Aadhaar: Supreme Court extends linking deadline indefinitely

Aadhaar: Supreme Court extends linking deadline indefinitely

Over the past several weeks mobile phone service providers and banks resumed messaging clients to link one's Aadhaar to their account or mobile phone by March 31. The apex court is hearing the case on the constitutional validity of the government's biometrical identification scheme.

The deadline for linking Aadhaar with services was earlier set on March 31 this year.

A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra and comprising justices AK Sikri, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan is hearing a case relating to the constitutional validity of the government's Aadhaar scheme.

More news: The Joules Group (JOUL) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Peel Hunt
More news: Bears to sign WR Allen Robinson
More news: Katy Perry Flirts Up A Storm With Hunky 'American Idol' Contestant

Apparently. the confusion will still prevail that is, the scheme which was earlier introduced as a voluntary exercise specially to keep a check on discrepancies in public distribution system for social and other government sponsered benefits and subsidies. However, this order does not apply on linking of Aadhaar with subsidies and benefits offered by the government under Section 7.

The SC has said the government can't insist on linking of Aadhaar with mobile phone, bank account, tatkal passport, etc. Senior advocate Arvind Datar, on behalf of Ms. Grover, said she was asked to come back with her Aadhaar number, which she did not possess, in case she wanted her passport. The 2017 judgement on privacy was a huge win as it reiterated the fact that the right to privacy is a fundamental right.

However, do make a note that bank and telecom operators are still allowed you to send SMS, make calls about linking of Aadhaar with mobile number, but there will not be any deadline mention on the same. "In the order, the five-judge Constitution Bench reiterated paragraphs 11 to 13 of its previous interim order that had extended the deadline to March 31, 2018, and further extended the deadline until final disposal", legal services organisation Software Freedom Law Centre (SFLC) said in a statement. The deadline was said to be on March 31, 2018, but the court today said that the deadline is extended indefinitely, meaning there's no deadline until Supreme Court states it again.

Related Articles

  • UK's sluggish economy to grow a bit more quickly: Hammond

    UK's sluggish economy to grow a bit more quickly: Hammond

    It should last somewhere between 20-30 minutes, but the entire session is expected to go on for a couple of hours. Mr Hammond said that review would be used to allocate the money to different services in 2020-21 and beyond.
    De-jargoned: The penalty for not maintaining average monthly balance

    De-jargoned: The penalty for not maintaining average monthly balance

    In metropolitan areas, a shortfall of 50% or less in the average balance for a month will be penalised Rs 10 instead of Rs 30. Prior, metro and urban clients were charged Rs 40 to Rs 100 rupees for not keeping up the minimum balance .
    Manchester United sink Liverpool, unsavoury scenes at West Ham

    Manchester United sink Liverpool, unsavoury scenes at West Ham

    Liverpool will have had a week to get over that disappointment by the time they take to the field again, with Watford due at Anfield for their next outing on Saturday.
  • N. Korea makes Winter Paralympics debut with rookie skiers

    N. Korea makes Winter Paralympics debut with rookie skiers

    South Korean diplomats visited North Korea earlier in the week, before heading to Washington D.C.to debrief the White House. Ukrainian biathlete was first in men's 7.5 km for visually impaired athletes, Ukrinform reports.
    TCS plunges 6% on share sale buzz

    TCS plunges 6% on share sale buzz

    Tata sold Tata Teleservices' mobile-phone operations to Bharti Airtel a year ago and pledged to pay the unit's obligations. A part of the proceeds will be used to raise its holdings in some listed units, the report added.
    United States  notes Taliban 'interest' in peace talks

    United States notes Taliban 'interest' in peace talks

    The Afghan government and the Taliban held peace talks in 2015, but they broke down nearly immediately. He will also meet U.S. commanders and allied troops posted in the country, TOLO news reported.
  • Robert Wickens Tremendous in Debut, But Sebastien Bourdais Repeats at St. Petersburg

    Robert Wickens Tremendous in Debut, But Sebastien Bourdais Repeats at St. Petersburg

    Bourdais' victory is the 37th of his IndyCar career, and it gives him at least one victory in each of the last five seasons now. Helio Castroneves gave the command to start the engines while partially hanging off one of the fences.
    Spiteful series sees six charges in two Tests

    Spiteful series sees six charges in two Tests

    Rabada contested the charge, but was found guilty, and slapped with a 50 percent match fee fine along with three demerit points. It wasn't long before Pat Cummins departed to another edge and Rabada was celebrating a 10 wicket haul in the match.
    Tiger Woods to captain 2019 Presidents Cup team

    Tiger Woods to captain 2019 Presidents Cup team

    The two players infamously went head-to-head in a play-off in the 2003 Presidents Cup after the match ended in a 17-17 tie. Wooods has previously served as a vice captain on the 2016 Ryder Cup team and 2017 Presidents Cup team.
  • Bayern two wins from title

    Bayern two wins from title

    Nico Schulz and Serge Gnabry scored for seventh-placed Hoffenheim before Joshua Guilavogui put through his own net. The home side continued to dominate and was rewarded with two goals in quick succession 10 minutes from time.
    United Kingdom  growth to be slowest in G20 this year, says OECD

    United Kingdom growth to be slowest in G20 this year, says OECD

    However, it warned that the recovery risked being undermined by an escalation in trade barriers that would hurt growth and jobs. Rebounding global business investment would keep global trade growth at about 5 percent this year, the OECD forecast.
    PA blames Hamas after explosion targets Palestinian PM entering Gaza

    PA blames Hamas after explosion targets Palestinian PM entering Gaza

    The ties between Palestine and the United States have been witnessing rising tensions since last October, and peaked when U.S. The World Bank, European Union and other European governments have paid almost US$75 million (NZ$102 million) in funding.