The Hindu reported:

The Supreme Court on March 13 indefinitely extended the deadline for linking Aadhaar with mobile phones, tatkal passports and for opening bank accounts from March 31, 2018 till the Constitution Bench led by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra pronounces its final verdict on the validity of the Aadhaar scheme.

Chief Justice Misra remarked that it had enough of such “piecemeal” notifications and legislations issued by the government to link one service or the other. He said it was time the court stepped in and stopped passing interim orders extending the deadline. There should be a sense of certainty that citizens would not be harmed or their services would not be curtailed even as the very Aadhaar scheme is under the apex court’s microscope.

On December 15, 2017, the Bench extended the Aadhaar linking deadline from December 31, 2017 to March 31, 2018.Identical to 2017 interim order