Aadhaar: Everything you need to know about it
Haven't linked Aadhaar with various services yet? Here is a collection of stories that can solve all your Aadhaar linking problems.
However, not all services are exempt, you may still need it for select services. You still have to provide your Aadhaar to avail of government welfare schemes and subsidies like LPG and kerosene, and scholarships.
So, what exactly is Aadhaar? It is a 12-digit unique number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) by taking a person's biometric details such as iris scan and fingerprints, and demographic information like date of birth and address.
If you want to know more about Aadhaar, here are articles that cover a whole gamut of topics, right from how to get one, who is eligible, the transactions that require it, checking whether your Aadhaar number is active or not, and what to do if you lose it.
Aadhaar linking still needed for these services
The Supreme Court said in a ruling that the mandatory linking of bank accounts and mobile phones will stand extended 'indefinitely' till judgement on the petitions pending before it is pronounced. Reportedly, the ruling added that except for subsidies, the Centre and States cannot insist on Aadhaar for any service, including issuance of passports. It also said that the relief will not apply to services and subsidies under section 7 of the Aadhaar Act, 2016. Click here to read the full story.
Updating your address in Aadhaar will be easier from April
The UIDAI will start a new service from next year to help Aadhaar holders who do not have valid proof of residence of current location to update their address easily by using a letter containing a secret PIN. The new service is proposed to start from April 1, 2019. Click here to read the full story.
How Aadhaar can make your financial life easier
Having an Aadhaar card and registering your mobile number with the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) can make your financial life much easier. Here are three situations where having an Aadhaar and registering your mobile number with UIDAI can save you a lot of hassle. Click here to read the full story.
PAN-Aadhaar linking deadline extended till March 2019
The CBDT today extended the deadline for the PAN-Aadhaar linking to March 31 next year. This is the fifth time the government has extended the deadline for individuals to link their Permanent Account Number (PAN) to their biometric ID (Aadhaar). Click here to read the full story.
All you need to know about the Aadhaar Virtual ID
The Aadhaar Virtual ID (VID) will allow you to authenticate transactions and e-know-your-customer (KYC) services instead of providing your Aadhaar number, to both private and government institutions. According to the UIDAI, for now, you can use this for online address update in your Aadhaar. Read on to find more about the VID and how you can get one. Click here to read the full story.
What you don't know about Aadhaar
A recent study, State of Aadhaar, conducted by IDinsight, a global development analytics firm, found that only 7 percent were aware of the full Aadhaar authentication process. While 85.1 percent of the people surveyed were aware of fingerprint authentication, less than half of them, i.e., 41.6 percent, know that Aadhaar enrolment is free of cost. Click here to read the full story.
Deadline to re-verify mobile numbers through Aadhaar extended till SC judgement
The telecom department has extended the time limit for re-verifying mobile numbers through Aadhaar till the time the Supreme Court decides on an ongoing case on the validity of the identification number and its enabling law. Click here to read the full story.
How to download your Aadhaar update history
UIDAI has launched the beta version of an online facility to obtain Aadhaar Update History which can be downloaded and provided to various authorities on demand for availing services. The Aadhaar Update history shows date-wise details of updates made in address, and other fields on the Aadhaar since its generation. It could be any update relating to name, date of birth, gender or address, or addition/deletion of mobile or email. Click here to read the full story.
Tax department offers instant e-PAN based on Aadhaar
The I-T department has launched a facility for e-PAN on a real-time basis, a move which is expected to reduce the interaction with the department and help taxpayers generate the permanent account number (PAN) without any hassle. Click here to read the full story.
Aadhaar not mandatory for mobile SIMs
You don't need an Aadhaar card to get a mobile SIM. The Centre has directed telecom companies to start accepting alternative documents such as driving licence, passport and voter ID card. Click here to read the full story.
Aadhaar not mandatory for getting pension
Aadhaar card is not mandatory for central government employees to get their pension, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh has said. His assertion assumes significance as there were reports of some retired employees facing difficulty in getting the pension in the absence of Aadhaar linkage with their bank accounts. Click here to read the full story.
UIDAI delays face recognition rollout for Aadhaar verification until Aug 1
The Aadhaar-issuing body UIDAI has delayed the introduction of face recognition facility for authentication by one month to August 1 in order to get enough time to prepare for a smooth rollout. The authority in charge of the national identity system had earlier this year announced it will include face recognition alongside iris or fingerprint scan as a means of verifying users, helping those who face issues in biometric authentication or have worn-out fingerprints. Click here to read the full story.
UIDAI extends deadline to deploy Virtual ID system to July 1
UIDAI has extended by one month to July 1 the deadline for service providers and agencies like banks and telecom companies to fully deploy Virtual ID system and accept these IDs in lieu of Aadhaar number. The Virtual ID (VID) feature is aimed at giving users the option of not sharing their Aadhaar number at the time of authentication. Click here to read the full story.
Deadline for providing Aadhaar to avail govt subsidised services extended till June 30
The government has extended the deadline for providing Aadhaar to avail of various services under section 7 of the Aadhaar Act to June 30, 2018. These schemes are mainly subsidised government services and government funded welfare schemes such as LPG and kerosene, and even scholarships. The earlier deadline to provide Aadhaar to avail of these schemes was March 31. Click here to read the full story.
Railways to accept digital Aadhaar, driving licence as ID proof from govt's DigiLocker
The Indian Railways have said that they will accept soft copies of Aadhaar and driving licence provided they are in a person's DigiLocker, a digital storage service operated by the government that enables Indian citizens to store certain official documents on cloud. Click here to read the full story.
Aadhaar may become mandatory to book rail tickets
Your Aadhaar card could soon become mandatory to book railway tickets if the recommendation of a new railway report is implemented. To enhance the security of ticketing systems, the report suggests that passengers’ user IDs be linked to their Aadhaars, and the railways may adopt the suggestion, sources said. Click here to read the full story.
Supreme Court questions Centre on mandatory linking of Aadhaar with mobile
The Supreme Court today raised questions over the government's decision ordering mandatory seeding of mobile numbers with Aadhaar and said its earlier order on mandatory authentication of the users was used as a "tool". Click here to read the full story.
EPFO slams Aadhaar data theft reports on social media
The EPFO through its official social media handles put out a statement regarding 'certain falsehoods being circulated in the social media platform about EPFO data'. The release clarified that such "warnings regarding the vulnerabilities data or software is a routine administrative process based on which services rendered through common service areas have been discontinued effective 22nd March 2018." Click here to read the full story.
Aadhaar linking deadline for existing insurance policies extended indefinitely
The insurance regulator has issued a circular asking insurance companies to extend the deadline to link Aadhaar with existing policies. Insurers (both general and life) have been asked to extend the deadline 'indefinitely' till the matter is finally heard and the judgement is pronounced. However, to get a new cover, one will need to provide Aadhaar and PAN. Click here to read the full story.
Govt amends PMLA rules to extend Aadhaar linking date for all financial accounts till after SC order
The finance ministry has amended the Prevention of Money Laundering (Maintenance of Records) Rules, 2005, via a issued notification yesterday, extending the date for submitting Aadhaar by existing account holders to financial entities till a date to be notified after the final judgement in the petition challenging Aadhaar pending before the Supreme Court. Click here to read the full story.
EPS pensioners can submit life certificate without Aadhaar, fingerprint authentication: EPFO
Now Employee Pension Scheme (EPS) pensioners can submit life certificate without Aadhaar or even if Aadhaar fingerprint authentication fails in case of those who do possess Aadhaar. These pensioners had been facing problems in submitting Jeevan Pramaan or life certificate digitally and non-submission of life certificate would have led to stoppage of their pension. Click here to read the full story.
RBI makes Aadhaar key to KYC compliance
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has made linking of national biometric ID Aadhaar to bank accounts mandatory as part of its updated 'Know Your Customer (KYC)' guidelines. This, however, will be subject to the final decision of the Supreme Court on making of Aadhaar mandatory. Click here to read the full story.
Aadhaar Enrolment Software not compromised with: UIDAI
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has denied reports alleging that Aadhaar Enrolment Software is being tampered with and sold for some money in the underground market. As per the reports, these tampered machines bypassed operators biometric authentication and facilitated making of Aadhaar cards without any documents. In a press release, the UIDAI has slammed these reports calling them baseless, false, misleading, and irresponsible. Click here to read the full story.
SC refuses to extend Aadhaar linking deadline
The Supreme Court has rejected a plea which sought extension of the deadline for seeding Aadhaar to a host of services, such as banking and mobile phones, beyond March 31 on the grounds that the hearing into a slew of petitions challenging the mandatory linkage of the 12-digit unique identity number would not be completed by the end of next month. Click here to read the full story.
Deadline to link Aadhaar with PAN, other financial services extended till March 31
There is good news for those who haven't linked their Aadhaar with various financial instruments -- the government has has extend the deadline to March 31, 2018 from December 31, 2017. Click here to read the full story.
Aadhaar linking deadline for small savings schemes extended till further notice: Govt
Following the Supreme Court's interim order dated March 13, the government has directed the Department of Post and Reserve Bank of India to extend the deadline of providing Aadhaar details in respect to small savings scheme 'till further orders'. It said this in a memo dated March 27, 2018. Click here to read the full story.
UIDAI adds another security layer to Aadhaar --- your face
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has introduced face authentication along with fingerprints and iris. Implemented by July of this year, facial authentication is also expected to increase security by adding another layer of verification. Click here to read the full story.
Aadhaar number details: Yet another 'leak' UIDAI needs to fix
Anyone can find out the last bank in which your account was linked to your Aadhaar if they know your Aadhaar number. If someone knows your Aadhaar number, then they can find out with which bank you have an account easily by dialling a USSD code provided by Aadhaar helpline number. Click here to read the full story.
Supreme Court extends deadline for linking of Aadhaar to all services to March 31
The Supreme Court has said that Aadhaar numbers or Aadhaar application numbers would be essential for opening new bank accounts while extending the linking deadline for all services to March 31 of next year. Click here to read the full story.
How to check Aadhaar authentication history
The need and usage of UIDAI's Aadhaar number is becoming increasingly important. Aadhaar number needs to be linked to one's income tax records, bank account, insurance policies, investment records such as mutual funds, provident fund, pension accounts and so on. Click here to read the full story.
How to link Aadhaar with these 6 services
Those who have not linked their Aadhaar with the required accounts and documents now have time will March 31, 2018. So, if you haven't linked your Aadhaar to these documents yet, read on to find out how you can go about the linking process. Click here to read the full story.
Aadhaar, bank account can be linked by March 31
Bank accounts holders have been given three more months to link their accounts with their Aadhaar number as the government has extended the deadline to March 31, 2018. Further, those opening a new bank account will have maximum six months to seed their account with the 12-digit unique identification number, the finance ministry said on Wednesday. Read on to find out more of what the finance ministry had to say. Click here to read the full story.
Almost every adult has an Aadhaar now
The 2011 census had put India’s population at 121.08 crore, while figures as on July 15 show 121.75 crore have enroled for Aadhaar. The UIDAI puts projected population of India as on date at about 133.5 crore. Click here to read the full story.
BSE extends window to submit Aadhaar for new MF investors
To ensure compliance with anti-money laundering rules, BSE has said that it has extended the deadline for new mutual fund investors to submit PAN and Aadhaar till April 1, 2018, failing which their folios would be closed. Folios are numbers designated to individual investor accounts, though one investor can have multiple accounts. Click here to read the full story.
Deadline for linking Aadhaar with saving schemes extended
Government has extended the deadline for linking to small savings schemes by three months to March 31, 2018. In October, the government had made the 12-digit unique identity number mandatory for all small savings schemes like post office deposits, PPF, the National Savings Certificate scheme and Kisan Vikas Patra. Click here to read the full story.
How to verify your Aadhaar with Airtel mobile online
There's good news for senior citizens, non-resident Indians and handicapped mobile subscribers of Bharti Airtel who were facing problems verifying their Aadhaar. The telecom operator has launched an online option to verify (KYC) details for such customers. Here is a step-by-step guide on how you can use this facility. Click here to read the full story.
How to verify your Aadhaar with mobile via IVR
You can now complete your verification process sitting at home without visiting the store if your mobile number is registered with the Aadhaar database. If your Aadhaar belongs to a different state than your mobile number, then you need to visit your telecom service provider's store. Here's your step-wise guide to verifying your mobile number with Aadhaar via IVR. Click here to read the full story.
UIDAI asks telcos to provide facility for users to know SIMs linked to Aadhaar
The UIDAI has directed telecom operators to provide a facility that will enable subscribers to check the mobile SIMs linked with their Aadhaar number. The telcos have been asked to provide facilities, including SMS-based offering that will allow their subscribers to check whether their mobile number is linked with Aadhaar as well as information on other mobile numbers is issued or verified against that Aadhaar number. Click here to read the full story.
Three ways you can link your UAN with Aadhaar
Recently, the EPFO introduced a Universal Account Number (UAN) -Aadhaar linking facility using the the government's UMANG mobile app. The UMANG app provides a unified platform where multiple government services (central, state and regional), including those from EPFO, can be accessed by the user. Read on to find out three ways you can link your UAN with Aadhaar. Click here to read the full story.
How to get Aadhaar
Aadhaar has become a must have now. If you do not have one, here is step-by-step guide on how to get it. Right from locating an enrolment centre and what are the documents you need as proof of address and Date of Birth, to getting the enrolment ID, this article hand holds you through the entire process of getting an Aadhaar. The article also shows you how to download the e-Aadhaar once yours is generated. Click here to read the full story.
Checklist of documents and accounts to link with Aadhaar
Life without Aadhaar is going to be rather difficult from here on. From getting a mobile connection to getting government subsidies and pension, and conducting financial transactions, you just cannot escape Aadhaar. Read this story to find out the list of documents and accounts that you should link with Aadhaar, as well as those where linking or quoting Aadhaar is not mandatory, but doing so can make your life easier. Click here to read the full story.
Link your Aadhaar with postal life insurance policy
The government has issued a notification all the postal life insurance (PLI) and rural postal life insurance (RPLI) policy holders to provide their Aadhaar details in their existing insurance policies. The notification also makes Aadhaar mandatory for all new insurance policies that will be issued in the future. Click here to read the full story.
How to link your mobile number to Aadhaar
There are various benefits of linking your mobile number to your Aadhaar. You can e-verify your income tax return using Aadhaar. In this process an OTP is sent to the mobile number linked to your Aadhaar. You can also update personal details linked to your Aadhaar online by using an OTP sent to your mobile. Downloading your e-Aadhaar also requires verification via OTP sent to your linked mobile number. There are other uses of linking your mobile number to Aadhaar. Click here to read the full story.
How to link your LIC policies with your Aadhaar
Life insurance companies have to mandatorily obtain their customers' Aadhaar numbers and link the same with their respective policies. All life insurance companies have made provisions, both offline and online, for their policyholders to link their policies and Aadhaar. Here's a look at how the policyholders of Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC), the country's largest life insurance company, can link the two. Click here to read the full story.
Health insurance renewal without Aadhaar cannot be denied till March 31
Is your health insurance policy up for renewal before March 31? And did the agent or official ask you to mandatorily furnish your Aadhaar number when you went to get it renewed? Did you know that in a circular issued by the insurance regulator to all insurance companies, the date by which policyholders have to submit their Aadhaar and PAN numbers to the insurers has been mentioned as March 31, 2018. Click here to read the full story.
Plastic or PVC Aadhaar smart card is not usable: UIDAI
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has said that plastic or PVC Aadhaar smart cards are often not usable as the QR code commonly becomes dysfunctional during such unauthorised printing at some vendor/shop. Also, there could be a possibility of sharing Aadhaar details (personal sensitive demographic information) without informed consent with some devious elements. Click here to read the full story.
Difference between Aadhaar biometric verification and linking
If you think linking your mobile to Aadhaar and verifying it with your telecom operator are the same, you've been thinking wrong. While linking Aadhaar to your mobile number refers to providing it to UIDAI and requesting it to link it to your 12-digit unique identification number, providing your Aadhaar to your telecom services provider involves the biometric verification of your Aadhaar details by the telecom service provider (TSP). Read on to find out the difference between Aadhaar biometric verification and linking. Click here to read the full story.
How to link PAN with Aadhaar
Whether you file income tax returns or not, you need to mandatorily link your PAN with Aadhaar. The government in the last budget introduced a new law which has made it mandatory for every individual having PAN to link it with their Aadhaar. Here are three ways you can do it. Click here to read the full story.
Now you can carry your Aadhaar on mobile
Did you know there is an app using which you can carry your unique identification profile on mobile. Using UIDAI's mAadhaar app, a user can download Aadhaar number profile through their smartphones and will therefore not require hard copies of the card, wherever applicable. Click here to read the full story.
Two-layer security system to improve Aadhaar privacy
To strengthen safety and security of Aadhaar holders, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has introduced new layers of security of virtual and limited Know Your Customer (KYC) to improve privacy. According to newsreports, the authority has introduced virtual ID for Aadhaar holders to use instead of Aadhaar number. Click here to read the full story.
Process to link DBT accounts with Aadhaar to be overhauled
The government is planning on overhauling the process followed by banks for mapping Aadhaar-linked bank accounts to subsidy payments. It has also temporarily halted the provision of overwriting existing subsidy-linked bank accounts with freshly mapped Aadhaar accounts. This comes after allegations Bharti Airtel used the e-KYC verification process to open payments bank accounts without users being aware of this. Click here to read the full story.
How to correct or update your Aadhaar details
Is all the information in your Aadhaar correct? Now that the utility of the unique identity number is on the rise, any sort of error-be it spelling or numerical-can lead to a lot of inconvenience for you. Further, since the Permanent Account Number has to be linked with Aadhaar, the details will have to match; if they don't you will not be able to seed your PAN in Aadhaar. It is not just errors or discrepancies due to which you will have to update your Aadhaar, you'll also have to do it if it becomes inactive. So, if you want to correct or update your Aadhaar, here are three way you can do so. Click here to read the full story.
With 18% GST, Aadhaar update to cost Rs 5 more
The UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) stated on its official Twitter handle that people would have to pay the GST only for updating the Aadhaar details and not for enrolment. The present charges for updating Aadhaar is Rs 25. It will go up to Rs 30 after the GST is levied on it. Click here to read the full story.
Do you know where your Aadhaar has been used? This is how you can find out
Since Aadhaar is used for authentication to avail of several services, you might be worried about its misuse. The UIDAI wesbite has the provision of checking where and when your Aadhaar was used. Follow these steps to know when and where your Aadhaar was used. Click here to read the full story.
Aadhaar must for post office deposits, PPF, KVP
The list of financial products where Aadhaar has to be linked has just grown longer. The government has made 12-digit biometric identification mandatory for all post office deposits, PPF, the National Savings Certificate scheme and Kisan Vikas Patra. Existing depositors have been given time till December 31, 2017 to provide the 12-digit unique identification number. Click here to read the full story.
Aadhaar mandatory for Atal Pension Yojana
The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) has modified the registration form for Atal Pension Yojana (APY) and the new form mandatorily asks for the Aadhaar card number of the investor. It has also issued a circular asking the service providers of the APY to obtain consent starting January 1, 2018 from existing APY investors for Aadhaar seeding and subsequent authentication. Click here to read the full story.
Link all your insurance policies to Aadhaar and PAN
The Insurance Regulatory and Developement Authority of India has made it mandatory for insurance companies to link Aadhaar with every individual policy. The move comes even as the Supreme Court has asked banks not to spread panic through text messages on deadlines for linking bank accounts to Aadhaar. Here is what you should know. Click here to read the full story.
How to link Aadhaar to insurance policies
Irdai has issued a circular making it mandatory for all policyholders to link their Aadhaar and PAN details to their insurance policies. If you don't have a PAN card, Form 60 must be furnished. Here is how you can link 12-digit unique ID with your insurance policies. Click here to read the full story.
Soon verify Aadhaar for mobile re-KYC from home
If you have been finding it difficult to visit your telecom service provider's store to allow them to biometrically verify your Aadhaar, you are likely to get an alternative method by January 1, 2018. If you are a senior citizen and your fingerprint impressions are too faint to match those present in your Aadhaar data with UIDAI then, too, there is relief at hand. Read on to find out the Department of Telecommunication's directive on the same. Click here to read the full story.
Mobile-Aadhaar verification process for NRIs, expats
Mobile subscribers who do not re-verify their know-your-customer (KYC) details by verifying Aadhaar with their TSPs by February 6, 2018, will have their mobile services disconnected. However, people have been facing multiple issues when re-verifying their KYC details. Due to this the Department of Telecommnications (DoT) has directed telecom companies to make the process seamless especially for senior citizens, physically challenged people, NRIs, and expats. And as per the latest directive, TSPs are required to give NRIs and expats the following options to re-verify KYC with their telecom service providers from January 1. Click here to read the full story.
No proposal to make Aadhaar linking mandatory for property deals
Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had hinted at a crackdown on "benami" properties and thus, there was a speculation that linking Aadhaar with property could be a step in that direction. However, it was informed in the Parliament that there was no proposal to make Aadhaar linkage mandatory for property transactions. Click here to read the full story.
Consumer nod must for changing subsidy-receiving bank account: UIDAI
The government has issued a notification directing banks and the national payment corporation of India (NPCI) to change the process of mapping Aadhaar-linked bank accounts for government subsidies. The change comes after allegations that top telecom service provider Bharti Airtel used the electronic know-your-customer (e-KYC) verification process mandated by the Aadhaar Act to open payments bank accounts without users being aware of this. Click here to read the full story.
Aadhaar mandatory for open school exams
The 12-digit unique identity number has been made mandatory for those appearing for open school exams. This is because it was found that proxy candidates have been appearing on other students' behalf. Click here to read the full story.
How to enrol your children for Aadhaar
Although Aadhaar is not mandatory yet, it is advisable to get one. And don't just get yourself one, get your children enrolled with Aadhaar as well. It will make their lives easier going forward as you might need it for their education, travel, and even investments. Here is a quick primer on how you can get your child an Aadhaar. Click here to read the full story.
Why you should link your PAN to Aadhaar
If you thought those who do not have to file their income tax return do not have to link PAN with Aadhaar, think again. What this means is that a lot of people, like senior citizens, students, those starting off their careers, housewives and so on, need to seed their PAN with Aadhaar as well. If it is not done before a last date to be set by the government, then that person's PAN will become invalid. So if you know anyone who are yet to link the two (be it your elderly parents, spouse, children, or you yourself have not done it), here is why it is important to do it immediately. Click here to read the full story.
11 questions on Aadhaar and its misuse, answered by the UIDAI
After a recent report exposed how access to the Aadhaar database could be bought on the internet only for Rs 500, a lot of concerns were expressed over the security of private data of citizens on the government portal. Even as a five-judge Constitution Bench is hearing a crucial case on its validity, the UIDAI has issued detailed FAQs on the safety and security of the Aadhaar database. Here are answers to all your doubts about Aadhaar. Click here to read the full story.
Are you eligible to apply for Aadhaar?
Aadhaar for financial transactions is only applicable to you if you are eligible to get Aadhaar. So, who is eligible for Aadhaar, according to the Aadhaar Act? What about non-resident Indians or even expats living in India? Do they need to get an Aadhaar? Read on to find out if you are eligible. Click here to read the full story.
How to link mutual fund investments with Aadhaar
Mutual fund houses have been manadated to obtain their customers' Aadhaar numbers and link the same to their respective accounts. This follows a recent amendment in the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) Rules, 2017. Registrar and transfer agents like CAMS have online facilities for this purpose. Read on to find out how you can link your mutual fund investments to Aadhaar using CAMS. Click here to read the full story.
Aadhaar a must for getting EPS benefits
In January 2017, the labour ministry said that members and pensioners under the Employees Pension Scheme, 1995, will now have to provide their Aadhaar numbers to continue getting pension and other benefits. And for those who do not have Aadhaar, the last date to enrol was January 31, 2017. However, if you do not have an Aadhaar yet, read this story to find out what you need to do to continue receiving EPS benefits. Click here to read the full story.
Aadhaar mandatory for Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana
The number of financial products that require Aadhaar is on the rise. Joining the list along with savings bank accounts, mutual funds and so on, is the Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana (VPBY). Aadhaar has been made mandatory for getting benefits under VPBY pension scheme. Click here to read the full story.
Open NPS account online using Aadhaar
Even though you can open an NPS account online, the process is not completely paperless. You have to send a printout of the application to the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority's (PFRDA) Central Record-keeping Agency to complete the process. However, in December 2016, the PFRDA announced that for an NPS account opened online via Aadhaar verification and e-signature, physical printout of the application will not be required. Here is how you can open your NPS account completely online. Click here to read the full story.
Link UAN to Aadhaar to get online EPF claim in 5 days
The Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), over the past few years, has been making efforts to ease the processing of claiming EPF. The process, which used to take months earlier, now only takes a few weeks. In July 2017, it was announced that you can get your EPF claim in 5 days by linking your UAN to Aadhaar. Here is how you can do it. Click here to read the full story.
EPFO members having UAN can link Aadhaar online
The Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has launched an online facility for subscribers to link their Aadhaar number with their Universal Account Number (UAN). The EPFO in a statement said, "On the eve of Deepawali, the EPFO is pleased to introduce a new facility for its esteemed members having UAN and other relevant details to link their respective UAN with Aadhaar online. This, in turn, would facilitate the members, a better and speedy EPFO services." Click here to read the full story.
Aadhaar or PAN must for registering on LIC website
Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) revamped its website in July 2017. To register for the online services, policyholders are now required to provide PAN or Aadhaar details along with other information such as policy number and date of birth. Click here to find out how you can register for the life insurer's services online using your Aadhaar. Click here to read the full story.
How to check if your bank account is linked to Aadhaar
According a June 1, 2017 notification from the government, financial institutions, including banks, have to mandatorily verify and link Aadhaar of their customers with their accounts. To comply with this directive, banks are now asking customers to submit their Aadhaar to link the same with their accounts. However, even if you have submitted your Aadhaar details at your branch there is still a possibility that the linkage between the two was not done correctly by the bank or it may be that the bank has not linked Aadhaar with your account because they have misplaced your details. Here's a step-by-step guide to check whether your Aadhaar is linked with your bank account. Click here to read the full story.
Scared of Aadhaar misuse? Lock your biometrics
There was furore a couple of months ago when it was reported that Aadhaar numbers and personal information of several million Indians may have been leaked from government portals. However, the UIDAI said that they did not have any such cyber attack. As the use of Aadhaar rises, the probability of misuse of its data increases. For an Aadhaar user, UIDAI provides a mechanism to lock one's biometric information and prevent any misuse. This is how you can do it. Click here to read the full story.
Here is how to get a duplicate Aadhaar
As the utility of a Aadhaar card is on the rise, one has to be all the more careful so as not to lose it. However, we all know that once a proof of identity document is lost, getting a duplicate copy of it can be a nightmare. So if you have lost your Aadhaar, here's a step-by-step guide on how to get a duplicate copy. Click here to read the full story.
Is your Aadhaar inactive? Here is how you can reactivate it
You have got yourself an Aadhaar but did you know that it can become inactive? Yes, if your Aadhaar has not been used for three consecutive years, i.e., you haven't linked it to a bank account, PAN or used it for any other transaction it could have been deactivated. Read on to see how you check the status of your Aadhaar. And if you find that yours is inactive, here's how to reactivate it. Click here to read the full story.
How not to get conned at an Aadhaar enrolment centre
Given that Aadhaar has become a vital document, it is important for us to ensure that we do not fall prey to unscrupulous elements. The ill intentions of 'enrolment officials' fleecing consumers also raises a huge security concern. Therefore, if you are visiting an enrolment centre to get your Aadhaar details corrected or are applying for a new one, you must keep the following things in mind. Click here to read the full story.
How Aadhaar has made investing in Atal Pension Yojana easier
Investing in the Atal Pension Yojana (APY) has just become much easier. The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) has recently started offering APY on the eNPS (National Pension Scheme) platform where the process is entirely online and you just have to provide your Aadhaar card number while enrolling. Click here to read the full story.
Use Aadhaar with DoB proof for passport
Since getting a passport was tedious and time consuming, the government has been taking various steps to streamline and ease the process. One such change is an addition to the list of acceptable documents. Now Aadhaar and e-Aadhaar have been included in the list of documents for proof of DoB. Here are some of the other changes that have been made with regards to getting a passport. Click here to read the full story.
Non - Aadhaar mobile verification for NRIs and foreign tourists
The government is looking to provide non-Aadhaar based verification for mobile phones certain categories such as NRIs and foreign tourists. It is also seeking to ease the verification process for those with Aadhaar. Click here to read the full story.
ATMs can now verify transactions via Aadhaar
New 'smart' ATMs will be able to perform Aadhaar-based biometric authentication, and all other transactions via net banking as against merely dispensing cash. "With our new machine — the SelfServ series — we are positioning the ATM as an extension of the bank's digital channel. In digital banking, the screen is a valuable real estate for banks and can be customised for each customer," said NCR India MD Navroze Dastur. He added that the company is deploying the new machines on behalf of banks and white-label ATM firms. Click here to read the full story.