Registered doctors will use the CDMS app to generate an e-prescription which mentions the patient’s name, mobile or Aadhaar number along with the prescribed medicines.
The economy sent a high-level delegation for 10 days, led by their Interior Minister Noureddine Boutayeb, to study the process.
The apex court said there were several petitions challenging Aadhaar which were already pending before it and it cannot entertain thousands of pleas raising similar issue.
According to the order, the biometric attendance system would be first implemented in the offices of all divisions, zones, Metro Rail Kolkata, railways workshop, factories and production units by November 30.
The apex court did not pass any interim order in the matter saying that final hearing in all Aadhaar-related issues would start before another bench in the last week of this month and the Centre has already extended the deadline till December 31.
The move, which came into effect on October 26, is believed to be an innovative way for the railways to encourage passengers to link their Aadhar numbers to their online booking accounts on IRCTC.
The paperless process, based on customer's consent, involves a simple two-step biometric authentication using UIDAI's Aadhaar database, Tata Capital said in a statement.
BJP MP Subramanian Swamy today opposed a move to make Aadhaar compulsory, saying it would be a threat to national security and be struck down by the Supreme Court.
Foreign investors are seeking clarification from Sebi on whether they are also bound by the market regulator’s mandate of linking Aadhar with all demat accounts.
A bench, comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, said the larger bench would commence hearing on these petitions in the last week of November this year.
"How can a state file such a plea. In a federal structure, how can a state file a plea challenging Parliament's mandate," a bench comprising Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan said.
It is an action-packed day at the Supreme Court as the country's apex judicial body takes up several critical cases, including Aadhaar linkage, love jihad and Article 35A.
The central government had told the court last week that deadline for linking Aadhaar to various programmes will be extended from December 31 to March 31, next year.
The UIDAI had earlier asked states to ensure that enrolments, even those by private agencies, shift to government or municipal premises from external private operator run sites
The Department of Telecom is ready to explore other options for re-verification of mobile number in place of the present system of using Aadhaar
The deadline for mandatory linking Aadhaar numbers to avail benefits of various government schemes has been extended till March 31, 2018.
Banerjee had earlier said that the Centre was interfering with the people's rights and privacy by asking them to link their Aadhaar with mobile numbers, and that she will not do the same even if her connection was snapped.
The Department of Telecommunications has provided for three new methods- one time password, app-based verifications and interactive voice response service.
The government has initiated a series of measures, including allowing re-verification at subscribers' doorstep and One Time Password (OTP) based authentication of existing users, to make the entire exercise easier for telecom subscribers.
The state government had earlier stressed on online registration by farmers with their Aadhaar, which is a unique identification.
The RBI clarified that everyone who is eligible to enroll for Aadhaar will have to submit it to banks under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.
Banks without Aadhaar enrolment centres in 10 percent of their branches will face Rs 20,000 fine (per uncovered branch) after October 31.
Experts had questioned legality of the action and had moved the Supreme Court alleging contempt of its orders.
Using the facility, it said, the EPFO members can online link their respective UAN with Aadhaar.
At present, the Election Commission allows a number of documents, including passport, as identity proof in the absence of voter ID card.