Writ Petition (Civil) Nos. 494 of 2012 and 829 of 2013, Transfer Petition (Civil) Nos. 47-48 and 476 of 2013. Case: 1. Justice K.S. Puttaswamy (Retd) and Anr., 2. The Govt. of India and Ors. etc. Vs 1. Union of India (UOI) and Ors., 2. S. Raju and Anr. etc.. Supreme Court (India)

Case NumberWrit Petition (Civil) Nos. 494 of 2012 and 829 of 2013, Transfer Petition (Civil) Nos. 47-48 and 476 of 2013
CounselFor Appellant: Anil B. Divan and Shyam Divan, Sr. Advs., Ankit Goel, Ranvir Singh, Sanjay Yadav, Anish Kumar Gupta, Deepshikha Bharati, S.S. Shamshery, Rajeev Kr. Singh, Nachiketa Joshi, P.R. Kovilan Poongkuntran, Geetha Kovilan, Pratap Venugopal, Meenakshi Chauhan, Varun Singh and Gaurav Nair, Advs. for K.J. John and Co. and For Respondents: ...
JudgesB.S. Chauhan and S.A. Bobde, JJ.
IssueCode of Civil Procedure
Judgement DateSeptember 23, 2013
CourtSupreme Court (India)


  1. Issue notice in W.P. (C) No. 829/2013.

  2. Application for deletion of the name of Petitioner No. 1 in T.P. (C) Nos. 47 of 2013 is allowed.

  3. T.P. (C) Nos. 47-48 of 2013 and T.P. (C) No. 476 of 2013 are allowed in terms of the signed order.

  4. All the matters require to be heard finally. List all matters for final hearing after the Constitution Bench is over.

  5. In the meanwhile, no person should suffer for not getting the Adhaar card inspite of the fact that some authority had issued a circular making it mandatory and when any person applies to get the Adhaar Card voluntarily, it may be checked whether that person is entitled for it under the law and it should not be given to any illegal immigrant.

  6. Heard Learned Counsel for the parties.

  7. Having regard to the facts and circumstances of the case, we are satisfied that this is a fit case where the prayer for transfer is to be allowed.

  8. On the facts of the case, we allow these Transfer Petitions and direct that W.P. (C) No. 439 of 2012 titled S. Raju...

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