SC indefinitely extends March 31 deadline for mandatory Aadhaar
SC indefinitely extends March 31 deadline for mandatory Aadhaar linkingDhananjay Mahapatra | TNN | Updated: Mar 13, 2018, 16:41 IST
- The deadline for linking Aadhaar with mobile phones and bank accounts has been extended indefinitely
- The SC said that its interim order will remain in force till further verdict
- The apex court had last year extended the deadline to March 31
The SC said that its interim order on not insisting Aadhaar, except for giving subsidy, will remain in force till the five-judge bench gives its judgment on petitions challenging the constitutional validity of Aadhaar.
"The government cannot insist for mandatory Aadhaar even for issuance of Tatkal passport," the Supreme Court said.
On December 15 last year, the apex court had extended the deadline for linking of Aadhaar with bank accounts and mobile phone to March 31.
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