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Mandatory Aadhaar For Social Benefits Deadline Extended Again! This Time To Dec 31

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| August 30 , 2017 , 14:09 IST

The deadline for making the Aadhaar card mandatory to avail social benefits has been pushed back once again and has been delayed to December 31 from the earlier September 30, the Centre told the Supreme Court on Wednesday.

Petitioners sought for an early hearing on pleas challenging the validity of the Aadhaar card following the landmark judgement announced by the apex court last week making Right to Privacy a fundamental right.

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In view of the petitions challenging Aadhaar, Attorney General (AG) K K Venugopal on the behalf of the Centre, made the statement to a Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Mishra regarding the extension of making Aadhaar mandatory to avail of social benefits till December 31st.

Accordingly, the Supreme Court has agreed to list the petitions challenging Aadhaar for hearing in the first week of November. The AG has, meanwhile, requested the SC bench to list the petitions challenging Aadhaar before a 5-judge Constitution bench rather than a 3-judge one.

Initially, the deadline for mandatory Aadhaar for social benefits was June 30, which on June 27 was extended to September 30 as the Supreme Court was hearing a petition that expressed 'apprehension' that students would be deprived of mid-day meals if the Aadhaar card was made mandatory.