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.
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.
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.
"The timeline given to all states/UTs, under the Aadhaar notification of the Department of Food and Public Distribution dated February 7, 2017 (as amended from time-to-time) to complete the seeding of Aadhaar numbers with all ration cards/beneficiaries, has been extended up to September 30, 2020 by the department," an official statement said.
The facility has seen 377 COVID-19 deaths till Friday, which is a sizable portion of the 638 deaths reported in all hospitals during this period.
Unique Identification Authority of India has permitted Common Service Centres to offer Aadhaar update services.
Generic Aadhaar follows a pharmacy-aggregator business model sourcing generic drugs directly from the manufacturer and providing it to the retailers.
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.
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An unprecedented surge of enquiries from workers chokes digital channels.
The government in the budget 2017 had introduced a law making mandatory for every individual having PAN to link with Aadhaar. Here are 3 ways to do it.
For those who are yet to link their PAN with Aadhaar, this extension will come as a relief as not linking the two will lead to the PAN becoming 'inoperative', as per current income tax laws.
As per the circular, EPF members can now correct the date of birth up to plus or minus three years instead of one year earlier. This would make the linking of Universal Account Number (UAN) with Aadhaar easier.
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.
The move, announced on Friday, was in line with chief minister Yogi Adityanath’s strict directive that nobody in the state, whether in urban or rural areas, should suffer on account of lack of food, said Awanish Awasthi, additional chief secretary (home), UP.
EPFO has instructed field offices to expedite disposal of online requests, enabling PF members in financial distress, to apply online for availing non refundable advance from their provident fund accumulations to tide over the COVID-19 pandemic.
New Delhi, Apr 16 () The finance ministry on Thursday clarified that financial assistance to people hit by the Covid-19 crisis will be provided only through the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) mechanism and no other means.
The tax department has been putting out regular reminders regarding the same on its official Twitter handle. The department tweeted saying that it was "mandatory" to link PAN with Aadhaar and advised people not to "miss" the stipulated deadline of March 31.
Under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme, launched in February 2019, an amount of Rs 6,000 per annum is released in three equal installments directly into the bank accounts of 14.5 crore farmer beneficiaries across the country.
States should have no problem, although seamless migration to the new system would need joint efforts. It is unlikely to entail any sizeable extra expenditure, but would involve organising supply chain and inventory management at all states and fair price shops to deal with the dynamic demand.
The Income Tax Department on Monday issued a public message saying it was "mandatory" to link PAN with Aadhaar and advised people not to "miss" the stipulated deadline of March 31. The department had last month said Permanent Account Number (PAN) will become "inoperative" if it is not linked with Aadhaar by this date. "Don't miss the deadline!"Don't miss March 31 deadline for linking PAN-Aadhaar: I-T Dept
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India does not need either the economics of socialism or the economics of the Gandhian variety. What it needs is a paradigm of old-fashioned conservative economics where individuals, businesses and (civil) society do not depend on the State for any largesse or support.
Other key recommendations include prosecution for crime against women to be taken up on ‘mission mode’ and the use of Artificial Intelligence to tackle cases pending in courts, besides preserving endangered tribal languages.
Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad also said that pornography, particularly child pornography, is a "serious menace" and measures are being taken to curb it. According to him, the government has taken several steps to keep a check on the spread of fake news, pornographic and anti-national content via social media platforms.
If your EPF account is not KYC compliant, then the EPFO can reject the request raised by you and ask you to first make your account KYC compliant.
The facility can be availed on the income tax department's e-filing website: www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in. This is a paperless, free-of-cost facility where you will get an e-PAN in near real-time.
Final decision on deactivation is taken by the UIDAI headquarters. Sources added that that even in the early days of the enrolment, the authority had recommended deactivation of cards after finding some irregularities.
"The idea is to establish India as a tech hub, generate more business for private companies while improving bilateral partnerships,” a senior official told ET requesting not be identified. The person added that is a realisaton in multilateral forums in the especially G20 that India has digitalised rapidly particularly.
Conditions of showing Aadhaar card and rationing the number of bottles too have been eased. Further, the apex court issued notices to the petitioners on whose plea the Madras High Court had banned sale of liquor at shops.
The total permanent account numbers (PANs) which are linked with Aadhaar number as on January 27, 2020, is 30,75,02,824, minister of state for finance Anurag Singh Thakur informed Lok Sabha. When asked if the government has extended the deadline period for Aadhaar-PAN linking, the minister responded in an affirmative "Yes sir".
Dinesh Tyagi, CEO of the CSC e-Governance Services, told ET that after a two year hiatus, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has given a green signal for the centers to restart the services.
The Aadhaar, which was introduced in 2009, has crossed a new milestone achieved by crossing of the 125 crore mark. "This means that over 1.25 billion residents of India have the 12-digit unique identity," the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) said in a press release.
Here are the 17 questions and their answers for those members looking to transfer their EPF accounts.
If your PAN is not linked with Aadhaar by this date, then your PAN will become inoperative.
Here is a look at what will happen if your PAN is not linked with your Aadhaar by the March 31 deadline and what the latest CBDT notification states. Remember, the last date of linking PAN with Aadhaar is March 31, 2020.
The AePS is a bank-led model which allows online interoperable financial transactions at a point of sale (PoS) through business correspondent of any bank using the Aadhaar authentication. The AePS allows six types of transactions, including deposit and withdrawal.
"As 60% of the economy is already under lockdown, and some of this will take one or more quarters to be restored, any temporary adverse effects of policy change are even less than usual. At the same time the positive effects will start appearing as soon as the pandemic crisis is over," said the ex CEA in an interview with ET.
The Government will soon launch a system under which PAN shall be instantly allotted online on the basis of Aadhaar without any requirement for filling up of detailed application form.
Aimed at promoting financial inclusion and providing digital payment services in rural and remote areas, such transactions totalled 430 million, amounting to Rs 16,101 crore, during the lockdown, the ministry said in a post on microblogging site Twitter.
The government will launch first of its kind Aadhaar-authenticated digital data base of farmers in June, agriculture secretary Sanjay Agrawal told ET.
The Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) announced on its Twitter handle that the Pension Payment Order (PPO) number and Universal Account Number (UAN) are now available on the government's e-locker service DigiLocker.
An individual having an inoperative PAN may face trouble in several financial transactions.
Finance Ministry's notification suggests that if Aadhaar authentication fails due to poor biometrics or other reasons, then other methods for authentication must be adopted. Here's what senior citizens will have to submit to avail continued benefits.
According to an official document of the Jal Shakti ministry, which is implementing the ambitious programme of providing tap water connection to every household (‘har ghar nal se jal’) in less than five years, the Aadhaar link will be done for “targeted delivery and monitoring of specific outcomes”.
The study relied on insights from two national household surveys on Aadhaar, conducted between May and September 2019 and captured the experience of over 167,000 residents, which makes it the largest primary dataset on the use of Aadhaar.
The latest circular by the regulator will help enable the policy purchase and KYC fulfillment process in a distance mode where customers can do it from the comfort of their houses just with the click of a button.
"It is mandatory to link your PAN and Aadhaar before 31st March, 2020. You can do it through Biometric Aadhaar authentication & also by visiting the PAN service centers of NSDL and UTITSL," the department said in the latest post on social media.
Any eligible beneficiary desirous of receiving benefit under the scheme, who does not possess the Aadhaar number or, has not yet enrolled for Aadhaar, shall have to apply for Aadhaar enrolment. The home ministry said the notification comes into effect in all states and union territories except Assam and Meghalaya, where Aadhaar has not covered all residents.
The press statement is issued in clarification with the reference to Aadhaar KYC. According to the statement, only norms related to Aadhaar KYC is eased and not in the change of address in the Aadhaar card.
Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the Aadhaar number issuing body has launched the new version of the mAadhaar app that allows Aadhaar cardholder to access more than 35 services from his/her smartphone.
The deadline for linking of PAN and Aadhar had been extended several times and now the new deadline is March 31, 2020. So, if a person doesn’t link his PAN with Aadhar by the said date, his PAN shall be inoperative.
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PAN will become inoperative if it is not linked with Aadhaar by March 31, the I-T department has said.
An ambitious study covering 1,67,000 Indians by development consulting firm Dalberg sheds light on people’s experiences and perceptions. The ‘State of Aadhaar’ report is based on the most extensive survey ever on Aadhaar. The survey can provide valuable lessons for other countries on improving public services for the vulnerable.
These are in addition to 35,000 Aadhaar enrolment centers run by Banks, Post Offices and state governments, the UIDAI said in a statement.
The amendments needed for linking voter ID with Aadhaar, allowing multiple registration windows to a new voter and ensuring gender neutral rights for ‘service voter’ are at the top of the agenda for the meeting. These issues will figure in the Feb 18 meeting scheduled between the full commission and the law secretary.
The journey wasn’t easy and faced obstacles, including legal challenges that went up to the Supreme Court.
The government decision comes amid curfews and lockdowns due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
"There is no such proposal with the government for linking Aadhaar with social media accounts of individuals," Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha. He was replying to a specific query on whether the government proposes to enact a law for linking Aadhaar with social media accounts of individuals.
Do keep in mind that it is advisable to link your PAN with Aadhaar number before quoting it in lieu of PAN. This is because there still is no clarity whether second PAN will be allotted to you if your Aadhaar is not linked to PAN.
The central government has asked states and union territories to ensure that names of people are not deleted from the ration card database due to non- possession of Aadhaar, Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Tuesday.
Government is hesitant to allow these nonbanks direct access to the UIDAI database.
J&K has among the lowest Aadhaar coverage among states and union territories, with around 75% of the people enrolling so far.
The government has extended the deadline to link PAN with Aadhaar once again. The last time deadline was extended in September 2019 by three months to December 31, 2019. If the PAN is not linked with Aadhaar by March 31st, then PAN will become inoperative.
With NSDL no longer supporting e-sign, brokerages and fintechs will now have to physically onboard customers. eSign is an online electronic signature service that can facilitate an Aadhaar holder to digitally sign a document.
Aadhaar card is an important document. To apply for Aadhaar card, you must have valid ID proof and address proof. However, you can still apply for Aadhaar card if you do not have the required documents. Here are two ways to apply for Aadhaar card.
The World Social Report 2020, published by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, notes how India harnessed the potential of digital technologies for more inclusive development. In the report, the UN said the experience of India suggests that mobile digital technologies need to be complemented by other technologies to reduce inequality in access to financial services.
The National Population Register (NPR), which is under the political spotlight now, is a crucial link in this chain that has changed the way India targets its poor for welfare initiatives. To not hold or, in any way, delay the NPR exercise in 2020 will be far more politically counterproductive than the ongoing citizenship row. Just how?
Many Muslim community leaders and organisations have decided to totally boycott the NPR in whatever form it is executed, while some are waiting to see how the central government responds to the ongoing agitation. The community will not accept NPR even if government makes sharing information of Aadhaar, passport number and driver’s licence optional.
Employees are citing the SC order from last September to avoid linking Aadhaar to EPFO.
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The petition by retired army officer S G Vombatkere and social activist Bezwada Wilson has urged the top court to declare the Aadhaar and other laws (Amendment) Act, 2019, and the Aadhaar (Pricing of Aadhaar Authentication Services) Regulations, 2019, to be ultra vires, and to issue a mandamus asking private entities not to access and store the Aadhaar database of their customers.
The Union Budget presented in July had amended Section 139A of the Income-tax Act, 1961 to provide for interchangeability of PAN and Aadhaar number. However, an amendment to give effect to this change in various forms or returns and statements prescribed was pending.
After putting restrictions on number of times date of birth can be updated in the Aadhaar card, UIDAI has further tightened the rules regarding updation of date of birth. Also, restrictions have been placed on the number of times name and gender can be updated.
The Supreme Court in September last year had upheld the Constitutional validity of Aadhaar, making it a legal proof of identity and address for over 1.2 billion holders.
The last date for you to link your PAN with your Aadhaar number is September 30, 2019.
CBDT extended the due date for linking of PAN with Aadhaar from 31st December, 2019 to 31st March, 2020.
The staffing federation has written to labour ministry last week asking them to re-look into the issue.
Linking your PAN with Aadhaar is mandatory to file your income tax return. Another thing you to keep in mind is that if your PAN is not linked with Aadhaar by the December 31 deadline, then as per current laws your PAN will become inoperative.
73 districts were covered in the test, where samples of nearly 30 lakh individuals were collected. In 80% cases, respondents provided details voluntarily but were hesitant to share PAN details, following which the decision to drop the PAN column in NPR came according to sources.
UIDAI's help centre Twitter account helps an individual resolve their Aadhaar related queries like updating mobile number, email ID or so on.
Deloitte India Partner M S Mani said the extension of GST return filing timelines together with the deferment of e-invoicing and new returns announced earlier would allow businesses to focus on resumption of business processes once normalcy resumes in future.
A bench, comprising Chief Justice S A Bobde and Justice B R Gavai, took note of the plea filed by S G Vombatkere, who alleged that the 2019 amendments into the Aadhaar Act was violative of the earlier apex court judgments. Earlier, a five-judge constitution bench, while upholding the validity of Aadhaar act, had made certain exceptions.
In a good news for individuals, the government has decied to extend the deadline for belated income tax return (ITR) from March 31, 2020 to June 30, 2020. The decision has come due to curfews and lockdowns becuase of coronavirus pandemic.Belated I-T returns for FY 18-19 deadline extended to June 30, 2020
Nirmala Sitharaman announced a slew of waivers and relaxations in compliance and deadlines.
The government has also the extended deadline for PAN-Aadhaar linking from March 31, 2020, to June 30, 2020.
Biometrics of nearly 39.50 lakh who had filed claims after the final draft obtained.
Farmers are given Rs 6,000 per year in three instalments of Rs 2,000 each under the scheme aimed at providing financial support to small and marginal farmers across the country.
CBDT issued a notification in August where it stated that if someone without a PAN card quotes their Aadhaar number, then the income tax department will consider this an auto-application for PAN and it will be issued to the individual.
"As per instructions of the Registrar General of India, the NPR exercise has begun. A pilot survey has been carried out in parts of the state, while door-to-door survey and house-listing will be taken up mid-April," the official added.
"In view of government of India guidelines to contain spreading of COVID-19, Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) advises it members, pensioners and employers to avail various online services offered by EPFO, from the comfort of their homes, and to avoid visiting EPFO offices," the Employees Provident Fund Organisation said in a statement on Friday.
The rural development ministry will soon launch the exercise to use Aadhaar to assess the socio economic status of all the beneficiaries.
A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar said linking of accounts with social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp, with Aadhaar, PAN or any other identity document requires framing of policies or amendment in existing laws by the central government and this exercise cannot be done by the court.
All over the country, cities have partially locked down and people are working from home - this is because people have been told to avoid crowded places. The question now arises: will the government extend some of these financial deadlines?
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The circular mentions about the requirements to be fulfilled by entities registered with the UIDAI as KYC User Agency (KUA) as well as for sub-KUA.
"The mandatory requirement of Aadhaar seeding of beneficiaries' data continues to be applicable for release of all installments falling due with effect from December 1, 2019 onward," Agriculture Minister said in Lok Sabha. Under PM-Kisan scheme, the government is providing Rs 6,000 per annum in three equal installments to 14 crore farmers.
Centre had amended the law to make sharing of Aadhaar must in case someone does not have a PAN.
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Under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-Kisan) Yojana, the central government provides income support of Rs 6,000 per year to all farmer families in the country, paid in instalments of Rs 2,000 every four months. The instalment for the December 2019 to March 2020 will be transferred to Aadhar-authenticated bank accounts at one go this month.
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