NEW DELHI: The deadline for mandatory linking of Aadhaar to various government schemes will be extended till March 31 next year, the centre has told the Supreme Court today. The extension will only be given to those who don’t have Aadhaar card as yet.
The government will issue the notification tomorrow, Attorney General K K Venugopal told the top court this morning.
However, the last date for linking Aadhaar for mobile services will remain February 6 as per the Supreme Court order, the Attorney General said.
The court was hearing an appeal against the mandatory linking of Aadhaar, a 12 digit unique-identity number issued to all Indians based on their biometric and demographic data, to bank accounts and government schemes.
The court said it will set up a constitution bench next week to hear interim petitions seeking stay on centre’s move to link Aadhaar with various schemes and services, said the lawyer of petitioner Udayaditya Banerjee.