New Delhi sources have stated that the Supreme Court on Wednesday said the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will not insist on Aadhaar-only identification for NEET and other all India examinations. Meanwhile a five-judge Constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, said this while referring to an earlier order by which the government had undertaken that it will not insist on Aadhaar-only identification till the top court decides on petitions challenging the constitutional validity of Aadhaar.
According to sources the court order came on a plea by a Gujarat resident who has challenged the CBSE circular mandating Aadhaar-only identity for those appearing for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) examination for undergraduate medical courses: MBBS, Bachelor of Dental Surgery.
Earlier on Tuesday the Centre had told the Supreme
Court that if required it might consider extending the March 31 deadline for
linking Aadhaar to various government schemes as well as mobile phones and bank
accounts. Moreover the Attorney General KK Venugopal told the Constitution
Bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra hearing a bunch of petitions against
the Aadhaar law that the Centre had extended the deadline in the past too and
it can do so again.
Will Vedanta's Copper Smelter be closed permanently? Tuticorin sources stated that Tamilnadu government said on Thursday that it was seeking a permanent closure of a big copper smelter run by London-listed Vedanta Resources after 13 people died in protests demanding the closure of the plant on environmental grounds. Sandeep Nanduri, the top official of the district where the plant is located said "The government's position is very clear, it doesn't want the plant to run”.
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