An appeal has been listed in the Madras High Court against the notification mandating linking of Aadhaar with Universal Account Number (UAN) for giving the pension and prudent fund privileges.
Elisha Ebenezer, a software engineer’s plea, alleged the information recorded January 4, 2017, was unconstitutional for holding violative of Articles 14, 21 and 300A of the Constitution and opposed to the directives of the Supreme Court, Aadhaar was mandatory to avail benefits below many government-run social welfare systems and support.
A bench headed by Justices S Manikumar and Subramonium Prasad accepted the plea and bid the Employee Provident Fund Organisation reply.
The petitioner presented that earlier to the January 2017 information, the usage of Aadhaar was restricted to only those people who had started getting their pension and who were asked to give life certificates each year to maintain the pension.
In the view of the advice, now all people of the pension scheme have to link their Aadhaar with their UAN to sustain their membership in the pension scheme.
The petitioner presented that the pension fund comprises normal grants from the employee’s salary and hence to divest beneficiaries of the amount indicating non-linkage of Aadhaar would also involve a violation of the right to property below Article 300A of the Constitution.
She claimed that “the existing terms of linking UAN with Aadhaar conflicts with my power to administer and deal with my provident fund, which has no government grant.”
The petitioner presented that the existing requirement also stopped her from preserving for her old age or obtaining the amounts saved to date in the pension account.Share this to your,