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Aadhaar Pay regains tempo, usage hits 200 million

The Nandan Nilekani committee said despite the growth of financial inclusion over the years, banks have not expanded their systems, causing a bulk of the failures.

Aadhaar-enabled transactions cross 200-million milestone on NPCI platform during July

A total of 6.65 crore Indian citizens availed banking services through AePS platform in July, NPCI said.

Syntizen is harnessing the world's largest biometric ID system to prevent fraud, authenticate identity

Nearly 6 mn e-KYC transactions & over 35 mn authentic transactions have been processed by the firm so far.

National Population Register to include Aadhaar details

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

How to link your Aadhaar number with your income tax return

According to a notification by the CBDT, it is mandatory to quote your Aadhaar number while filing ITR unless specifically exempted. The notification further specifies that tax return cannot be filed either electronically or manually without quoting Aadhaar number. To quote your Aadhaar number in your ITR, additional spaces have been provided in the ITR forms. ET Online tells how you can link your Aadhaar with your ITR.How to link your Aadhaar number with your income tax return

Now you can update address in Aadhaar without documentation

This service is particularly useful for people who have recently shifted their residence.

NRC exclusions to be published online on August 31

A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice R F Nariman said that like Aadhaar data, an appropriate regime be enacted for securing the Assam NRC data.

CSCs to enrol 3 crore farmers for PMKMY by August 15

The pension is dispensed under the scheme “Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan-Dhan Yojana (PM-KMY) which was announced in the Budget 2019-20.

States can now use Aadhaar data for their schemes

State governments can use Aadhaar for schemes that are funded through the ‘Consolidated Fund of the State’.

Payment companies seek better MDR deal

Volume of transactions on mobile wallets down to 334 million in June against 393 million in December, according to latest RBI data.

How to link Aadhaar card with income tax returns

With effect from April 1, 2019, it is mandatory to quote your Aadhaar number while filing ITR unless specifically exempted.

All Aadhaar issues have been settled: Nandan Nilekani

"SC has said private entities cannot use Aadhaar data. That's been rectified with the amendment bill," Nilekani said.

Now you can verify your ITR without login to your e-filing account

It is mandatory for the taxpayer to verify ITR within 120 days of filing the tax return.

2 cr farmers to be enrolled under PM-KMY by August 15

The PM-KMY scheme is being implemented across the country, including Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh (both newly created Union Territories), Tyagi said.

Large cash deposits may soon need Aadhaar authentication

Even for large withdrawals, quoting just PAN may not suffice

Large cash deposits may soon need Aadhaar authentication

The government is set to mandate Aadhaar authentication for large cash deposits, in a bit to control cash flow

IITs crucial for making India world education leader: Minister

Pokhriyal said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set the goal of establishing India as the world leader in education by 2024.

All Aadhaar issues have been settled by Govt and Supreme Court: Nandan Nilekani

Aadhaar Architect Nandan Nilekani says all issues around Aadhaar have now been settled with the parliament passing amendment bill and the Supreme Court upholding its constitutional validity. Talking exclusively to ET NOW, Nilekani said, "SC has said private entities cannot use Aadhaar data. That's been rectified with the amendment bill. Aadhaar issues have now been settled. I think now you will see more and more usage of Aadhaar. It will improve the economy and allow people to improve their lives." All Aadhaar issues have been settled by Govt and Supreme Court: Nandan Nilekani

Amendment no Aadhaar for mobile wallet firms

The high cost of logistics and setting up manual verification centres has hit mobile wallet firms hard as unlike banks, they don’t have physical infrastructure.

Cabinet clears changes to Aadhaar Amendment Bill for use of biometric ID in state schemes

The amendment to the Aadhaar Act entails use of India's national biometric ID by states governments for their schemes that are funded through the 'Consolidated Fund of the State'.

Parliament passes Aadhaar amendment bill

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

Stricter detention laws as NSA extended to J&K

Under the NSA, a person can be put under preventive detention for months if authorities are satisfied that a person is a threat to national security.

HC leaves decision on plea for Voter ID-Aadhaar linking to EC

The petition sought for implementation of an Aadhaar-based voting system as the current system "lacks transparency."

Plea in HC for linking property with Aadhaar; Centre, Delhi govt's response sought

A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar issued notices to the Central and Delhi government on the petition and listed the matter for further hearing on October 15.

Government stops verification process using Aadhaar for driving license: Nitin Gadkari

Aadhar number obtained for vehicle registrations are 1.65 crore, the minister added.

Act against agents harassing people seeking Aadhaar update: Minister to officials

The minister said the postal department, banks and district offices hire staff on a contract basis for Aadhaar enrolment and to update information in the document.

Petition in Delhi HC seeking Aadhaar-based election voting system

The petition was filed by advocate and BJP leader Ashwini Upadhyay, seeking the implementation of "Aadhaar based election voting system".

An unhappy contrast: As of now, GoI’s welfare and security policies seem more confident than its economic management

National security saw crucial, if not controversy-free, interventions via the passage of amendments to the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and the National Investigation Agency Act.

mWallet firms look to RBI for eKYC options

Nasscom wants time till March 2020 and easy access to Aadhaar for wallet companies.

'One ration card' plan to be fast-tracked

The scheme will especially benefit migrant labourers who are often on the move in search of jobs.

Telcos back QR Code-based e-KYC method vs Aadhaar

Telcos say high cost of using Aadhaar database will force operators to transfer the expenses to the customer.

View: Ask yourself- Did 370 work, and were things better than in 1950?

In all the decades since Independence, voices that called for peace and reconciliation in Kashmir have been silenced by the gun.

Lok Sabha passes Aadhaar Amendment Bill

The amended bill also provides for a stiff Rs 1 crore penalty and a jail term for private entities for storing Aadhaar data.

View: Budget 2019 shows govt's will to use Aadhaar to track financial transactions

Making Aadhaar and PAN interchangeable for return filing and quoting either for transactions indicates the Government's will to use Aadhaar to track all financial transactions.

Effective decision making depends upon the quality of data collected: Conrad K. Sangma

Addressing the 22nd National Conference on e-Governance 2019 (NCeG), the first ever in North East region, in Shillong, Meghalaya on Thursday said.

Over 1,500 obsolete rules removed to make government functioning citizen friendly: Jitendra Singh

"Over 1,500 obsolete rules and regulations have been done away with, which makes government functioning efficient and citizen friendly," Singh said.

Parliament passes Aadhaar amendment bill via voice vote

Parliament on Monday passed an amendment bill which allows voluntary use of Aadhaar as proof of identity for users to open bank accounts and get mobile phone connection. Parliament passes Aadhaar amendment bill via voice vote

Bill on voluntary use of Aadhaar as ID proof moved in Rajya Sabha

The Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which is intended to replace an ordinance issued in March 2019, has already been passed by Lok Sabha last week.

WhatsApp can trace message origin, says IIT-M professor

V Kamakoti a professor at the IIT Madras tells 'how to trace WhatsApp messages'.

Budget 2019 proposes quick Aadhaar card for NRIs with Indian passports

As per the current Aadhaar laws, every resident shall be entitled to obtain an aadhaar number by submitting his demographic information and biometric information by undergoing the process of enrolment.

Aadhaar card under 180 days for NRIs on arrival: FM Sitharaman

FM Nirmala Sitharaman in Lok Sabha: Propose to consider issuing Aadhaar to NRIs with Indian passports after their arrival in India without the mandatory wait of 180 days. Listen-in.Aadhaar card under 180 days for NRIs on arrival: FM Sitharaman

Lok Sabha passes Aadhaar Bill, Govt says it is in compliance with SC order

Lok Sabha on Thursday passed by voice vote the Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019 with Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad asserting that the proposed amendment was strictly in compliance with the Supreme Court order and was completely voluntary. The Bill seeks to amend Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act 2016 and to further amend the Indian Telegraph Act 1885 and the Prevention of Money Laundering Act 2002.Lok Sabha passes Aadhaar Bill, Govt says it is in compliance with SC order

View: Data protection law must guard against internal and foreign threats to citizen privacy

Despite the urgent need for legal limits, the Personal Data Protection Bill requires proper scrutiny and consultation.

First UIDAI-run Aadhaar Seva Kendra operational in Delhi, Vijayawada

The UIDAI is in the midst of setting up ‘Aadhaar Seva Kendras' (ASKs) - similar to the concept of Passport Seva Kendras.

Data protection, Aadhaar bills listed for budget session

Around 40 Bills have been listed to be taken up in first session of 17th Lok Sabha.

Satya MicroCapital collects Rs 100 crore through cashless transactions

18% was collected by the MFI in the first year of its operations, 40% in the second year and 42% during the first half of 2019.

4 ways to reset your income tax e-filing password

Before the taxpayer uses this option to generate Aadhaar OTP, they must ensure that their PAN and Aadhaar are linked.

Aadhaar bill passage in Parliament: New clause helps secure non-NDA votes

While moving the Bill in the Lok Sabha last week, the government slipped in an extra clause Section 5A

I-T will 'suo motu' allot PAN to those only furnishing Aadhaar: CBDT chairman

PAN is "certainly not dead" and the recent Budget announcement is just an "additional facility", CBDT said.

Budget 2019: Your PAN won't become 'invalid' if not linked with Aadhaar, only 'inoperative'

Currently, if PAN is not linked with Aadhaar, then PAN would be deemed to become invalid by September 30, 2019.

SC seeks response from Centre, UIDAI on plea against new Aadhaar ordinance

Plea has also challenged the Aadhaar (Pricing of Aadhaar Authentication Services) Regulations, 2019.

Budget 2019 proposes to make PAN, Aadhaar interchangeable; soon you can file ITR using either of these

In addition to that, those who do not have PAN can simply quote their Aadhaar number wherever PAN is mandatory to quote.

Budget 2019: No need for a PAN, you can quote Aadhaar number for filing I-T return

The finance minister announced the interchangeability of Aadhaar and PAN.

Budget 2019: Sitharaman proposes waiving 180 days criteria for issuing Aadhaar to NRIs

As of now, an NRI has to stay in India for more than 180 days to be eligible to apply for Aadhaar.

India’s Aadhaar process may find takers abroad

Rai said that representatives from both the companies would soon be reaching out to the authorities in these countries .

RBI panel for hike in collateral free lending, MUDRA loan limit to Rs 20 lakh

The committee has also recommended revision of loan limit sanctioned under MUDRA to Rs 20 lakh from Rs 10 lakh

MSME portal to be launched soon: Gadkari

Like what Alibaba has done to China's growth and Amazon in the US, India has also decided to have a portal dedicated to the MSME sector, the minister said.

Next-gen AI systems won’t need huge amount of data: Vinod Khosla

Silicon Valley veteran talks about India’s startup scene, tech regulation, and AI opportunities.

PAN, Aadhaar interchangeable for tax returns; 2% TDS on cash withdrawal over Rs 1 cr/yr proposed: FM Sitharaman

Interchangeability of PAN and Aadhaar card to be allowed for ease and convenience to taxpayers. ITR can be filed without PAN by quoting Aadhaar; to discourage practice of making business payments in cash, I propose to levy TDS of 2% on cash withdrawal exceeding Rs 1 crore a year from a bank account; establishments with annual turnover of Rs 50 crore will offer low-cost digital mode of payments to customers and no charges or merchant discount rates shall be imposed on customers as well as merchants. Listen-in.PAN, Aadhaar interchangeable for tax returns; 2% TDS on cash withdrawal over Rs 1 cr/yr proposed: FM Sitharaman

CSCs to restart Aadhaar related work within a week

VLEs provide government services like train ticket booking, passport application, birth certificate, registration for Ayushman Bharat scheme etc.

Aadhaar Amendment Bill gets Cabinet approval, to be introduced in upcoming Parliament session

The Aadhaar Amendment Bill 2019 will be introduced in the ensuing session of Parliament, according to an official release.

vpnMentor spots a data breach in Credit Fair, Chqbook Database

Credit Fair offers customers access to small personal loans, while Chqbook lets customers compare personal finance products such as loans and credit cards, based on their financial status.

How to download Aadhaar from the UIDAI website

If you have applied for an Aadhaar card but have not received it yet, you can download a PDF of it online from the UIDAI's website. Watch this video for the step-by-step guide to download Aadhaar from UIDAI website.How to download Aadhaar from the UIDAI website

Parliament clears the Bill that will change the way India drives

The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill proposes huge increases in various penalties for traffic violations.

How to apply for Aadhaar card

To apply for an Aadhaar card, here are the six steps you should follow.

How to check the status of Aadhaar card

After the enrolment, there are two ways to check the status of your Aadhaar card.

Banks can use Aadhaar for KYC with customer's consent: RBI

The RBI specifies Know Your Customer norms to be followed by banks and other entities regulated by it for various customer services, including opening of bank accounts.

Banks can use Aadhaar for KYC with customer's consent: RBI

The RBI specifies Know Your Customer norms to be followed by banks and other entities regulated by it for various customer services, including opening of bank accounts.

4 ways to link PF account with Aadhaar

As per the unified portal of EPFO, if you wish to file an online claim for your EPF, then you have to mandatorily link your UAN with Aadhaar.

Tips for a smooth income tax return filing experience

Taxpayers should keep in mind these tips to avoid penalties and ensure a smooth return filing process.

Aadhaar services that you can avail via SMS

These services are useful for those individuals who do not have access to the Internet, UIDAI's website or m-Aadhaar app.

E-ITR forms updated post the extension of deadline to file ITR

The changes have been made in the ITR form to ensure no penal interest is payable by the taxpayer under section 234A if he files ITR before the deadline.

HC pings IIT-M professor for report on WhatsApp's traceability

Prof V Kamakoti is assisting in hearing of two petitions that had sought interlinking of the Aadhaar database with social media profiles for authentication.

UN officials express awe over India's progress in achieving SDGs

NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar said India at the moment is at the "cusp of a major transformation"

PM should focus on underground resources, give Rs 2 lakh loan to Aadhaar holders: Anil Agarwal

India, Agarwal says, is in 'satyug' under the Modi government where coteries have been demolished and only performance recognised.

What are the documents required to apply for Aadhaar Card?

To apply for Aadhaar card, you are required to provide valid documents of proof of identity, address proof and date of birth.

PIL seeks to link Aadhaar with social media accounts

The petition has been filed by advocate and Delhi BJP leader Ashwini Upadhyay.

'Bahikhaata' Budget angers middle class on social media

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced that the government aims to increase the present $2.7 trillion economy to $5 trillion by 2025.

Digital payment firms wait for new finance secretary to discuss MDR

With Garg on his way out, discussions on the MDR proposal in the budget may need to be restarted.

How to link Aadhaar card to bank account

The process of linking your Aadhaar with a bank account can be done both online and offline.

Axis Bank will raise Rs 18,000 cr when the market is right: Amitabh Chaudhry

When the market is willing to support us, we will go and raise it in the next 12 months.

How to check if PAN is linked with your Aadhaar

The government has extended the cut-off date for linking Aadhaar with Permanent Account Number (PAN) to September 30, 2019. The Supreme Court (SC) has upheld that PAN must be mandatorily linked with Aadhaar as per Section 139AA of the Income Tax Act. As per this section, if your PAN is not linked with Aadhaar, then it would be deemed to become invalid. Here's a quick guide to check if the two are linked.How to check if PAN is linked with your Aadhaar

Supreme Court notices to Centre on Money Bill misuse plea

​​A money bill is introduced only in the Lok Sabha and is transmitted to the Rajya Sabha, which has 14 days to give its opinion. However, the Rajya Sabha cannot amend or reject the bill and it is up to the Lok Sabha to accept its proposals.

Aadhaar just an ID, says Nandan Nilekani

Defending Aadhaar, the Infosys co-founder said it never collected data on individual.

It's time to act: An open letter to PM Modi and Prakash Javadekar from tigers of India

The open letter, inspired by film-makers, actors, historians, features an impassioned plea: Save Forests, Save Tigers.

Amit Shah's first bill today in Lok Sabha on J&K reservation

The bill makes provision for allowing voluntary use of Aadhaar as an identity proof for opening bank accounts and getting mobile phone connection.

Budget 2019: Tax rebate for those with income less than Rs 5 lakh continues

The FM appreciated the honest taxpayers of India and said that the direct tax revenue has increase by over 78 per cent in last five years.

UIDAI's expenditure in FY'20 till May at Rs 30.32 cr: Ravi Shankar Prasad

The expenditure of UIDAI during 2016-17 was Rs 1,132.84 crore, 2017-18 was Rs 1,149.38 crore, 2018-19 was Rs 1,182.08 crore and 2019-20 was Rs 30.32 crore.

Private sector banks go easy on correspondents network

PSBs cite high compliance costs and rising operational expenses as reasons.

How to open an NPS account online without Aadhaar

Aadhaar based registration for NPS account has been disabled since January 2019. Here's the process to open an account online.

RBI norms for video KYC may be out in a month

A few banks and lending firms have already started preparing for the implementation.

PAN-Aadhaar linkage deadline extended

It would still be mandatory, however, to quote the Aadhaar number while filing ITR.

SC refuses to entertain plea challenging Aadhaar Ordinance

A bench of Justices asserted that they are not expressing anything on the merits of the case.

Budget 2019 highlights for common man: What it means for you

The hike in the tax surcharge will affect only super-rich taxpayers earning over Rs 2 crore. But a few other proposals are aimed at small taxpayers.

PAN to become invalid if not linked with Aadhaar by September 30

The earlier deadline to link PAN and Aadhaar was March 31, 2019, but, there was no clarity among chartered accountants and legal experts as to whether PAN will become inactive.

Now you can lock your Aadhaar number. Here’s how to do it

Once you have locked your Aadhaar number, the authentication services using any method cannot be done using Aadhaar number.

Karnataka education department puts Aadhaar details of 5,000 scholars online

Sources in the education dept told that Aadhaar details of the students are linked to the Student Achievement Tracking System and hence the data showed up on one PDF page.

Budget analysis: The good, the bad and the ugly of Sitharaman's budget

Here is a look at the good and the not-so-good sides of Nirmala Sitharaman's maiden budget.

IT Firm working for TDP has Aadhaar data of 7.8 crore

TDP has said that they did not have access to raw Aadhaar data and that it was only being used to verify beneficiaries of welfare schemes.

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