Aadhaar Matter to be heard next week; Centre likely to extend Aadhaar linking deadline to March 31, 2018

Supreme Court: After the Aadhaar matter was mentioned before the CJI Court by Senior Advocate Shyam Divan, Dipak Misra, CJ said that the matter will be heard next week for interim relief.

Shyam Divan had told the Court that the original deadline for linking Aadhaar to Mobile numbers, bank accounts, etc. will soon expire and hence, the matter should be heard urgently for interim relief. Attorney General KK Venugopal, on the hand, told that the the dates for linking Aadhaar card to bank account, mobile and many other services will likely be extended to 31st March, 2018. The current deadline for Aadhaan linking in 31st December, 2017.

Last month, when Shyam Divan mentioned the matter for interim hearing and said that the matter be heard by a Constitution Bench, CJI said that not just the main matter but even the interim hearing must be done by a Constitution Bench, but when Shyam Divan asked for a fixed date, he simply said “we’ll see”.

Source: ANI

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