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712.40 million mobile numbers linked with Aadhaar, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

December 28, 2017

As on December 8, 2017, approximately 712.4 million mobile numbers, both new and existing, have been linked with Aadhaar. Additionally, approximately 820 million bank accounts have been linked with Aadhaar.

According to Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister for Electronics and Information Technology, the linking of Aadhaar details with mobile number has been carried out as per the Supreme Court’s order dated February 6, 2017. Further, the linking of bank accounts with Aadhaar is based on the amendments that have been made in the Prevention of Money Laundering Rules 2005.

Recently, the Supreme Court extended the deadline for linking mobile numbers with Aadhar to March 31, 2018. This date has been marked as the deadline for all other schemes which require Aadhar linkage as well.


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