SC Refuses Interim Stay on Linking Aadhaar With Bank Account, Mobile Number

SC refuses interim stay on linking of Aadhaar to mobiles bank accounts

Under the E-KYC verification, all the customers should link up their mobile phone numbers with Aadhaar by February 6, said the Centre to the Supreme Court, on Thursday.

The court said all pending petitions related to Aadhaar would be clubbed with the main petition that is slated for final disposal at the end of November by a Constitution bench.

The SC says banks will indicate in messages sent to customers that December 31 is the last date to link Aadhaar with accounts. But as far as opening new bank accounts are concerned, Aadhaar or enrolment ID must be given as proof of identity. Lending credence to what the petitioners said, Justice Sikri said, "You may say it is oral, but even I am receiving these messages on daily basis".

A bench of Justice A.K. Sikri and Justice Ashok Bhushan said the court had been told that banks and service providers were bombarding mobile users and account holders with messages without mentioning the deadline for the linkage.

Hearing a batch of PILs seeking an interim order, the bench said, "Time has already been extended up to December 31".




The Bench also made it clear that the case questioning the validity of Aadhaar is scheduled to be heard in last week of November 2017.

They have also objected to the CBSE's alleged move to make Aadhaar card mandatory for students appearing for examinations, a contention denied by the Centre.

It then proceeded to issue notice to the Centre and direct the service providers and bank companies to specify the last date to link accounts with Aadhaar.

The top court is hearing a raft of petitions challenging the government's directive for mandatory linking of Aadhaar number, raising privacy concerns, especially after a recent leak of citizens details including mobile numbers and bank details.

Earlier, while hearing a bunch of petitions challenging the mandatory use of Aadhaar as an infringement of privacy, a nine-judge constitution bench had upheld the Right to Privacy as a fundamental right protected by the Constitution of India.

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