The deadline for mandatory linking of Aadhaar to avail benefits of various government schemes would be extended till March 31 next year, the Centre told the Supreme Court Wednesday. It told a bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra that the deadline for Aadhaar linking to avail benefits of the schemes was to end in December and it has now been decided to extend it till March 31, 2018. “We have decided to extend it till March 31, 2018,” Attorney General K K Venugopal told the bench, which also comprised Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud.
The use of Aadhaar and accessing of personal information of Unique Identity Authority of India (UIDAI) for e-Know Your Customer (e-KYC) purposes can only be done only on the voluntary consent of customer, the insurance regulator has said. In a clarification on the existing circulars issued on the matter, the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) said that insurers can use the e-authentication facility being provided by UIDAI either through the fingerprint or iris scanning) or through one time password (OTP) received on client’s mobile number or on e-mail address registered with UIDAI.
The state higher and technical education department has made authentication of Aadhaar number a must for backward engineering students to avail scholarships. The move comes against the backdrop of large-scale scholarship scam across the state. Though decision has been welcomed by city engineering colleges, they feel the authentication process will burden them with extra work. In a gazette notification dated April 13, the department states that every student desirous of availing benefits under the schemes specified in Schedule ‘A’ need to furnish proof of possession of Aadhaar number or undergo authentication process.
Worried in getting Aadhaar cards for your children? Need not anymore. Head to the common service centre recognised by Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India at 16th Avenue, Ashok Nagar, Chennai, where it is done exclusively for children below five years from Mondays to Saturdays this month. Speaking to ‘News Today’, H Moorthy of MGM e-Governance Services said, ”We are doing Aadhaar card enrollment for newborns to children below five years.
Bharti Airtel, India’s largest telecom operator has come out with a new offer for potential post-paid customers. The offer gives 30 GB of free data to new post-paid customers over three months, which amounts to 10 GB of free data every month. The offer is valid on all Airtel post-paid plans apart from the Rs. 299 plan, according to the Airtel website. The bonus data can all be rolled over, i.
Steps to Check if Aadhar Card and PAN Card are Linked Go to the official website of the Income Tax Department. Enter your credentials – user ID, password, date of birth and captcha. Under ‘_Profile Setting_’ select ‘_Link Aadhaar_’. If your Aadhaar is linked with your PAN, then the display on the page will mention the same. The benefit of linking Aadhaar and PAN in the income tax e-filing portal is to eliminate the necessity of furnishing your Income Tax acknowledgment while filing for returns.
If you are entitled for “Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students” and have not linked your bank account with Aadhaar, then do it as early as possible else you won’t be able to claim scholarship. This year, the central government has made it clear that scholarships will be disbursed only through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) and told state governments to ensure 100 per cent seeding of beneficiaries.
While the RBI launched the 200-rupee note a week ago, it may take up to three months for ATMs to start dispensing the new denomination currency as it will involve a huge exercise of recalibration. Some banks have even asked the ATM companies to begin testing the new note for recalibration of the machines, though they have not got supplies of the new currency. Only last year, the banks were involved in recalibration of ATM machines after the demonetisation of high-value currency notes in November.
The government has made it mandatory for financial institutions, including banks, to verify and link Aadhaar of their customers with their accounts. According to a notification dated June 1, 2017, the deadline for doing this is December 31, 2017 (as of now), and accounts where this is not done are to be made inoperable after this date till the details are updated. To comply with this directive, banks are now asking customers to submit their Aadhaar to link the same with their accounts.
Now, you can lock your Aadhaar biometric details to keep it safe and unlock it whenever you want to use it. With digital payments using Aadhaar data on the rise and cases of misuse being reported, officials of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) have come out with the new security feature to lock the biometric details (fingerprint and retinal scan data).The UIDAI introduced the lock and unlock facility following an uproar that Aadhaar deprived people of their right to privacy.