Aadhaar and Mobile linking must by 6 February

The center government has clarified that all subscribers have to link their mobile phone numbers with Aadhaar by February 6.

The government also stated that this order is based on an instruction issued by the Supreme Court in the Lokniti Foundation case heard by the top court on 6 February 2016.

The Supreme Court had approved the rule for mandatory Aadhaar-mobile phone linkage and a window of one year was set for the implementation.

The deadline for linking of Aadhaar with mobile phone number cannot be changed by the government now as it has been set by the Supreme Court.

The deadline for linking Aadhaar with existing bank accounts has been extended till 31 March.

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