NEW DELHI: A 5-judge constitutional bench of the Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the constitutional validity of the flagship Aadhaar scheme. The apex court in its judgement has listed out a host of services for which linking of Aadhaar is not mandatory. Here is a ready reckoner on what needs to be linked to Aadhaar and what not:


1) It is mandatory to link PAN card with Aadhaar

2) Aadhaar is a must for filing income tax returns

3) Aadhaar is necessary for availing welfare schemes and subsidies given by the government


1) Aadhaar data is not needed for opening a bank account as the SC on Wednesday struck down Section 57 of the Aadhaar Act which allowed private companies to avail Aadhaar data

2) With the SC striking down Section 57 other private entities like telecom and e-commerce firms are now barred from asking for Aadhaar. So, Aadhaar is not needed to get a SIM card or shopping online

3) Aadhaar is not needed for admission in schools

4) Aadhaar no more compulsory to appear in CBSE, UGC and NEET examinations

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Mangaluru: Continuous rainfall in Dakshina Kannada including Mangaluru, is now posing threat to the low-lying areas with flooding if the rain continues for next few hours.

Incidents of wall of the houses and compound walls collapsing, have also been reported from several areas since Wednesday night.

Similarly, cracks were also spotted on the Maravur Bridge following which the Deputy Commissioner instructed the PWD Executive Engineering to visit the spot and inspect the bridge on Thursday morning.

Due to the drainage issues, several areas in Mangaluru including Kottara Chowki were experiencing water logging causing traffic jams and panic among the locals who fear flooding if the rains do not stop.

In several other areas, homes have also been inundated with rain water putting the houses on risk of damages. Residents in these areas were evacuated and were shifted to other localities temporarily.

The Deputy Commissioner also declared holidays to PU and Degree colleges due to rains on June 30. He also added that the decision on declaring holidays to schools and other colleges will be taken after assessing the situation in the district by Friday morning.