It was made mandatory to link Aadhaar with bank accounts, mobile numbers, PAN before March 31 and requested to submit in all kinds of transactions and formalities. Challenging this order by the central government, many cases were filed and all piled up in the supreme court. On December 15 last year, the apex court had extended the deadline for linking of Aadhaar with bank accounts and mobile phones to March 31.
The Supreme Court indefinitely extended the March 31 deadline to link Aadhaar with various services till a constitution bench hearing the matter delivers the final judgment. Petitioners opposed to the mandatory linking of Aadhaar with bank accounts, phone numbers and other services had sought an extension of the deadline for such linkage.