Aadhaar card can be used voluntarily as Supreme Court relaxes the use of Aadhaar card.

On 11th August interim, the apex declared to limit the use of Aadhaar card on getting food-grain and kerosene under PDS and LPG. But interim is further modified to use the Aadhar card voluntarily in social welfare schemes like MNREGA, old age pension scheme, provident fund and Prime Minister’s Jan Dhan Yojna.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ordered to complete the enrolment program and further see its result. The UIDAI fresh enrolments will resume irrespective of the courts interim. However, it is not mandatory for a citizen to obtain an Aadhaar card which is widely publicized in media.

Supreme Court’s Chief Justice H. L. Dattu who headed the constitution bench has modified the interim.