SC rejects TMC MLA’s plea against linking Aadhaar with bank a/c

Written by November 10, 2017 12:10

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today refused to entertain a plea filed by a Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLA challenging the linking of bank accounts with Aadhaar.

The apex court said there were several petitions challenging Aadhaar which were already pending before it and it cannot entertain thousands of pleas raising similar issue.

The bench permitted TMC MLA Mahua Moitra to file an application for impleadment as a party in the pending matters which are scheduled to come up before a Constitution Bench in the last week of this month.

The apex court had on November 3 made it clear that banks and telecom service providers will have to indicate the last date of linking bank accounts and mobile numbers with Aadhaar in their communications with customers.

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Currently, the last date to link Aadhaar with bank accounts is December 31 this year while for mobile numbers, it is 6th February 2018.