Aadhaar linking deadline to be extended till March 31, 2018: Centre to SC
New Delhi : The Centre on Thursday informed Supreme Court that deadline to link Aadhaar Card with various schemes will be extended till March 31, 2018.
While the deadline extension will be applicable on several schemes, there will be no change in last date for linking Aadhaar with mobile numbers which is to be done on or before February 6, 2018 by judicial orders.
The A-G also reportedly informed the top court that a Data Protection Committee led by Justice Sri Krishna will submit its final report to the government by February 2018.
A constitution bench will be setup by next week to hear the interim pleas demanding stay on Centre's order of mandatory linking of Aadhaar Cards with the various schemes.
On November 26, the top court had said that it would hear the petitions after its constitution bench concludes hearing the Delhi-Centre governance dispute. A bench headed by Chief Justice of India Deepak Misra had in October said that a constitution bench would be constituted and Aadhaar-related matters would come up for hearing before it.