NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday said it is likely to set up a Constitution bench next week to hear the issue of stay against mandatory linking of Aadhaar with bank accounts, mobile phone numbers and other related services. Attorney General K K Venugopal informed the bench headed by CJI Justice Dipak Misra that it is open to extend Aadhaar linking deadline to up to March 31.
The apex court is hearing a batch of pleas filed by the Delhi government against the Delhi High Court verdict, which held that Delhi is not a state and the LG is its administrative head. The bench indicated that once that hearing gets over, the constitution bench would hear the batch of petitions on Aadhaar.
Venugopal told the bench that detailed hearing should be kept for February as the Justice Srikrishna Commission has released white paper on the data protection issue, and that the commission would suggest some amendments.