Aadhaar linking: March 31 deadline to be extended? What we know so far

The Centre said that since some more time would be needed to conclude the prolonged hearing in the Aadhaar case, the government may extend the deadline from March 31. (IE)

Aadhaar linking: March 31 deadline to be extended? What we know so far

The deadline for mandatory linking of Aadhaar to avail various services and welfare schemes run by the government may be further extended beyond March 31, the Centre indicated in the Supreme Court today. The Centre said that since some more time would be needed to conclude the prolonged hearing in the Aadhaar case, the government may extend the deadline from March 31. A five-judge Constitution bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A K Sikri, A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan agreed with the contention of Attorney General K K Venugopal.

“We have extended the deadline in the past and we will extend the deadline again but we may do it by the end of month to enable the petitioners in the case conclude the arguments,” Venugopal said.

The bench said, “It is a very valid point raised by the Attorney General and the court would not allow repetitive arguments made by the petitioners’ counsel in the matter.” On December 15 last year, the apex court had extended till March 31 the deadline for mandatory linking of Aadhaar with various services and welfare schemes.

Earlier senior advocate Shyam Divan, who had led the arguments challenging Aadhaar and its enabling Act, said that the deadline of March 31 be extended as it was highly unlikely that the hearing in the case challenging the constitutional validity of the Aadhaar Act will be concluded. “The deadline for mandatory linking of Aadhaar with various services and welfare schemes is March 31. This will have all India ramification as various institution would have to adjust themselves accordingly,” Divan said.

Justice Chandrachud said even if the court reserved its verdict on March 20, the banks and other institution would have only 10 days left, which might be difficult. The bench then called the Attorney General for assistance in the issue. At the fag end of today’s hearing, Venugopal appeared before the bench and made the statement about the possibility of extension of the deadline.

Senior advocate Arvind Datar, who argued against the Aadhaar scheme, said it violated the fundamental rights of citizens. The hearing would continue tomorrow. Earlier on February 22, former Karnataka High Court judge Justice K S Puttaswamy had told the apex court that several deaths had reportedly taken place due to starvation on account of glitches in the Aadhaar-based public distribution system and the court must consider granting them compensation.

He had urged the bench to consider granting compensation to those who had suffered on the ground of exclusion due to Aadhaar, particularly the kin of the starvation death victims. Earlier, the top court had observed that the alleged defect of citizens’ biometric details under the Aadhaar scheme being collected without any law could be cured by subsequently bringing a statute.

It had said that the Centre came out with the law in 2016 to negate the objection that it was collecting data since 2009 without any authorisation, but the issue which needed consideration was what would happen if the data collected earlier, had been compromised.

45 Replies to “Aadhaar linking: March 31 deadline to be extended? What we know so far”

  1. All banks should run Aadhar centre efficiently to help citizens,Govt shud help banks to created setup of Aadhar Centre

    1. I fully agree with the above suggestion. It is very difficult to get the work done at Aadhar centre only as there are long Q every day. We can not afford to visit aadhar centre again and again by leaving our other jobs.

    2. NOW A DAYS Municipal corporation in all over cities have no Sufficient Staff and Comptors .. one office can Handle only 30 to 45 persons to update Aadhar – any Minor queries also spent much more time .. in las week when I visit BMC – AT KANDIVALI & MALAD OFFICE THEY HAVE TOLD ME WE HAVE GIVEN APPOINTMENT TILL JULY 2018 AND NOW WE COULD NOT GIVE APPOINTMENT DATE & TIME – THIS IS VERY CRUCIAL – GOVERNMENT HAS TAKE PROPER ESTABLISHMENT TO SOLVE THIS ISSUES

    3. In aadhar identification fingerprints verification is a big problem I know personal not only old person but younger also facing this problem and no one is responsible to solve this problem
      So govt also solve problems from one is ready for aadhaar identification but system is not supporting.

      1. This is true. My income tax case not processed and refund held for want of AADHAR LINKING which is not happening as my fingerprints are missing ! Why should I suffer for no fault of mine?

      2. As Senior Citizen we are facing lot of problems. When we took the Aaadhar card, we never thought that we have to face lot of problems by linking with various agencies and and effecting some corrections in names, cell phone and any corrections and the consequent problems we Senior Citizens have to face to link with bank accounts and insurance pension policies. Will not the Govt. do some thing for Senior Citizens to exempt linking , especially in bank accounts and insurance policies.

  2. AS PER NUMBERS FOR SMS PROVIDED BY YOU I SENT SMS (4OR 5 TIMES ) BECAUSE RETURN SMS SAID ;”DUE TO TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES YOUR REQUEST COULD NOT BE TAKEN UP ” -THIS MESSAGE RECIEVED TWICE .& TWICE IT SAID “INFORMATION GIVEN IS NOT IN PROPER FORMAT”.
    & THE LAST SMS WHICH I SENT PATIENTLY WAS NOT REPLIED NOR I RECEIVED ANY CONFIRMATION ABOUT LINKING OF MY AADHAAR WITH PAN.
    IN THIS PROCESS I SPENT Rs.15/- in SMS …
    HENCE I DOUBT YOUR CREDIBILITY !

  3. Govt should not be ordered to step back on Aadhar issue as already lot of money has been spent on Aadhar project. Lot of services have already attached with Aadhar. After linking the Aadhar with services, lot of fake accounts and fake beneficiaries have detected and shunt out. Companies like banks, communication, insurance, LPG etc should be ordered to visit their customers for linking their accounts and mobile numbers with Aadhar and also the most important that they should be directed to maintain secrecy and not to share the personal information of their customer with any unauthorized person or companies and if they do so or they fail to maintain secrecy then they should be suitably penalized.

  4. There is not any aadhaar centre in My area… Government should organize Capms for Aadhaar…
    Bank should aadhaar centers

  5. Except certain employees of Government, the process of issuing Aadhar Card to people residing in Assam has not yet been started. The people of Assam will surely suffer if the deadline for mandatory linking of Aadhar to avail various services is not extended beyond 31st March’2018. It may hold good if Aadhar Centre is set up on priority so that every genuine citizen of India can get Aadhar Card for linking to various services.

  6. MY MOTHER IS HOSPITALIZED AND BED RIDDEN . SHE IS NOT BE ABLE TO MOVE TO ANY NEAR BY AADHAR
    CENTRE TO GET / UPDATE HER AADHAR . SHE MAY ALSO BE GET IN TROUBLE TO DRAW HER PENSION AND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE IN FUTURE .THERE IS DISCREPANCY IN THE ADDRESS AT THE TIME OF ENROLLMENT. MOREOVER MOBILE NUMBER HAD BEEN REGISTERED AT THE TIME OF ENROLLMENT IN JULY
    2011 . SINCE THEN SHE HAS NOT GOT HER AADHAR CARD

  7. I think, ADHAR should be linked with people availing Govt. Welfare Scheme , Subsidies.
    As a consequence, those paying Income Tax should be Excluded from compulsory Adar Linking as they are already identified to Govt with PAN No, Address etc,
    These people cannot commit fake ID’s of Voter Card etc. to avail Welfare Scheme & Govt need not bother about genuineness of their identity.
    Govt. should seriously think of above suggestion.

  8. Now m in Saudi Arabia then how to do bio-metric.i have only one bank account if this account is close then i have too much problem.please give me resolution.

  9. Aadhaar is a continuous process as it should not have any time limit. Insted of fixing dead line. Govt. Must make rule that ibefore next Parliament election the voters must show the voterID & Aadhaar card together. . This may be a better option.

  10. Why is the court worried about deadline. It looks like the court wants to take permission from the govt. on how to give verdict in favour. Whereas the court should ask the govt. to keep aadhaar linking on hold until the final verdict and only then the govt. can decide on the deadline.

    1. Agreed. Government should be ordered to announce that the deadline will be announced only after the FINAL verdict.
      Thanks

  11. I am worried about misuse of aadhar number by unscrupulous people. We have to provide aadhar number everywhere! Where is the guarantee that our personal data is safe and secure?

  12. Govt. should take initiative, specially state govt. to enable to provide ADHAR no. All Bank branches and other institutions should operate formality to get citizen ADHAR.

  13. I reside with my parents at Guwahati, Assam. Till date, a few banks has agreed to make Aadhar card. In this position, there are very rush in the said banks and the banks are doing this job only to who have their account in their respective bank. In this position, I alongwith my family can not able to make the Aadhar card, because our account is in SBI, UCO bank and none of this banks are not opened for making of Aadhar Card.. If Hon’ble Supreme Court can extend the Aadhar making date from 31.03.18 to 30.04.2018 (i.e. for another one month) then it will be very easy for us to make Aadhar Card. I also pray to Hon’ble Supreme Court to give order to all the banks to make Aadhar card whether the party has bank account or not in that particular bank.

    Regards,
    Dipajjwal Paitya
    Guwahati, Assam

  14. I agree with the observation that enough center’s must be opened so that Aadhar is made and linked to various utilities like banks, mutual funds ,demat accounts, mobile number etc. We have very big population and there are willing retired people who can spend their time fruitfully by helping the people in the created center’s if govt is willing to take up the issue. I have seen at US and Canadian airports where old people help the new ones to guide them on filling their forms and leading them to right person.So let us try to utilise the willing people to help others.

  15. I am writing this on behalf of my friend. He is facing so much difficulties in everyday life. He had done his Adhar probably 3 years back from his hometown Tripura. But the problem arised at the time of rent agreement when he got to know his Adhar number is invalid. Then he tried for updating Adhar by frequently visit Adhar centre. But alas! They’re unable to update that just because of technical errors. Same scenario happening till to date. He further reported his problem in UIDAI customer care (1947), the people around there just ignored his genuine problem by saying “again you visit nearby Adhar centre and do update your details. They can’t help it out”.
    My question how many times he will go for updating his Adhar details over and again and come back with no hope. His Paytm has been blocked because of this issue.
    My urge is can somebody guide him to get resolved from this trouble permanently.
    It’s really necessary and urgent.

  16. All BiometriC Data Extraction and usage of the Owner by the entity with whom it is linked should be made possible with the express consent of the Owner. If this is not technically possible, the Aadhar should be redesigned with two or more PARTS of which only One Part for general usage may be made accessible by all concerned entities.

  17. We crossed more than 5 decades after our freedom. Till 2014 we dont have such mess up system like Aadhar and what way it is feeding to people. Foolish govt has power so they penalize the public. We have face all this non-sense we elected the highly educated people for chair. Instead of introducing cards like this the Govt can introduce INR ( Indian Residency Card) which must be designed all in one (Passport , DL, Pan Card, Voter Id , Ration card). Moreover the Aadhar Card system must be abolished soon it is no way productively supports the system.

  18. Hi,

    There are very few centres who are making Adhaar Card now. Due to which they have huge rush and that is not possible for me to leave my office and stand in long queues for getting it done. This would request the government to increase the number of centre who are making Adhaar. I am from Delhi

  19. Even linking of Aadhar with Ration Card is being made mandatory, but Ration Card is not yet digitized and we have not availed Ration Card for many years. Also, linking becomes very difficult for ladies due to change of name, etc. Further, while issuing PAN Card, proper system was not followed, as in some cards surname is given first and in some cases middle name is not furnished, etc.

  20. I RECENTLY COME TO KNOW FROM THE WEBSITE OF ADHAAR DEPARTMENT THAT MY ADHAAR CARD IS INACTIVATED. I DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE REASON. FOR ACTIVATION I HAVE TO VISIT NEAREST AUTHORIZED CENTRE WITH DOCUMENTS.. I AM STAYING IN DOMBIVLI (THANE DISTRICT) AND THE NEAREST CENTRE IS DENA BANK WHERE I HAVE TO STAND IN QUE FROM EARLY MORNING (4 a.m)TO GET TOKEN AND THEN NECESSARY FORM FROM THE THE BANK. THEY ARE ISSUING TOKEN/FORM FOR THE FIRST 25 PEOPLE FROM THE QUE PER DAY. I AM A SENIOR CITIZEN ( ABOVE 65 YEARS AND UNABLE TO STAND FOR A LONG TIME OF MORE THAN 10 HOURS IN QUE (SINGLE DAY). DUE TO THE INACTIVATION OF MY ADHAAR CARD, UNABLE TO LINK WITH PAN CARD, MOBILES, BANK, L.I.C. ETC., MY SUGGESTION IS TO TO EXTEND THE DATE AND AND ALLOW THE SENIOR CITIZEN A SEPARATE QUE AT THE CENTRE FOR UPDATING NECESSARY CORRECTIONS IN THE ADHAAR.

  21. Govt.should ensure that each & e everyone has aadhar card before making it mandatory to link aadhar to every services. For example my mother who is 92 years old & is bedridden she doesn’t have aadhar card.She is getting pension after death of my father who was in maharashtra state govt service.That is the only source of her income.If her bank account is not linked with aadhar she will be unable to operate the same.
    It’s my request to govt.to consider such cases before making aadhar linking is made compulsory.or give concession to such persons for not to linking aadhar compulsory.itherwise they will be deprived from getting their livelihood.

  22. whole this process is a utter failure. there are so many things government can concentrate instead of pressing citizens to demand linking aadhar. Not at all useful.

  23. Linking of Aadhar is compulsory while opening new banks accounts and mobile connections now. Suggesting the authorities to publish a website where users having Aadhar card can login and link their details including mobile and bank number & get it verified through OTP. All the facilities nowadays are online and still we have to depend the concerned offices for this linking Aadhar seems obsolete.
    Even if i have multiple mobile numbers or bank details linked to Aadhar the below site doesn’t furnish all details. Doubting whether above activity will meet its intended requirements.
    https://uidai.gov.in

  24. DATE 10 MARCH 2018,
    DEAD LINE OF LINKING AADHAR IS 31 MARCH 2018,
    BUT WE REQUEST AADHAR AUTHORITY, FM DEPT AND SUPREME COURT TO TAKE NOTE OF OUR POSITIVE COMMENTS AS UNDER,
    AT TIMES, FOR AADHAR LINKING WITH BANK-SIM CARD-PF- BIOMATRIC TESTS LIKE FINGER AND THUMB TEST FAILS, SO THERE SHOULD BE PROVISION OF EYE RETINA TEST ( AS LIKE AT PF DEPT.) AT ALL DESIRED SERVICE CENTERS.
    There are many instances come across, like biometric test like finger and thumb prints failed, in some cases all fingers and the thumbs also failed-the reason was given due to aging-more for senior citizens, ,
    When Reliance-adag-mobile porting was required to link aadhar card with other sim card providers, so many people had a problem.
    How ever when same problem known in banks to link aadahr with PF dept, bank was helpless to certify a continuity of customer and advised to contact nearest PF dept and luckily PF dept also had a provision of eye retina testing, customer passed that test so his PF account was continuing,
    There were instances , that even a common man could not get his ration supply, because his finger-thumbs test failed–and all service provider do not have a eye retina test, facility,
    SO WE REQUEST AADHAR AUTHORITY TO TAKE A NOTE OF THIS ALSO, AND PL HAVE A PROVISION OF EYE RETINA TEST FACILITIES ALSO, AT ALL SERVICE PROVIDERS WHERE AADHAR HAS TO LINK, THAT AT LEAST FEW CITIZENS-MAY BE SENIOR CITIZEN MAY CONTINUE TO AVAIL ALL SUCH FACILITY LIKE BANK-PF-SIM CARD AND MANY MORE BEING ADDED ,
    WE ALSO REQUEST SUPREME COURT TO TAKE NOTE OF THIS. AND TILL EYE RETINA TEST FACILITY IS NOT MADE AVAILABLE AT ALL SERVICE PROVIDERS, PL EXTEND THE AADHAR LINKING PERIOD UP TO 31 MARCH 2019 OR EARLY IF SUCH FACILITY AVAILABLE AT EVERY SERVICE PROVIDER.
    thanks,
    senior citizen

  25. In this loksahi we the middle class people don’t need any security. Upper class & lower class will get benifits as per their wish at our risk & cost

  26. I dont think so Government achieving much by linking Adhar card as scam never stopping to misuse system. Scam can be anything Modi, 2G, 3G…

  27. Adhar should not be linked to any Bank A/C. Say for example ‘ to get gas subsidy, whenever a bank a/c is linked to Adhar the subsidy is deposited to the last bank a/c made linked to adhar’. So the employee concern in the gas company is getting fully aware of all the a/c no of the consumer thereby no privacy is maintained

  28. महोदय, मेरे पापा कई सालों से डिप्रेशन में हैं। इस कारण उनका आधार कार्ड नहीं बना। अक्टूबर 2016 से इसी कारण उनकी वृद्धावस्था पेंशन रुकी है।
    समाजकल्याण आधार कार्ड जरूरी बता रहा लेकिन कोई स्पेशल केस में विभाग भी तो जांच कर सकती है और जांच रिपोर्ट के बाद तो पेंशन मिलनी चाहिए। समाधान पोर्टल उत्तराखण्ड में समस्या लिखी लेकिन कोई समाधान नहीं हुआ।
    पापा अपने घर से कहीं और इधर उधर नहीं जाते। अगर जबरन कोशिश करो तो गुस्से में मारपीट पर उतर जाते हैं। ऐसे में उनको काबू करना बहुत मुश्किल हो जाता है
    पोर्टल में लिखी समस्या के जवाब में समाज कल्याण ने एक फॉर्म दिया जिसको भरकर मम्मी ने दिया लेकिन इसके बाद समाजकल्याण ने मम्मी को फोन करके कहा कि बिना आधार बनाये समस्या का समाधान नहीं होगा जबकि आधार कार्ड बनाना ही सबसे बड़ी मुसीबत का काम है। सरकार चाहे तो कार्ड बनाने की कोशिश कर सकते हैं लेकिन अगर मारपीट हुई और मशीन की तोड़ फोड़ हुई तो नुकसान के लिए कॉं ज़िम्मेदार होगा ?
    पेंशन के लिए बैंक में खाता खोला। मम्मी को खाता चलाने की बैंक से परमिशन मिली क्योंकि बैंक कर्मचारी खुद आकर पापा की स्थिति को देखकर गए और मम्मी को खाता ऑपरेट करने की परमिशन दी। लेकिन डेढ़ साल हो गया खाता खोले हुए पर एज बार भी खाते में पेंशन नहीं आई। अब तो ये स्थति हो गई है कि लोग कहते हैं आप मोदी जी, भाजपा के कट्टर समर्थक हैं फिर भी समस्या दूर नहीं हो रही है तो औरों की समस्या क्या दूर होगी।

  29. Adhar should not be linked to any Bank Account, This should be use as a Identity Card for human beings . Not make personal secrecy out card. Today Government departments apply forcefully these cards–its very wrong way.

  30. In India we do not have Social Security System. Even though Aadhar Card is very good idea. it will take eons to implement the scheme. In a democratic country like India you can not make it compulsory for all citizens to have Aadhar Card and link it to Bank Accounts etc. Aadhar Card must be made optional and voluntary, only those citizens who get subsidy, scholarship, pension and other government monitory benefits should be asked to link Aadhar Card to banks etc.
    I understand Aadhar Card is not a proof of citizenship, than why Government wants to put millions of Indian Citizens who do not benefit from Aadhar Card at inconvenience to catch few criminals under Money Laundering act.

  31. BULL! When just now on 30 March @ 11.30am i tried to file an ITR without Aadhar the Income Tax efiling site rejected it.
    What modi says the direct opposite happens since 2014. on 15th Aug 14 Modi said from top of Redfort, that there is no need for third party attesting of docuemnts and self attestation would do, immediately there after the DSC application that had accepted till then self attested documents starterd insisting on Gazetted Officer or Bank manager attestation that also in BLUE ink. To hell with these double tongued fraudsters.

    1. Dear Friend,

      What you have written above is unfolding the present scenario…nothing
      but the HOUSE of GREAT CONFUSIONS!
      When I received my card I had the shock of my life…….since my photo
      appeared there …looks like a GHOST coming out in a stormy night. Where
      from they got the gadget for this purpose? CAMERA?
      Leave all this…hmmmm.What happened to the FIFTEEN LAKHS
      which he has promised to credit in the bank accounts of every INDIAN?
      GOD save the Indian people

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