Deadline for linking Aadhaar likely to be extended to March 31

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

The petitioners challenging the Aadhaar scheme have been pressing for an interim stay order on the government's decision to make Aadhaar mandatory for welfare schemes.

Attorney General K K Venugopal told a bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra that the Centre was willing to extend the deadline for linking of Aadhaar with various services and schemes from December 31 to March 31 next year.

The CJI, on October 30, had indicated that a Constitution Bench would hear the petitions against the validity of Aadhaar scheme from November last week.

Dateline for mandatory linking of Aadhaar card, to avail services in the country, has been extended by the Centre till March 31, 2018.

Attorney General K K Venugopal told the SC that the government will issue the notification on Friday.

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The Centre had made it mandatory to link sim cards with Aadhaar number.

It has also made Aadhaar mandatory for obtaining benefits under the Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana (VPBY) pension scheme - a scheme meant for senior citizens reports Zee News.

Bank account: According to the available information, the deadline for the banks to link the account of the customer with their Aadhaar is December 31, 2017.

"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". If you are already registered at the income tax department's e-Filing portal, log in using your ID, password and date of birth. Financial assets like mutual funds will also have to be linked to the 12-digit number.

Pan card: Linking of Aadhaar Card to the PAN card can help to stop illegal transaction of money through fake pan cards.

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