Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday welcomed the verdict of the Supreme Court on Aadhaar scheme.
The apex court on Wednesday declared the Aadhaar scheme as constitutionally valid with some modifications.
Taking to Twitter, Naveen said the verdict retains the intrinsic value of the scheme while addressing concerns about infringement on privacy.
“Welcome #AadharVerdict for it retains the intrinsic value of the scheme while addressing concerns about infringement on privacy. Verdict ensures inclusion of every beneficiary while making many services non-mandatory. Hoping for greater efficiency in public service delivery,” tweeted Patnaik.
The apex court’s five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said Aadhaar is meant to help benefits reach marginalised sections of society and takes into account the dignity of people not only from the personal but also from the community point of view.