Today, the Government is making it compulsory for people to link their Aadhaar cards with certain documents. This is primarily done to ensure that the benefits of government schemes reach the people. The process of linking the Aadhaar card to other schemes or documents is very simple and quick. People can choose to link their cards online or offline.
List of Documents:
Mentioned below is a list of documents that you can link your Aadhaar card to.
- Bank Account
- Voter ID Card
- LPG Connection
- Pension Account
- Scholarship Account
- PAN Card
- Ration Card
To receive benefits from government schemes directly to your bank account, you should link your Aadhaar Card to your bank account. You can easily do so online using the net banking facility of your bank or you can visit the bank and request it to link the card to your account.
Voter ID Card:
To remove fraudulent or fake Voter ID cards, the Government of India decided to link Aadhaar card to Voter ID card. Citizens of India can link their Aadhaar number to their Voter ID card through multiple ways. The linking process is very easy and can be done online, through mobile application, through an SMS or through the call centre.
The Central Government of India make linking of LPG connection to Aadhaar Card compulsory for subsidy related reasons. People can link their LPG connection to Aadhaar Card online on the Aadhaar Seeding website, through IVRS, SMS, call centre or by post. Before linking your gas connection to your Aadhaar card, you have to ensure that you link your UID number to your bank account.
To reduce corruption and fraudulent activities in the country, the government wants people to link their Aadhaar Card to their PAN Card. This linking has its own benefits such as people who link their cards do not have to send ITR. People can link using the e-filing portal.
To ensure that an individual does not have more than one ration card and to stop people from misusing the benefits provided through a ration card, the government wants to link Aadhaar Card to Ration Card. The ration cards can be linked to the Aadhaar Card both online and offline. To apply online, one has to visit the Aadhaar Seeding website.
Linking Aadhaar card to pension account has a lot of benefits. One such benefit is the digital Jeevan Praman Certificate, submitting which pensioners can renew their pension account every year without having to visit the bank in person. Also the pension amount will be directly transferred to the bank account linked with the Aadhaar card of the pensioner and upon his/her death, it will be transferred to the nominee easily if the information for the same is present with the department.
Apart from the above mentioned documents, the government is slowly introducing the process of linking Aadhaar Card to various other welfare schemes and documents.