December 7, 2017 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Chandigarh: As per the media reports the Central Government through its Attorney General K.K. Venugopal on Thursday has told the Supreme Court of India (SCI) that it will be extending the deadline of linking each and every service aspect of an individual citizen from 31st December till 31st March 2018.
Attorney General of India K.K. Venugopal tells SCI that a notification in this regard will be issued on Friday.However he said that the extension does not include linking of mobile phone numbers with Aadhaar, the deadline for which is February 6, 2018.
This extension will include 139 services. The extension would, in all likelihood, include the mandatory linking of Aadhaar with bank accounts. So far, private citizens run the risk of being locked out of access to their own bank accounts if they do not link them with Aadhaar by December 31.
To address this concern of the citizens the Attorney General reportedly said that it would require a judicial order from the SCI itself to extend the deadline to March 31, 2018. This is because the government is complying with a February 6, 2017 order of the court in the Lok Niti Foundation case to tighten up the verification process of mobile phone users through Aadhaar linkage, on the pretext of state security, reports The Hindu (TH).