There have been reports in certain sections of the media that the Supreme Court has rejected a plea which sought an extension of the deadline for linking Aadhaar to various services (E.g. Bank accounts, PAN, telephone etc.). Whatsapp messages have been going viral that this so-called rejection by the Supreme Court means the linking “needs to be done as soon as possible”. This is incorrect!
The fact is the Supreme Court has said that it will not extend the Aadhaar linkage date beyond 31st March 2018 by delivering a judgement before 31st March 2018. The Supreme Court has nowhere stated or even hinted that it will be mandatory now to link Aadhaar to everything.
The Supreme Court will decide on this contentious issue before 31st March 2018 and it will not extend the date of its judgement and that’s all.