The government on Thursday told the Supreme court that it will extend deadline till March 31 next year for mandatory linking of Aadhaar!
Extension Of Aadhaar Linking Deadline: Final Call On 31st March 2018
The government on Thursday told the Supreme court that it will extend deadline till March 31 next year. The following decision is to extend the deadline for mandatory linking of Aadhaar. This linking is necesaary to avail various services and benefits of government schemes.
However, Attorney General K K Venugopal said that the last date for linking Aadhaar for mobile services will remain February 6 next year in pursuance of a judicial order.
The apex court will set up a Constitution Bench next week. This is to hear interim pleas seeking stay on Centre’s move to link Aadhaar with various schemes and services.
The Supreme Court had yesterday made it clear about its notion. Banks and telecom service providers will have to indicate the last date of linking bank accounts and mobile numbers with Aadhaar in their communications with customers.
The top court did not pass any interim order on the pleas challenging the constitutional validity of the Aadhaar Act. As well as linking of 12-digit unique bio-metric identification number with bank accounts and mobile numbers.
A bench comprising Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan was notified the advocates representing the petitioners. The buzz was about the widespread “panic” among the people. As the messages sent by the banks and mobile service providers were warning them about deactivation of services upon failure of Aadhaar linking.