Aadhaar linking deadline likely to be extended till March 2018
The Union of India told a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court that the dates for linking Aadhaar card to bank account, mobile and many other services will likely be extended to 31st March, 2018. The Supreme Court on Thursday said it would hear a batch of petitions challenging mandatory linking of Aadhaar for granting various services to citizen next week. The deadlines for linking of bank accounts and mobile numbers with Aadhaar are December 31, 2017 and February 6, 2018 respectively. The government has made Aadhaar card mandatory for carrying out a number of tasks.