SC extends deadline for linking Aadhaar to mobile, bank accounts

Chief Justice Dipak Misra had on 7 March said it may not be possible to decide by 31 March the batch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the Aadhaar Act

Moreover, the court has also said that Aadhaar can not be made mandatory for issuance of Tatkal passports.

The five-judge bench also comprising justices AK Sikri, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan, is hearing on day-to-day basis a string of petitions challenging the Constitutional validity of Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016.

On December 15 a year ago, the apex court had set March 31, 2018 as the deadline to link the 12-digit unique number with a range of services.

"Mr. K.K. Venugopal, learned Attorney General for India submitted that this Court may think of extending the interim order".

The new interim order passed on Tuesday essentially extends the previous one.

The final hearing in the Aadhaar validity case started on January 17, 2018. The date was earlier set to March 31. Many, who supported Aadhaar, were disappointed with the court's indefinite extension.

The Supreme Court has not extended the deadline for welfare schemes like LPG, MNREGA, and ration card, among others.

Nicole Kidman, David E Kelley reunite for HBOs The Undoing
Following the success of " Big Little Lies ", Nicole Kidman has signed on to star in a new HBO limited series, " The Undoing ". HBO is re-teaming three of the driving forces behind Big Little Lies for the its next big miniseries.

The court was told that only those bills meeting the requirements specified under sub-clause (a) to (f) of clause (1) of Article 110, or any matter which is incidental to these sub-clauses, can be introduced as Money Bill.

As per the initial plan, the government wanted to link the citizens' biometric data collected under Aadhaar to everything, ranging from government services like filing income tax, booking train tickets, procuring your passport and banking, to private services like mobile phone numbers, mobile wallets, etc.

Attorney General KK Venugopal submitted that the directives of the Supreme Court are being properly complied with.

In January, Aadhaar was made mandatory not only for the renewal of passport, but also for new passports issued within three days under the tatkaal category - an order that has been challenged by activist Vrinda Grover.

The SCI is now in the process of hearing a clutch of petitions that challenge the validity of the Aadhaar scheme.

The matter will be heard again tomorrow.

Related News:

  • 'Light at the end of the tunnel' but no end to austerity

    'Light at the end of the tunnel' but no end to austerity

    Hammond added the Treasury will today publish information about how the £1.5bn set aside for Brexit planning will be spent. He claimed there was "light at the end of the tunnel" but refused to rule out further cuts.
    Rakitic keeps door open for Neymar return

    Rakitic keeps door open for Neymar return

    Neymar would rather return to his old club, than to Real Madrid which is also very keen to have him at whatever the cost. Coutinho echoed the sentiments of Ivan Rakitic who had earlier said he would welcome Neymar back "right now".
    Arizona bride driving to wedding arrested for DUI

    Arizona bride driving to wedding arrested for DUI

    She was taken into custody and was taken to a sub-station where she had her blood drawn to determine her blood alcohol content. Scott added that a person in one of the other vehicles was treated at a local hospital for minor injuries.
  • Dodgeville singer makes her mark on American Idol

    Dodgeville singer makes her mark on American Idol

    I thought I was going to be the authority... but, no, no, I am the Kindergarten teacher. Noah Davis brought his love of alpacas and his wig-based lexicon to his audition.
    Oil prices rise towards $70 fueling more subsidy fears

    Oil prices rise towards $70 fueling more subsidy fears

    US crude CLcv1 fell 1.66 percent to $61.01 per barrel and Brent LCOcv1 was last at $64.58, down 1.39 percent on the day. In other trading, April gasoline fell 0.5% to $1.894 a gallon, while April heating oil fell 1.2% to $1.865 a gallon.
    Huskers to Meet Mississippi State Wednesday in NIT First Round

    Huskers to Meet Mississippi State Wednesday in NIT First Round

    The Huskers will travel to Mississippi State to take on the fourth-seeded Bulldogs (22-11, 9-9 SEC). The Cornhuskers went 4-4 in their last eight games , but went 8-1 in the nine games before that.
  • Man United's Paul Pogba could still be fit vs. Sevilla - Jose Mourinho

    Man United's Paul Pogba could still be fit vs. Sevilla - Jose Mourinho

    He keeps things very simple, often passing sideways or backward, and is positionally sound, and does the basics well. Not many were expecting him to start against Liverpool and he had a good match not just about scoring goals .
    Kagiso Rabada rips through Australia again as South Africa level series

    Kagiso Rabada rips through Australia again as South Africa level series

    The fired-up quick has been given four demerit points and fined 65 per cent of his match fee from the game at St George's Park. A level-one offence carries a punishment of one or two demerit points and a fine of up to half of his match fee.
    Tiger Woods to return to Australia as Presidents Cup captain

    Tiger Woods to return to Australia as Presidents Cup captain

    When asked last month about being named as an assistant to Furyk in this year's Ryder Cup, Woods hinted at being a player-captain. Captains alone will not change the outcome, a position that former worldwide captains Greg Norman and Nick Price have expressed.
  • Weather Authority: Cooler and breezy on Tuesday

    Weather Authority: Cooler and breezy on Tuesday

    Those chances for snow showers continue through the evening and into early Wednesday before tapering off. Snow amounts would barely be noticable since most surface temperatures will be remaining above freezing.
    [PyeongChang 2018] Amid passionate support, Winter Paralympic Games kick off

    [PyeongChang 2018] Amid passionate support, Winter Paralympic Games kick off

    Mollie Jepsen, from Vancouver, won Canada's first medal, a bronze in the women's standing downhill and Mac Marcoux of Sault Ste. The 17 goals are tied for the second-most scored by Canada since Hockey Canada took over the sledge hockey program in 2004.
    Kim's 'special message' for Trump sets media abuzz

    Kim's 'special message' for Trump sets media abuzz

    Luehrmann, Wright State University political science professor and director of the program in worldwide and comparative politics. He struggled for years to adjust to his new capitalist home before finding the sport he says now means "everything in life".


Most liked

Donald Trump fires Secretary of State hours after backing UK's Russian Federation claim
The Secretary of State had previously been forced to deny media reports that he called Mr Trump a "moron". Mike and Gina have worked together for more than a year, and have developed a great mutual respect.

Skiers grab Canada's first gold, bronze medals at Pyeongchang Winter Paralympics
North Korea is represented by two cross-country skiers at their first winter Paralympics . American Daniel Cnossen, a former US Navy Seal, took gold in the men's sit ski.

Former Bad Boy Records rapper Craig Mack has died
Close friend DJ Scratch paid tribute on Instagram, and revealed they had been discussing a documentary about Mack's life. Because Craig was my [roadie] on tour. "He was a good friend of mine", Toney told the Daily News . "He wasn't scared.

Potential trade war threatens global economic growth, OECD warns
Britain was seen missing out on the global upturn, lagging all other G20 countries with growth of only 1.3 percent this year. The latest round of protectionism was triggered by USA steep tariffs on imported steel and aluminum.

Manchester United vs Sevilla Live Score Stream Commentary in Champions League 2018
Nemanja Matic struck home a gorgeous half-volley in added time for a remarkably good comeback. It's been one of the best spells in Manchester United's season in recent weeks.

Tata Sons Sells TCS Stake Worth $1.25 Billion, TCS Shares Tank 6%
The proceeds of the share sales will reportedly be used by Tata Sons to pay creditors of its wireless division. During the day, it slipped 5.49 per cent to Rs 2,884.10.

S.Korean envoy briefs Japan officials
This is why the world looks forward to the meeting between US President Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un this coming May. Tillerson spoke Monday at a news conference in Nigeria. "We know the maximum pressure campaign is working", Sanders said.

Mark Hamill to be 'guest of honour' for St Patrick's Day parade
In addition to Mark's Star Wars connection, research into his family history has found that he has a double-link to Ireland. The second wave of Funko Pop! bobbleheads for Star Wars: The Last Jedi are arriving sometime this year.

Salma Hayek And Frida Kahlo's Family Object Barbie Doll
And the contract never granted the Corporation rights to Kahlo's image in the first place, only "certain uses of her name", he said.

Declassified Military Video Shows Fast-Moving UFO Tracked By Navy Fighter Pilots
He said they followed the "proper process" to get the video and that "the Department of Defense approved the release ". The video was released online by To the Stars Academy of Arts and Sciences , a private scientific research company.

Southampton should replace Pellegrino with Mark Hughes - Robbie Savage
Mark Hughes has been named as the "leading candidate" for the vacant Southampton manager's position, not Marco Silva . Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier believes Mauricio Pellegrino was sacked because of his negative style of football.

GameMaker Studio 2 adds Nintendo Switch support
EF Games will bring you more information on GameMaker Studio 2 Nintendo Switch edition and the games it powers as it is released. You can verify your current menu version and manually start the update from the System Settings menu if necessary.

Bills a 'team to watch' regarding Vikings QB Sam Bradford
The Denver Broncos have apparently worked out their quarterback situation ahead of the official start of free agency. What's the risk: That Keenum doesn't hold the form he showed last season , his sixth year in the NFL .

Dramatic Video Shows People Try to Stop Driver From Fleeing After Crash
He then starts bashing in the windows of the auto , starting at the driver's side and working his way around the entire vehicle. In the video, the driver of a badly hit silver Infiniti SUV reversed the auto out of the scene of the wreck, trying to leave.

Singer Aditya Narayan Detained By Versova Police In Road Accident Case
In October past year , Narayan landed in trouble after he misbehaved with a staff member of the budget passenger carrier, IndiGo. Aditya has been granted bail on the guarantee of Rs 10, 000, and he has been asked to remain in the police station for the day.