If you have to face difficulties with linking Aadhaar number to mobile number, then you will be getting relief soon. Yes, you no longer need to link the mobile number to the Aadhaar. The governmen has constantly criticized on the issue of linking the mobile number to Aadhaar card. It has now started looking for new options. The government is considering the use of other ID proofs like ration card, driving license and passport for mobile verification. Giving information about this, an official said that we are ready to expand from other options. We are considering the use of an ID proof such as ration card, driving license and passport. However, there is still no agreement on this matter.
ACT ON SUPREME COURT’S ORDERS OF AADHAAR LINKING
Sources reveal that the government will work according to the order of the Supreme Court. He can not ignore the order of the top court. Significantly, after the Supreme Court directive, the telecoms ministry made it mandatory to link the mobile number to the Aadhaar. The people whose protest was opposed and filed a petition against the government’s order in the Supreme Court. Sources said that the government is awaiting the verdict of the apex court. At the same time, the need for linking the Aadhar card has increased to 31 March 2018 for availing government schemes. The central government gave this information in the Supreme Court on Wednesday.
ATTORNEY GENERAL INFORMED ABOUT IT
Attorney General K.K. Venugopal informed the three-member Bench headed by Chief Justice Deepak Mishra. He said that the deadline to link the Aadhaar was ending in late December, which has expanded to 31 March next year. Significantly, the mandatory linking of mobile and bank accounts to the Aadhaar and its constitutional validity has been challenged in the Supreme Court. The petitioner has said that the mandate of linking Aadhaar with a bank account and mobile is illegal. He has also claimed that citizens will be liable for prosecution under the PMLA Act for not linking Aadhar card to the bank account.Most noteworthy, senior advocate Shyam Diwan said on behalf of the petitioners that the government has decided to extend the deadline by March next year.