The Supreme Court on Tuesday prolonged the deadline for linking of varied providers – resembling cell phone connections – with Aadhaar until it delivers its judgment on a batch of petitions difficult the constitutional validity of the biometrical identification scheme.
Announcing the order, a five-judge structure bench, headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, nonetheless, mentioned that this extension is not going to have an effect on the linking of Aadhaar with the disbursal of advantages below social welfare schemes.
The order got here as senior counsel Arvind Datar, showing for one of many petitioners, informed the court docket that passport issuing authorities have made submission of Aadhaar necessary for issuance of passports.
At this level, Attorney General KK Venugopal sought to make clear that this requirement of Aadhaar was solely for issuance of ‘tatkal’ passports.
The court docket order additionally prolonged this extension to the issuance of passports.
The present deadline for linking of financial institution accounts, cell phone connections, and different providers with Aadhaar was March 31 and this had been prolonged by the apex court docket on December 15 final yr.
Adapted From: Gadgets360