Finance Ministry has notified that 31st March, 2018 or six months from the date of commencement of account based relationship with Banks by the client, whichever is later, as the date of submission of the Aadhaar number, and Permanent Account Number or Form 60 to the banks.
"After considering various representations received and inputs received from Banks, it has been decided to notify 31st March, 2018 or six months from the date of commencement of account based relationship by the client, whichever is later, as the date of submission of the Aadhaar number, and Permanent Account Number or Form 60 by the clients to the reporting entity. Necessary notification in this regard has been issued", states the Ministry's press release.
The Centre has issued a notification on Tuesday extending the date for linking bank accounts to Aadhaar. In the Notification it was stated that the new deadline would be notified by the Central government after due consultations. Today the Ministry has notified the above dates for linking the PAN and Aadhaar with bank accounts.
Earlier last week, Attorney General K.K. Venugopal had told the Supreme Court that the Centre intended to extend the deadline for mandatory linking of Aadhaar number with bank accounts and various schemes and services from 31 December, 2017, to 31 March, 2018. However, the deadline for linking Aadhaar number with mobile numbers shall continue to be February 6, 2018, he had submitted.
Meanwhile the Chief Justice of India has constituted a Five Judge Bench to hear the petitions for interim relief in the Aadhaar matter. A Bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AK Sikri, AM Khanwilkar, Dr.DY Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan will hear the petitions at 11,30pm tomorrow.