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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.

How to link PAN with Aadhaar

The government in the budget 2017 had introduced a law making mandatory for every individual having PAN to link with Aadhaar. Here are 3 ways to do it.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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".

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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

"It is mandatory to link your PAN and Aadhaar before 31st March, 2020. You can do it through Biometric Aadhaar authentication & also by visiting the PAN service centers of NSDL and UTITSL," the department said in the latest post on social media.

Aadhaar-PAN, Vivad se Vishwas, belated ITR, tax-saving deadlines extended to June 30, 2020

The government decision comes amid curfews and lockdowns due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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.

Coronavirus lockdown: Have time on your hands? Complete these 5 money-related tasks

What with the world staring at a recession due to COVID-19, now is a good time to sort out your money matters. Here are five money-related things you can do during the lockdown.

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.

PAN to become inoperative after March 31 if not linked with Aadhaar: Income Tax Dept

PAN will become inoperative if it is not linked with Aadhaar by March 31, the I-T department has said.

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.

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”.

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.

PAN won't become inoperative if not linked to Aadhaar till SC judgement: Gujarat High court

The deadline for linking of PAN and Aadhar had been extended several times and now the new deadline is March 31, 2020. So, if a person doesn’t link his PAN with Aadhar by the said date, his PAN shall be inoperative.

20% of temporary staff may not be able to avail full benefit of PF withdrawal: Indian Staffing Federation

The staffing federation has written to labour ministry last week asking them to re-look into the issue.

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.

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.

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.

Announcements made by FM will help businesses tide over COVID-19 impact: Industry

Deloitte India Partner M S Mani said the extension of GST return filing timelines together with the deferment of e-invoicing and new returns announced earlier would allow businesses to focus on resumption of business processes once normalcy resumes in future.

Belated I-T returns for FY 18-19 deadline extended to June 30, 2020

In a good news for individuals, the government has decied to extend the deadline for belated income tax return (ITR) from March 31, 2020 to June 30, 2020. The decision has come due to curfews and lockdowns becuase of coronavirus pandemic.Belated I-T returns for FY 18-19 deadline extended to June 30, 2020

No stimulus! Sensex pares gains as Nirmala Sitharaman delays economic package

Nirmala Sitharaman announced a slew of waivers and relaxations in compliance and deadlines.

Belated, revised ITR deadline extended to June 30, 2020

​The government has also the extended deadline for PAN-Aadhaar linking from March 31, 2020, to June 30, 2020.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Covid-19: EPFO urges its subscribers to avail various services online

"In view of government of India guidelines to contain spreading of COVID-19, Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) advises it members, pensioners and employers to avail various online services offered by EPFO, from the comfort of their homes, and to avoid visiting EPFO offices," the Employees Provident Fund Organisation said in a statement on Friday.

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.

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.

e-KYC likely to be Aadhaar for non-banks

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

PAN-Aadhaar linking deadline extended by 3 months to March 31, 2020

The government has extended the deadline to link PAN with Aadhaar once again. The last time deadline was extended in September 2019 by three months to December 31, 2019. If the PAN is not linked with Aadhaar by March 31st, then PAN will become inoperative.

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.

Will govt extend these five financial deadlines amid coronavirus outbreak?

All over the country, cities have partially locked down and people are working from home - this is because people have been told to avoid crowded places. The question now arises: will the government extend some of these financial deadlines?

Complete these money tasks before March 31

The month of March is an important month for your money matters. There are various financial deadlines that fall in March. ET Online’s Shambhavi Mehrotra lists out 10 financial tasks you should complete before March 31, 2020.Complete these money tasks before March 31

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.

10 financial tasks to complete before March 31, 2020

From filing your belated income tax returns to booking profits in stocks and equity mutual funds, there are certain tasks that you must complete before March 31, 2020. Here is the list of 10 things that you must do before March ends.

How to apply for Aadhaar card without documents

Aadhaar card is an important document. To apply for Aadhaar card, you must have valid ID proof and address proof. However, you can still apply for Aadhaar card if you do not have the required documents. Here are two ways to apply for Aadhaar card.

PAN column dropped from NPR ‘after 30-lakh sample tests’

73 districts were covered in the test, where samples of nearly 30 lakh individuals were collected. In 80% cases, respondents provided details voluntarily but were hesitant to share PAN details, following which the decision to drop the PAN column in NPR came according to sources.

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.

PAN-Aadhaar linking deadline extended again, today is the last date

CBDT extended the due date for linking of PAN with Aadhaar from 31st December, 2019 to 31st March, 2020.

FinMin flags 17 'areas of dissatisfaction' with Infosys-designed GSTN

Infosys, which in 2015 won the contract for managing backend for GST Network (GSTN), has drawn flak from the ministry over the tech glitches, some of them have been unresolved for almost two years. The finance ministry has sought an urgent resolution plan from the Bengaluru-based software giant to address these tech glitches.

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.

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.

CBDT notifies PAN-Aadhaar interchangeability

The Union Budget presented in July had amended Section 139A of the Income-tax Act, 1961 to provide for interchangeability of PAN and Aadhaar number. However, an amendment to give effect to this change in various forms or returns and statements prescribed was pending.

Aadhaar-property linking not an easy road: Experts

The Supreme Court in September last year had upheld the Constitutional validity of Aadhaar, making it a legal proof of identity and address for over 1.2 billion holders.

PAN-Aadhaar linking deadline is December 31. Here is how to link the two

Linking your PAN with Aadhaar is mandatory to file your income tax return. Another thing you to keep in mind is that if your PAN is not linked with Aadhaar by the December 31 deadline, then as per current laws your PAN will become inoperative.

Aadhaar card update: Number of times name, date of birth, gender can be changed in Aadhaar

After putting restrictions on number of times date of birth can be updated in the Aadhaar card, UIDAI has further tightened the rules regarding updation of date of birth. Also, restrictions have been placed on the number of times name and gender can be updated.

Rajasthan govt releases fourth instalment of PM Kisan Nidhi scheme to farmers

Farmers are given Rs 6,000 per year in three instalments of Rs 2,000 each under the scheme aimed at providing financial support to small and marginal farmers across the country.

Odisha has begun process to update NPR: Official

"As per instructions of the Registrar General of India, the NPR exercise has begun. A pilot survey has been carried out in parts of the state, while door-to-door survey and house-listing will be taken up mid-April," the official added.

20% TDS if employee doesn’t share PAN or Aadhaar: I-T dept

Centre had amended the law to make sharing of Aadhaar must in case someone does not have a PAN.

Aadhaar, dabba, hartal, shaadi among 26 new Indian English words added to Oxford Dictionary

Out of the 26 new words, 22 figure in the printed dictionary, while the other four are in the digital version.

PAN-Aadhaar linking: What will happen if PAN is not linked with Aadhaar by September 30?

The last date for you to link your PAN with your Aadhaar number is September 30, 2019.

SC seeks Centre's reply on plea against changes in law allowing private firms to use Aadhaar data

A bench, comprising Chief Justice S A Bobde and Justice B R Gavai, took note of the plea filed by S G Vombatkere, who alleged that the 2019 amendments into the Aadhaar Act was violative of the earlier apex court judgments. Earlier, a five-judge constitution bench, while upholding the validity of Aadhaar act, had made certain exceptions.

Giving Aadhaar number in lieu of PAN? Make sure you have linked both. Here's why

CBDT issued a notification in August where it stated that if someone without a PAN card quotes their Aadhaar number, then the income tax department will consider this an auto-application for PAN and it will be issued to the individual.

Get Aadhaar related help via this Twitter account

UIDAI's help centre Twitter account helps an individual resolve their Aadhaar related queries like updating mobile number, email ID or so on.

NPR designed to misuse and abuse: Kamal Nath

MP CM Kamal Nath said that he is not going to allow any law which divides society, or which is against the spirit of the Constitution. He said there are no safeguards in the BJP government’s version of NPR.

HC declines to order linking of FB, Twitter, WhatsApp accounts with Aadhaar, PAN

​​A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar said linking of accounts with social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp, with Aadhaar, PAN or any other identity document requires framing of policies or amendment in existing laws by the central government and this exercise cannot be done by the court.

Aadhaar mandatory for getting PM-Kisan benefits from December onwards: Centre

"The mandatory requirement of Aadhaar seeding of beneficiaries' data continues to be applicable for release of all installments falling due with effect from December 1, 2019 onward," Agriculture Minister said in Lok Sabha. Under PM-Kisan scheme, the government is providing Rs 6,000 per annum in three equal installments to 14 crore farmers.

India Post Payments Bank crosses 2 cr customer mark

India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) has garnered over two crore customers in less than two years of being operational. According to a statement, IPPB had reached the landmark of one crore customers in August last year - its first year of operations.

Now, PM-Kisan payments only via Aadhaar-linked bank accounts

Under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-Kisan) Yojana, the central government provides income support of Rs 6,000 per year to all farmer families in the country, paid in instalments of Rs 2,000 every four months. The instalment for the December 2019 to March 2020 will be transferred to Aadhar-authenticated bank accounts at one go this month.

Sebi issues circular on Aadhaar e-KYC for investors

The circular mentions about the requirements to be fulfilled by entities registered with the UIDAI as KYC User Agency (KUA) as well as for sub-KUA.

No Aadhaar from elsewhere for those excluded from NRC

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

State-wise information on every land holding: Govt plans database with Aadhaar seeding to double farmer income

The group of secretaries on agriculture and allied activities has proposed beginning with a consolidated database, which would have state-wise data of every land holding and its size, Aadhaar number, the area under cultivation, crops being cultivated every season, specific area under different crops, number of bags of urea used.

Aadhaar enabled payment system growth slows in FY20

AePS facilitates cashless transactions through biometric authentication. According to NPCI, which runs the platform, biometric-based transactions grew by 10% to 208 million transactions in October 2019 from 189 million in April. October usually sees high transactions because of the festive season and higher remittance from urban to rural areas.

No need to prove one’s pre-1971 ancestry during NRC exercise: Official

Amid concerns that one may need to prove his/her pre-1971 antecedents during the exercise, the government official said that all-India NRC will be completely different from the one that happened in Assam and will be as per the Citizenship (Registration of Citizens and Issue of National Identity Cards) Rules of 2003.

Nirmala Sitharaman to attend financial outreach initiative in Guwahati on February 27

Aadhaar enrollment in Assam is abysmally low. Sunil Kumar Tandon, chief general manager (CGM) for Northeast India of State Bank of India said, “State Bank alone will set up 10 machines during the three day outreach initiative. In Guwahati we have five branches which are doing the Aadhaar.”

UIDAI nod to ‘voluntary’ use of Aadhaar for National Population Register rollout

Why can't we have just one card for all utilities like Aadhaar, passport, bank account, driving licence & voter card: Amit Shah

Aadhaar may be used to verify SECC beneficiaries

The rural development ministry will soon launch the exercise to use Aadhaar to assess the socio economic status of all the beneficiaries.

Is there any proposal to link Aadhaar with social media?: SC asks Centre

The Supreme Court on Friday deferred the Aadhaar-social media linkage matter concerning Facebook for September 24. Asking the government for its stance on the matter and stressing that the matter needs to be decided as early as possible, justice Deepak Gupta said the court may give more time if the union of India is considering framing something in the near future.Is there any proposal to link Aadhaar with social media?: SC asks Centre

SC defers Facebook's Aadhaar-social media linkage matter for September 24

Justice Deepak Gupta said the court may give more time if the Centre is considering framing something in the near future.

Most Aadhaar holders believe data safe, subsidies assured

But 90% of people with Aadhaar believe, wrongly, that providing the number is mandatory for bank a/cs.

How to file Aadhaar related complaints

If you are facing a problem at the enrolment centre or haven't received your Aadhaar card yet, then you can file a complaint on the UIDAI's website.

How to book online appointment to get, update Aadhaar at Aadhaar Seva Kendra

New Aadhaar card applicants, as well as existing holders, can book appointments at an Aadhaar Seva Kendra.

Aadhaar optional, not mandatory for property registration under law, AAP government tells High Court

"Similarly, for mutation of land, Aadhaar is again used as one of the identity proof document. It if further mentioned that production of Aadhaar is not a mandatory requirement for registration of property documents as there is no such provision in the Registration Act, 1908," the Delhi government has said in its affidavit.

Uttar Pradesh to link ownership of urban properties to owner's Aadhaar

At present, most Municipal Corporations do not have data of property ownership within their Municipal limits, which often leads to legal disputes.

Mandatory to link PAN-Aadhaar by Dec 31: Income Tax Department

The deadline to link the permanent account number (PAN) with Aadhaar was extended till December 31 by the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) through an order issued in September this year.

GST: Aadhaar verification to be mandatory for new dealers from Jan 2020

In the first phase, Aadhaar authentication will be mandatory for new dealers. Afterwards, all those enrolled on GSTN would be asked to provide their Aadhaar numbers.

Parliament passes Aadhaar amendment bill

The Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019, was passed by Rajya Sabha by a voice vote.

Giving Aadhaar number in lieu of PAN? You might be fined for giving wrong information

Section 272B of the Income Tax Act provides for a levy of Rs 10,000 every time a wrong ID number is quoted.

National Population Register to include Aadhaar details

Registrar General of India will ask UIDAI to verify biometric data of individuals.

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