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    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 demogra...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.

    Aadhaar Card

    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.

    Govt notifies new rules to expand the use of Aadhaar beyond welfare schemes

    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.

    CDSL gets UIDAI nod for e-KYC Aadhaar authentication

    Once market intermediaries register as KUA, they can open accounts using Aadhaar-based e-KYC (electronic Know Your Customer).

    How to update address in Aadhaar card online with and without proof

    As Aadhaar card can be submitted as proof of address, it is important that the address is correct and up-to-date. If you want to update the address in your Aadhaar card, you can do in online as well. The updation of address can be done even if you do not have proof.

    Aadhaar-based farmer database in the works

    “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.

    Aadhaar no longer mandatory for Odisha's portal for returnees

    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.

    Aadhaar no longer mandatory for Odisha's portal for returnees

    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.

    SC to take up on June 9 pleas seeking review of verdict upholding validity of Aadhaar scheme

    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.

    From July, register enterprise online with Aadhaar, self-declaration

    "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.

    Beauty parlours, saloons, spas told to collect Aadhaar, mobile numbers of customers in Tamil Nadu

    ​​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.

    Aadhaar authentications hit new high in April, May

    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).

    Here is how taxman tracks your financial transactions

    The government recently amended the Form 26AS, which will show high-value transactions that are conducted by you in the financial year. However, there are other ways in which the tax department can track your financial transactions. Sanket Dhanorkar takes you through them. WatchHere is how taxman tracks your financial transactions

    SBI relaunches Aadhaar-based online savings account opening facility

    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.

    Here's how the income tax department tracks your financial transactions

    The government recently amended the Form 26AS which will show high-value transactions that are conducted by you in the financial year. However, there are other ways in which the tax department can track your financial transactions. Given below are the list of those ways.

    Authorities in Assam talking to UIDAI for secure NRC data

    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.

    Nirmala Sitharaman launches facility for instant, free PAN using Aadhaar

    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.

    Ahmedabad civil hospital conditions pathetic, painful: Gujarat HC

    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.

    Telcos should provide location grid of bulk users during verification for new connections: DoT

    "In case of issuing new mobile connections to the bulk subscriber, during the physical verification of the premises of bulk subscribers, the latitude/longitude of the premises of the bulk subscriber and data and time of the inspection shall be captured and the same shall be inserted in the CAF and database," the DoT order said.

    Dvara KGFS announces transactions worth Rs 7 crore through Aadhaar-enabled payment system

    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.

    Aadhaar issued to over 90 pc of population: Sanjay Dhotre

    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.

    PAN-Aadhaar, Tax saving, Form 16, belated ITR filing deadlines extended again

    The extension has been done to provide further relief to taxpaying individuals.

    JPC on data bill to meet on Friday after 4 months; govt officials to brief the committee

    The committee last sought stakeholder feedback in February and wrote to the companies and institutions asking for a presentation from them which will support the “oral submission” that they make when they appear before the committee. The date of submission of the presentations was June 8.

    Food ministry extends deadline for seeding Aadhaar with ration cards till September

    "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.

    How to link PAN with Aadhaar

    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.

    Ratan Tata invests in Generic Aadhaar to bring affordable medicines to masses

    Generic Aadhaar follows a pharmacy-aggregator business model sourcing generic drugs directly from the manufacturer and providing it to the retailers.

    Now open SBI instant saving account purely online using PAN, Aadhaar sans documents

    The opening of State Bank of India (SBI) 'Insta Saving Bank Account' does not require an individual to visit their nearest SBI bank branch. The savings bank account can be opened from their home.

    Daily wagers' balance enquiries choke system

    An unprecedented surge of enquiries from workers chokes digital channels.

    99% businesses in India now in MSME category

    The numbers have come as a surprise to policymakers as the definition was finalized before looking at them in detail.

    Want to update your Aadhaar card details? Here's help

    Unique Identification Authority of India has permitted Common Service Centres to offer Aadhaar update services.

    Legal changes to link Aadhaar with voter ID soon: Government to EC

    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.

    New Aadhaar-based e-KYC to help in seamless onboarding of customers: Ganesh Ram

    ‘It is a blessing for for distributors and investors’

    Rural play keeps payment, fintech companies in good shape

    Bumper harvests, record sowing, good monsoons, robust farm income and high demand for goods will likely buttress the initiatives to bring the economy back on the rails. Tractor sales are already witnessing revival in rural pockets while other consumption activity has reached over 80% of pre-Covid levels, experts say.

    Ease of doing business, AI should be focus areas for Digital India: Nandan Nilekani

    A lot of the investments done in the early days are now paying off, such as enabling direct benefit transfers during the Covid-19 pandemic, he said. One big area would be using technology for ease of doing business and allowing enterprises to flourish with minimal human interface in government services, he added.

    Instant PAN launched, here's how to get e-PAN using your Aadhaar

    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

    PAN-Aadhaar linking deadline extended to June 30, 2020

    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.

    UP to provide ration to all till June 30

    The move, announced on Friday, was in line with chief minister Yogi Adityanath’s strict directive that nobody in the state, whether in urban or rural areas, should suffer on account of lack of food, said Awanish Awasthi, additional chief secretary (home), UP.

    Covid-19: Govt to transfer financial assistance only through DBT mechanism

    New Delhi, Apr 16 () The finance ministry on Thursday clarified that financial assistance to people hit by the Covid-19 crisis will be provided only through the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) mechanism and no other means.

    No proposal to link social media users' profiles with Aadhaar: Govt

    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.

    Watch: How Arjun Deshpande impressed Ratan Tata with his pharma startup

    MUMBAI: Ratan Tata, on Thursday, invested an undisclosed amount in pharmaceutical venture Generic Aadhaar. Founded by Arjun Deshpande, the startup claims to have an annual revenue of Rs 6 crore and is looking at a revenue of Rs 150-200 crore in the next three years.Watch: How Arjun Deshpande impressed Ratan Tata with his pharma startup

    PFRDA allows Aadhaar-based offline, paperless KYC process to open NPS account

    The process enables immediate activation of NPS account due to instant KYC verification and also facilitates the immediate deposit of NPS contribution by the subscriber.

    CSCs to open 700 new centres for Aadhaar services

    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.

    Aadhaar enrollment touches the 125 crore mark

    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.

    India uses Aadhaar, UPI platforms for striking digital diplomacy with friendly nations

    "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.

    EPFO eases norms for changing date of birth in records, linking UAN with Aadhaar

    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.

    Piped-water scheme to be Aadhaar-linked

    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”.

    Identifying families via Aadhaar for govt schemes, EWS quota top PM Modi’s vision

    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.

    Form 26AS: 4 new things that your tax passbook will now show

    The government via a notification dated May 28, 2020, has made changes to the Form 26AS. These changes have come into effect from June 1, 2020. Here are the four new changes in Form 26AS that will appear from now onwards.

    EPFO to accept Aadhaar as birth proof online from subscribers

    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.

    Over 30 crore PANs linked with Aadhaar so far: Anurag Singh Thakur

    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".

    How to get 'free' e-PAN using Aadhaar

    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.

    UIDAI wants 400 Aadhaar cards deactivated in Telangana

    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.

    PAN-Aadhaar linking: What will happen if PAN is not linked with Aadhaar by December 31?

    If your PAN is not linked with Aadhaar by this date, then your PAN will become inoperative.

    90% of people trust data is safe with Aadhaar: Report

    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.

    Aadhaar-Pan linking date extended to June 30, 2020

    AADHAAR-PAN linking date extended to June 30, 2020: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman briefs media.Aadhaar-Pan linking date extended to June 30, 2020

    Money to-do list: 8 tasks you need to finish by June 30, 2020

    Due to covid relief and extensions provided by the govt, a few money-related deadlines now stand postponed. Shambhavi Mehrotra of ET Online lists eight such personal finance tasks you need to finish by June 30, 2020.Money to-do list: 8 tasks you need to finish by June 30, 2020

    PAN-Aadhaar linking: What happens if both are not linked by March 31?

    ​​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.

    Don't miss March 31 deadline for linking PAN-Aadhaar: I-T Dept

    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

    PayNearby disburses over Rs 6,000 cr of DBT transactions during Apr-May

    PayNearby has disbursed DBT of over Rs 6,000 crore through its AePS (Aadhaar Enabled Payment System) platform during the nationwide lockdown in the months of April-May, the release said.

    India Post Payment Bank's network helped government transfer financial benefits of $54 million: NITI Aayog CEO

    NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant was addressing a webinar on financial inclusion jointly hosted by NITI Aayog and MicroSave Consulting.

    Eight money related tasks to complete before June 30, 2020

    The government has extended various financial deadlines from March 31, 2020, to June 30, 2020.

    Govt to provide facility of instant PAN through Aadhaar

    The Government will soon launch a system under which PAN shall be instantly allotted online on the basis of Aadhaar without any requirement for filling up of detailed application form.

    Over 1 lakh national IDs of Indians put on dark net for sale: Cyber intelligence firm

    The personal data leaked by cyber criminals leads to various nefarious activities such as identity thefts, scams, and corporate espionage.

    EPFO updated KYC data for 52.62 lakh subscribers in April, May

    This includes Aadhaar seeding for 39.97 lakh subscribers, mobile seeding (UAN activation) for 9.87 lakh subscribers and bank account seeding for 11.11 lakh subscribers, the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation said in a statement on Wednesday.

    States must not delete ration card holders' names for lack of Aadhaar: Paswan

    The central government has asked states and union territories to ensure that names of people are not deleted from the ration card database due to non- possession of Aadhaar, Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Tuesday.

    View: Dear PM, India needs sahyog more than atmanirbharta

    If we lift the drawbridges and retreat into Fortress India, it will ensure low growth and no jobs.

    Find out what advice Nandan Nilekani has for startups

    Talking about the road to normalcy and recovery in the aftermath of Covid19, he said it will take some time but it will give an opportunity for companies to become stronger.

    One plants ideas of reform which may take years to fructify: Nandan Nilekani

    ‘I am now comfortable with the pace of change in the system.’

    Aadhaar becomes mandatory for PMVVY scheme

    Finance Ministry's notification suggests that if Aadhaar authentication fails due to poor biometrics or other reasons, then other methods for authentication must be adopted. Here's what senior citizens will have to submit to avail continued benefits.

    PM-KISAN: Centre gives 1 more year exemption from Aadhaar seeding to Assam, Meghalaya, J-K, Ladakh

    Under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme, launched in February 2019, an amount of Rs 6,000 per annum is released in three equal installments directly into the bank accounts of 14.5 crore farmer beneficiaries across the country.

    What happens if you don't link PAN, Aadhaar and PAN becomes inoperative?

    Here is a look at what will happen if your PAN is not linked with your Aadhaar by the March 31 deadline and what the latest CBDT notification states. Remember, the last date of linking PAN with Aadhaar is March 31, 2020.

    Ajay Bhushan Pandey, author of the Aadhaar story, humbled by its global recognition

    The journey wasn’t easy and faced obstacles, including legal challenges that went up to the Supreme Court.

    Drop in Aadhaar enrolments in Jammu and Kashmir

    J&K has among the lowest Aadhaar coverage among states and union territories, with around 75% of the people enrolling so far.

    Aadhaar required to get benefits under scheme for civilian victims of terror, communal violence

    Any eligible beneficiary desirous of receiving benefit under the scheme, who does not possess the Aadhaar number or, has not yet enrolled for Aadhaar, shall have to apply for Aadhaar enrolment. The home ministry said the notification comes into effect in all states and union territories except Assam and Meghalaya, where Aadhaar has not covered all residents.

    Airtel Payments Bank rolls out Aadhaar enabled payment system

    The AePS is a bank-led model which allows online interoperable financial transactions at a point of sale (PoS) through business correspondent of any bank using the Aadhaar authentication. The AePS allows six types of transactions, including deposit and withdrawal.

    SC notice on plea challenging law on private entities using Aadhaar

    The petition by retired army officer S G Vombatkere and social activist Bezwada Wilson has urged the top court to declare the Aadhaar and other laws (Amendment) Act, 2019, and the Aadhaar (Pricing of Aadhaar Authentication Services) Regulations, 2019, to be ultra vires, and to issue a mandamus asking private entities not to access and store the Aadhaar database of their customers.

    21 UIDAI-run Aadhaar Seva Kendras now operational

    These are in addition to 35,000 Aadhaar enrolment centers run by Banks, Post Offices and state governments, the UIDAI said in a statement.

    Norms of Aadhaar KYC eased, not of changing address in Aadhaar card

    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.

    India's 1st Aadhaar authenticated farmers' database likely in June

    The government will launch first of its kind Aadhaar-authenticated digital data base of farmers in June, agriculture secretary Sanjay Agrawal told ET.

    No proposal to link social media accounts of individuals to Aadhaar: Ravi Shankar Prasad

    "There is no such proposal with the government for linking Aadhaar with social media accounts of individuals," Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha. He was replying to a specific query on whether the government proposes to enact a law for linking Aadhaar with social media accounts of individuals.

    Adding four more states, 24 states in the country get linked to 'One Nation One Ration Card'

    With the addition of these four states, now 24 states across the country are connected with the One Nation One Ration Card Scheme. “About 80% of total National Food Security Act are now,” Union Minister of Consumer Affairs Ram Vilas Paswan told ET. “Remaining States/UTs are targeted to be integrated in national portability by March 2021.”

    Election Commission push for pending poll reforms at law ministry meet

    The amendments needed for linking voter ID with Aadhaar, allowing multiple registration windows to a new voter and ensuring gender neutral rights for ‘service voter’ are at the top of the agenda for the meeting. These issues will figure in the Feb 18 meeting scheduled between the full commission and the law secretary.

    J&K, Manipur, Nagaland, Uttarakhand join 'One Nation-One Ration Card' scheme: Paswan

    ​ With this, about 65 crore beneficiaries, comprising 80 per cent of the total beneficiaries, covered under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) can now get their subsidised ration from anywhere in these 24 states and union territories, he said. Remaining states/UTs are targeted to be integrated in national portability by March 2021, he added.

    Aadhaar At 10: Taking stock of India's ambitious mission to provide unique digital identity to all

    An ambitious study covering 1,67,000 Indians by development consulting firm Dalberg sheds light on people’s experiences and perceptions. The ‘State of Aadhaar’ report is based on the most extensive survey ever on Aadhaar. The survey can provide valuable lessons for other countries on improving public services for the vulnerable.

    View: Tying centre and state pockets

    States should have no problem, although seamless migration to the new system would need joint efforts. It is unlikely to entail any sizeable extra expenditure, but would involve organising supply chain and inventory management at all states and fair price shops to deal with the dynamic demand.

    Install mAadhaar app in your phone and never carry a physical Aadhaar card

    Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the Aadhaar number issuing body has launched the new version of the mAadhaar app that allows Aadhaar cardholder to access more than 35 services from his/her smartphone.

    View: Thanks, GoI, but we’ll be self-reliant

    India does not need either the economics of socialism or the economics of the Gandhian variety. What it needs is a paradigm of old-fashioned conservative economics where individuals, businesses and (civil) society do not depend on the State for any largesse or support.

    How to complete KYC process in your EPF account

    If your EPF account is not KYC compliant, then the EPFO can reject the request raised by you and ask you to first make your account KYC compliant.

    Liquor shops set to reopen in Tamil Nadu as SC stays Madras HC order on TASMAC outlet closure

    Conditions of showing Aadhaar card and rationing the number of bottles too have been eased. Further, the apex court issued notices to the petitioners on whose plea the Madras High Court had banned sale of liquor at shops.

    Supreme court order gives techies 'Aadhaar' to not share unique ID

    Employees are citing the SC order from last September to avoid linking Aadhaar to EPFO.

    Rajasthan government issues fresh guidelines for Covid-19 testing, Aadhar becomes mandatory

    As per the new guidelines, it is now mandatory to submit Aadhar Card number in the RT-PCR App for the person being tested for coronavirus.

    Transfer of EPF accounts: 17 questions answered by EPFO

    Here are the 17 questions and their answers for those EPF members looking to transfer their EPF accounts to new employers.

    India successfully used digital technologies to reduce disparities among population groups: UN

    The World Social Report 2020, published by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, notes how India harnessed the potential of digital technologies for more inclusive development. In the report, the UN said the experience of India suggests that mobile digital technologies need to be complemented by other technologies to reduce inequality in access to financial services.

    View: Political critique of NPR misses its importance in social benefit delivery

    The National Population Register (NPR), which is under the political spotlight now, is a crucial link in this chain that has changed the way India targets its poor for welfare initiatives. To not hold or, in any way, delay the NPR exercise in 2020 will be far more politically counterproductive than the ongoing citizenship row. Just how?

    Protesting communities in two minds about dealing with NPR

    Many Muslim community leaders and organisations have decided to totally boycott the NPR in whatever form it is executed, while some are waiting to see how the central government responds to the ongoing agitation. The community will not accept NPR even if government makes sharing information of Aadhaar, passport number and driver’s licence optional.

    Your Aadhaar number can help you download your UAN, PPO from DigiLocker. Here's how

    The Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) announced on its Twitter handle that the Pension Payment Order (PPO) number and Universal Account Number (UAN) are now available on the government's e-locker service DigiLocker.

    e-KYC likely to be Aadhaar for non-banks

    Government is hesitant to allow these nonbanks direct access to the UIDAI database.

    You may be fined Rs 10,000 if you don't link PAN with Aadhaar by the end of this month

    An individual having an inoperative PAN may face trouble in several financial transactions.

    PAN-Aadhaar interchangeability: 6 instances where you can use Aadhaar number instead of PAN

    Do keep in mind that it is advisable to link your PAN with Aadhaar number before quoting it in lieu of PAN. This is because there still is no clarity whether second PAN will be allotted to you if your Aadhaar is not linked to PAN.

    No Aadhaar from elsewhere for those excluded from NRC

    Biometrics of nearly 39.50 lakh who had filed claims after the final draft obtained.

    NSDL ends Aadhaar e-sign services

    With NSDL no longer supporting e-sign, brokerages and fintechs will now have to physically onboard customers. eSign is an online electronic signature service that can facilitate an Aadhaar holder to digitally sign a document.

    Corona pandemic presents the greatest opportunity for radical reforms: Arvind Virmani, ex CEA

    "As 60% of the economy is already under lockdown, and some of this will take one or more quarters to be restored, any temporary adverse effects of policy change are even less than usual. At the same time the positive effects will start appearing as soon as the pandemic crisis is over," said the ex CEA in an interview with ET.

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