The Delhi Women and Child Development Department officials would not allow her benefits under the scheme without an Aadhaar number.
The Unique Identity Authority of India or UIDAI that issues Aadhaar numbers recognises that children below the age of five cannot give their biometric information as their finger prints and irises are yet to be fully developed.
Legal experts raised concerns that enroling children in a biometrics-based database amounts to a violation of of their privacy as they are too young to provide informed consent.
He added: “I am hopeful that there will be a robust grievance mechanism. The law should be a tool for inclusion, not exclusion.”