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Aadhaar required to get benefits under scheme for civilian victims of terror, communal violence

Any eligible beneficiary desirous of receiving benefit under the scheme, who does not possess the Aadhaar number or, has not yet enrolled for Aadhaar, shall have to apply for Aadhaar enrolment. The home ministry said the notification comes into effect in all states and union territories except Assam and Meghalaya, where Aadhaar has not covered all residents.

Govt says no documents to be asked for NPR update

This is the first time census and NPR data is being captured digitally via mobile applications.

View: Independent Directors' registration process is absurd and embodies bureaucratic overkill

This is a ridiculous set of rules and procedures that uses the power of the State to mandatorily collect data from us, and park these at an institute, which is then authorised to examine us.

Tripura to hold Census in 15 days for number of Bru refugees

Tripura government will hold a census within 15 days to ascertain the number of Bru refugees and provide them land for resettlement, officials said after the state signed a revised 'four-corner agreement' to resolve the 22-year-old refugee crisis.

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

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

Budget 2019 highlights: Everything Nirmala Sitharaman announced then

In her Budget last year, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman took a pragmatic approach by announcing no changes in personal income tax rates but levying an additional surcharge on the super rich.

Aadhaar At 10: Taking stock of India's ambitious mission to provide unique digital identity to all

An ambitious study covering 1,67,000 Indians by development consulting firm Dalberg sheds light on people’s experiences and perceptions. The ‘State of Aadhaar’ report is based on the most extensive survey ever on Aadhaar. The survey can provide valuable lessons for other countries on improving public services for the vulnerable.

Install mAadhaar app in your phone and never carry a physical Aadhaar card

Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the Aadhaar number issuing body has launched the new version of the mAadhaar app that allows Aadhaar cardholder to access more than 35 services from his/her smartphone.

PAN-Aadhaar linking: What will happen if PAN is not linked with Aadhaar by December 31?

If your PAN is not linked with Aadhaar by this date, then your PAN will become inoperative.

CSCs to open 700 new centres for Aadhaar services

Dinesh Tyagi, CEO of the CSC e-Governance Services, told ET that after a two year hiatus, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has given a green signal for the centers to restart the services.

Cos likely to extensively use AI to deal with cyberattacks, says study

​The study titled 'Cyber Security India Market: What lies beneath' also notes that the regulatory landscape for privacy and data protection is expected to reach a tipping point in 2020, forcing Indian organisations to comply with not only global regulations but also with the proposed law on personal data protection, the Aadhaar Act.

Aadhaar becomes mandatory for PMVVY scheme

Finance Ministry's notification suggests that if Aadhaar authentication fails due to poor biometrics or other reasons, then other methods for authentication must be adopted. Here's what senior citizens will have to submit to avail continued benefits.

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

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

Aadhaar enrollment touches the 125 crore mark

The Aadhaar, which was introduced in 2009, has crossed a new milestone achieved by crossing of the 125 crore mark. "This means that over 1.25 billion residents of India have the 12-digit unique identity," the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) said in a press release.

Japan's NEC Corp looks to tap opportunities in smart digital solutions in India, eyes USD 1 bn revenue in 5 yrs

NEC Corporation contributed to the implementation of Aadhaar Programme in India by providing its biometrics identification system & has recently completed the trial of a flying car in Japan. The co at present is laying down submarine cable from Chennai to Andaman & Nicobar Islands, a 2,300-km long under sea project expected to be completed in 2020.

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

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

Relief for financial firms as RBI allows video KYC

In a move that will enable banks and fintechs onboard customers remotely, RBI has amended its norms to allow the ‘know your customer’ (KYC) process to be completed through a mobile video conversation. The central bank has also facilitated eKYC and digital KYC by allowing use of Aadhaar or other e-documents in the customer due diligence process.

e-KYC likely to be Aadhaar for non-banks

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

Millions of gig workers set to get health cover, other sops with labour law tweak

The code on social security, one of four codes that are intended to refashion 43 labour laws, seeks to extend coverage of employees state insurance corporation act across India and to all establishments employing 10 or more employees.

Relief for finance firms as RBI allows video KYC

In a step to save costs and time, the RBI decided to permit videobased KYC (Know Your Customer) which will be a huge relief to map remote customer authentication, as opposed to physically onboarding customers. The provision allows an officer of the institution to remotely vet a customer’s identity through PAN or Aadhaar and a few questions.

SC notice to Centre on plea against Delhi HC order on population control

The appeal filed by BJP leader and lawyer Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay has challenged the September 3 high court order, which said it was for Parliament and the state legislatures to enact laws and not for the court.

NSDL ends Aadhaar e-sign services

With NSDL no longer supporting e-sign, brokerages and fintechs will now have to physically onboard customers. eSign is an online electronic signature service that can facilitate an Aadhaar holder to digitally sign a document.

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

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

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

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

PAN-Aadhaar interchangeability: 6 instances where you can use Aadhaar number instead of PAN

Do keep in mind that it is advisable to link your PAN with Aadhaar number before quoting it in lieu of PAN. This is because there still is no clarity whether second PAN will be allotted to you if your Aadhaar is not linked to PAN.

Odisha has begun process to update NPR: Official

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

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

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

States must not delete ration card holders' names for lack of Aadhaar: Paswan

The central government has asked states and union territories to ensure that names of people are not deleted from the ration card database due to non- possession of Aadhaar, Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Tuesday.

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

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

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

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

ITR filing: 5 key changes in ITR-1 you need to know

The income tax department has notified the income tax return (ITR) forms for FY 2019-20 on January 3, 2020.

Piped-water scheme to be Aadhaar-linked

According to an official document of the Jal Shakti ministry, which is implementing the ambitious programme of providing tap water connection to every household (‘har ghar nal se jal’) in less than five years, the Aadhaar link will be done for “targeted delivery and monitoring of specific outcomes”.

How to apply for Aadhaar card without documents

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

8 financial deadlines in 2020 that you need to know

To be moneywise in the year 2020, here are 8 financial deadlines that you need to know about.

Norms of Aadhaar KYC eased, not of changing address in Aadhaar card

The press statement is issued in clarification with the reference to Aadhaar KYC. According to the statement, only norms related to Aadhaar KYC is eased and not in the change of address in the Aadhaar card.

Aadhaar enabled payment system growth slows in FY20

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

90% of people trust data is safe with Aadhaar: Report

The study relied on insights from two national household surveys on Aadhaar, conducted between May and September 2019 and captured the experience of over 167,000 residents, which makes it the largest primary dataset on the use of Aadhaar.

UIDAI issues standard certificate to help individuals applying for Aadhaar card without documents

Aadhaar issuing body Unique Identification Authority of India in order to resolve the problems faced by the individuals to get certificates from various functionaries such as MP or MLA has issued the standard format on which information has to get.

India does not need NPR, CAA, says open letter by over 100 former civil servants

The former bureaucrats, including former Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Najeeb Jung, the then Cabinet Secretary K M Chandrasekhar and former Chief Information Commissioner Wajahat Habibullah urged fellow citizens to insist the Union government to repeal relevant sections of Citizenship Act, 1955, pertaining to the issue of national identity cards.

Odisha issues notification for Census of India 2021, NPR

Naveen Patnaik had raised a few eyebrows by supporting the Centre’s Citizenship Ammendment Bill (now an Act) in both the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. A few days later, he announced that his party, the Biju Janata Dal, which has supported most of the Narendra Modi government’s bills, would not support the National Register of Citizens.

NPR authorities examining ways to allay NRC fears

The final decision to bring a disclaimer in the NPR form or its parameters would be taken by the next month, sources said. On Tuesday, Union home minister Amit Shah said that NPR data cannot be used for NRC and the two processes are not linked.

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

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

Aadhaar-property linking not an easy road: Experts

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

Ajay Bhushan Pandey, author of the Aadhaar story, humbled by its global recognition

The journey wasn’t easy and faced obstacles, including legal challenges that went up to the Supreme Court.

mAadhaar review: An upgraded app with new interface; now allows users to add 3 profiles

The updated app for the biometric ID now has a better user interface and offers more services and languages.

5 taxpayer friendly initiatives taken by tax department in 2019

A look at five important steps introduced this year by the I-T dept to make the life of the taxpayer easier.

Most Aadhaar holders believe data safe, subsidies assured

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

CBDT notifies PAN-Aadhaar interchangeability

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

SC notice on plea challenging law on private entities using Aadhaar

The petition by retired army officer S G Vombatkere and social activist Bezwada Wilson has urged the top court to declare the Aadhaar and other laws (Amendment) Act, 2019, and the Aadhaar (Pricing of Aadhaar Authentication Services) Regulations, 2019, to be ultra vires, and to issue a mandamus asking private entities not to access and store the Aadhaar database of their customers.

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

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

21 UIDAI-run Aadhaar Seva Kendras now operational

These are in addition to 35,000 Aadhaar enrolment centers run by Banks, Post Offices and state governments, the UIDAI said in a statement.

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

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

Internet suspended in 21 UP districts over Citizenship Amendment Act

Across the state, 879 people have been arrested in connection with the violence while 5,000 have been detained, as per official figures. The worst-hit are Lucknow, Kanpur, Varanasi, Meerut, Bahraich, Agra, Firozabad and Gorakhpur.

No proposal to link social media accounts of individuals to Aadhaar: Ravi Shankar Prasad

"There is no such proposal with the government for linking Aadhaar with social media accounts of individuals," Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha. He was replying to a specific query on whether the government proposes to enact a law for linking Aadhaar with social media accounts of individuals.

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

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

Get Aadhaar related help via this Twitter account

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

Akhilesh should stay in Pak to understand atrocities being faced by Hindus: UP BJP chief

"Akhilesh should stay in Pakistan for one month and pray in Hindu temples, then he will have first hand experience of atrocities committed on Hindus in Pakistan," the state BJP chief Swatantra Dev Singh said.

Sebi issues circular on Aadhaar e-KYC for investors

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

Internet suspension takes a toll on online transactions

A total of 19 crore transactions worth Rs 9,300 crore were recorded on the channel.

Hefty fine for shops and firms not accepting digital payments from February 2020

Shops, firms with an annual turnover of Rs 50 cr or more need to provide digital payment facilities.

There’ll be ‘social vetting’ of NPR entries: UPA-2 Minister told LS

In reply to a question in Lok Sabha on August 28, 2012, then minister of state for home Jitendra Singh had stated, “The National Population Register is the first step towards the creation of a National Register of Indian Citizens.

Team Nirmala: A look at FM's team that is led by finance secretary Rajiv Kumar

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman gears up to present her second budget amid wide expectations of major reform measures to reverse the economic slowdown. ET takes a look at her team that is led by finance secretary Rajiv Kumar.

Income tax changes of 2019: The impact they made on your personal finances

The changes help salaried people save more tax, while the uber rich took a big hit on the taxation front.

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

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

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

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

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

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

NPR 2021: Head of family will have to furnish ID details

The nationwide NPR is to be held from April 1 to September 30 to record the ‘usual residents’.

UIDAI's proposal for social media agency to monitor online platforms shelved: Centre tells SC

A bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and K M Joseph disposed off a plea of Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra alleging that the move of hiring a social media monitoring agency was aimed at "mounting surveillance on social media platforms".

Market Movers: What changed for D-Street while you were sleeping

Asian stocks drifted in thin trading on the last day of a year that has delivered spectacular returns across asset classes.

Supreme court order gives techies 'Aadhaar' to not share unique ID

Employees are citing the SC order from last September to avoid linking Aadhaar to EPFO.

There is absolutely no link between NPR and NRC: Amit Shah

Shah's response comes after the cabinet, gave its approval for updation of the National Population Register (NPR) with no requirement by people to submit any document or biometrics to prove their identity, and conducting of census of India 2021.

December 31 is the last date to verify your ITR. Have you done it?

According to income tax laws, a taxpayer gets 120 days from the date of filing an income tax return (ITR) to verify his/her tax return. The deadline to file ITR for FY 2018-19 was August 31, 2019, makes December 31, deadline to verify the ITR.

Global enterprises welcome in India, but need to follow law of land: Ravi Shankar Prasad

The minister said that he appreciates the success of tech giants such as Facebook, Google and Twitter having their biggest markets in India. “But, they will have to work in the ecosystem of law developed in India,” he said, while addressing a plenary session at the centenary celebration of the ASSOCHAM.

The future of security... so far, biometric's the way to go

As of today, the most secure way of ascertaining someone’s identity involves the use of biometrics — physical markers such as fingerprints, facial recognition, retinal scans, and voice recognition; and behavioural identifiers such as device location, how a device is held, finger movement and gestures.

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

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

Net blockade leaves UP at a net financial loss

Transactional services have come to a halt, and merchants are finding it hard to conduct business.

NPR designed to misuse and abuse: Kamal Nath

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

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

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

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

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

All that you need to know about National Population Register

The NPR is a register of residents of the country, prepared at the local (village/sub-town), sub-district, district, state and national level under the provisions of the Citizenship Act, 1955 and the Citizenship (Registration of Citizens and Issue of National Identity Cards) Rules, 2003, which was subsequently updated in 2015 by seeding it with Aadhaar.

NPR manual says exercise won’t confer citizenship

New manual of instructions issued for enumerators says NPR data will not confer a right to citizenship

Return of Aadhaar-based e-KYC to make life easier for mutual fund investors

Mutual fund distributors who want to undertake Aadhaar authentication services through KUAs (KYC User Agency) should enter into an agreement with the KUA. They should also get themselves registered with UIDAI as sub-KUAs.

Return of Aadhaar-based e-KYC to make life easier for mutual fund investors

Mutual fund distributors who want to undertake Aadhaar authentication services through KUAs (KYC User Agency) should enter into an agreement with the KUA. They should also get themselves registered with UIDAI as sub-KUAs.

How to file Aadhaar related complaints

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

Delhi High Court seeks UIDAI's stand on plea to link property with Aadhaar

The court also asked the Centre and the Delhi government to file their response, which they had not despite issuance of notice to them on July 16.

Drop in Aadhaar enrolments in Jammu and Kashmir

J&K has among the lowest Aadhaar coverage among states and union territories, with around 75% of the people enrolling so far.

PAN-Aadhaar linking deadline extended to December 31

Earlier, the deadline to PAN with Aadhaar was September 30, 2019.

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

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

After Sonia Gandhi, DMK's Kanimozhi raises the issue of delayed and reduced maternity benefits

In states like Tamil Nadu and Odisha, maternity benefits are relatively superior, both in terms of what they offer, and the number of beneficiaries. Tamil Nadu has had a maternity entitlement programme in place since 1987, and as of now, pregnant mothers in the State get Rs 14,000 in cash and a nutritional kit of Rs 4,000 for the first two pregnancies.

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

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

You can make digital transactions but cannot transfer money using RBI's newly launched PPI

Unlike the PPIs that are available now, the new instrument can only be used for making retail payments. You cannot use it to transfer funds to other PPIs, make credit card payments and so on.

NPR will serve as database for NRC, furnish wrong names and addresses: Arundhati Roy

Addressing a protest gathering at Delhi University, she also claimed that the National Register of Citizens (NRC) was targeted against the Muslims of the country. Union Home Minister Amit Shah has already said there was no link between the NPR and the NRC and their databases cannot be used for each other.

GST centres to help file returns

Officials said small businesses were depending on chartered accountants to file returns and maintain accounts. But CAs were themselves over-burdened and had taken up business beyond their capacity.

Maharashtra CM announces loan waiver upto Rs 2 lakh for farmers

"Crop loans outstanding upto September 30, 2019, will be waived by my government. The upper ceiling for the amount is Rs two lakh. The scheme will be called Mahatma Jyotirao Phule loan waiver scheme," Uddhav Thackeray said.

Migrants should be thrown out: Raj Thackeray

"These migrants go and scatter all over the country. The states have to bear their loads. They take away the jobs of the local youth. Such migrants from anywhere should be driven out of the country," he said.

In-principle decision to link Aadhaar with GST registration

The council also decided to a withdraw a circular issued in June which prescribed that the additional discount given by a company to a dealer in certain cases will be liable for GST.

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