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Deadline For Linking Aadhaar To Be Extended To March 31. Conditions Apply

Deadline For Linking Aadhaar To Be Extended To March 31. Conditions Apply

The Centre told the three-judge bench that it will extend the deadline for those who did not apply for the Aadhaar card yet and do not possess any id proof.

The Centre on Thursday told the Supreme Court that it will extend the deadline for mandatory linking of Aadhaar to avail government schemes to March 31, 2018.

The Center government has informed the Supreme Court that it will extend the deadline mandatory for to linking Aadhaar card.

The Centre had made Aadhaar mandatory to avail various welfare schemes including PDS.

Also there is no change in the deadlines set for verifying bank accounts and PAN cards. So far, private citizens run the risk of being locked out of access to their own bank accounts if they do not link them with Aadhaar by December 31.

"There will be a time when, once Supreme Court clears it, we would like to give a date by which all have to link with Aadhaar and remaining will be cancelled".




A notification to this effect will be issued by the central government on Friday, Attorney General KK Venugopal, who is representing the Centre, told the court.

The petitioners have moved the top court seeking a stay on the government making Aadhaar linkage mandatory for bank accounts, mobile numbers, saying it infringes upon an individual's right to privacy. Our goal is, all duplicate PANs should be eliminated which are not linked to Aadhaar card.

The Central government has previously made Aadhaar card mandatory for carrying out nearly all the legal tasks in the country.

Section 139 AA (2) of the Income Tax Act says that every person having PAN as on July 1, 2017 and eligible to obtain Aadhaar, must intimate his Aadhaar number to the tax authorities.

A bench headed by Chief Justice of India Deepak Misra had in October said that a constitution bench would be constituted and Aadhaar-related matters would come up for hearing before it.