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Deadline for linking Aadhaar with govt schemes is now Dec 31

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 30 Aug 2017 6:26 AM GMT

Deadline for linking Aadhaar with government schemes is now Dec 31
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New Delhi: The centre, on Wednesday informed the Supreme Court that the deadline for linking Aadhaar to various government schemes for benefits will be extended till December 31.

A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice Amitava Roy and Justice A.M. Khanwilkar said the challenge to the constitutional validity of the Aadhaar scheme would be heard in the first week of November.

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Attorney General K.K. Venugopal told the court that the existing deadline of September 30 would be extended by three months.

Venugopal made the statement after senior counsel Shyam Divan, appearing for a batch of petitioners, said that if government was inclined to extend the deadline, then the matter could be heard in November.

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Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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