Aadhaar card is not mandatory on Cowin portal for vaccination; Centre tells SC

The centre Monday informed Supreme Court that the Aadhaar card is not mandatory for registration on the Cowin portal for COVID-19 vaccination. A bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud and Surya Kant was informed by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare that one of the nine identity documents including passport, Driving Licence, PAN card, Voter’s Card, Ration card can be produced for vaccination.

The apex court took note of the submission and disposed of a plea filed by Siddharthshankar Sharma who claimed that the Aadhaar card was being mandatorily insisted upon for administering COVID-19 vaccination on the Cowin portal.

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