The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that the BJP-led government cannot insist for mandatory Aadhaar linking for availing government services and schemes including mobile phones and bank accounts.
The bench of constitution hearing a batch of petitions against the Aadhaar law headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra said, “aadhar linking with bank accounts and mobile phones will stand extended indefinitely till the judgment is pronounced.”
Earlier this month, Attorney General of India (AGI) KK venugopal in his submission before a constitution of bench hearing a batch of petitions against the Aadhaar law had said, “The deadline has been extended earlier too. If required we can do it again.”
Lawyers of one of the petitioners had requested the bench to consider the plea as deadline of linking Aadhaar number with government schemes and services was nearing.