Last month, the apex court refused to put stay on linking of Aadhaar with bank accounts and mobile phones. Recently, it was also reported that the mobile connections not linked to Aadhaar card will get deactivated. The new deadline will be March 31 instead of December 31, and a notification for this will be issued tomorrow, the court was told.
The Union government on Thursday informed the Supreme Court that it will extend up to March 31, 2018, the point in time fixed for mandatory linking of Aadhaar with various government schemes, including one's bank accounts. The extension would, in all likelihood, include the mandatory linking of Aadhaar with bank accounts.
Citizens are required to link their 12-digit unique identification number with government services, PAN cards, mobile numbers and bank accounts.
26 Nov 2017, the top court had said that it would hear the petitions after its constitution bench concludes hearing the Delhi-Centre governance dispute.
The video, it said, does not reflect "true legal position" as it stands today, because after the said Supreme Court order of 2015, Aadhaar Act was passed by Parliament in 2016. Aadhaar centres have been opened in banks, which makes it easy for the customers.
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Mutual funds are also mandatory for the individual to link with Aadhaar card before December, 31 as the deadline.
The Central government has previously made Aadhaar card mandatory for carrying out nearly all the legal tasks in the country.
"Supreme Court too in Lokniti Foundation case through an order passed in February 2017 has approved verification of all SIM cards with Aadhaar", UIDAI said.
Keep in mind, that once the Aadhaar-PAN linking is done, you can e-Verify your IT returns using Aadhaar if your mobile is registered with Aadhaar.