Banks, telecom service providers must specify last date to link Aadhaar: SC
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Courtroom on Friday directed the banks and telecom service suppliers to specify the deadline of linking Aadhaar within the messages that they ship.
“We make it clear that within the messages despatched by banks and telecom service suppliers, the date of December 31, 2017 and February 6, 2018, shall be indicated because the final date of linking Aadhaar with financial institution accounts and cell numbers,” the bench mentioned.
The apex court docket has requested the Central authorities’s response to 4 petitions difficult the constitutional validity of the Aadhaar Act and linking of financial institution accounts and cell numbers with the quantity.
The ultimate listening to in all Aadhaar-related points would begin earlier than one other bench within the final week of November.
Senior advocate Shyam Divan, showing for one of many petitioners, referred to a lately filed affidavit by the Centre and mentioned the federal government has mentioned the deadline for linking Aadhaar could also be prolonged until March 31, 2018.
The bench, nevertheless, mentioned the petitioners can elevate this situation earlier than the court docket which might hear all Aadhaar-related issues within the final week of November. A number of petitions difficult the Centre’s transfer to make Aadhaar card obligatory for availing numerous companies and advantages of welfare schemes have been filed within the apex court docket.
Some petitioners within the high court docket have termed the linking of the Distinctive Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) quantity with financial institution accounts and cell numbers as “unlawful and unconstitutional”.
They’ve additionally objected to the CBSE’s alleged transfer to make Aadhaar card obligatory for college students showing for examinations, a rivalry denied by the Centre.