The hearings will commence on July 18.
The scheme touched the lives of millions of people and its validity required immediate adjudication by an appropriate larger Bench, said Mr. Venugopal.
Today, Attorney General K K Venugopal and senior advocate Shyam Divan, appearing for the petitioners who have challenged the Centres move to make Aadhaar mandatory for various welfare schemes, jointly mentioned the matter before the bench and requested that there should be an early hearing in the matter by a Constitution Bench.
The court, in October 2015, referred the case for hearing before a Constitution Bench, but despite several reminders from the petitioners, it was pending.
"My opinion is that once a matter has been referred to a Constitution bench, then all the issues arising out of it should be with the constitution bench".
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The bench would decide whether the right to privacy is a fundamental right - a question central to the Aadhaar Act.
The Delhi government on Tuesday asked the Chief Justice of India for an early setting up of a Constitution Bench to hear its appeal on whether the Lieutenant-Governor (L-G) can unilaterally administer the Capital unfettered by the "aid and advice" of the elected government. Recently, a statutory provision was upheld by the court making linking of Aadhaar with PAN mandatory.
The apex court has made a decision to constitute a five-judge bench to hear whether there is a right to privacy or not.
The five-judge bench will hear the concerns over privacy implications of mandating Aadhar card.
They contended that it violated the apex court's order of 2013 that no one can be denied benefits of any scheme due to absence of Aadhaar. Sinha is the former NCPCR chairperson and Magsaysay victor.