1. Aadhaar PAN link deadline: SC hearing starts today; check last date, procedure

Aadhaar PAN link deadline: SC hearing starts today; check last date, procedure

Aadhaar PAN link deadline: Supreme Court today will start hearing a batch of petitions challenging the Constitutional validity of the Aadhaar Act and notifications linking it to various government schemes.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: December 14, 2017 7:57 AM
Aadhaar PAN link deadline, Aadhaar, PAN link, Aadhaar PAN link last date, Aadhaar PAN link procedure, Aadhaar PAN link form, Aadhaar PAN link deadline: Supreme Court today will start hearing a batch of petitions challenging the Constitutional validity of the Aadhaar Act and notifications linking it to various government schemes.

Aadhaar PAN link deadline: Supreme Court today will start hearing a batch of petitions challenging the Constitutional validity of the Aadhaar Act and notifications linking it to various government schemes. A five-judge Constitution Bench of the apex court will start hearing on Thursday. A day before the hearing, the Centre on Wednesday extended the deadline for users of a range of financial services, including account-holders in banks, to link their Aadhaar numbers with their Permanent Account Number (PAN) from December 31, 2017, to March 31, 2018.

“After considering various representations received in this regard and inputs received from banks, it has been decided to notify March 31, 2018, or six months from the date of commencement of account based relationship by the client, whichever is later, as the date of submission of the Aadhaar number, and Permanent Account Number or Form 60 by the clients to the reporting entity,” said the Finance Ministry in a statement.

The Ministry had scrapped the December 31 deadline through a Gazette notification issued on Tuesday. The new rule notified in the Gazette modified the Prevention of Money Laundering Act of 2002 to replace the requirement of submitting “the Aadhaar number and Permanent Account Number by December 31, 2017” with a provision to “submit the Aadhaar number, and Permanent Account Number or Form No. 60, by such date as may be notified by the Central Government”.

The latest decision will cover banks, mutual funds, insurance companies, post office schemes and brokerage firms among other financial services entities. However, the deadline for linking mobile numbers to Aadhaar will remain February 6, 2018.

Form 60 is a declaration filed by those who do not have a PAN card but enter into a specific financial transaction.

Some petitioners in the top court have termed the linking of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) number with bank accounts and mobile numbers as “illegal and unconstitutional”. They have also objected to the CBSE’s alleged move to make Aadhaar card mandatory for students appearing for examinations, a contention denied by the Centre. One of the counsel representing the petitioners had earlier said that final hearing on the main Aadhaar matter was necessary as the government “cannot compel” citizens to link their Aadhaar with either bank accounts or cell phone numbers.

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  1. hanuman saini
    Dec 15, 2017 at 12:15 pm
    My ney card
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    1. R
      Reader
      Dec 14, 2017 at 8:15 am
      The biometrics-based Aadhaar program is inherently flawed. Biometrics can be easily lifted by external means, there is no need to hack the system. High-resolution cameras can capture your fingerprints and iris information from a distance. Every eye hospital will have iris images of its patients. So another person can CLONE your fingerprints and iris images without your knowledge, and the same can be used for authentication. That is why advanced countries like the US, UK, etc. did not implement such a self-destructive biometrics-based system. If the biometric details of a person are COMPROMISED ONCE, then even a new Aadhaar card will not help that person. This is NOT like blocking an ATM card and taking a new one. If the Aadhaar scheme is NOT STOPPED by the Supreme Court, the biometric features of Indians will soon be cloned, misused, and even traded.
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      1. R
        Reader
        Dec 14, 2017 at 8:15 am
        UK’s Biometric ID Database was dismantled. Why the United Kingdom's biometrics-linked National Identi-ty Card project to create a centralized register of sensitive information about residents similar to Aadhaar was scrapped in 2010?? The reasons were the massive threat posed to the privacy of people, the possibility of a surveillance state, the dangers of maintaining such a huge centralized repository of personal information and the purposes it could be used for, the dangers of such a centralized database being hacked, and the unreliability of such large-scale biometric verification processes. The Aadhaar program was designed in 2009 by mainly considering the 'Identi-ty Cards Act 2006' of UK, but the UK stopped that project in 2010, whereas India continued with the biometrics-based program. We must think why the United Kingdom abandoned their project and destroyed the data collected. (Google: 'Identi-ty Cards Act 2006' and 'Identi-ty Documents Act 2010' )
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        1. R
          Reader
          Dec 14, 2017 at 8:15 am
          The US Social Security Number (SSN) card has NO BIOMETRIC DETAILS, no photograph, no physical description and no birth date. All it does is confirm that a particular number has been issued to a particular name. Instead, a driving license or state ID card is used as an identification for adults. The US government DOES NOT collect the biometric details of its own citizens for the purpose of issuing Social Security Number. The US collects the fingerprints of only those citizens who are involved in any criminal activity (it has nothing to do with SSN), and the citizens of other countries who come to the US.
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