Aadhaar Linking Deadline With Mobile Numbers May Extend Beyond March 31

By March 7th, 2018 AT 6:49 PM

This was always coming. Mandatory linking of mobile connections and several other services with Aadhaar might be extended beyond March 31, 2018. The Centre is considering the move to extend the deadline and the same was informed by the Narendra Modi-led government to the Supreme Court on Tuesday. This news will come as a huge relief for users who’re yet to link their Aadhaar with mobile number and bank accounts. The current deadline was extended back in December 2017 as the original deadline was February 6, 2018, for mobile numbers.


However, nothing is confirmed as of now, and we suggest you take this news with a pinch of salt. If possible, get the linking done at the earliest. A five-judge Constitution bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A K Sikri, A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan agreed with the contention of Attorney General K K Venugopal.

The Constitution Bench, headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra has been hearing a bunch of petitions against the Aadhaar law and recently was informed by Attorney General K K Venugopal that Centre had extended the deadline in the past too and they can do it now as well. “If required, we can do it again,” Venugopal said.

“We have extended the deadline in the past, and we will extend the deadline again, but we may do it by the end of the month to enable the petitioners in the case to conclude the arguments,” Venugopal further added.

As everyone might be aware of, the APEX court had earlier extended the deadline to March 31, 2018. Back in January, we reported that Aadhaar body UIDAI considering to meet¬†Trai and Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to check if there’s any requirement of extending the mandatory Aadhaar linking with mobile connections. Back in the first week of December 2017, the Centre was informed that over 700 million customers have already linked their mobile number with Aadhaar.

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Kiran Fernandes | Goa
Kiran Fernandes | Goa

I still haven’t linked my adhaar to my Idea number. too lazy to go to Idea and get it linked xD Scrapping this would be better. Idea should allow us to SMS the adhaar number using some code or whatever and make it easier.


Are you really sleeping or too busy with your life to ignore things? Most ops already had launched IVRS based authentication on 14546. Why go to store then?

Kiran Fernandes | Goa
Kiran Fernandes | Goa

I tried calling them. I cant hear them properly, but I will try it again, with some friend’s help.

Priyansh Singh
Priyansh Singh

Sorry to say this but that was Lame. Even Operators like Telenor/Tata Docomo have implemented IVRS based Reverification. Why do Indians have a habit of procrastinating things to the very last minute??

Stop doing so and Call 14546 straight away.

Girish Gowda | BengaLuru
Girish Gowda | BengaLuru

You can call and link your Aadhar number without leaving your house.


Why not wait until the SC decides on the matter !


Good for bed-ridden citizens who have not been able to do the linking. Good!

Priyansh Singh
Priyansh Singh

But they won’t be able to do it in future also as per their current situation. Will pray to GOD for improvement in their Health after the Historic Judgement given by Supreme Court today.

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