The Madras High Court has accepted a petition that challenges a notification mandating linking of Aadhaar with Universal Account Number (UAN) for availing pension and provident fund benefits, according to The Wire. The petitioner, Elisha Ebenezer, a software engineer, challenged a notification dated January 4, 2017 "as void, defective and unconstitutional for being violative of Articles 14, 21 and 300A of the Constitution of India and further contrary to the principles laid down by the Supreme Court in KS Puttaswamy (Retired) v. Union of India (Aadhaar case)”. A division bench of Justices S Manikumar and Subramonium Prasad have directed the Employee Provident Fund Organisation to respond. What the petition says It says that initially, the EPFO (Employees' Provident Fund Organisation) issued a notification that mandated linking EPF accounts with pensioners’ Aadhaar. Also, under the Pension Scheme, Aadhaar was required for providing a “digital life…
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