Union Cabinet approves Aadhaar Ordinance after Amendment Bill fails to get Rajya Sabha nod

Bar & Bench March 1 2019
Aadhaar ordinance

The Union Cabinet has promulgated the Aadhaar Ordinance, 2019 after the Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018 failed to get passed during the Budget Session of Parliament.

The Centre has taken the Ordinance route after the last session of the Lok Sabha ended on February 13. With the imminent dissolution of the 16th Lok Sabha, the Amendment Bill introduced last year will lapse.

As per reports, the Aadhaar Ordinance contains provisions identical to the Amendment Bill.

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