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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.

    Surge in Aadhaar enrolments ahead of Covid-19 vaccine rollout for all

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi had last week said Aadhaar would be used to identify people for the vaccination and ensure that they get the second of the two-dose vaccines. 4.5 million people took the unique ID in December and another 2.9 million already this month.

    Supreme Court rejects pleas seeking review of 2018 Aadhaar verdict

    Justice D Y Chandrachud, one of the five-judges of the bench, dissented with the majority verdict and said that the review petitions be kept pending until a larger bench decides the question related to certification of a bill as a money bill.

    Your Aadhaar may be the reason why India wants to ban all cryptos

    The groundwork for a ban on cryptocurrencies may have been unwittingly laid several years ago when the government launched its Jan Dhan-Aadhaar-Mobile trinity in the early years of the first Modi government.

    UP: What’s slowing down vaccine shots? Many recipients, same phone number

    According to the health departments of Noida and Ghaziabad, various authorities, especially municipal bodies, took a casual approach while filing details of their employees. After four rounds, Ghaziabad has only managed 41.5% Covid-19 vaccination coverage among frontline workers, while 47% of the target has been achieved in GB Nagar.

    CBIC exempts non-Indian citizens, PSUs from Aadhaar authentication for GST registration

    Aadhaar authentication for GST registration will not be needed for a government establishment, local authority, public sector undertaking or any specialized agency of the United Nations Organization or for consulates or embassies of foreign countries, the Board said in a notification.

    Aadhaar data can't be used to update NPR: Govt to Parliamentary panel

    The Union government has told the parliamentary standing committee on home affairs that Aadhaar database cannot be used for updating the National Population Register (NPR) as neither can consolidated details of a family be obtained nor can a family structure be created using Aadhaar.

    NRC authorities seek funds for creating Aadhaar-like data security

    Earlier, the NRC authorities had preliminary talks with the Unique Identification Authority of India. The Supreme Court, which is monitoring the NRC update process in Assam, had ordered the authorities on August 13 last year to implement an Aadhaar-like data security regime for the NRC.

    Government plans unique health IDs linked to Aadhaar info

    Authorities plan to use the Covid inoculation programme to generate unique digital health IDs for citizens.

    SC judgement on pleas seeking review of verdict upholding validity of Aadhaar scheme on Monday

    A five-judge bench, comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan, S A Nazeer and B R Gavai, will take up in-chambers a batch of review pleas challenging the September 26, 2018 verdict.

    Downloadable PDF version of voter ID card set to be launched today

    "Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will launch the e-EPIC programme and distribute e-EPICs and Elector Photo Identity Cards to five new voters," a Commission statement said on Sunday.

    Punjab government hikes grant for marriage of construction workers' daughters to Rs 51,000

    Further, to ease the process of availing the benefit of the scheme, the chief minister has approved modification in the existing conditions to make valid marriage certificates issued by any religious body -- gurdwaras, temples and churches -- acceptable for the purpose, the statement said.

    Karnataka Minister kicks off programme offering citizen services at their doorstep in Bengaluru

    The minister visited senior citizen Nagarathnamma's house in Rajajinagar and witnessed delivery of service. Another senior citizen Varalakshmi of Indiranagar was another recipient of the doorstep service. Both had applied for correction in thier Aadhaar cards, but could not visit Aadhaar centres due to age-related health issues.

    New Aadhaar-based mechanism could solve the hassles of changing addresses in 2021

    The government is working to integrate the backend data to seamlessly update addresses at all databases linked to a person's Aadhaar.

    How to verify Aadhaar-registered mobile number online

    To avail various Aadhaar-based services online, it is important to have your mobile number registered with your Aadhaar number. Here's how you can verify if your current mobile number is registered in the UIDAI database.

    Authorities in a fix over Supreme Court's order on data sharing of NRC

    ​On 13 August 2019 the Supreme Court has stated, “in so far as the prayer of the learned state co-ordinator with regard to maintenance of security of NRC data is concerned, we direct that an appropriate regime be enacted on lines similar to the security regime provided for Aadhaar data.”

    Aadhaar enrollment drive for students began in Assam's Hailakandi district

    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.

    Fino Payments Bank says inclusion in commercial bank list to boost business prospects

    The scheduled commercial bank, also called scheduled bank, status allows Fino to enhance its banking position in the treasury and participation in liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) window as per the RBI. It also helps the bank strengthen its business proposition on liabilities generation, Fino said in a release.

    India will overtake China in the next 25 years: Rakesh Jhunjhunwala

    This is going to be India’s decade and may be the first of many, says the ace investor.

    In 2021, Election Commission to push for absentee vote, digi-ID, new service rules

    Linkage of the Aadhaar number with voter ID, allowing voter registration as soon as a person turns 18 years, ensuring gender-neutral voting rights to service voters and launching of the digital voter ID for new voters have been on the to-do list of the EC for some time now.

    Government to present NDA report card on reform today

    An NDA ‘Reform’ report card is set to be launched on Friday that will list the 40 major reforms, including the farm laws, abrogation of Article 370, new labour codes, UPI and Aadhaar payment systems, flagship schemes like Ujjwala and Ujala, Jal Jeevan and Beti Padao Beti Badao missions.

    Aadhar authentication needed for availing online renewal of licence, 15 other services

    These include obtaining learner's licence, renewal of DL, changes of address and certificate of registration, issue of international driving licence, notice of transfer and application for transfer of ownership of vehicle.

    Ration card portability scheme: States asked to send proposals for additional funds by February 15

    In the meeting, the secretary asked the states to deepen the progress about installation of ePoS devices, Aadhaar seeding of all beneficiaries, biometric authentication of public distribution system (PDS) transactions and portability transactions (both inter-state and intra-state), it said.

    Half the states fail to use pre-matric scholarship scheme for tribals

    Over half of the funds earmarked for pre-matric scholarships under the Centre’s scheme for tribal children is lying unspent. Out of Rs 400 crore for the scholarship, only Rs 163.96 cr have been disbursed to 16 states and union territories.

    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.

    GST fraud of Rs 940 cr busted, 340 bogus firms under lens

    With the arrest of six persons, including the kingpin, Delhi Police's Cyber Crime Unit (CyPAD) has busted a GST refund scam involving fake business transactions worth Rs 940 crore.

    How to get Aadhaar card printed in PVC form

    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.

    FM Nirmala Sitharaman gives banks till March 31 to ensure all accounts are Aadhaar-seeded

    “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.

    Aadhaar numbers of office-bearers of any NGO now mandatory for registration

    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).

    AU Bank Q3 results: Net profit jumps over two-and-a-half times to Rs 479 cr

    The total net income during the October-December 2020 period also jumped 94 per cent to Rs 1,297 crore from Rs 668 crore a year ago, AU Small Finance Bank said in a release.

    Government can allow Aadhaar authentication by entities for good governance: Dhotre

    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.

    CBSE restructures affiliation system; process to be completely digital with least human intervention

    The new system, which will come into effect from March 1, has been restructured as per various recommendations for systemic reforms laid down in the new National Education Policy (NEP).

    Mutual funds continue to attract investors in 2020, add 72 lakh folios

    Mutual funds added 72 lakh folios in the pandemic ravaged year 2020 as higher disposable income and low interest on bank deposits attracted investors towards this financial instrument.

    India gears up for a robust digital ecosystem as e-payments witness an upward trend

    The payments industry, which saw unprecedented changes and challenges during the pandemic crisis last year, expects 2021 to be the year of innovation. With more small businesses adopting digital channels, India could see millions of new users enter the digital ecosystem.

    PM Narendra Modi to launch Co-WIN app today as formal vaccine rollout starts

    The health ministry had said the Co-WIN would be used to manage the entire vaccination drive. People taking the vaccine shots will also be able to track their vaccination schedules using the app.

    Ministry of Home Affair extends validity of FCRA registration of NGOs till May 31

    In a notification, the MHA said it is mandated to administer the FCRA and section 12(6) of the act provides that the certificate granted shall be valid for a period of five years from the date of issue.

    Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana completes 5 years of operation; govt urges farmers to take benefit of scheme

    Even during the COVID-19 lockdown period, nearly 70 lakh farmers benefitted and claims worth Rs 8,741.30 crore were transferred to the beneficiaries.

    Bill Gates lauds use of Aadhaar and NPCI in India

    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

    Plot owner's Aadhaar, OTP must for registry in Haryana

    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.

    India’s digital economy will go from prepaid to postpaid in the new decade: Nandan Nilekani

    The move of the digital economy from a prepaid to postpaid is going to drive a huge cycle of consumption as well as growth, Nandan Nilekani says at a Founding Fuel event.

    NRC coordinator urges Assam government to unlock biometric details of 3.8 million

    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.

    Eyeing those jeans? ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ in instalments

    When people did not want to part with cash, the ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ model found its moment of glory among a host of consumers.

    Prevent Aadhaar misuse by locking your biometrics

    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.

    4 reasons why GST collections hit record high in December

    While we are going into the recovery zone, we should not lower our guards down, says the finance secretary.

    Income tax calendar 2021: All the important tax-related dates you need to know

    To bring ease to the taxpayers, the income tax department has sent an email containing the link of the tax calendar for 2021. If you have not received the link, here is a link for you to bookmark the important income tax dates for 2021.

    16 financial deadlines in 2021 that you must know

    Due to novel coronavirus pandemic, various financial deadlines have been extended well into 2021 by the government. Here are the 16 financial deadlines that you should not miss in the new year i.e. 2021.

    Record-keeping of cash deals in gems & jewellery trade now a must under PMLA

    Govt notifies dealers in precious metals and stones as designated businesses under PMLA to tackle money laundering through multiple cash deals up to or above Rs 10 lakh.

    32.71 crore permanent account numbers (PAN) linked with biometric ID Aadhaar: Govt

    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.

    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.

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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Google Pay has no access to Aadhaar database: Google to Delhi High Court

    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.

    GST registration after physical verification of biz place if Aadhaar not authenticated: CBIC

    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.

    Lok Sabha passes taxation bill to provide reliefs for taxpayers

    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.

    Paytm Payments Bank enables Aadhaar card-based services

    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.

    Nine states unlock additional borrowing limit of Rs 23,523 crore via implementation of PDS reforms

    As part of the Atmanirbhar Bharat package announced in May, the Centre had allowed the states to borrow an additional 2% of gross state domestic product (GSDP) to meet pandemic-related expenses.

    Eight organizations and 145 individuals write to govt on concerns on Aarogya Setu app

    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.

    Aadhaar authentication for new GST registration is active from August 21: Official

    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.

    Home Ministry examines amendments to Identification of Prisoners Act

    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.

    View: Direct cash transfer is not the vaccine for reviving GDP. It’s not even anti-viral remdesivir

    Economists like Raghuram Rajan, Abhijit V Banerjee and Manmohan Singh, as well as politicians like P Chidambaram and Yogendra Yadav, have been advocating more cash be put in the hands of people. But they haven’t answered ‘How?’, ‘How much?’, and ‘At what cost?’ What is the magic fiscal deficit number appropriate for balancing the macro consequences of direct cash transfers (DCTs)?

    Clubbed in groups, lending models for women-run businesses have a peculiar problem

    Group lending models have been the order of the day in the microfinance sector. However, the model may not be the most ideal for women entrepreneurs.

    Telecom companies seek to get charges for Aadhaar-based e-KYC authentication scrapped

    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.

    Sebi allows NSE to undertake e-KYC Aadhaar authentication

    NSE is the ninth entity approved by Sebi to undertake e-KYC Aadhaar authentication.

    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).

    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.

    Transport ministry proposes changes to help appoint 'legal heir" of a motor vehicle

    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.

    Giving cheaper food to reducing wastage, India on path towards achieving SDGs: Govt

    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.

    GST law panel for 2-pronged strategy to curb fake invoices

    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

    Lord Padmanabha Swamy temple to open tomorrow but with restrictions

    Followers will have to book for darshan online through the temple website "" 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.

    GST Council panel for 2-pronged strategy to curb fake invoices

    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.

    Step-by-step guide to GST registration through Aadhaar authentication

    Aadhaar authentication facility for new taxpayers has been rolled out from August 21, 2020.

    Airtel Payments Bank to expand footprint in West Bengal

    Over 12,500 unbanked villages in the state now have access to formal banking services with Airtel Payments Bank.

    West Bengal farmers may soon get benefit of PM-Kisan

    West Bengal farmers’ wait to get benefits under the central ‘income support scheme’, PM-Kisan, may end soon as the state, after being politically cornered on the issue in the runup to assembly polls, has finally come on board by responding to the verification exercise for beneficiaries. Under the scheme, each landholder farmer family gets Rs 6,000 per annum.

    How government’s DigiLocker can help you store documents electronically

    Users can avail services of the DigiLocker either by visiting the website: 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.

    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).

    Health ID: Another Aadhaar in the offing for new digital medical care ecosystem

    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.

    PM releases Rs 17,000 crore to 8.5 crore farmers under PM-KISAN scheme

    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.

    HDFC Bank launches SmartHub Merchant Solutions 3.0 for SMEs

    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.

    Facial recognition, iris scans may be used for welfare scheme payouts

    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.

    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.

    Aadhaar model can help in vaccinating population quickly: Infosys chairman Nandan Nilekani

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Digital financial services have a problem. It’s called trust deficit

    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.

    How 351 Modi government schemes saved Rs 1.70 lakh crore

    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.

    10 things to know about new provision of TCS on sale of goods

    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.

    JAM infrastructure gets ready for a wider outreach

    Some stakeholders have suggested that the framework be extended to deploy universal income transfers or universal basic income

    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.

    RJD demands high-level probe into 'irregularities' in Covid testing in Bihar

    Lalu Prasad's Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) demanded a high-level inquiry on Friday into the alleged irregularities in the Covid-19 testing in Bihar, after reports suggested glaring gaps between what is on paper and on the ground.

    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.

    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.

    Aadhaar linked post office savings account also eligible for govt subsidy transfer

    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.

    Don't make it prestige issue; repeal farm laws, draft afresh after consulting farmers: Pilot to Centre

    While the Congress supported agri reforms, it did not back laws which are "contrary to the interest of the farmers", said the former Rajasthan deputy chief minister, who addressed two kisan panchayats in Dausa and Bharatpur recently, which saw a massive turnout.

    Delhi govt approves over 100 models for subsidy under new electric vehicles policy: Gahlot

    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.

    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.

    Lok Sabha: PM Modi asks farmers to return to talks on Farm Bills; Congress, TMC walk out

    The Prime Minister talked about the Centre's agricultural reforms, the three Bills that were passed in 2020, calling them a necessity to drive progress in the sector.

    Flagship missions’ revamp on cards in runup to state polls

    The government has adopted a goal-oriented approach and the new contours of the flagship missions and welfare programmes would be in place by March. A senior official who did not wish to be identified told ET: “The revamped schemes would be rolled out by April 1.”

    Govt cancelled FCRA licence of over 20,600 NGOs in 10 years

    As per the amended law, providing Aadhaar numbers of the office bearers of the NGOs has been made mandatory for registration of NGOs under the FCRA.

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