Supreme Court fails to specify date of order on Aadhaar linking deadline

Mar 08, 2018, 11:16 IST | Agencies

The "uncertainty" over whether the deadline for linking of Aadhaar would be extended beyond March 31 drew the attention of the Supreme Court

Representational Image
Representational Image

The "uncertainty" over whether the deadline for linking of Aadhaar would be extended beyond March 31 drew the attention of the Supreme Court, which on Wednesday said it would pass an appropriate order in this regard since the matter would have a bearing on financial institutions across the country.

A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said that it might not be possible to decide by March 31 the batch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the Aadhaar Act since the arguments in the matter would prolong. It, however, did not specify any date when it would pass the order.

The bench, which also comprised justices A K Sikri, A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan, said that since the matter would have implications on financial institutions, it would create a huge problem of compliance if the deadline was extended at the last moment. "If the court passes an interim order on March 27, then it will create huge problem of compliance for financial institutions," Justice Chandrachud said.

Senior advocate Arvind Datar said that the March 31 deadline needs to be extended, a contention which was also supported by another senior advocate K V Viswanathan saying that till the court decides the matter, Aadhaar can't be made mandatory.

'Aadhaar not must for NEET enrolment'
The SC directed the CBSE not to make Aadhaar number a must for enrolment of students appearing in NEET 2018 and other all-India exams.

Catch up on all the latest Crime, National, International and Hatke news here. Also download the new mid- day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates

This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/ reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

Trending Video

DISCLAIMER: mid-day and its affiliates shall have no liability for any views, thoughts and comments expressed on this article.

Everything you need to know about the newly crowned Miss World 2018

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK