Breaking: SC Extends Deadline for Mandatory Linkage Of Aadhaar With All Schemes And Services To March 31.

The five-judges Constitution bench of the Supreme Court on Friday  extended the deadline for mandatory linkage of Aadhaar number with all services and schemes including bank accounts and mobile numbers, to March 31, 2018.

In respect of bank accounts , the deadline had been extended to March 31, 2018, with leniency in so far as the holders of new bank accounts are concerned, mere application for Aadhaar shall suffice and the application number may be submitted.

The last date for mandatory Aadhaar based E-KYC for mobile services has been extended to March 31, 2018 from the earlier date of February 6, 2018, stipulated under order dated February 6 of the Supreme Court in Lok Niti Foundation v. UOI.