The Aadhaar is a 12-digit unique number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). This number is issued by taking a person's biometric details such as iris scan and fingerprints, and demographic information like date of birth and address.The Supreme Court has stated that people need not link their Aadhaar number mandatorily with various financial services such as bank accounts, mutual funds etc. However, you still have to mandatorily to link your PAN with Aadhaar or quote your Aadhaar number while filing income tax returns or applying for a new PAN card.Browse through articles on this page to keep yourself up-to-date on all the news about Aadhaar. You will also find articles on various topics like who can apply for Aadhaar, process of applying for one, how to link your PAN with Aadhaar, updating details in Aadhaar, information on virtual Aadhaar, masked Aadhaar, mAadhaar etc. You will also find articles on charges of various Aadhaar-related services and how to use them.
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- How to update or correct Aadhaar details online and offline
- How to get duplicate Aadhaar online if you have lost yours
- How to check if PAN is linked with Aadhaar
- Aadhaar Card Verification: How to verify Aadhaar card online
- What is Aadhaar Virtual ID and how you can generate one
- How to link Aadhaar with Airtel mobile number
- How to link Aadhaar with your SBI account
The government has made it mandatory for school children up to Class XII in government or provincialised educational institutions for opening bank accounts. It has earmarked Rs.16.32 lakh for the Aadhaar enrolment exercise in elementary and secondary schools of the state for two months.
“I would think ideally by December, if not by 31st March, 2021, every account should have a PAN where needed and applicable and Aadhaar in every case,” Sitharaman said during the virtual annual general meeting of the Indian Banks’ Association on Tuesday.
Assam CM asks Deputy Commissioners to engage more private vendors to carry out Aadhaar enrolment expediently
Sonowal with the Deputy Commissioners and Superintendents of Police of all districts and reviewed thelaw and order situation before the forthcoming durga puja festivities, the COVID19 scenario and the rate of Aadhaar enrolment in the districts among others.
Any individual having an Aadhaar number can get this PVC card. The PVC card is easy to carry, more durable, instantly verifiable offline, UIDAI said in its tweet.
The bill, which also seeks to bar public servants from receiving funds from abroad, was passed after a discussion in the Lower House even as many Opposition parties raised objections to the bill. Replying to the discussion on the bill, the govt stressed that it was necessary for an Aatmanirbhar Bharat (self-reliant India).
The Aadhaar Authentication for Good Governance (Social Welfare, Innovation, Knowledge) Rules, 2020 has been published in Gazette of India on August 5, 2020, he informed.
About 3.6 million people have put in claims for inclusion while nearly 200,000 people registered their objections. These people were called for the subsequent hearings where provisions were made to obtain biometric details.
Officials scan Aadhaar-based list of ration card holders, rural ministry’s data on deprived households
Officials said they have begun the process by looking at the Aadhaar-based list of ration card holders and the rural development ministry’s data on deprived household.
Chairman of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates, in an exclusive conversation with TOI's Surojit Gupta, said the whole Aadhaar and NPCI digital financial system in India has proven to be once again a "huge asset". "Getting payments out through digital cash transfers, that has been a fantastic thing, and obviously, India has done that at a scale that no other country ever has," he said. "India was able to use its digital financial capability where Aadhaar and the overall NPCI payment system works very well," Gates further added.Bill Gates lauds use of Aadhaar and NPCI in India
Now, all property details and revenue records have been digitised and each property has been given a unique identity number in the Haryana Land Records Information System (HALRIS), the portal used for registration and record of properties.
CBIC asks for physical verification of biz granted deemed GST registration between August 21-November 16
The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has also asked taxmen not to grant GST registration on deemed basis in cases where the applicant has not opted for Aadhaar authentication or the authentication has failed.
The change has been proposed in line with the practice of nomination while opening a bank account, or health insurance policy. “It is generally a long-drawn process if the vehicle is in the name of a single person, a family member has to prove that they are the legal heir if they want the vehicle to be transferred to their name,” a transport ministry official told ET.
The Sustainable Development Goals were adopted by all United Nations member states in 2015. The 17 SDGs, including action to end poverty, are to be achieved by 2030.
The Law Committee of the GST Council has suggested a two-pronged strategy to tackle the issue of fake invoices, sources said. According to people in the know, the panel has recommended that new or fresh registrations in GST may adopt an Aadhaar-like registration process under which new registration can be done online with live photo and use of biometrics with due verification of documents.GST law panel for 2-pronged strategy to curb fake invoices
This feature will enable the individual to lock and temporarily unlock their biometrics. This is to protect the privacy and confidentiality of biometrics Data. Locked biometrics ensure the Aadhaar holder will not be able to use their biometrics for authentications, says UIDAI website.
According to people in the know, the panel has recommended that new or fresh registrations in GST may adopt an Aadhaar-like registration process under which new registration can be done online with live photo and use of biometrics with due verification of documents.
Over 12,500 unbanked villages in the state now have access to formal banking services with Airtel Payments Bank.
Users can avail services of the DigiLocker either by visiting the website: https://digilocker.gov.in/ or, by downloading the digi-locker mobile application. Each citizen can avail a cloud space of up to 1 GB for storing their documents on DigiLocker.
SmartHub 3.0 will be available in app based, web based and a range of PoS devices and will have features like digitizing Khata, enabling collection reminders, inventory management, billing software and lending to merchants’ basis their banking history.
The total PAN allotment as on June 29 stood at 50.95 crore, as per the tweet. The 12-digit biometric ID Aadhaar is issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India, or UIDAI, to a resident of India, and PAN is a 10-digit alphanumeric number allotted by the income tax department to a person, firm or entity.
The Bill will replace the Taxation and other Laws (Relaxation of Certain Provisions) Ordinance, 2020, promulgated in March. Among others, the bill seeks to give tax exemption for contributions made to PM-CARES Fund, which was set up in March in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Aarogya Setu mobile app has been mired in controversy was introduced by the government as a contact tracing app in April. Internet and privacy activists have raised concerns about commercial or law enforcement use of sensitive personal data collected by the app.
This means it can now be “voluntarily” linked to the upcoming health identity card-for-all project as well as existing government services such as obtaining a driving licence.
The allegation, according to Google's affidavit, was made by financial economist Abhijit Mishra in the rejoinder filed by him in his PIL claiming that GPay was facilitating financial transactions without the requisite authorisation from RBI.
Mobile phone companies have urged the government to scrap the “unreasonably high” charges of Rs 41 for Aadhaar-based electronic-know your customer (e-KYC) authentication, saying it’s limiting the use of the facility for user verification.
In a notification, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) said when an applicant for GST registration opts for authentication of Aadhaar number, he shall, with effect from Friday (August 21), undertake the said authentication while submitting an application.
As Aadhaar card can be submitted as a proof of address, it is important that the address mentioned is correct and up-to-date. If you want to update the address in your Aadhaar card, you can do in online as well. This can be done even if you do not have proof.
Officials familiar with the details of the proposal said state governments have suggested the removal of the mandatory one-year rigorous imprisonment clause, empowering the magistrate to order the juveniles to be measured.
Soon features like cash deposit, interbank fund transfer etc. will also be made live, the company said, adding that this will benefit people in rural and semi-urban areas who have limited access to the physical bank branch and ATM.
For those opting for Aadhaar authentication, new GST registration will be issued within three working days and would not need to wait for physical verification. However, those not opting for Aadhaar authentication for GST registration would be granted it only after physical verification of the place of business or documentary verification which may take up to 21 working days or more if notice is issued.
Digital financial services are considered the panacea to the problem of low financial inclusion of India’s poor. However, for many, digital finance suffers from a trust deficit.
NSE is the ninth entity approved by Sebi to undertake e-KYC Aadhaar authentication.
“The database, to be completed by June 30, will have satellite imaging of individual farm land so that farmers may be provided advisories based on the kind of land they possess and the crop they grow,” said Vivek Agarwal, joint secretary of newly created Digital Agriculture Division.
The 'JAM Trinity' of the Jan Dhan-Aadhaar-Mobile, made it easier to identify bogus beneficiaries and preventing leakages in government schemes. In the last six years, Rs 12,95,468 crore have been disbursed to beneficiaries' accounts under the DBT plan. In 2020-21, Rs 2,10,244 crore were sent directly to the accounts as part of schemes such as MGNREGA,PDS, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, among others.
If you are buying goods of more than Rs. 50 Lakhs be ready to pay TCS on the same and claim the credit at the time of filing your income tax return. In this article, we have touched upon 10 important key issues about this requirement.
A division bench of Chief Justice Mohammad Rafiq and Justice CR Dash was hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by Puri-based labour activist Mahendra Kumar Parida. The PIL alleged that the government’s decision to seek Aadhaar numbers, as the sole and mandatory proof to validate registrations on its portals for returning migrants and others, was arbitrary and illegal.
Registration of migrant workers didn't qualify for Aadhaar to be used in this manner - as the sole identity proof. Mandating it for people wanting to return home during this lockdown and thereby limiting a citizen's right to move freely was also violative of Article 14 of the Constitution, argued the PIL, a copy of which ET has seen.
Some stakeholders have suggested that the framework be extended to deploy universal income transfers or universal basic income
Once market intermediaries register as KUA, they can open accounts using Aadhaar-based e-KYC (electronic Know Your Customer).
Followers will have to book for darshan online through the temple website "spst.in" a day ahead of their visit to the shrine and before 5 pm, keep a copy of the same and carry their original Aadhaar card along with them during the temple visit.
Kailash Gahlot launched a website having details of approved models, dealers, subsidy disbursal process as well as the network of 70 charging stations across the city.
Aadhaar authentication facility for new taxpayers has been rolled out from August 21, 2020.
Government sources boast that once an individual is registered and gets a unique health ID, the chances of pilferage and misuse of several health schemes either by patients or doctors, hospitals and medical device manufacturers would get minimised.
The current mode of biometric authentication used for vetting credentials in the AePS system — fingerprint scanning — is not in line with distancing norms. It requires bank account holders to press fingertips to scanners at micro-ATM points multiple times.
The prime minister "released the 6th installment under the PM-KISAN scheme of Rs 17,000 crore to nearly 8.5 crore farmers. The cash benefit was transferred directly to their Aadhaar verified bank accounts with the press of a button," an official statement said.
Nandan Nilekani says it is “supercritical” that India uses its “best digital infrastructure” to speedily inoculate its population. The Infosys chairman said the country stands to gain amid the economic disruption wrought by Covid-19, with the world looking for prowess in manufacturing.
Algorithm Transparency for accountability is a must to protect world against weaponisation of AI by Non-State Actors: PM Modi at RAISE 2020 virtual summit
Speaking at RAISE 2020 Virtual Summit, Primr Minister Narendra Modi emphasised upon the advantage of UID Aadhaar for utilising AI to benefit 1.3 billion people of India. While talking of Algorithm transparency and benefits of AI for human development, he also emphasised that the world needs to come together to ensure this technology is not misused by non-state actors. Watch!Algorithm Transparency for accountability is a must to protect world against weaponisation of AI by Non-State Actors: PM Modi at RAISE 2020 virtual summit
Aadhaar-based authentications touched a record high in April and May, topping 120 crore this month, as the government rolled out direct benefits to people using the Aadhaar platform under the PM Garib Kalyan Package (PMGKP).
The circular has come after the government in April 2020 issued common application forms for investing in Public Provident Fund (PPF), National Savings Scheme and other small savings schemes. The circular was issued by Department on Posts on August 11, 2020.
The bank attained a total customer base 3.6 crore and completed over Rs 38,500 crore financial transactions cumulatively until September 15, the bank said in a release. IPPB launched its operations just two years ago. In August last year, it had crossed the milestone of one crore customers.
Through the IMPS (Immediate Payment Service) mode of payment, transactions in September rose to Rs 2.48 lakh crore from Rs 2.35 lakh crore in August. The number of transactions grew to 27.96 crore from 24.61 crore.
TCS will be levied on foreign remittances made through the Liberalised Remittance Scheme (LRS) of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and for buying foreign travel packages. Here is a look at the rules regarding the applicability of TCS and how much tax is leviable.
"An enterprise can be registered just on the basis of Aadhaar number. Other details can be given on self-declaration basis without any requirement of uploading or submitting any paper - thus it is a paperless exercise in true sense," an official statement said.
Past experience may have led to introduction of greater control of NGOs yet some other amendments will only result in unintended operational challenges for genuine NGOs across India, which are engaged in diverse areas.
Replying to a debate on the bill, Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said the legislation was not against any NGO and is an effort to maintain transparency.
The Income-tax Department has made several changes in the ITR forms applicable for tax filing for FY 2019-20. Here are the key changes introduced in ITR-1 and ITR-2 which should be kept in mind while filing the return for the assessment year 2020-21.
The Lok Sabha on Monday passed a bill to amend the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act to make furnishing of Aadhaar numbers of office-bearers of any NGO mandatory for registration and also effect other changes. The bill also seeks to bar public servants from receiving funds from abroad and proposes to enable the Centre to allow an NGO or association to surrender its FCRA certificate. ET's Rahul Tripathi and Sakshi Prashar bring you all the details. (Text: PTI)FCRA: What do the proposed amendments in foreign contribution norms entail?
The 'insta savings bank account' will offer a complete paperless and instant digital savings account opening with just PAN and Aadhaar number, the bank said in a release.
Before travelling to a foreign country, one can buy foreign currency from the dealers (including banks) authorised by the Reserve Bank of India. The amount of foreign currency that can be bought varies for different purposes as per RBI guidelines.
The Supreme Court will take up on June 9 pleas seeking review of a verdict upholding the Centre's flagship Aadhaar scheme as constitutionally valid but striking down some of its provisions, including its linking with bank accounts, mobile phones and school admissions.
The government in the Union Budget 2017 had introduced a law making it mandatory for every individual having a PAN to link with their Aadhaar number. Here are different ways to link the same. The last date to link PAN with Aadhaar is March 31, 2021.
In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Electronics and IT Sanjay Dhotre said the UIDAI does not maintain urban/rural bifurcation of the Aadhaar holders, and hence information in this regard is not available. "As on 29 February 2020, Aadhaar has been issued to 90.1 per cent of the population," Dhotre said.
The Indian administration doesn't have data on how many migrant workers lost their lives during the crisis. There is no record of the number of healthcare staff that have died fighting the coronavirus.
The SOP also said owners should not allow employees having cold, cough or fever symptoms from working and ask them to approach a doctor immediately.
A mutual fund does not deduct the expense ratio all at once at the time of purchase. It is deducted on a daily basis after calculating its per day expense. Here's how it is calculated.
The facility is a paper-less, free of cost and on a real-time basis. As per the income tax department, the turn-around-time of alloting an e-PAN is 10 minutes on a real-time basis.
The Form 26AS will come with a few rather significant changes this year. In its new avatar, the Form 26AS will become a potent tool in the hands of the tax authorities, which is why it is important for a tax payer to know about these changes.
Chief election commissioner Sunil Arora and the two election commissioners, Ashok Lavasa and Sunil Chandra, met legislative affairs secretary G Narayan Raju and additional secretary Rita Vashishth to discuss pending electoral reforms.
"The timeline given to all states/UTs, under the Aadhaar notification of the Department of Food and Public Distribution dated February 7, 2017 (as amended from time-to-time) to complete the seeding of Aadhaar numbers with all ration cards/beneficiaries, has been extended up to September 30, 2020 by the department," an official statement said.
For those who are yet to link their PAN with Aadhaar, this extension will come as a relief as not linking the two will lead to the PAN becoming 'inoperative', as per current income tax laws.
Unique Identification Authority of India has permitted Common Service Centres to offer Aadhaar update services.
The Supreme Court, which is monitoring the NRC update process in Assam, had in August last year ordered the authorities to implement an Aadhaar-like datasecurity regime for NRC.
Dinesh Tyagi, CEO of the CSC e-Governance Services, told ET that after a two year hiatus, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has given a green signal for the centers to restart the services.
The Aadhaar, which was introduced in 2009, has crossed a new milestone achieved by crossing of the 125 crore mark. "This means that over 1.25 billion residents of India have the 12-digit unique identity," the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) said in a press release.
Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad also said that pornography, particularly child pornography, is a "serious menace" and measures are being taken to curb it. According to him, the government has taken several steps to keep a check on the spread of fake news, pornographic and anti-national content via social media platforms.
If you wish to withdraw from your EPF account, due to coronavirus-led financial stress or otherwise, your claim may be rejected for many reasons. Shambhavi Mehrotra of ET Online lists 5 such reasons and the steps you can take to ensure your claim gets accepted.Your EPF withdrawal claim can be rejected in these cases, here's how to avoid this
Villagers, especially those living in the remote rural areas were greatly encumbered to draw cash from the beginning of the lockdown for daily use as there was scarce or no access to banks or ATMs, the company elaborated while addressing the media.
If your PAN is not linked with Aadhaar by this date, then your PAN will become inoperative.
The extension has been done to provide further relief to taxpaying individuals.
In a table put on the FCRA website on Friday, the home ministry spelt out the requirements needed to be fulfilled under the amended Act and rules for four different categories of NGOs and associations.
"The idea is to establish India as a tech hub, generate more business for private companies while improving bilateral partnerships,” a senior official told ET requesting not be identified. The person added that is a realisaton in multilateral forums in the especially G20 that India has digitalised rapidly particularly.
The facility has seen 377 COVID-19 deaths till Friday, which is a sizable portion of the 638 deaths reported in all hospitals during this period.
As per the circular, EPF members can now correct the date of birth up to plus or minus three years instead of one year earlier. This would make the linking of Universal Account Number (UAN) with Aadhaar easier.
Tech in Governance: No need to apply, Karnataka to voluntarily offer social security pension via DBT platform
The revenue department, which hands social security pension to lakhs of families, has worked closely with the e-governance department to create a database of citizens, using the information gathered by field level staff.
The proposed entity, unlike NPCI, can be a for-profit entity as well with diversified shareholding with no single promoter allowed to hold more than 40% investment at the time of the application with stipulation reduce it to 25% within five years of operation, as per the final framework released by the central bank on Tuesday.
The facility can be availed on the income tax department's e-filing website: www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in. This is a paperless, free-of-cost facility where you will get an e-PAN in near real-time.
Final decision on deactivation is taken by the UIDAI headquarters. Sources added that that even in the early days of the enrolment, the authority had recommended deactivation of cards after finding some irregularities.
According to an official document of the Jal Shakti ministry, which is implementing the ambitious programme of providing tap water connection to every household (‘har ghar nal se jal’) in less than five years, the Aadhaar link will be done for “targeted delivery and monitoring of specific outcomes”.
The total permanent account numbers (PANs) which are linked with Aadhaar number as on January 27, 2020, is 30,75,02,824, minister of state for finance Anurag Singh Thakur informed Lok Sabha. When asked if the government has extended the deadline period for Aadhaar-PAN linking, the minister responded in an affirmative "Yes sir".
The study relied on insights from two national household surveys on Aadhaar, conducted between May and September 2019 and captured the experience of over 167,000 residents, which makes it the largest primary dataset on the use of Aadhaar.
Other key recommendations include prosecution for crime against women to be taken up on ‘mission mode’ and the use of Artificial Intelligence to tackle cases pending in courts, besides preserving endangered tribal languages.
The home ministry has set a deadline of March 31, 2021 for NGOs registered under FCRA to open an account at the specified branch of SBI. “From the date of opening of “FCRA Account” in NDMB or from 31.03.2021, whichever is earlier, no inward remittance will be allowed in any account other than that opened in NDMB,” the MHA’s order stated. However, it allowed NGOs to maintain their existing FCRA Accounts for keeping or utilization purposes.
The tax department has been putting out regular reminders regarding the same on its official Twitter handle. The department tweeted saying that it was "mandatory" to link PAN with Aadhaar and advised people not to "miss" the stipulated deadline of March 31.
‘It is a blessing for for distributors and investors’
This is to help companies and individuals avoid the hassle of establishing their personal identities, credentials or data many times over.
EPFO has instructed field offices to expedite disposal of online requests, enabling PF members in financial distress, to apply online for availing non refundable advance from their provident fund accumulations to tide over the COVID-19 pandemic.
Generic Aadhaar follows a pharmacy-aggregator business model sourcing generic drugs directly from the manufacturer and providing it to the retailers.
After launching the beta-facility in February, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has officially launched instant PAN- a paperless, free-of-cost service where you get e-PAN in near real-time, basis Aadhaar e-KYC. Shambhavi Mehrotra of ET Online tells you the process to get instant PAN.Instant PAN launched, here's how to get e-PAN using your Aadhaar
The press statement is issued in clarification with the reference to Aadhaar KYC. According to the statement, only norms related to Aadhaar KYC is eased and not in the change of address in the Aadhaar card.
The Income Tax Department on Monday issued a public message saying it was "mandatory" to link PAN with Aadhaar and advised people not to "miss" the stipulated deadline of March 31. The department had last month said Permanent Account Number (PAN) will become "inoperative" if it is not linked with Aadhaar by this date. "Don't miss the deadline!"Don't miss March 31 deadline for linking PAN-Aadhaar: I-T Dept