India Government might consider extending the March 31 deadline for linking of Aadhar to various government schemes, mobile phones and bank accounts.
The Supreme Court Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra hearing a bunch of cases against the Aadhar law was informed by Attorney General KK Venugopal that the Centre might consider extending the deadline for linking of Aadhar as it has done in the past.
The petitioners in the Aadhar case said that a verdict on the cases is unlikely to happen before the deadline of March 31.
Even as the chances of extension of Aadhar linking are high, the public have been requested to adhere to the deadline of March 31, to prevent any disruption of services in banking, cooking gas supplies, mobile and subsidy payments. The deadline was extended to March 31 as per a directive of the Supreme Court on December 15.
Among the petitioners challenging the validity of the Aadhar Scheme are former Karnataka High Court Judge K S Puttuswamy, Magsaysay Awardee Shanta Sinha, Researcher Kalyani Sen Menon among others