Aadhaar Linking with Mobile/ Bank Account deferred Indefinitely (beyond 31 March) by Hon’ble SC
Govt./ Hon’ble SC had earlier set/ extended deadline upto 31 Dec. 2017/ 31 March 2018 for linking of Aadhaar with Mobile Phone, Bank Account, etc. However, as per the interim Order/ Directions issued by the Hon’ble SC on 13 March 2018, the deadline for linking of Aadhaar with Mobile Phone/ Bank Account, has been deferred indefinitely, (i.e. beyond 31 March 2018) pending decision on various petitions against such mandatory linking. However, this extension will not affect the linking of Aadhaar with the disbursal of subsidies and other benefits under social welfare schemes of the Govt. of India.
This decision will provide a relief for those who have not yet applied/ obtained/ linked their Aadhaar with certain financial services wherein Govt. had earlier issued directions for mandatory linking thereof, as per above deadlines.
It’s likely that CBDT also will extend deadline for linking of PAN Card with Aadhaar, beyond 31 March 2018, in view of above directions.