• How to Link Aadhaar Card to Different Documents

    Aadhaar Card—developed by unique identification authority of India (UIDAI)—holds huge potential today. The 12-digit unique authentication number must be linked to almost all the documents to avail the benefits of government scheme. Under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002, the government has now also made it compulsory to link all the financial documents to Aadhaar number to keep a check on the fraudulent activities. There are a list of documents that should be linked to Aadhaar Card to keep it operational, which otherwise may freeze any policy or lock the bank account.

    List of Documents that should be linked with Aadhaar:

    • Aadhar Bank Account Link

    The government has made Aadhaar-bank account linking mandatory in order to receive the benefits of government scheme directly into the account. The deadline to complete the seeding is 31 March 2018, however many are not aware how to link bank account with Aadhaar. Briefly, there are two ways to link Aadhaar card with bank account, which are: online and offline. The revenue department has notified that if the accounts are not linked to the 12-digit unique identification number within the deadline, the account will be un-operational. However, the bank account can be activated on linking the account with Aadhaar number.

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    • Aadhar Mutual Funds Link (31st March 2018)

    To keep a track of financial irregularities, the government has made it mandatory to link Aadhaar with all the mutual fund. The last date to link the mutual fund folio is 31 March 2018; the failure of which may freeze the MF account. A mutual fund holder can’t deposit any amount in that folio until they complete the seeding process. SMS, physical KYC, online and registering with fund houses are some of the ways through which the linking can be done.

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    • Aadhaar PAN Card Link (31st March 2018)

    Linking PAN Card with Aadhaar is mandatory for all the tax payers, applying for income tax return. The central board of direct taxes (CBDT) has the made the seeding mandatory to apply for income tax returns, for the financial year 2017-18. To aid the taxpayers, the board has extended the last date to 31 March 2018. In case, the last date is missed, the return filed would be considered invalid. Filing late income tax return would be considered belated that will attract penalty charges.

    • Aadhar Insurance Policies Link (31st March 2018)

    Under prevention of money laundering Second Amendment Rules, 2017, linking insurance policy with Aadhar is mandatory. The linking process is amended to reduce fraudulent acts, last date if which is 31 March 2018. Insurance holder, who don’t link insurance policy with Aadhaar, will not be able to claim the insurance until they complete the Aadhaar and PAN/Form 60 linking. The insurance regulatory and development of India (IRDAI) has notified all the insures, including 33 general insurance and 24 life insurance companies, to help their policy holders complete the process. Linking LIC policy with Aadhaar is mandatory for both the new and existing customers.

    • Aadhar Employee Provident Fund Link (31st March 2018)

    The employees provident fund organization has now made it mandatory to link EPF account with Aadhaar. The last date to seed employee provident fund with Aadhaar is 31 March 2018. The EPF account holder should connect the assigned unique account number to Aadhaar number in order to receive the monthly updates on the mobile number. In fact, by linking Aadhaar with EPF account, the EPF holders can send claims directly to EPFO database.

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    • Aadhar Small Saving Schemes Link (31st March 2018)

    Under the guidance of union government, every post office deposits should be linked to Aadhaar number before 31 March 2018. The schemes like public provident fund, kisan vikas patra deposits and national savings certificate scheme must be linked to the 12-digit unique identification number. However, the investors, who are yet to receive their Aadhaar card, can submit their enrolment identity number of the Aadhaar application.

    • Aadhaar Scholarship Account Link (31st March 2018)

    A scholarship holder should link their scholarship number with Aadhaar number before 31 March 2018. The unique identity number developed by UIDAI is now mandatory to get the scholarship benefits. This will help the beneficiary to take the advantage of the benefits. However, ensure to link bank account with Aadhaar number to receive the scholarship in the bank account.

    • Aadhaar Ration Card Link (31st March 2018)

    Aadhaar number and ration card linking should be completed before 31 March 2018. In case, the two documents are not linked, availing the groceries in discounted rate gets blocked. Both online and offline methods can be used to link ration card with Aadhaar. The seeding will stop the misuse of ration cards.

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    • Aadhaar Mobile Link

    Aadhaar card linking to mobile number is vital now, without which many of the benefits can’t be achieved. The department of telecommunication (DoT) has notified all the telecom operators across the nation to help subscribers complete the seeding process within 6 February 2018. Using online and offline methods, mobile number can be linked to Aadhaar. The telecom operators are constantly notifying its subscribers to complete the linking, in order to continue with the services.

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    • Aadhar IRCTC Account Link

    Linking the 12-digit unique identification number to an IRCTC account is now compulsory for those who want to book more than 6 tickets in one month. A traveler can book a maximum of 12 tickets by linking IRCTC with Aadhaar. To book tickets, the passenger should also select an additional passenger in the master list, who has completed the Aadhaar re-verification.

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    • Aadhar Driving License Link

    Aadhaar card is mandatory for almost all the spheres now. The government has now made it mandatory to link Aadhaar with driving license to prevent crime and accident case. The seeding can be done online, however, the government has not declared any final date to complete the process.

    • Aadhar Pension Account Link

    The national pension scheme (NPS) managed by Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA), has made it mandatory to link Aadhaar number with pension account. With Aadhaar verification on place, subscribers can now open a new account through Aadhaar verification and submitting e-signature. It is not required to submit the physical application form for opening a pension account. However, subscribers should ensure that the details present on the Aadhaar card and permanent retirement account number (PRAN) are alike. A pension account holder should submit self-attested Aadhaar card copy and PRAN card copy for making any correction in PRAN card. The pension account is directly linked to the Aadhaar verified bank account of the pensioner; and upon his demise, the nominee will automatically start receiving the benefits.

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    • Aadhar LPG Connection Link

    All the LPG subscribers should now link Aadhaar with their LPG connection to receive the benefits of LPG subsidy. However, many are not aware how to link LPG connection with Aadhaar. The first-prerequisite of the linking process is seeding Aadhar and bank account, where the subsidy is received. Once Aadhaar-bank linking is done, the Aadhaar card should be linked to LPG gas connection. The last date to complete the seeding process is 31 March 2018. The customers of Bharat gas, Indane and HP gas should complete the process online to receive the benefits.

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    • Aadhar Voter ID Link

    Providing vote is everyone’s right, however there are lot of fraudulent acts that take place. To eradicate this menace, the government has made linking Aadhaar to voter ID mandatory that can be completed in three ways including online, calling a customer care centre or by sending a SMS. The seeding will reduce the generation of fake voter ID cards and reusing the same multiple times.

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    An individual can continue to receive the benefits of government scheme by following the deadline, which otherwise may make an account or service un-operational.


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    • LPG Connection Blocked For Many In Chennai

      Despite the Supreme Court extending the deadline for linking Aadhaar to March 31, LPG connection was frozen for many customers in Chennai by Indane Gas. It is reported that LPG connections were blocked for those who have not linked their Unique Identification Number (UID) with the connection by December 31st, 2017. Registration for refilling is now open only for those customers who have their connection linked with Aadhaar card. However, according to officials of Indian Oil Corporation, the temporary restriction is only for those customers who have not submitted their “Know Your Customer” (KYC) details. Another domestic LPG provider Hindustan Petroleum have not blocked connections but is approving refill requests without the subsidy.

      27 January 2018

    • Aadhaar Card and PPF Linking Date Extended : March 31, 2018

      Recently, the government has extended the last date for linking the 12-digit Aadhaar number to Public Provident Fund to March 31, 2018. This has bought in a great relief for all the account holders. Linking all the small saving scheme is mandatory as it will help to curb the black money from the system.

      The last date for linking other small saving scheme accounts like post office deposit, National Savings Certificate and Kisan Vikas Patra has also been pushed to March 31, 2018. Not only that, the deadline for seeding mobile number, bank account and demat account also have been extended.

      9 January 2018

    • Linking Aadhaar to Savings Scheme Extended to March 31, 2018

      Taking into consideration the convenience of account holders, government has recently extended the last date of linking saving scheme account’s to March 31, 2018. The saving scheme include accounts like post office deposits, Kisan Vikas Patra, etc. The news has bought in great relief for the account holders.

      The government has taken this decision as many of the citizens are yet to apply for their 12-digit unique identification number. Not only that, the last date was extended for almost 135 schemes. Earlier the last date to link all financial documents was December 31, 2018. Linking is important as it will help to curb unaccounted money from the system.

      8 January 2018

    • Linking Aadhaar Card to Different Documents Mandatory

      The 12-digit Aadhaar card has been made one of the most important documents to possess in order to promote the government’s digitization move. The central government has made Aadhaar card linking to bank account, phone number and all the financial documents mandatory.

      The last date to link Aadhaar to mobile number is February 6, 2018, whereas the deadline to link Aadhaar and the financial documents is March 31, 2018. Moreover, recently linking Aadhaar to property, LPG connection, ration card, air flyers and driving license has also been made mandatory. In fact, now Facebook is also eyeing to verify the users authentication through the Aadhaar Card details. Bangalore’s leading car rental company named Zoomcar has also cleared the doubts that it will not accept any booking in future without the Aadhaar Card verification.

      30 December 2017

    • Unprecedented Increase in Aadhaar Linking

      As per the recent reports, nearly 71.24 crore mobile connections including new and old have been linked to Aadhaar number of late. Not only that, even the bank linking to the 12-digit Aadhaar number has touched 82 crore, approximately. This is a huge number and the success towards the digitization move.

      Under the prevention of money laundering Act, the bank account and Aadhaar linking has been made mandatory. The last date for re-verification for mobile as well as the bank account is 31 March 2018, and the number is going to increase further. Linking mobile number to Aadhaar is mandatory as it is the primary requisite for online linking, as OTP is received on Aadhaar registered phone number.

      28 December 2017

    • Deadline for compulsory linking of Aadhaar extended to 31 March 2018

      The Supreme Court has been informed by the Central Government that the deadline for the compulsory linking of Aadhaar shall be extended to 31 March 2018 for availing the benefit of various welfare programs and services. The Supreme Court has also been told by the Central Government that a notification shall be issued on Friday.

      The authenticity of Aadhaar was challenged in the Supreme Court by petitioners. The court has now been urged by petitioners for an early hearing to determine whether Aadhaar should be retained. KK Venugopal, Attorney General, told that “There cannot be a stay on Aadhaar since it has gone on for many years. The Central Government is ready to debate the issue.”

      He also made it clear that the last day, which is 06 February 2018, for linking Aadhaar remains unchanged for availing uninterrupted mobile services. On 25 October, the Supreme Court was told by the Central Government that the last day for compulsory linking of Aadhaar to avail the government benefits has been extended to 31 March 2018 for the people who do not have the 12-digit unique biometric identification number.

      8 December 2017

    • Link Aadhaar with Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana pension scheme to Get Benefits

      Recently, the government has notified all the subscribers of Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana pension (VPBY) scheme to link their Aadhaar with the account. The last date to link is 31 December 2017. All the subscribers should complete the process in order to receive the benefits.

      In case, a subscriber don’t have Aadhaar number, he should get an Aadhaar card enrolled. This norm is implemented with support from Life insurance Corporation of India (LIC).

      In the beginning of the year, the cabinet gave approval for VPBY 2017 and has also promised to give a return of 8% for 10 years.

      23 November 2017

    • Modi Government making Aadhaar card and Property Linking Mandatory

      In a bid to control black money, the government has recently decided to link Aadhaar number to property. The government believes after demonetization, figuring out all the benami property will dynamically control the flow of black money in the economy. Although, the move was planned earlier, but there were no imitative on this front.

      This initiative will be in favour of the buyers as the chances of property prices dropping down are very high. This will also add transparency in the real estate sector, which otherwise is overhyped.

      22 November 2017

    • The deadline for Linking Aadhaar and Insurance Policy is 31 Dec 2017

      The government has made it mandatory to link Aadhaar card linking to insurance policy mandatory. The last date declared to complete the mapping is 31 December 2017. Government is closely keeping an eye on all the insurance policies to keep a track on how many policies are issued in the name of a particular person.

      The companies offering insurance policies are hence taking initiatives to link policy number and customer’s ID with the Aadhaar card. To help customers have an easy transition insurance providers are trying to figure out easy ways.

      9 November 2017

    • Deadline for linking Social Security Schemes to Aadhaar is 31 December 2017

      The government has made the Aadhaar linking with social security scheme mandatory to help the privileged individuals gain the benefits of social security scheme. The mapping process needs to be finished by 31 December 2017.

      While the deadline earlier was 30 September 2017, but for the convenience of the beneficiaries the date was extended by 3 months. The social welfare schemes include pension, LPG subsidy, scholarships and many more. To keep all the financial records on a single platform the government has made Aadhaar linking mandatory and avoiding the instructions will discontinue availing the services further.

      9 November 2017


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