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SC extends Aadhaar linking with bank accounts, mobile phones indefinitely till final judgement

SC extends Aadhaar linking with bank accounts, mobile phones indefinitely till final judgement
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New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Sunday said that the linking of Aadhaar cards with bank accounts and mobile phones will not be mandatory until the apex court delivers the final judgment.

The five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, said that the government cannot insist for mandatory Aadhaar.

The top court has been hearing a bunch of petitions challenging the validity of the Unique Identification number. The order indefinitely extends the deadline of March 31 to link the 12-digit Unique Identification number.

Aadhaar will, however, be required for social schemes, the SC said.


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