Linking Aadhaar,Mobile phone numbers with Bank account is not mandatory

As you know due to Supreme Court in it’s Sep 26th,2018  judgement upheld the validity of Aadhaar but private companies can’t use make users give Aadhaar to avail a service

Due to the Supreme court verdict, Cabinet has today (Dec 17th) approved amending the existing laws so that

  • Aadhaar is not Mandatory
  • Mobile phone numbers need not be linked with Bank accounts

Because of Supreme Court’s verdict these acts would be amended

  • Telegraph Act
  • Prevention of Money Laundering Act

Earlier in Supreme Court has struck down Section 57 of the Aadhaar act that had made linking bank accounts with Mobile and Phone number mandatory