Published On : Wed, Sep 26th, 2018

Aadhaar as money bill is fraud on Constitution: Justice Chandrachud dissents

New Delhi: Justice DY Chandrachud dissents on Aadhaar Act as money bill. The decision to treat a bill as a money bill is amenable to judicial review, Justice Chandrachud says. Passing of the Aadhaar Act as money bill when it does not qualify as a money bill is a fraud on Constitution, violates basic structure.

A Money Bill refers to a bill (draft law) introduced in the Lok Sabha which generally covers the issue of receipt and spending of money, such as tax laws, laws governing borrowing and expenditure of the Government, prevention of black money etc.