Aadhaar can take you places,but not to Nepal

  1. The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission(NCDRC) has ruled that Aadhaar cannot be construed as any other ID issued by the Government of India for travelling to a country.
  2. This ruling came after complaint was filed seeking compensation from an airline for refusing to accept Aadhaar card as a valid document for travel to Nepal.
  3. The NCDRC is a quasi-judicial commission in India which was set up in 1988 under the Consumer Protection Act of 1986.Its head office is in New Delhi.The commission is headed by a sitting or retired judge of the Supreme Court of India.   
  4. The Aadhaar number is a verifiable twelve-digit unique identity number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to the residents of India.It is linked with the resident’s demographic and biometric information.