The Centre told the Apex Court on Thursday that the deadline for mandatory linking of Aadhaar be extended till the 31st of March. The statement was made before a bench of Justices headed by CJI Dipak Misra. While Attorney General K K Venugopal said- “There cannot be a stay on the Aadhar scheme which has gone on for years.”, he also went on to state that he was prepared on arguing the case finally and that no interim stay should be granted in a matter of such grave importance.
The Supreme Court also said that the constitution bench would fix the date for final hearing and the disposal of petitions challenging the biometric identification scheme.
UIDAI, today, said that the notifications for verification of bank accounts, PAN cards, SIM cards with biometric ID are valid and binding and there has been no change inflicted on them.