The Supreme Court directed mobile service providers and banks to specify the last dates for linking mobile number and bank account to Aadhar through SMSes and e-mail to millions of subscribers, on 3 November 2017.
The ruling was given by a bench of Justices AK Sikri and Ashok Bhushan, the date of linking Aadhar with the bank account is 31 December 2017 and the last date of linking mobile number with Adhaar is 6 February 2018.
The Union government has already filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court to extend the Aadhar-bank account linking deadline to 31 March 2018.
The Bench made it clear that the case questioning the validity of Aadhar scheme is scheduled to be heard from the last week of November 2017.
However, petitioners are free to ask for an extension in the Aadhar linking of bank accounts, if the hearing of the case is delayed.
The petitioners are at liberty mention for an extension in the Aadhar linking of bank accounts.