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UIDAI Says Business As Usual, Aadhaar Must For PAN & Income Tax Filing

Nasscom Is Confident That Right To Privacy Will Boost Business

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UIDAI says Aadhaar-PAN linkage to continue
UIDAI says Aadhaar-PAN linkage to continue

The aftershocks of Supreme Court’s decision regarding Right to Privacy as Fundamental Right is slowly, but gradually coming in from various quarters.

While Nasscom has expressed their delight and happiness over the decision, UIDAI says it is business as usual for them.

We had earlier questioned whether Right to Privacy judgement will hamper Aadhaar push or not.

UIDAI Chief: Aadhaar-PAN Linkage Will Continue

After the Supreme Court verdict on Right to Privacy case, UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey has said that PAN-Aadhaar linkage will continue.

The case regarding Right to Privacy came up in the apex court, after petitioners questioned the Govt. over Aadhaar push, and how their private information is being made publically available under Aadhaar regime.

Ajay Bhushan said, “..judgement has not said anything about the Aadhaar Act so the Aadhaar Act is a valid Act passed by the Parliament (and) is the law of the land.”

In a way, he is right, because a separate bench of 5 judges will hear arguments related to Aadhaar push, which would be now argued against the recent judgement of Right of Privacy.

On the upcoming case of Aadhaar and the accusations that it violates Right to Privacy, he said, “We are very confident the Act will pass the test of privacy being a fundamental right,”

He has made it clear that unless the case is resolved, it is business as usual, and Aadhaar-PAN linkage will continue to happen, besides providing the same for social welfare schemes.

Nasscom: Right To Privacy Will Boost Digital Business

Meanwhile Nasscom, the most powerful lobby of IT and ITeS companies, has expressed strong belief that the Supreme Court judgement regarding Right to Privacy will boost digital and IT business in India.

The logic applied here is that, global firms who are looking to outsource their services, which often includes access to confidential data, would now trust India and Indian laws more.

Nasscom president R. Chandrashekhar said that the verdict “significantly boosts India’s attractiveness as a safe destination for global sourcing”, besides promising every global firm that right to privacy and data protection is one of the “cardinal principle” of India’s growing digital economy.

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