In its interim judgement some minutes ago, the Hon’ble Supreme Court has extended the last date to link Aadhaar Card to key services to March 31 2018. The date has been extended for all the services we know about. That’s the extended deadline covers linking Aadhaar number with your PAN card, mobile, bank account, insurance policy, mutual funds, shares, post office schemes, and brokerage firms among others.
It’s another important information for you. The Supreme Court’s decision on the validity of Aadhaar on ground of Privacy is also expected sometime in January 2018. The Supreme Court will start hearing the matter from tomorrow.
Interestingly, the government on December 13 extended the December 31 2018 deadline for linking bank accounts to Aadhaar numbers by three months to March 31, 2018. This is interesting as the notification came even as the Supreme Court decided to begin hearings on petitions challenging the validity of the Aadhaar scheme from December 15, 2017 or Today.
The Last date for Aadhaar linking to the services is March 31, 2018, until such time that a new date is announced by the Modi Government.
Overall, the way things are going, it will be interesting to know what the Supreme Court decides in its January 2018 verdict.