The order that was passed by the Supreme Court has told the apex court that all the mobile numbers should get linked with the Aadhaar by 31st March 2018 under the E-KYC Verification. The court has also passed an order saying that the Aadhaar proof is mandatory while opening a Bank Account.
An affidavit of 113 pages was filed through an advocate Zoheb Hussain who said that the Supreme Court has approved the norm for the mandatory Aadhaar-Mobile Linkage in the Lokniti Foundation case on February 6 with a window of one year. The Government also said that there was no starvation death anyone because of anyone not having an Aadhaar.
As the deadline of the Aadhaar linking with the mobile number cannot be changed as it is fixed by the Supreme Court but the deadline for the Aadhaar linking with all the bank accounts has been extended to March 31st.
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A Constitutional Bench will be held and will hear a bunch of petitions challenging the validity of the Aadhaar that it is violating the citizen’s “right to privacy”.
In a fresh affidavit, it has been said that The Bank accounts will stop operating on March 31st if your Aadhaar is not linked with it. But while opening a new bank account the Aadhaar or the Enrollment ID must be presented as an Identity Proof. For the existing account holders, the deadline has been extended to March 31st.
The Supreme Court has validated the Centre’s decision for mandatory linking of Aadhaar with the PAN Card or Income Tax Return Filing. The Court also added a statement of relief that, those who do not have an Aadhaar card and who do not obtain an Aadhaar card, their PAN Card will not get invalid this financial year.
For the past few years, the Centre has cited a several major cyber-attacks and hackings. But there is not a single instance of hacking or data breach in or from UIDAI.