Aadhaar-PAN Card Verdict: A Win for Non-Aadhaar Holders, a Bigger Win for the Government

The article discusses the pros and cons of the Supreme Court ruling on Section 139 AA(1) of the Income Tax Act for various stakeholders. While the ruling upholds section 139 AA(1) which requires linking of Aadhaar numbers to PAN cards, it does provide temporary relief for non-Aadhaar holders. The author highlights the greater risk in the wording of the ruling, which allows the government to link more welfare and non welfare schemes to Aadhaar.

By: Rahul Unnikrishnan

Link to article: https://thewire.in/146595/aadhaar-pan-card-verdict-win-non-aadhaar-holders-bigger-win-government/