Supreme Court extends deadline for Aadhaar indefinitely until the constitutional bench passes order…
AMN / New Delhi
The Supreme Court today extended the deadline for linking of various services with Aadhaar till it delivers its judgment on its constitutional validity of the biometrical identification scheme.
A five-judge constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, however said that this extension will not affect the linking of Aadhaar with the disbursal of benefits under social welfare schemes.
The order came as senior counsel Arvind Datar, appearing for one of the petitioners, told the court that passport issuing authorities have made submission of Aadhaar mandatory for issuance of passports.
At this point, Attorney General K.K. Venugopal sought to clarify that this requirement of Aadhaar was only for issuance of ‘tatkal’ passports.
The court order also extended this extension to the issuance of passports.
The current deadline for linking of bank accounts, mobile phone connections, and other services with Aadhaar was March 31.