SBI (State Bank of India) offers multiple channels to its customers to facilitate the process of linking their bank account with Aadhaar. Five ways to link Aadhaar number - the 12-digit personal identification number known as Unique Identity Number (UID) issued by the UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) - with SBI bank accounts, as mentioned on SBI's website - sbi.co.in - are SMS, ATM, internet banking (via onlinesbi.com), app and branch visit. You can also visit SBI braches to link your Aadhaar with savings bank account. A deadline of March 31, 2018 has been set for linking of Aadhaar with bank accounts.
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SBI has shared on its website some steps on its facilities for linking your bank account with Aadhaar.
"In terms of Gazette Notification dated 13th December, 2017 by Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, the Central Government has notified that the 31st March, 2018 or six months from the date of commencement of account based relationship by the customer, whichever is later, is the last date of submission of the Aadhaar Number, and Permanent Account Number or Form 60 by the customers to the Bank," SBI mentioned on its website.
In case of failing to do so, the account shall cease to be operational, the bank added.
Here's how you can use one of SBI's facilities to seed Aadhaar into your account with the bank:
Linking Aadhaar with SBI bank account via internet banking portal onlinesbi.com
SBI customers having subscribed to the bank's internet banking facility can log into www.onlinesbi.com and access the link "Link your Aadhaar number" under "My Accounts", appearing on the left panel of the screen, according to SBI.
Clicking on the link directs the user to a screen where he or she has to select the Account number, input the Aadhaar number and click on 'Submit'.
The last two digits of registered mobile number (non-editable) will be displayed to the customer, according to SBI. The status of mapping will be sent to the customer's registered mobile number, it noted.
Linking Aadhaar with SBI bank account via mobile app SBI Anywhere
Login to SBI Anywhere App.
Click on 'Requests'.
Click on 'Aadhaar'.
Click on 'Aadhaar Linking'.
Select your CIF from the drop down list.
Select T&C (terms and conditions) and submit.
You will receive an SMS on your registered mobile number regarding the status of seeding, according to SBI.
Linking Aadhaar (UID) with SBI bank account through SBI ATM
SBI customers can access any of the bank's ATMs to seed their Aadhaar with the bank account.
After swiping the ATM card and entering your PIN, Select the menu "Service - Registrations". Select Aadhaar Registration (or inquiry as per your need). Select the account type.
The user is then asked to enter his or her Aadhaar number.
Confirm the same by re-entering it, according to the bank's website.
Linking Aadhaar with SBI bank account through SMS
For linking their bank account with Aadhaar via an SMS service, SBI customers can send their Aadhaar UID from their mobile number registered with the bank in via SMS to 567676 in the following format: UID (space) Aadhaar number (space) Account number
In case the mobile number is not registered or in case the Aadhaar is already linked to Account, an SMS reply will be sent to you, according to the SBI website.
If your mobile number is registered with SBI, the user will receive an SMS confirmation of the seeding request, it noted.
The Aadhaar number will be verified by Bank with UIDAI. In case it fails verification, an SMS will be sent to the customer to contact any SBI branch along with Aadhaar number or e-Aadhaar.
Linking Aadhaar (UID) with SBI bank account through branch visit
SBI customers can visit any branch of the bank with a copy of their Aadhaar number or e-Aadhaar. "At the branch, a Letter of Request will be obtained from customer along with the Xerox copy of Aadhaar letter. After necessary verification, the linking will be done by the branch. An SMS will be sent to customer's registered mobile number regarding the status of seeding," SBI adds.