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.
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- How to update or correct Aadhaar details online and offline
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- How to check if PAN is linked with Aadhaar
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The bill, which also seeks to bar public servants from receiving funds from abroad, was passed after a discussion in the Lower House even as many Opposition parties raised objections to the bill. Replying to the discussion on the bill, the govt stressed that it was necessary for an Aatmanirbhar Bharat (self-reliant India).
The Aadhaar Authentication for Good Governance (Social Welfare, Innovation, Knowledge) Rules, 2020 has been published in Gazette of India on August 5, 2020, he informed.
Chairman of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates, in an exclusive conversation with TOI's Surojit Gupta, said the whole Aadhaar and NPCI digital financial system in India has proven to be once again a "huge asset". "Getting payments out through digital cash transfers, that has been a fantastic thing, and obviously, India has done that at a scale that no other country ever has," he said. "India was able to use its digital financial capability where Aadhaar and the overall NPCI payment system works very well," Gates further added.Bill Gates lauds use of Aadhaar and NPCI in India
Now, all property details and revenue records have been digitised and each property has been given a unique identity number in the Haryana Land Records Information System (HALRIS), the portal used for registration and record of properties.
The Bill will replace the Taxation and other Laws (Relaxation of Certain Provisions) Ordinance, 2020, promulgated in March. Among others, the bill seeks to give tax exemption for contributions made to PM-CARES Fund, which was set up in March in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Aarogya Setu mobile app has been mired in controversy was introduced by the government as a contact tracing app in April. Internet and privacy activists have raised concerns about commercial or law enforcement use of sensitive personal data collected by the app.
Officials familiar with the details of the proposal said state governments have suggested the removal of the mandatory one-year rigorous imprisonment clause, empowering the magistrate to order the juveniles to be measured.
NSE is the ninth entity approved by Sebi to undertake e-KYC Aadhaar authentication.
This feature will enable the individual to lock and temporarily unlock their biometrics. This is to protect the privacy and confidentiality of biometrics Data. Locked biometrics ensure the Aadhaar holder will not be able to use their biometrics for authentications, says UIDAI website.
The total PAN allotment as on June 29 stood at 50.95 crore, as per the tweet. The 12-digit biometric ID Aadhaar is issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India, or UIDAI, to a resident of India, and PAN is a 10-digit alphanumeric number allotted by the income tax department to a person, firm or entity.
The allegation, according to Google's affidavit, was made by financial economist Abhijit Mishra in the rejoinder filed by him in his PIL claiming that GPay was facilitating financial transactions without the requisite authorisation from RBI.
Followers will have to book for darshan online through the temple website "spst.in" a day ahead of their visit to the shrine and before 5 pm, keep a copy of the same and carry their original Aadhaar card along with them during the temple visit.
Aadhaar authentication facility for new taxpayers has been rolled out from August 21, 2020.
Soon features like cash deposit, interbank fund transfer etc. will also be made live, the company said, adding that this will benefit people in rural and semi-urban areas who have limited access to the physical bank branch and ATM.
For those opting for Aadhaar authentication, new GST registration will be issued within three working days and would not need to wait for physical verification. However, those not opting for Aadhaar authentication for GST registration would be granted it only after physical verification of the place of business or documentary verification which may take up to 21 working days or more if notice is issued.
In a notification, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) said when an applicant for GST registration opts for authentication of Aadhaar number, he shall, with effect from Friday (August 21), undertake the said authentication while submitting an application.
This means it can now be “voluntarily” linked to the upcoming health identity card-for-all project as well as existing government services such as obtaining a driving licence.
Government sources boast that once an individual is registered and gets a unique health ID, the chances of pilferage and misuse of several health schemes either by patients or doctors, hospitals and medical device manufacturers would get minimised.
As Aadhaar card can be submitted as a proof of address, it is important that the address mentioned is correct and up-to-date. If you want to update the address in your Aadhaar card, you can do in online as well. This can be done even if you do not have proof.
The prime minister "released the 6th installment under the PM-KISAN scheme of Rs 17,000 crore to nearly 8.5 crore farmers. The cash benefit was transferred directly to their Aadhaar verified bank accounts with the press of a button," an official statement said.
The current mode of biometric authentication used for vetting credentials in the AePS system — fingerprint scanning — is not in line with distancing norms. It requires bank account holders to press fingertips to scanners at micro-ATM points multiple times.
Once market intermediaries register as KUA, they can open accounts using Aadhaar-based e-KYC (electronic Know Your Customer).
Past experience may have led to introduction of greater control of NGOs yet some other amendments will only result in unintended operational challenges for genuine NGOs across India, which are engaged in diverse areas.
“The database, to be completed by June 30, will have satellite imaging of individual farm land so that farmers may be provided advisories based on the kind of land they possess and the crop they grow,” said Vivek Agarwal, joint secretary of newly created Digital Agriculture Division.
Replying to a debate on the bill, Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said the legislation was not against any NGO and is an effort to maintain transparency.
The Income-tax Department has made several changes in the ITR forms applicable for tax filing for FY 2019-20. Here are the key changes introduced in ITR-1 and ITR-2 which should be kept in mind while filing the return for the assessment year 2020-21.
The Lok Sabha on Monday passed a bill to amend the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act to make furnishing of Aadhaar numbers of office-bearers of any NGO mandatory for registration and also effect other changes. The bill also seeks to bar public servants from receiving funds from abroad and proposes to enable the Centre to allow an NGO or association to surrender its FCRA certificate. ET's Rahul Tripathi and Sakshi Prashar bring you all the details. (Text: PTI)FCRA: What do the proposed amendments in foreign contribution norms entail?
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.
Before travelling to a foreign country, one can buy foreign currency from the dealers (including banks) authorised by the Reserve Bank of India. The amount of foreign currency that can be bought varies for different purposes as per RBI guidelines.
Nandan Nilekani says it is “supercritical” that India uses its “best digital infrastructure” to speedily inoculate its population. The Infosys chairman said the country stands to gain amid the economic disruption wrought by Covid-19, with the world looking for prowess in manufacturing.
The Indian administration doesn't have data on how many migrant workers lost their lives during the crisis. There is no record of the number of healthcare staff that have died fighting the coronavirus.
A mutual fund does not deduct the expense ratio all at once at the time of purchase. It is deducted on a daily basis after calculating its per day expense. Here's how it is calculated.
The Form 26AS will come with a few rather significant changes this year. In its new avatar, the Form 26AS will become a potent tool in the hands of the tax authorities, which is why it is important for a tax payer to know about these changes.
The circular has come after the government in April 2020 issued common application forms for investing in Public Provident Fund (PPF), National Savings Scheme and other small savings schemes. The circular was issued by Department on Posts on August 11, 2020.
The Supreme Court will take up on June 9 pleas seeking review of a verdict upholding the Centre's flagship Aadhaar scheme as constitutionally valid but striking down some of its provisions, including its linking with bank accounts, mobile phones and school admissions.
The SOP also said owners should not allow employees having cold, cough or fever symptoms from working and ask them to approach a doctor immediately.
Aadhaar-based authentications touched a record high in April and May, topping 120 crore this month, as the government rolled out direct benefits to people using the Aadhaar platform under the PM Garib Kalyan Package (PMGKP).
"An enterprise can be registered just on the basis of Aadhaar number. Other details can be given on self-declaration basis without any requirement of uploading or submitting any paper - thus it is a paperless exercise in true sense," an official statement said.
If you wish to withdraw from your EPF account, due to coronavirus-led financial stress or otherwise, your claim may be rejected for many reasons. Shambhavi Mehrotra of ET Online lists 5 such reasons and the steps you can take to ensure your claim gets accepted.Your EPF withdrawal claim can be rejected in these cases, here's how to avoid this
The 'insta savings bank account' will offer a complete paperless and instant digital savings account opening with just PAN and Aadhaar number, the bank said in a release.
The Supreme Court, which is monitoring the NRC update process in Assam, had in August last year ordered the authorities to implement an Aadhaar-like datasecurity regime for NRC.
The proposed entity, unlike NPCI, can be a for-profit entity as well with diversified shareholding with no single promoter allowed to hold more than 40% investment at the time of the application with stipulation reduce it to 25% within five years of operation, as per the final framework released by the central bank on Tuesday.
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.
This is to help companies and individuals avoid the hassle of establishing their personal identities, credentials or data many times over.
The facility is a paper-less, free of cost and on a real-time basis. As per the income tax department, the turn-around-time of alloting an e-PAN is 10 minutes on a real-time basis.
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.
The government in the Union Budget 2017 had introduced a law making it mandatory for every individual having a PAN to link with their Aadhaar number. Here are different ways to link the same. The last date to link PAN with Aadhaar is March 31, 2021.
The government recently amended the Form 26AS, which will show high-value transactions that are conducted by you in the financial year. However, there are other ways in which the tax department can track your financial transactions. Sanket Dhanorkar takes you through them. WatchHere is how taxman tracks your financial transactions
The government recently amended the Form 26AS which will show high-value transactions that are conducted by you in the financial year. However, there are other ways in which the tax department can track your financial transactions. Given below are the list of those ways.
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 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.
Villagers, especially those living in the remote rural areas were greatly encumbered to draw cash from the beginning of the lockdown for daily use as there was scarce or no access to banks or ATMs, the company elaborated while addressing the media.
The extension has been done to provide further relief to taxpaying individuals.
Generic Aadhaar follows a pharmacy-aggregator business model sourcing generic drugs directly from the manufacturer and providing it to the retailers.
An unprecedented surge of enquiries from workers chokes digital channels.
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.
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.
Unique Identification Authority of India has permitted Common Service Centres to offer Aadhaar update 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.
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”.
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.
"In case of issuing new mobile connections to the bulk subscriber, during the physical verification of the premises of bulk subscribers, the latitude/longitude of the premises of the bulk subscriber and data and time of the inspection shall be captured and the same shall be inserted in the CAF and database," the DoT order said.
"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.
The opening of State Bank of India (SBI) 'Insta Saving Bank Account' does not require an individual to visit their nearest SBI bank branch. The savings bank account can be opened from their home.
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.
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.
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.
The committee last sought stakeholder feedback in February and wrote to the companies and institutions asking for a presentation from them which will support the “oral submission” that they make when they appear before the committee. The date of submission of the presentations was June 8.
‘It is a blessing for for distributors and investors’
After launching the beta-facility in February, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has officially launched instant PAN- a paperless, free-of-cost service where you get e-PAN in near real-time, basis Aadhaar e-KYC. Shambhavi Mehrotra of ET Online tells you the process to get instant PAN.Instant PAN launched, here's how to get e-PAN using your Aadhaar
MUMBAI: Ratan Tata, on Thursday, invested an undisclosed amount in pharmaceutical venture Generic Aadhaar. Founded by Arjun Deshpande, the startup claims to have an annual revenue of Rs 6 crore and is looking at a revenue of Rs 150-200 crore in the next three years.Watch: How Arjun Deshpande impressed Ratan Tata with his pharma startup
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.
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".
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.
If your PAN is not linked with Aadhaar by this date, then your PAN will become inoperative.
Sitharaman said she had a feeling that those who spoke against the introduction of the legislation "definitely" misunderstood its contents. She said the bill is related to tax returns filing and tax payments and that is only the intention of the government as tax filing is the Centre's domain.
The numbers have come as a surprise to policymakers as the definition was finalized before looking at them in detail.
The process enables immediate activation of NPS account due to instant KYC verification and also facilitates the immediate deposit of NPS contribution by the subscriber.
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.
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.
Citing a projection by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the report said the global economy will lose USD 12 trillion or more by the end of 2021 despite spending of USD 18 trillion in trying to stimulate growth around the world.
In an exclusive interview to PTI, Gates, whose foundation is focusing on fighting the pandemic, called it the "next biggest thing" the world has been confronted with after the World War.
Bumper harvests, record sowing, good monsoons, robust farm income and high demand for goods will likely buttress the initiatives to bring the economy back on the rails. Tractor sales are already witnessing revival in rural pockets while other consumption activity has reached over 80% of pre-Covid levels, experts say.
A lot of the investments done in the early days are now paying off, such as enabling direct benefit transfers during the Covid-19 pandemic, he said. One big area would be using technology for ease of doing business and allowing enterprises to flourish with minimal human interface in government services, he added.
AADHAAR-PAN linking date extended to June 30, 2020: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman briefs media.Aadhaar-Pan linking date extended to June 30, 2020
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.
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.
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
J&K has among the lowest Aadhaar coverage among states and union territories, with around 75% of the people enrolling so far.
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.
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.
The government via a notification dated May 28, 2020, has made changes to the Form 26AS. These changes have come into effect from June 1, 2020. Here are the four new changes in Form 26AS that will appear from now onwards.
The journey wasn’t easy and faced obstacles, including legal challenges that went up to the Supreme Court.
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 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.
These are in addition to 35,000 Aadhaar enrolment centers run by Banks, Post Offices and state governments, the UIDAI said in a statement.
"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.
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.