Who can file taxes without PAN Aadhar linking
It is not possible to file income tax returns without linking your PAN and Aadhaar card. However, there are certain exemptions that can be made in this regard.
Certain exemptions can be claimed by foreign nationals, individuals or those above 80. Those living in Meghalaya, Jammu and Kashmir and Assam can also claim this exemption. All others who are filing their taxes have to compulsorily link their PAN card with their Aadhaar card. It has come to light that only 25% of people holding PAN cards, have linked it to their Aadhar card. The government has been taking various measures to encourage more and more people to link their PAN card with their Aadhaar card.
2 August 2017
Financial inclusion for all
The district development commissioner Niraj Kumar recently held a meeting with the district consultative committee and district level review committee.
The issues discussed at the meeting include KCC cases, Aadhaar cards, educational workshops on the basics of finance, among others.
As per reports obtained, as many as 100169 Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna accounts have been opened so far. The government aims to take more measures to increase Aadhaar seeding and encourage more and more people in the district to link their Aadhaar cards with their bank accounts. As many as 102 educational camps on finance have been organised so far.
29 June 2017
Aadhaar Card Compulsory For Schoolchildren in U.P
The Uttar Pradesh government has made Aadhaar cards mandatory for schoolchildren in an effort to ensure that students benefit from the various welfare measures enacted for them. All school students from classes I to VIII are to be issued Aadhaar cards which would be linked to a number of welfare schemes such as mid-day meals.
The move will also help the Department of Education keep an eye on attendance and performance in schools.
18 May 2017
Aadhaar Stambh and Aadhaar Shila Plans Launched By LIC
LIC recently increased the total number of products it offers to 25 by introducing two new plans. These are Aadhaar Stambh and Aadhaar Shila. The latter is exclusively designed for women. To apply for these plans, applicants need an Aadhaar card and they have to be between 8 years and 58 years old. The policy term for these plans is 10 years to 20 years and the Sum Assured is between Rs.75,000 and Rs.3 lakh. Aadhaar Shila offers additional risk cover of 10%. Both the plans do not require applicants to go through a medical check-up.
28 April 2017
Aadhaar Mandatory For IT Returns Filing, PAN Application
The government has announced that it is studying the viability of making the Aadhaar card mandatory for the filing of Income Tax returns as well as for applying for a PAN (Permanent Account Number) card.
According to the proposal, Aadhaar card details will need to be entered by all individuals filing their IT returns from July 2017 onwards.
Additionally, the Income Tax (IT) Department is considering the issue of PAN cards on a real-time basis using the Aadhaar e-KYC facility. However, this proposal is still being considered by the Department.
The Aadhaar-based e-KYC facility allows for the verification of information such as date of birth or address through biometric identification by using the individual’s thumb impressions.
Aadhaar is slowly becoming necessary for most services, from applying for a new SIM card to opening a bank account.
30 March 2017
UIDAI Says Aadhaar Database Fully Safe
The government has recently said that Aadhaar based authentication is completely safe and dismissed reports of biometric data misuse. Aadhar linked subsidy transfers has resulted in the exchequer saving around Rs.49,000 crore in the last 2.5 years. UIDAI has said that there have been no incidents of Aadhaar misuse and financial loss. It said that there has been no breach in its Aadhaar database. UIDAI said that the database is “fully safe and secure”. It further added that Aadhaar is an important tool that has helped people in different ways. It has helped over 4.47 crore residents of the country in opening bank accounts. UIDAI responded to reports of misuse of e-KYC data by saying that this information is available in the public domain via ASAs (Authentication Service Agencies) to AUAs (Authorized User Agencies) and KUAs (e-KYC User Agencies). Strict laws are in place to ensure that these ASAs, AUAs and KUAs do not misuse any information.
16 March 2017
Aadhaar-link registration at AIIMS awaits the government's nod
There has been no decision made by the government regarding whether or not patient's registration using their Aadhaar card will be compulsory at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). Union Health Secretary CK Mishra informed that the government has not come to any conclusion yet in this matter.There has been no decision even on the admission of the patients using an Aadhaar card in this New Delhi-based premiere hospital.However, the hospital had made an announcement that the registration fee of patients submitting their Aadhaar card would be waived. Also, without it, patients will have to pay Rs.100 which amounts to ten times the present fee.
The initiative that was supposed to be operational from January was to be a part of the government's attempts to promote cashless transactions. It would have also helped in streamlining the database of the patients which is generally disorganised.Currently, patients have to pay a registration fee worth Rs.10 after which they are given a Unique Health Identification (UHID). This number is used to refer to them by the hospital authorities. The Union Health Ministry has received a request from the AIIMS authorities asking them to make Aadhaar-linked registration compulsory at the hospital.
22 February 2017
Aadhar Mandatory for JEE (Main) 2017 Candidates
The Central Board of Secondary Education made two important announcements today regarding the Joint Entrance Examination (Main) exam 2017. The Board decided to extend the date of online form submission till the 16th of January from the previous deadline of 2nd January. The last day of fee submission has also been extended to the 17th of January 11:59 pm. The decision was made in response to many students, parents and schools requesting for an extension.
The other important notification was that all candidates appearing for the exam must carry their Aadhar cards with them. Indian candidates will have to be provide their Aadhar numbers at the time of filing the application and the details of which will be cross-checked against the data filed with UIDAI. Any discrepancy will disqualify the candidate from appearing for JEE.
The CBSC announced that the JEE (Main) 2017 exam is scheduled for the 4th of April, 2017.
2 January 2017
Privileged Darshan at Tirumala Now Only with Aadhar Card
The usual tradition of getting privileged entry for special darshan of Lord Venkateswara, after completing the trek of Tirumala hills, is set to change. The devotees will have to furnish their Aadhar number as proof of identification in order to get valid tickets for darshan and free laddus from now on. People without Aadhar ID can produce any official identity proof during their 10 km long trek on foot, to get the benefits of special entry and one free laddu, with two more laddus at subsidised rates. Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams Executive Officer, D Sambasiva Rao, who oversees the temple administration decided upon this course of action to stop the misuse of this privilege by some sources.
28 December 2016
Get tokens instead of cash in Telangana
In order to reduce inconvenience caused due to demonetization, the Telangana State Marketing Department has decided to replace cash with token which can be used to purchase vegetables at certain markets. Individuals who have an Aadhaar card that is linked to their bank account without having to pay in cash at Rythu Bazaars. Rythu Bazaar is a farmer’s market in Telangana which is sanctioned by the government. Currency denominations of Rs.5, Rs.10 and Rs.20 are being replaced by these tokens and can be procured from mobile counters that have been set up by the IDFC or Industrial Development Financial Corporation in various locations throughout Telangana. These counters have a PoS or point-of-sale terminal that is handheld and is connected to online servers of numerous banks. A small ATM that has cash of up to Rs.25,000 is also available.
Individuals who wish to purchase vegetables can register their Aadhaar numbers to authenticate their bank credential that has been linked to their Aadhaar number. Once verification has been complete, customers can take tokens up to Rs. and this amount would get debited from their bank accounts. Individuals would also receive a confirmation text on their registered mobile numbers notifying them regarding the transaction. Sellers who accept these tokens will have to deposit them at IDFC counters at the end of the day and equal amount would get credited to their bank accounts.
1 December 2016