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Supreme Court’s order on mandatory linking of Aadhaar today


The Supreme Court will pronounce on Friday its order on several petitions seeking an interim stay on government directives making Aadhaar mandatory for various schemes and services.

A five-judge bench led by Chief Justice Dipak Misra concluded the hearing on Thursday during which attorney general KK Venugopal said the government has extended the deadline for linking the 12-digit unique identity number to various services from December 31 to March 31, 2018.

On giving an extension to link mobile phone to Aadhaar, Venugopal said the government was willing to extend the deadline from February 6, 2018 subject to the court’s order. Full Story

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