Linking Aadhaar To Direct Recruitment Violates Right To Equal Opportunity Clause Of Constitution: Punjab & Haryana HC

In a significant development in the matter of Unique Identification (UID)/Aadhaar numbers, the Punjab & Haryana High Court has passed an order saying, “Linking Aadhaar Number to direct recruitment should not prima facie be a mandatory condition as it by result in violation of equal opportunity clause in Article 16(1) of the Constitution of India and deny easy access to applying online for jobs”.It observed that if “some other method” is devised, citizens “will be confronted with denial of employment opportunity, which is a very serious and sacrosanct right in a country where employment opportunities are fought on war footing”.The order was passed in Pradeep Kumar v Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak, on 28 February, 2018, by Justice Rajiv Narain Raina and the matter is likely to be heard on 28 March, 2018. Notably, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in its submission to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance on National Identification Authority of India Bill, 2010 (Aadhaar Bill, 2010) had apprehended exclusion because of Aadhaar……….Read More>>


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