This is the sixth time the government has extended the deadline for individuals to link their Permanent Account Number (PAN) with Aadhaar.
If you have not linked your PAN (Permanent Account Number) with your bank account yet, do so immediately, so that you receive income-tax refunds.
Former CBDT chairman says just 23 crore PAN card holders-- over half of the total PAN card holders -- have so far linked their cards with biometric ID Aadhaar.
The court's direction came on an appeal filed by the Centre against a HC order allowing two persons, Shreya Sen and Jayshree Satpute, to file I-T returns without linking their Aadhaar and PAN numbers.
The government is expected to notify extensions in deadlines for Aadhaar linking with bank accounts and other services soon.