The government today extended by three months the deadline of March 31 for linking of Aadhaar with the welfare schemes, where benefits are transferred to citizens from the Consolidated Fund of India, reported PTI.
The deadline now stands extended to June 30, 2018, according to an office memorandum of the Ministry of Electronics and IT.
The announcement comes a day after the CBDT extended the deadline for the PAN-Aadhaar linking to June 30. The policy-making body of the tax department issued an order on Tuesday extending the deadline from the current last date of March 31.
The deadline for linking bank accounts and mobile phone numbers with 12 digit biometric identifier Aadhaar has already been extended indefinitely, till the five-judge constitution bench delivers its judgement on petitions challenging the validity of the biometric scheme and the enabling law.
(With inputs from PTI)