Aadhaar card linking: Modi government extends deadline to link Aadhaar card with various schemes, here is all you need to know

It is nothing short of great news for a huge number of people who are yet to procure this very critical document. The Central government on Wednesday extended the deadline for those who do not have Aadhaar Card.

It is nothing short of great news for a huge number of people who are yet to procure this very critical document.

It is nothing short of great news for a huge number of people who are yet to procure this very critical document. The Central government on Wednesday extended the deadline for those who do not have Aadhaar Card. The new deadline set by Centre is until March 31, 2018, as per ANI report. The government had previously extended deadlines to December 31. Meanwhile, Supreme Court will hear all the pleas challenging whether Aadhaar is mandatory for getting various services or not. The hearing will take place on 30th October, as per ANI report. “We have decided to extend it till March 31, 2018,” Attorney General K K Venugopal told the bench, which also comprised Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, as per PTI report. The counsel appearing for petitioners, who have challenged the government’s move to make Aadhaar mandatory for these schemes, raised the issue of the mandatory linking of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) number with bank accounts and mobile numbers.

Senior advocate Shyam Divan, appearing for petitioners, said the main Aadhaar matter should be heard soon, as though the government has decided to extend the deadline till March 31 next year, it has also not said that no action would be taken against those who do not want to link their Aadhaar with either bank accounts or mobile numbers. “Final hearing of the matter is necessary. They can make a statement that they will not take course of action against those who don’t want to link Aadhaar,” Divan said. When the Attorney General said that he wanted to take instructions on certain issues, the bench asked the Centre to mention the matter before it on Monday, reported PTI.

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