The UIDAI, the authority that issues Aadhaar card, has said linking of UID (Unique Identity Number) with PAN, bank accounts and mobile SIMs, among others, is mandatory and the deadlines are "valid and lawful" as of now. Bank accounts have to be linked to Aadhaar by December 31. A five-judge bench of the Supreme Court, led by Chief Justice Deepak Mishra, is expected next week to issue an interim order in the matter.
"All Government benefits will now be routed through the bank account that is linked to Aadhaar / UID number...We request you to link your Aadhaar / UID number to your ICICI Bank Savings Account to avail Government subsidies / payments directly to your bank account," ICICI Bank has said on its website.
Here's how you can link your Aadhaar with your ICICI Bank account:
How to link Aadhaar with ICICI Bank account via mobile app
ICICI Bank has provided an app, called iMobile, that offers facilities such as payment through UPI (Unified Payment Interface), among several other banking services.
ICICI Bank has listed on its website steps to use the mobile app iMobile to link Aadhaar with the bank account. These are:
Login to the app using the internet banking ID and password or four-digit PIN, says ICICI Bank.
Click on 'Services', and under the 'Instabanking Services' section, click on the 'Update Aadhaar' option.
Enter the 12-digit Aadhaar number (UID) and proceed by submitting the request.
After this, the user may download the app or or SMS iMobile to 5676766 to get the download link, according to the ICICI Bank website.
"Once you submit the number, we will call you to assist with iMobile activation. Please ensure that the mobile number is registered for mobile banking and has GPRS facility activated," ICICI Bank adds.
How to link Aadhaar with ICICI Bank account via internet banking
The customer is required to log in using the internet banking user ID and password.
After this, the user is required to enter the 12-digit Aadhaar number and then re-enter. Proceed by clicking on 'Submit'.
After this, Aadhaar can be updated in the bank account using a link provided by ICICI Bank.
How to link Aadhaar with ICICI Bank account via ATM
Swipe the card.
Login with your ATM PIN.
Select Aadhaar Updation under the 'More Options' section in the menu.
Enter the 12-digit Aadhaar Number, re-enter it and proceed by selecting 'Submit'.
How to link Aadhaar with ICICI Bank account via phone banking
Enter the 12 digit Aadhaar number and confirm to update Aadhaar in your Bank accounts
Dial ICICI Bank's customer care number.
After this step, the caller is required to select his or her desired language from the options menu.
Press 1 for 'banking accounts'.
Enter your 16-digit debit card or 12-digit account number, followed by your PIN
Press 1 to update Aadhaar number after the Aadhaar Prompt is played
"Alternatively, you can also press Option 5 in "Self Banking Menu" to update your Aadhaar number or choose Option 9 to speak to the officer," ICICI Bank adds on its website.
How to link Aadhaar with ICICI Bank account via branch visit
Kindly furnish self-attested Aadhaar copy along with original Aadhaar card to the bank official for verification purpose, according to the ICICI Bank website.