In the light of the recent Supreme Court's views, ever since the Aadhaar project took off a few years ago, it has been shrouded in secrecy, and hampered by the lack of foresight. UIDAI has still not got the statutory power or recognition it so badly needs. There is no clarity on what the scope and purpose of an Aadhaar card is. In some quarters, it is also felt that Aadhaar only replicates what NPR is already doing. People across the country are also quite confused about whether Aadhaar is mandatory or optional. UIDAI has to be given parliamentary sanction and all issues clarified.