Reproduced at the bottom is the operative portion of the interim order
issued by the Supreme Court yesterday, 13 03 2018, extending the deadline
for Aadhaar linking for all schemes/services, ***except for those covered
under the Section 7 of the The Aadhaar Act, i.e. welfare schemes involving
***So, no benefits to the poor/vulnerable on account of false rejection by
the deeply flawed biometric authentication or not possessing the Aadhaar
card etc.***

<<Venugopal, learned Attorney General for India submitted that this Court
may think of extending the interim order. However, the benefits, subsidies
and services WP(C) 494/2012 covered under Section 7 of the The Aadhaar
(Targeted Delivery of Financial and other Subsidies, Benefits and Services)
Act, 2016 should remain undisturbed. We accept the same.

Having heard learned counsel for the parties, we accept the submission made
by the learned Attorney General. Subject to that, we direct that the
interim order passed on 15.12.2017 shall stand extended till the matter is
finally heard and the judgment is pronounced. That apart, the directions
issued in the interim order shall apply as stated in paragraphs 11 to 13 in
the said order. For the sake of clarity, we reproduce the said paragraphs
which read as under:-

“11. In terms of (iii) above, subject to the submission of the details in
regard to the filing of an application for an Aadhaar card and the
furnishing of the application number to the account opening bank, we
likewise extend the last date for the completion of the process of Aadhaar
linking of new bank accounts to 31 March 2018.
12. In terms of (iv) above we extend the date for the completion of the
E-KYC process in respect of mobile phone subscribers until 31 March 2018.
13. Consistent with the above directions, we also direct that the extension
of the last date for Aadhar linkage to 31 March 2018 shall apply, besides
the schemes of the Ministries/Departments of the Union government to all
state governments WP(C) 494/2012 in similar terms. As a consequence of the
extension of the deadline to 31 March 2018, it is ordered accordingly.” It
is also directed that the same shall also control and govern the Passports
(1st Amendment) Rules, 2018.>>

(Source: <>.)

It is extension for the schemes/services covered under "the interim order
passed on ***15.12.2017*** [emphasis added]" sans those covered under "the
Section 7 of the The Aadhaar" Act.


P.S.: May also look up: 'Supreme Court’s Aadhaar deadline extension is a
relief – but not for those who need it most: The new deadlines apply to
phones and banks, but not to the services that have wreaked havoc with
people’s lives.' at <

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