Willing to extend Aadhaar deadlines to March 31: Centre to Supreme Court
New Delhi: The Supreme Court docket right this moment stated it could hear a batch of petitions difficult obligatory linking of Aadhaar for granting varied providers to citizen after its structure bench concludes listening to the Delhi-Centre dispute.
The Centre, in the meantime, knowledgeable the bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra that it was keen to increase as much as March 31 subsequent yr the deadline mounted for obligatory linking of Aadhaar with varied schemes.
The bench, additionally comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, stated solely the Structure bench will go an interim order within the matter.
The petitioners difficult the Aadhaar scheme have been urgent for an interim keep order on the federal government’s choice to make Aadhaar obligatory for welfare schemes.
The apex courtroom is listening to a batch of pleas filed by the Delhi authorities in opposition to the Delhi excessive courtroom verdict which had held that Delhi isn’t a state and the Lieutenant Governor (LG) is its administrative head.
On October 30, a bench headed by the CJI had stated structure bench could be constituted and Aadhaar-related issues would come up for listening to earlier than it.
The apex courtroom had on November 13 refused to entertain a plea difficult the linking of cellular numbers with Aadhaar, saying a number of comparable petitions have been already pending earlier than it.
The highest courtroom had on February 6 requested the Centre to place in place inside a yr an efficient mechanism to scrutinise particulars of identification of over 100 crore present and future cellular phone shoppers.
It had on November three made it clear that banks and telecom service suppliers should point out the final date of linking financial institution accounts and cellular numbers with Aadhaar of their communications with prospects.
Presently, the final date to hyperlink Aadhaar with financial institution accounts is December 31 this yr whereas for cellular numbers, it’s February 6, 2018.