What UIDAI says on linking of Aadhaar card with bank account for NRIs/OCIsDecember 31 deadline.
For Aadhaar card holders other than NRIs and OCIs
Linking of Aadhaar card with the bank account is safe and secure and the government takes all possible measures to ensure it, according to the UIDAI.
Why verify bank account with Aadhaar card
The Unique Identification Authority of India has time and again addressed concerns of the Aadhaar card holders. "By verifying your bank account with Aadhaar, you are adding an additional layer of security. Your bank account information is never transferred to Aadhaar/UIDAI by your bank," the UIDAI said.
Necessary to link Aadhaar card with bank account?
"Yes, as per the amended PML rules, it is mandatory to verify all bank account with Aadhaar by December 31, 2017. To do so, you may please visit your bank's home branch at the earliest. Please do not give your Aadhaar details on phone to any unauthorised person/agency," the UIDAI added.
Here are some other things said by the UIDAI said about Aadhaar card:
Please ensure that you delete the local copy of your Aadhaar downloaded on any public machine to avoid its misuse
You should not share your Aadhaar OTP with any agency, individual, or entity to avoid its misuse
Verify your bank account with Aadhaar, contact nodal officers on issues related to Aadhaar verification
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