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Your PAN Card could be invalid without Aadhar by December (Latest News)

As per the Indian Government’s recent decision, all PAN cards that are not linked to Aadhar card will become invalid after 31st December, 2017.

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Presently, the PAN card is required by taxpayers to file their income tax returns. Also, many citizens, such as students, use the PAN card as a document for identity proof. However, the Government has found there are many fraudulent and fake PAN cards. This error and the fraudulent use of multiple PAN cards under a single person’s name will be rectified by linking it to the Aadhar card, which has a unique 12 digit biometric identification number.

At present, approximately 98% of the population has their Aadhar card or has applied for it. Thus, the time frame till the end of the year for people to apply and get their card is adequate. The aim of introducing the Aadhar card and its unique identification number was to plug leaks in the distribution of the Government’s benefits as well as entitlements. With that objective in mind, the Government has linked many of its projects, schemes and subsidies with the Aadhar card. For instance, the Government’s midday meal scheme is linked to Aadhar card. Recently, the Government has also made submission of Aadhar card details mandatory for applying for a PAN card or for filing of income tax returns.

PAN cards are currently mandatory for travel or hotel bills made via cash transactions which exceed Rs 50,000 and also for purchasing jewellery worth more than Rs 2 lakhs irrespective of it being a cash or card transaction. Even, large cash deposits in banks can be made only by submitting PAN card number and details. However, the problem that has come to the Government’s notice is that there are many duplicate and fraudulent PAN cards that fraudsters are using. For instance, multiple fake PAN card numbers of the same individual are being used to file multiple tax returns.

The proposed introduction of unique and biometric Aadhar card for this purpose, such as tax returns filing and other official submissions, will eliminate duplicate PAN cards and fraudulent acts. In fact, Arun Jaitley, the finance minister, indicated at making the Aadhar card compulsory for all issues related to income tax.

By making Aadhar card mandatory, there will be a transparency in the income tax filing system, since Aadhar is a foolproof document of identification, thereby helping eliminate duplicates, and even helping trace those who launder money or evade tax.

The next agenda of the government is to decide a suitable time period within which citizens carry out the linking of their PAN card with Aadhar card, most likely being end of the year.

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Online E-verification of Income Tax Return Using Aadhar Card

In this article we are going to lay down a complete guide on how E-verification of Income Tax Return can be done using your Aadhar Card.

After filing of the Income Tax Returns or ITR, it needs to be verified. Till now, the verification was done by downloading the ITR – Verification (ITR-V) online after filing the returns, from the e-filing portal, signing the downloaded copy and posting it to the Centralized Processing Center (CPC) located in Bengaluru.

However, now the ITR can be verified by anyone using the 3 methods allowed by the Income Tax Department. These are:

  • By using Aadhar card.
  • By availing netbanking.
  • By using EVC or electronic verification code.

For verifying via Aadhar card, the PAN card and the Aadhar card need to be linked.

Process to link Aadhar card with the PAN card for verification of ITR :

For verifying ITR via Aadhar card, you require the Aadhar card to be linked to your PAN card. Once they are linked, the ITR can be verified via the mobile phone number registered under the Aadhar card. The linking of both the cards is possible only if the name, date of birth and gender on both the cards match. For instance, if the Aadhar card of a female is in the post-martial name and the PAN card in the maiden name, then the linking is not possible unless the change has been made to the relevant card. Another criterion for linking both the cards is that the mobile phone number you are currently using must be the same as the one registered with the Aadhar card. Once the criteria are matched, the linking of Aadhar to PAN card can be done as follows –

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  • Next hover the cursor on the tab titled ‘Profile Settings
  • Click on the option ‘Link Aadhaar’ and enter your Aadhaar number. Now press the tab ‘Link Now
  • Both, the Aadhar and the PAN card will be linked if details like the date of birth, gender and name are the same in both the places

E-verification of Income Tax Return using Aadhar number :

Post the linking of Aadhar to the Income Tax website profile, e-verification of the Income Tax Returns can be done by generating an Aadhar OTP. The steps are as follows –

  • On the Income Tax e-Filing website upload your income tax returns.
  • After the returns are filed, you will be given the following options to choose from, in order to verify the returns –  
  1. “I already have an EVC to verify my returns”
  2.  “I do not have an EVC and would like to generate EVC to e-verify my return”
  3. “I would like to generate Aadhar OTP to e-verify my return”
  4. “I would like to send ITR-V/ I would like to e-verify later”
  • Select the option for generating an Aadhar OTP (option 3). On the mobile number registered on your Aadhar, you will receive a one-time password which will be valid only for ten minutes.
  • On the website, enter the OTP received on the registered mobile number.
  • If the OTP submitted is correct, a message that says ‘Return successfully e-verified. Download the Acknowledgement’ will appear. A similar acknowledgement will be emailed to your email address as well. It can be downloaded and saved on the computer by clicking on the ‘Download’ button.

Through the above steps one can verify and acknowledge one’s ITR without having to post the ITR-V copy to Bangalore based CPC.

E-verification of Income Tax Return using EVC :

ITR can be verified online even if your Aadhar card is not linked to the PAN card. This can be done by using the electronic verification code or EVC.

The EVC is generated either via the registered mobile number and email ID or through your net banking account.

Steps to generate EVC are –

  • An EVC can be generated in 2 ways- one is to generate one immediately upon filing returns. Another is to visit the portal menu and click on the ‘e-file’ tab.
  • If you select the ‘e-file’ menu to generate an EVC, then select the option ‘Generate EVC’, whereby a 10 digit EVC code will be sent on your registered mobile number as well as email address. Upon receiving the code you can choose the option ‘I already have an EVC to e-verify my return’ after filing the income tax return.
  • If you wish to first file your returns and then generate an EVC, you can choose the option ‘I do not have an EVC and would like to generate EVC’ out of the 4 options displayed on the screen.
  • On the next page you can enter the 10 digit EVC generated and verify the return and also download the acknowledgment.

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Aadhar card authentication and eKYC Service

I think you will agree that in days gone by we all have wasted a lot of time & faced a lot of difficulties completing the tedious process involved in opening a bank account, activating a mobile connection, buying mutual funds or insurance online, etc. Well not any more ! UIDAI has commenced the all new eKYC service with the aim making our banking experience more pleasant.

eKYC will facilitate customers with an Aadhar number to disclose his or her personal details to service providers giving them instant access to services.

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What is Aadhar eKYC ?

Know Your Customer or KYC is a vital step which monetary institutions and almost all mobile companies necessitate their customers to fill in. Though one can use their Aadhar card, as one of the documents used for KYC, the lengthy paperwork makes the whole process really time consuming affair. Aadhar E-KYC is introduced with the objective of getting away with paperwork. With the help of eKYC services from UIDAI, consumers will now be able to pass through electronic authentication of their Identity. Hence, this will help to save a lot of time and harassment which would be spent to complete the whole process when done in person.

Nandan Nilekani, UIDAI’s Chairperson, lately said that the most recent set of services would not only help in modernizing the entire step to link an account to one’s Aadhar number, but at the same time it would get highly safe too.

All about Aadhar Based eKYC :

When it comes to obtaining a monetary item or product or when it comes to starting an account for any bank, the total number of documents required is quite a lot. This eventually results in the customers having to spend a lot of money as well as time for the process. Occasionally, they would not be able to create the right document before their service provider or required number of copies and this would again result in wastage of money and time too. So to make the banking procedure effortless and stress free, e-KYC has been initiated which has been linked to a customer’s Aadhar card. If you have an Aadhar card, it turns out being quite advantages for you.

Aadhar based eKYC and its benefits:

Just in case, consumers do not go through or follow the procedure mentioned above, they will need to submit their ID proof along with address that has been attested. They will then require mobile verifications and email verification done and would have to appear in the bank or the financial institution in person for confirming identity. However with Aadhar eKYC service, all that they would require doing is submit their Aadhar card.

Advantages of eKYC:

  • The whole procedure is paperless and quite secure as well.
  • It is less likely for any kind of forgery to take place. Since customers are not required to submit photocopies of important documents. 
  • Undeniably the procedure is anytime faster and provides instant results.

Organizations that use eKYC:

Together with financial institutions, the below mentioned institutions will also be capable of using e-KYC:

  • Mutual fund homes
  • monetary institutions
  • insurance companies
  • trading accounts
  • stock brokers
  • stock exchanges
  • service provides of LPG
  • KYC registration companies

Application Procedure for eKYC:

Application process is easy and quite uncomplicated for eKYC.

  • Consumers will need to obtain an Aadhar card
  • Give permission to the Bank/Mutual Fund house that it can access your data from Central Data Repository of UIDAI.
  • Next visit the website of the related Bank/Mutual Fund house.
  • Fill in the application form that is available online.
  • They would have to then get it scanned & uploaded together with one photograph.
  • The OTP will then get produced and it would be forwarded to the consumer’s mobile number.
  • OTP should then be filled and then form needs to be submitted.
  • For a physical verification the related Bank or Mutual Fund house will then get in touch with the customer, which would be executed via a real time video verification process. This particular step is called Electronic In-Person Verification.
  • At the verification step, the consumer will need to demonstrate their PAN card or their Aadhaar card. They will also require showing their bank statement.
  • Once the KYC gets registered, the customer will receive a confirmation message via e-mail or mail. You can then get this status verified online.

When all the required details get procured, the account of the customer will open without any delay.

There is no denial in the fact that, e-KYC is a speedy, trouble-free and a highly suitable practice. Each Aadhar card holder of the country must ensure to make the best use of it.

What to do if your Pincode is Missing from Aadhar Official Website

Hello Friends, In this article we are going to lay down a guide on what to do if your Pincode is Missing from Aadhar Official Website.

Normally most of the pincodes across india are covered by the aadhar card pincode portal but If incase your pincode is missing or not available, you can report about it either by visiting your nearby Aadhar card center or it can also be reported online.

In case of online reporting, please follow the below listed step by step instructions.

How to report your missing pincode Online :

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  • Fill all your details like name, E-mail Id and registered mobile number.
  • In the “Category” section, choose “Pincode is missing”.

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  • Insert the captcha image in the box.

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  • Write necessary remarks you want to give regarding your missing pin code in “Remarks” box, and click on “Report Missing Pincode” button.

How to report your missing pincode Offline :

Missing Pincode requests can also be made by visiting your nearby Aadhar card center (To locate your nearest enrolment center please click here).

Aadhar center’s are equipped with necessary authority along with official username and password to create missing pincode addition/correction request, so they should be able to sort it out for you. But, in case they cannot help, you can file a complaint to the Aadhar department via e-mail or phone.

Voice – 1947 (toll-free)

Fax – 080-2353 1947

Letters – PO Box 1947, GPO Bangalore – 560001

Email at- help@uidai.gov.in

Address to:

Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI),

Planning Commission,

Government of India (GoI),

3rd Floor, Tower II, JeevanBharati Building,

Connaught Circus,

New Delhi – 110001.

Aadhar card is considered as one of the most important identity proofs of any Indian citizen; whether it is a six year old kid, or an 80 year old man, Aadhar card is equally essential for all. Our biometric data (iris image and finger prints) are captured in the Aadhar card hence it is the most valued ID document in India. And that is why, it becomes really vital to keep all your details updated and corrected in your Aadhar card. A slight mistake in a single detail can lead to several problems.

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Aadhar Card UIDAI Important Update- Must Read Aadhar Crackdown Launched by UIDAI against unauthorised websites

Friends as you are all aware that your Aadhar Card UIDAI contains lots of confidential information about yourselves. It is very important that you don’t share your Aadhar Card UIDAI information with any unauthorized person or websites.

 

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Unique Identification Authority of India UIDAI has recently shut down 50 websites and applications. They were offering Aadhar Card UIDAI based services illegally and unauthorized by the authorities. This is a result of Supreme Court recent remarks over Aadhar Card UIDAI information being collected by Private Companies.


Authorities will be taking Zero Tolerance approach on Organisations or Individuals Misusing Aadhar Card UIDAI information:

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Aadhar Card UIDAI is now in the hands of 99% of Indian Adult Population. Misusing somebodies Aadhar Card UIDAI information is a punishable offense in India. With the recent crackdown on 50 websites and applications, UIDAI has commented that they have violated Section 38 Chapter VII of Aadhar Act.

UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey commented that As “As per Section 70 of the IT Act, the Government has declared the UIDAIs Central Identities Data Repository (CIDR) facilities, Information assets, logistics infrastructure and dependencies installed at UIDAI locations to be critically protected system”

 

All of these 50 websites and applications were collection Aadhar Card UIDAI enrolment details and Data that could be used in an illegal manner.  According to UIDAI these websites and applications were using unauthorized techniques to make people give their Aadhar Card Details

The importance of Keeping Aadhar Card details safe:

As you can see from the above that your Aadhar card details in wrong hands can be used in many illegal ways. You should be careful about whom you share your Aadhar Card details with. Please only use UIDAI websites for applying, making changes and downloading your Aadhar Card online.

Let me also remind you that there is no need for Aadhar Card to be printed on plastic Cards. You can just print it on a piece of paper and laminate it.

I hope you will find the above article useful. Please share this with all your friends and family to create awareness around sharing of Aadhar Card information.

 

Latest Aadhar Card News 30 Jan 2017- The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) caution about sharing personal information with unauthorised agencies for printing Aadhaar numbers on a plastic card

Latest Aadhar Card News

Nowadays lots of unauthorised agencies have mushroomed in India, who offer to print your Aadhar Card on plastic by charging you Rs 50 – Rs 100. In the Latest Aadhar Card News UIDAI has issued a warning around sharing your personal information with these unauthorised agencies.Dr Ajay Bhushan Pandey, CEO of UIDAI, said in a statement

 

“The Aadhar card or the downloaded Aadhar card printed on ordinary paper is perfectly valid for all uses. If a person has a paper Aadhar printout, there is absolutely no need to get his/her Aadhaar card laminated or obtain a plastic Aadhar card or so-called smart Aadhaar card by paying money. There is no concept such as smart or plastic Aadhar card,” .

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The UIDAI warned unauthorised agencies that

“collecting such information or unauthorised printing of Aadhaar card or aiding such persons in any manner amounts to a criminal offence punishable with imprisonment under the IPC and, also, Chapter VI of The Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016.”

As you can see UIDAI has clearly declared that Aadhar card on paper is totally valid.

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Aadhar Card Can Reduce Corruption- Increased Access to Aadhar Card can Reduce Corruption ( Latest Aadhar Card News 2017)

World Bank Recently Commented on India saying “Aadhar increased access, reduced corruption – World bank”. This is great news for every Indian Citizen and should motivate all Indians to apply for Aadhar Card.

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To read to full news please click here.

Every common man in India should share this and encourage your friends and family to apply for Aadhar. I have no doubt that under the leadership of Prime Minister Mr. Modi India will digitalise many things to stop corruption. Digitalisation is always good. If we take a look at all the developed countries one of the reason for literally no corruption in these countries is strong digital databases and processes. Aadhar Card is India first step toward digitalizing and corruption free India.

Some Useful Guides about Aadhar Card

To Know what is Aadhar Please click here.

For a guide on how to apply for Aadhar Please click here.

For Documents Required to Apply for Aadhar Please click here.

 

How to Secure your Aadhar Card Biometric Information on UIDAI’s website

Hello Friends, today we are sharing a very useful guide on how you can secure your Aadhar Card biometric information online on UIDAI’s website & also laying down the benefits of doing so.

Why is it Important to Secure your Biometric Information ?

Recently an alarming number of cases have been reported where people have claimed misuse of their Aadhar card biometric authentication. Which is a disturbing fact in itself but this can easily be avoided by Securing your Aadhar Card Biometric Information stored on UIDAI’s servers. Not just that Securing your Biometric Information also helps in speeding up your Aadhar verification’s, All the more reason why you should opt for it.

Steps to Secure your Aadhar card Biometric Information –

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  • Enter your 12 digit Aadhar card number in the respected field.

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  • Next, enter the security code as mentioned on the page.

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  • Upon entering these details, click on the button ‘Generate OTP’.
  • The UIDAI website verifies your details and if the Aadhar card number is verified, subsequently sends you an OTP.
  • Upon receiving the OTP you need to verify it by entering it in the ‘Enter OTP’ field.
  • Click Verify.

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  • Once done, you will see the below listed page with a message stating ‘Your Biometric Lock is Disabled, to enable press Enable Button’.

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  • Enter the security code as mentioned on the page & click on ‘enable’.
  • This will lock your Aadhar card biometric information.

Follow the same steps as mentioned above if you want disable biometric locking. Just at the end instead of enabling click on disable.

Please Note that locking/enabling biometric data means you can only authenticate Aadhar card based transactions or request for information via the OTP sent to your mobile number, not with your thumb or iris scan.

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BHIM APP – How to Use, Security features, Advantages and Problems (Complete Guide 2017)

On the 30th of December 2016, the Prime Minister of India, Mr Narendra Modi, launched the Bharat Interface For Money or the BHIM app. The app uses the UPI or Unified Payment Interface and was developed by the National Payment Corporation Of India or NPCI.

BHIM app is simple to use and helps make cashless payments easily. The app is available for free download on Google Play Store.

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Steps to use the BHIM app :

  • The NPCI does not have any other applications listed apart from this app. Download the free app.

 

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  • Upon downloading the application, it pairs with a mobile handset automatically and sends a verification message. The app needs to be granted permission to access the message on the device or phone. Subsequently, to unlock the application set a passcode. There is an option in the form of a toggle to view or hide the passcode.

 

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  • Next a list of banks is shown which are supported by the application. At present 31 banks are listed. Choose your bank from the list that appears. The mobile phone number that the user is using for the application needs to be the same as that which is linked to his or her bank account and which has mobile banking enabled on it. The app will automatically, in a secure manner, retrieve the information of the bank account. This feature is attributed to UPI.

 

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  • Next on the app, a payment address needs to be set. The phone number @ the UPI is the default address generated. However payment addresses can be added in the Profile title of the menu by tapping on the ‘add payment address’. A list of suggestions made by the app is provided however users can type in text strings of their own too. A single user can generate multiple UPI addresses and choose one out of them to be the primary UPI address.
  • The QR code is also automatically generated on the profile page of the app. The QR code can either directly be shared via the app or saved to a file or can be printed out. Merchants can benefit from this feature. Customers can transfer money by using the ‘scan and pay’ option by scanning the QR code to make the payments. Each UPI payment address will have its own QR code that is unique. The app also ships ‘ready to print’ QR codes to all accounts if you want to use scan QR to pay.

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  • A secure QR code can even be generated for various transactions. This secure QR code will be different from the one linked to the user’s bank account and is meant to be used for one-time transactions only. Users need to enter the amount plus details regarding the money or payment. This QR code can either be printed or sent via electronic means. The person who scans this QR code will get the cash credited to their respective accounts.
  • In the top right corner of the payment menu of the app, there is an interface to allow making transactions using IFSC. Details like the IFSC code, beneficiary name and their account number needs to be filled in by users.

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The salient security features of the BHIM app

A thorough security audit was conducted of the app by a team called the Lucideus Tech. The app has several levels of safety and security features on the mobile device. The app binds to the ID of the device and the mobile number.

  • During the setup of the app, it binds to the device via a device id.
  • Post binding to the device, a message is sent to and verified by the app.
  • After that the application asks to enter a pin number that is to be entered every time the app is started or when the screen gets locked.
  • Account details need not be entered into the system by the user as they are directly retrieved from the bank. This is a feature developed in the UPI.
  • BHIM app does not save or use any of the information and the information is transmitted over secure banking networks in a masked manner.
  • UPI pin can be set by users via other banking apps that can support the UPI.
  • Even if the phone isn’t secured by a fingerprint scanner or a device pin, in case the device gets lost, transfer of funds using the BHIM app is prevented by the UPI pin.
  • In case of a new phone, the process of pin binding and verification is repeated. If the number is ported to another service by the user, the app can be continued to be used as usual.
  • However it must be noted that the application has a timeout period before it expires when the app is minimised. Also if the screen of the phone is unlocked within a few seconds of locking it, the app does not ask for a registration code.

Advantages of BHIM app

  • The application is simple to setup and starts running within seconds of downloading and setting it up.
  • Payments are made in an instant and users need not feed in any account information while setting up an account or while switching accounts.
  • The app conducts transactions through all the banks thus doing away with the need for installing apps of various banks.
  • The app has an advantage over mobile wallets; it does not need to have money first loaded into the app for making payments, it directly makes transactions through the banks that support the app.
  • Transactions are made instantaneously.

Problems faced while using the BHIM app :

As is the case with most App’s these days, BHIM users have also reported back quite a few problems.

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  • New users are facing problems with binding of the device and the SMS verification phase, even after repeated attempts.
  • A few features of the app are not easy to find as they are situated in unlikely locations. Also, how to navigate these functionalities is not apparent easily. Like the IFSC payment option is not easy to find and it asks for the downloading of QR code which could be misleading.
  • Certain problems are with the associated banks. For example, IDBI bank requires a new MPIN every time an account is changed. Some other banks have problem retrieving details of the account.
  • A few are experiencing problems with the transactions going through. Also, the beneficiary at the other end must have a mobile banking account.
  • The app also cannot be used to make high value transactions since it has a limit of Rs 10000 for a single transaction and Rs 20,000 in a single 24 hour day. Thus, multiple transactions exceeding 20000 too cannot be made in a single day.
  • The BHIM app is available only in Hindi and English and lacks multi lingual support for the time being.
  • Also, the app is not available on iOS, Windows Mobile, Blackberry OS devices.
  • Currently, the app allows users to link to only one bank account at a time. Swapping between commonly used multiple accounts would be convenient for businesses.

A solution to some of these issues is to call from the mobile on *99# to the banking services NUUP from any operating system. On smartphones the bank can be selected via a multi modal code. Although the NUUP can be availed in almost 11 Indian languages, the functions available are a minimised version of the interface in English and Hindi. However, the NUUP service has certain issues as well.

For queries and solutions the BHIM app team can be availed at @NCP_BHIM on Twitter.

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