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Centre willing to extend linking of Aadhaar till March 31

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The Supreme is now scheduled to hear the card case next week.

A bench headed by Chief Justice was informed by Attorney General K K Venugopal that the Centre was willing to extend the deadline of December 31 to March 31 next year for linking of card with various services and schemes.

Senior Supreme lawyer Shyam Divan had mentioned before the top that the deadline was going to expire, so the petitioners should be heard for an interim relief.

However, the deadline for linking to cellphone numbers that is on February 6, cannot be extended, since the date was fixed by the apex court, the Centre added.

Earlier on October 25, the Supreme court had said that the deadline for compulsory linking of Aadhaar to receive benefits of schemes has been extended till March 31, 2018 for those who do not have the 12-digit unique biometric identification number.

As of now, the 12-digit Aadhaar number is compulsory to be linked to accounts, PAN cards, services and cell phone services.

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First Published: Thu, December 07 2017. 14:25 IST