Have you been rushing to get your bank accounts, mobile numbers, and other financial services linked to your Aadhaar?
If you haven’t linked your Aadhaar to your mobile number or bank account yet, recent judgment by the Supreme Court will surely come as a relief.
According to a report by the Indian Express, a five-judge constitution bench of Supreme Court extended the March 31 deadline for linking Aadhaar to various government schemes, as well as mobile phones and bank accounts.
In its order, the apex court ruled that the deadline for linking to the Unique Identification number stand extended till the court delivers its final judgment.
As soon as the judgment came out, Twitter came out with its own set of reactions.
Finally, Supreme Court comes to the rescue once againThere is no need to link #Aadhaar to mobile phones and bank anymore. The deadline has been extended indefinitely 🙏— Dhruv Rathee (@dhruv_rathee) March 13, 2018
When you find out #Aadhaar linking deadline has extended beyond 31st March… pic.twitter.com/HbvRFVKrnu— Mohan…🇮🇳 (@iamnavamohan) March 13, 2018
So can I now ignore the 30 messages a day I am getting from my bank to link my account? “Aadhaar Not Necessary For Bank Accounts, Phones For Now: Supreme Court”https://t.co/kwvzj2J68T— Vikram Chandra (@vikramchandra) March 13, 2018
You can now ignore all those messages from the telecom companies and banks.
Dear HDFC, Airtel & others please stop spamming me with emails/messages now. I’m not linking anything to #Aadhaar until I absolutely have to. https://t.co/EDjESAb1LV— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) March 13, 2018
Bank employee:- link ur #Aadhaar as soon as possible to avoid uninterrupted service.Public:- pic.twitter.com/JWzrJxiWk5— Gulshan Laassi (@gulshanlassi) March 13, 2018
However, SC has made it clear that Aadhaar will be required for availing government subsidies and a few social security schemes.