Linking Aadhaar with mobile number must by February 6, says Centre
Citing a recent order passed by Supreme Court, Centre said that it was the apex court which had made the linking mandatory in the Lokniti Foundation case on February 6, 2017.
The Centre also claimed that existing bank accounts will not be made non-operational; while all new accounts will be required to attach Aadhaar Card with them.
“Until March 31, existing bank accounts will not be made non-operational for not linking with Aadhaar. But as far as opening new bank accounts are concerned, Aadhaar or enrolment ID must be given as proof of identity. For existing account holders, the deadline for Aadhaar based verification is being extended to March 31 and no coercive action will be taken till then,” the Centre stated in a fresh affidavit.