Government Has An Important Update Regarding Your Aadhaar
Aadhaar is the unique identification number issued by the government. This number is mandatory for all citizens of India. It can be used for various purposes such as opening bank accounts, getting PAN card, and government jobs. The government has recently introduced a new Aadhaar card that will replace your old one. There are two types of Aadhaar cards – Permanent and Deleted ones. The Permanent one is not being replaced while the deleted ones are being replaced with new ones. How to check your bank balance using Aadhaar card
The government has recently issued a notification that will require all citizens to link their Aadhaar with their PAN. This will be done for the benefit of tax and banking purposes.
The government has recently updated its Aadhaar Act to make it mandatory for citizens to link their Aadhaar with their bank accounts.How to link Aadhaar with Voter ID online
The UIDAI has previously issued a press release underlining that it is urging and encouraging residents to keep their documents updated. The recently issued gazette notification also clearly mentions that residents “may” do so on completion of every 10 years. Keeping the documents in Aadhaar updated helps in ease of living, better service delivery, and enables accurate authentication. UIDAI has always encouraged residents to keep their documents updated, and the gazette notification is another step in that direction. “Always keep your POI/ POA documents updated to enjoy the benefits of more than 1000 government schemes & non government services. Charges to update POI/ POA documents in your Aadhaar. Online :Rs 25, Offline :Rs 50,” said UIDAI in a tweet.
UIDAI also warns citizens, institutions and companies that every 12-digit number is not Aadhaar. It asks entities to easily verify a resident’s identity by scanning the secure QR code available on all forms of Aadhaar. They can also verify the identity of any resident by scanning the QR Code on the Aadhaar using the Aadhaar app. The Aadhaar QR code scanner is also available at Google Play Store and Apple App Store.
Another warning is that UIDAI never calls any resident asking them to update their Aadhaar. To update your Aadhaar, residents need to either visit Aadhaar centers near them, or apply online through myAadhaar portal.