The government has insisted on quoting Aadhaar for bank deposits, obtaining mobile phone and several other utilities to weed out benami deals and black money. Thus, it is essential to link it with multiple essential facilities like bank accounts, social welfare schemes etc but there are different deadlines for the various essentials.
Here are three important dates that you must know vis-a-vis linking your Aadhaar card number with various utilities:
You can now choose to verify your mobile SIM with Aadhaar without giving your biometrics to mobile companies. Use Aadhaar OTP authentication from comfort of your home.#VerifyWithAadhaarpic.twitter.com/Xii7YzY0ya— Aadhaar (@UIDAI) November 16, 2017
December 1, 2017
For the ease of mobile phone subscribers, the government had introduced three new methods to link the SIM with Aadhaar. These new methods are: OTP- or One-Time Password-based linking, app-based linking and Aadhaar linking via an IVRS facility. These methods will help subscribers to get their mobile number linked to Aadhaar card without visiting the stores of the telecom companies, the government has said. This provision will begin from December 1, 2017.
February 6, 2018
February 6, 2018 is the last day to link Aadhaar with mobile SIM.
The government has made it mandatory for mobile phone subscribers to link their Aadhaar number with mobile phone number (SIM) and February 6, 2018 is the deadline for the same.
December 31, 2017
Before this date, Aadhaar has to be linked with a variety of utilities.
The last day for Aadhaar-PAN linking is December 31, 2017.
Linking of Aadhaar with PAN is mandatory. Over 13.28 crore PANs have been linked with Aadhaar till as of November 6, 2017, news agency Press Trust of India reported citing official sources.
The Central Board of Direct Taxes had in June this year said the apex court's order had only given a "partial relief" to those who did not have an Aadhaar or an Aadhaar enrolment ID, and the taxman, hence, "will not cancel" the PAN of such individuals.
Those already holding bank accounts are required to furnish the Aadhaar number by December 31, 2017, failing which the account will cease to be operational, according to a notification from the revenue department.
Aadhaar-bank accounts/financial services linking:
For opening a post office account or investing in small savings schemes such as National Savings Certificates (NSC), Public Provident Fund (PPF) and Kisan Vikas Patra, Aadhaar is a must. While Aadhaar holders are required to mandatorily produce the Aadhaar, those not having an Aadhaar card or Aadhaar number as yet can quote the EID or enrolment identity number of their Aadhaar application, the government has said.
Aadhaar-PPF, NSC linking
Existing depositors can update their Aadhaar number till December 31, 2017, according to a notification issued by the finance ministry.
Aadhaar-social security schemes linking
Aadhaar number has to be furnished for availing of all social security schemes. In order to avail pension, LPG cylinders or government scholarships, one must provide his or her Aadhaar card details. The deadline set for this is also December 31, 2017.