congress wants early hearing on plea against Aadhaar under money Bill

Centre had earlier contested plea on grounds that its decision covered all Constitutional provisions

ANI  |  New Delhi 

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Senior leader on Tuesday appealed before the seeking early hearing on his plea challenging the introduction of the Aadhar Bill as a in the

P Chidambaram, senior lawyer of the Supreme Court, appearing for Ramesh, mentioned the matter before the apex court bench headed by Chief Justice of (CJI) Dipak Misra seeking early hearing into the case.

After hearing the mentioning by Chidambaram, CJI Misra, said they had not read and gone through the privacy judgement then, so they could again mention the matter before them on Friday, then "we would see what can be done on the matter."

Earlier, the government argued against the petition on the ground that it covered all constitutional provisions to bring it under the ambit of a

The Aadhar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Bill 2016 was passed in the on March 11 after Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley moved the key bill for consideration.

The bill is aimed at giving statutory backing for transferring government subsidies and benefits to targetted people.

It also lays down a regulatory framework to protect core biometric information of Aadhar cardholders from any unauthorised disclosure or sharing.

The bill is the key to the government's plan to plug leakages in the disbursal of subsidies and other services and in ensuring that these reach intended beneficiaries.

First Published: Tue, August 29 2017. 14:29 IST