New Delhi, Despite Apex Courts ruling not to threat citizen with Aadhaar linking and adding deadlines into the message, the government continues putting pressure on people to link their Aadhaar through different private agencies. Though they have started including the deadlines now. Meanwhile SC gave relief to the NRIs and POIs saying their accounts are need not to be linked with Aadhaar.
•Deadline for linking Aadhaar card with PAN for tax returns – December 31, 2017
•Deadline for linking Aadhaar with mobile number (SIM) – February 6, 2018
•Deadline for submitting Aadhaar details to banks/financial institutions – December 31, 2017
•Last date to give Aadhaar details to avail social security schemes – December 31, 2017
The government has made it mandatory to link Aadhaar cards with bank accounts, permanent account numbers (PAN), income tax return (ITR), social security schemes and even mobile phones. If one does not have the 12-digit Unique Identification Number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India, he will have to now get it made in order to avail all these facilities. In fact, the government recently extended the deadline for obtaining Aadhaar for availing government schemes and subsidies by three months to December 31.