Plea in HC against making Aadhaar must

BENGALURU: The high court on Monday ordered notice to the central and state governments in response to a PIL challenging the notifications making the coupon system and men toning of Aadhaar number compulsory for obtaining Public Distribution System items and also, kerosene from fair-price shops.

The court also ordered notice to the deputy commissioner of Shivamogga on a petition filed by Gowramma and two others from the district.

They have challenged the July 21, 2016 notification of the food and civil supplies department making coupon system mandatory and the subsequent notification issued on July 29, 2016 by the district administration wherein mentioning of Aadhaar number is a must.