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Court To Hear All Aadhar Related Matters On July 18

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| July 12 , 2017 , 19:50 IST

The Supreme Court, on Wednesday, has agreed to hear all the issues arising out of mandating Aadhar card for income tax filing on July 18.

The matter was presented before a bench comprising of Chief Justice J.S. Khehar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud. The bench said that that court will constitute a five-judge bench to hear on Aadhar related issues.

The five-judge bench will hear the concerns over privacy implications of mandating Aadhar card. The matter will be heard on July 18.

Earlier on June 10, the Supreme Court had ruled that in favour of mandating Aadhar card for income tax return filing. The Bench in their decision said every person eligible to obtain Aadhar card must quote their Aadhar number or their Aadhar Enrolment ID number for the filing of Income Tax Returns as well as for applications for Permanent Account Number (PAN).

The Income Tax Department has also eased the process of linking Aadhar Card with PAN cards. The department has availed linking of Aadhar and PAN card online as well as via SMS. The department well advertising the move including in leading national dailies.

The government has made Aadhar number mandatory for filing income tax returns and applying for a PAN card. These decisions are intended to bring transparency for the Income Tax Department.