Aadhaar linking deadline will be extended to March 31, Centre tells SC

Mandatory linking of Aadhaar will be extended to March 31 next year

Mandatory linking of Aadhaar will be extended to March 31 next year

Our goal is, all duplicate PANs should be eliminated which are not linked to Aadhaar card.

On November 26, the top court had said that it would hear the petitions after its constitution bench concludes hearing the Delhi-Centre governance dispute.

The Centre had on 25 October told the top court that the deadline for mandatory linking of Aadhaar to receive benefits of government schemes has been extended till 31 March 2018 for those who do not have the 12-digit unique biometric identification number and were willing to enrol for it.

Mobile sim cards still have time to link with Aadhaar, as the deadline for mobile sim linking is February 6, 2018.

A bench comprising Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan was told by the advocates representing the petitioners that "panic" was being caused among the people as the messages sent by the banks and mobile service providers were warning them the services would be deactivated if Aadhaar is not linked.

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Earlier, the court had earlier said that it would commence the hearing on the batch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of Aadhaar in the last week of November.

For most services like savings schemes, bank accounts, PAN, insurance policies and mutual funds, the deadline was December 31. They had also objected to the CBSE's alleged move to make Aadhaar card mandatory for students appearing for examinations, a contention denied by the Centre.

Last month, the apex court refused to put stay on linking of Aadhaar with bank accounts and mobile phones.

Social service schemes: The 135 Total social service scheme including MNREGA, LPG, Ration Card and the beneficiaries should link their Aadhaar Card number on or before December 31, 2017.

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