New Delhi, March 14: Extending the deadline indefinitely to March 31 of linking Aadhaar card to bank accounts, mobile numbers and various other schemes has given a sigh of relief to many. However sighting this issuance of order by the Supreme Court, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has said the requirement of Aadhaar for opening new bank accounts or applying for Tatkal passports will continue.
In a series of tweets late last evening, the Authority said as per the order of the Supreme Court, the requirement of Aadhaar for opening new bank accounts and applying for Tatkal passports under the relevant laws continues.
It, however, added that those who do not have Aadhaar are required to apply for it and provide the Aadhaar application number while applying for availing the aforesaid services.
The Supreme Court yesterday extended the March 31 deadline for mandatory linking of Aadhaar to avail various services and welfare schemes run by the government till its constitution bench delivered its verdict on the validity of the 12-digit biometric number and its enabling law.
The extension of deadline would also apply on the mandatory linking of Aadhaar with the bank accounts and mobile phone numbers.