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August 25, 2017

PAN linkage with biometric identifier Aadhaar will continue

New Delhi-UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey said PAN with biometric identifier Aadhaar will continue as previously directed and so will be the quoting of the 12-digit Aadhaar number for availing various government subsidies.Mr Pandey said this after the Supreme Court verdict holding privacy as a fundamental right. He said the verdict, in no way, stops quoting of Aadhaar for various schemes as well as filing of income tax returns.He added that Aadhaar Act protects privacy of people as a fundamental right and its provisions provide for safeguarding of personal data and how such data can be used.