The government on Tuesday extended the deadline for citizens to link their Aadhaar number with their Permanent Account Number by another three months to June 30, PTI reported. The earlier deadline was March 31.

The Centre had last extended the deadline by three months on December 8.

On March 13, the Supreme Court had indefinitely extended the March 31 deadline to link Aadhaar with bank accounts and mobile numbers. The five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra had then said there will be no deadline for the mandatory linking of Aadhaar until it pronounces judgment on a batch of petitions it is currently hearing that challenge the constitutional validity of the biometric identification programme and its enabling law.

Last year, the Centre had made linking Aadhaar with PAN compulsory to file income tax returns and for any bank transaction over Rs 50,000.