In a reality check done by TNIE, it was found that bank employees were still insisting on the Aadhaar number while opening a new account.
The Central Public Information Officer of the post office explained that, out of 757 pensioners, 640 pensioners had submitted their Aadhaar details to the Senior Postmaster.
Money was withdrawn from the bank account of a 71-year-old man by unidentified persons on the pretext of linking his account with the Aadhaar.
The policy-making body of the tax department issued an order extending the deadline from the current last date of March 31.
The UIDAI today said the requirement of Aadhaar for opening new bank accounts or applying for Tatkal passports will continue.
The SC bench said that since the matter would have implications on financial institutions, it would create a huge problem of compliance if the deadline was extended at the last moment.
On December 15 last year, the apex court had directed the extension of deadline till March 31 for the linking of Aadhaar with bank accounts and mobile phones.
The petitioners' counsel pointed out three issues as the Aadhaar matter was being argued before five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court.
All eyes will be on the Supreme Court on Friday as it will pronounce its order on a batch of pleas seeking a stay on the government’s decision of mandatory linking of Aadhaar with welfare schemes, as
The government has already issued 139 notifications mandating the linking of Unique identification Number with various schemes including MNREGA, old age pension scheme, and provident fund.
The move comes a day after the ministry's department of revenue withdrew the earlier deadline of December 31 in a notification that came into effect on Tuesday.
The Centre had on December 7 told the apex court that the deadline for mandatory linking of Aadhaar to avail various services and welfare schemes would shortly be extended till March 31 next year.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday reiterated her criticism of the "problematic" linking of Aadhaar and the alleged disclosure of personal data on government web sites.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said exposure of personal data "in the name of Aadhaar linking" is "very dangerous" for the freedom of expression of the country.
The Supreme Court today questioned the maintainability of a petition challenging the provision mandating linking of Aadhaar with PAN number and for filing income tax returns.
The court was told that the deadline for linking of Aadhaar with bank accounts was December 31 and for mobile phones was February 6.
The Supreme Court today said that all the issues arising out of Aadhaar should be finally decided by its constitution bench.