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‘Link services to Aadhaar by March 2018’

DNMUM402632 | 12/8/2017 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :361 | India

New Delhi: The Centre plans to push the deadline for making Aadhaar card mandatory for 131 services, including banking services, from December 31 to March, 2018. A notification in this regard will likely be issued on Friday, the Centre told the Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday. Attorney General KK Venugopal told a bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra that the deadline to link the Aadhaar number with mobile phones could not be extended beyond February 6, 2018, since the order was imposed by the top court in another PIL, which dealt with national security issues.
The top law officer’s submission came on the heels of a mentioning made in the Aadhaar matter before a bench that also comprised justices AM Khanwilkar and DY
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