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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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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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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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Aadhar Card For NRIs, OCI Card Holders and Foreigners- Complete Guide 2017

Hello Friends, In this article we are going to lay down a complete information guide on Aadhar Card For NRIs, OCI Card Holders and Foreigners. 

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Aadhar is an identification proof bearing unique twelve digit number along with the demographic and biometric information of a person. It is similar to the social security number system of the United States of America. The Aadhar card is widely accepted as a proof of identification as well as address proof at all major institutes in india.

The significance of the Aadhar card has increased even more after the government’s announcement to make linking of PAN card to the Aadhar card mandatory, failing which the PAN card will be invalid. The PAN card in turn is required for filing of tax returns and any kind of income tax related processes carried out. This move has been taken with the objective of making the tax filing system more transparent and curbing any frauds or malpractices. However, this latest announcement has put foreigners, including NRIs and Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card holders, in a quandary. Also, expats working in India and earning here will be affected by this new rule of linking PAN card to Aadhar card. So the question that comes foremost to the mind is, can foreigners apply for Aadhar card?

Can foreigners apply for AADHAR Card?

The answer to this query is, Yes, they can apply for an Aadhar card. The announcement for allowing foreigners, including NRIs and OCI card holders being able to apply for Aadhar card, was made on Pravasi Divas last year. Considering the growing population of NRIs and the significant role they are playing in carrying the economy of the country forward, the announcement making them eligible for the Aadhar card was made. Thus, anyone who is residing in India for more than six months continuous can apply for an Aadhar card since it is not a proof of citizenship but rather a proof of identification.

As long as they are residing in India (more than six months continuous), NRIs, foreigners, OCI card holders can all apply for the Aadhar card. Only, they need to be present in person during the Aadhar card enrollment procedure, especially for biometric entry of data, such as retina scan and scanning of the fingerprint. They can carry out the application and enrollment procedure at any centre across India.

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AADHAR Card For NRIs, OCI Card Holders and Foreigners- How to Apply?

The procedure to apply for Aadhar card is the same whether for a citizen of India or for foreigners and NRIs.

They first need to book an appointment for Aadhar card enrollment at any centre across India as per their convenience. This appointment can be booked online. A specified date and time will be allotted post the appointment, when the applicant needs to be present in person at the enrollment centre to fill in the details and biometric data. Post taking the appointment, the procedure is as follows-

  • Visit the nearest enrollment centre, selected online while taking appointment.
  • Ensure that all the required documents are with you. Also, it is recommended to reach the centre ahead of the appointed time.
  • Enter all the relevant details in the enrollment form.
  • These documents will be those that verify proof of identity and proof of address as well.
  • The authorities would also take a photograph for identification purpose that will appear on the card.
  • Post the submission of the form and the documents, biometric scanning of fingerprints and iris is to be duly provided.
  • This completes the procedure for application for an Aadhar card.
  • An enrollment slip will be provided after the procedure which can be used to track the status of the aadhar card, via the 14 digit enrollment number present on the card.

Document required to apply for AADHAR Card for NRIs-

The documents that need to be submitted by foreigners and NRIs for their Aadhar card application include

Proof of Identity

Proof of Date of Birth

For identity proof, they can submit a Green card or a similar document. Also, document, such as birth certificate, can be submitted to verify date of birth. An ID proof of the place of work for foreigners and NRIs can also be carried along to submit as identity proof.

Summary

Thus, any person residing in India, whether a citizen of India or not, can apply for an Aadhar card through an easy online procedure as well as visiting the enrollment centre. He or she can obtain an Aadhar card within the next 60 to 90 days post applying.

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Aadhar Card – What it is & It’s Benefits (Complete Guide 2017)

Since its introduction in 2009, there has been a lot of buzz surrounding Aadhar card and Getting registered for it. But many are still uncertain about what exactly is this card and what purpose does it solve.

What is an Aadhar card?

An Aadhar card is a unique identification number issued to citizens of India. This number is universal and centralized. The data of each individual is stored in the government’s database via this biometric card. The government aims to provide assistance as well benefits to the citizens directly via the Aadhar card. This is achieved by transferring money related to social benefit schemes directly to beneficiary’s account. This will also help with putting an end to the middlemen corruption. Aadhar card can be used as a proof of address, identity as well as age when needed, especially when applying for any government service.

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Benefits of Aadhar card

The card being universal does not serve a specific purpose in general, unlike voter ID. It can be used at several places for the citizen’s own benefit. 

  • The Aadhar card can be used as a KYC document, for identification and verification of the holder. It can act as a document proof while opening a bank account. Thus, it is a very important document for an Indian citizen.
  • The card can also be used to Apply for Indian Passport which in past was a time-consuming process. With an Aadhar card, an application can be submitted online with the card acting as proof of identity and residence. An appointment is fixed within the 3 days of making an application. After verification visit, the passport is received within 7 days, thus shortening the process considerably.
  • The Aadhar card also helps pensioners receive their pension without actually being physically present. This scheme is named as Jeevan Praman for Pensioners or digital life certificate. Details of the pensioners can be found online via their card making things easier for both, the authorities and the citizens. Government officials too can get registered online to their departments via the card and receive the monthly pension.
  • Under the Jan Dhan Yojna, people especially those in the rural and remote areas can open a bank account by using only the Aadhar card number as document proof.
  • Upon linking the card to their pension accounts, citizens can avail direct transfer of the provident fund to their accounts by the PF authorities.
  • LPG subsidy too can be received directly into the bank accounts upon linking the card with the LPG connection via the LPG distributor.
  • Investment in the stock market has also become easy with this card being accepted by SEBI as address proof.

The above benefits prove that it is worth the little effort needed to Apply for and obtain your Aadhar card.

How to Locate Aadhar Card Enrolment Centers Online Made Easy – Complete Aadhar Guide 2017

Aadhar card enrolment centers are run by the registrars appointed by UIDAI. To get an Aadhar you need to visit a nearby Enrolment Centre in your city. There you will have to fill and submit the enrolment form and have your biometric data (iris image + fingerprints) taken. Locating your nearest Aadhar Card Enrolment Center online is very easy if you follow the below instructions.

How to Locate Aadhar Card Enrolment Centers Online –

  • To know the Aadhar card enrolment center of your area, visit the official UIDAI page by clicking here.

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  • Click on the “Locate Enrolment Center” button.

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  • In the following web page, first choose your state, city/district, and locality. And click on “search” button to get the name and address of the enrolment center of your area.

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States/UT under NPR: Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Manipur, Lakshadweep, Jammu & Kashmir, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Orissa, Nagaland, West Bengal & Tamil Nadu.

One very important thing that you need to keep in mind is that there are two types of center’s, permanent and temporary. The enrolment center where you have been to apply for Aadhar card may be a temporary one. So in case if you are thinking of visiting that same center for Aadhar Update or Correction work, it might not be there anymore. Therefore it’s always a good idea to check online first, locate a permanent center & visit it to get your Aadhar related work done.

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How to Link Aadhar Card with your LPG Gas Connection- Complete Guide 2017

It has become compulsory for the citizens of India to get their Aadhar Card linked to their LPG gas connection so as to obtain the benefits of LPG subsidy provided by the Government of India. In order achieve this, your first step should be to link your Aadhar Card to your Bank account, and then only your Aadhar number can be linked to your LPG gas connection. In this article I will cover “How to Link Aadhar Card with your LPG Gas Connection”.

 

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Users can complete this linking procedure using below listed 5 means :

  • Online (through official UIDAI website)
  • Through SMS
  • By submitting a Application to the Distributor
  • By calling the Call Centre
  • Through IVRS (Interactive Voice Response System)

Note- Keep your LPG connection book and Aadhar card within reach, as you will need them while entering information.

Method-1: Link Aadhar card to LPG Connection Online –

  • Firstly, visit the Official Aadhar Seeding Page by clicking here. (Note : The website link is down since last checked on 17/01/2017).
  • Once the page opens, click on “Start Now” button. A new page will come on screen which is an application form that you need to fill.
  • Now follow the below listed 4 steps to complete the linking process.

Step 1-

  • Fill your state and district name in the boxes.

Step2-

  • In this step, you need to choose the type of benefit you are looking for. Select “LPG”. Below it, you have to further choose the scheme name which depends on your LPG connection. If you are using Bharat Gas, then choose “BPCL”; if you are a user of Indane, select “IOCL”, and if you use HP Gas, then choose “HPCL”.
  • Once done, choose your Distributor name and enter your consumer number, both of which are mentioned in your passbook.

Step 3-

  • In this step, you need to fill your details like, e-mail Id, registered mobile number, and Aadhar number in the appropriate boxes. After filling the necessary details, select the “submit” button.

Step 4-

  •  After this, insert the OTP which is sent in your e-mail Id and registered mobile number. Click the “submit” button.
  • Once the information provided by you is verified by the concerned authority, the confirmation will be sent to you through e-mail and SMS.

Method 2- Link Aadhar card to LPG Connection via SMS –

The first step, if you opt for this method is to register your mobile number with your LPG distributor. Once done, you can easily linking your Aadhar card to LPG Connection by following the below listed Instructions.

Note : Different LPG distributor have different number where the SMS has to be sent too, so please select the appropriate one from the below given list depending upon your LPG provider.

To link Aadhar Card with INDANE Gas  –

  • First of all you will have to register your Mobile Number.To Register your mobile number, Send SMS in this format. REG (space) distributor telephone number with STD code without zero (space) customer number (eg. REG 117654321 564321)
  • The Next step is to the Visit the Official Indane website by Clicking hereto get your district distributor number where the SMS has to be sent too.

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  • Select the respective “State” & “District” that you reside in.
  • Once selected, you will be provide with both “SMS & IVRS Number”.
  • Send the above constructed SMS to that number.
  • The last step is to send an SMS from the registered mobile number in this format, UID (space) Aadhar number (eg. UID 343434343434) to the same number as above.

To link Aadhar Card with HP Gas Connection –

  • In order to Register your mobile number, Send SMS in this format. REG (space) distributor telephone number with STD code without zero (space) customer number (eg. REG 117654321 564321)
  • Select the number from the below given list, based upon the state you reside in & send the above text to that number.
States / Areas Phone Number
Delhi & NCR 99909 23456
Kerala 99610 23456
Maharashtra & Goa 88888 23456
Bihar 94707 23456
Assam 90850 23456
Tamil Nadu 90922 23456
Jammu & Kashmir 90860 23456
Himachal Pradesh 98820 23456
Andhra Pradesh 96660 23456
Rajasthan 78910 23456
Haryana 98129 23456
Karnataka 99640 23456
Jharkhand 89875 23456
Uttar Pradesh (W) 81919 23456
Odisha 90909 23456
Punjab 98556 23456
West Bengal 90888 23456
Gujarat 98244 23456
Puducherry 90922 23456
Uttar Pradesh 98896 23456
Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh 96690 23456
  • The last step is to send an SMS from the registered mobile number in this format, UID (space) Aadhar number (eg. UID 343434343434) to the same number as above to complete the linking process.

Link Aadhar Card To Bharat Gas Connection –

The avail this facility by SMS, your mobile number must be registered with Bharat Gas, If not then you will have to visit your Distributer to get it done.

Once your number is registered just complete the below listed step to complete your linking process.

  • Send an SMS from the registered mobile number in this format, UID (space) Aadhar number (eg. UID 343434343434) to 52725 (Airtel, MTNL, Vodafone, Idea and Tata subscribers) & 57333 for all other users.

Method-3: Link Aadhar card to LPG Connection via Distributer –

It’s a Simple 3 step process.

  • First thing you need to do is download Form No 2 by Clicking here.
  • Take a print out & Fill it up Carefully.
  • The last step is to submit it along with the required document (listed in the form) to you your LPG Distributor’s office.

Method-4: Link Aadhar card to LPG Connection via Call Center –

To make this linking process easier for the citizens, the government of india has lunched a Call Center facility. To use it simply follow the below listed instruction.

  • Call the help line number at 18000-2333-555 (toll free).
  • Once Connected please follow the instructions given by operator.

Method-5: Link Aadhar card to LPG Connection Through IVRS –

IVRS stands for Interactive Voice Response System, In order to make it easier for their Customers the LPG companies has taken this initiative of launching the IVRS facility to help them out with the Aadhar linking process.

The thing that you should make note of is that each LPG Company & district has a different IVRS number & in order to get that you need to follow the below listed steps.

For INDANE Customers –

  • Please select the respective “State” & “District” that you reside in.
  • Once selected, you will be provide with the respective “IVRS Number” of your district.

For Bharat Gas LPG Consumers –

  • Once found, call that number & follow the instructions.

For HP Gas Consumers –

  • Once the number is found please Call the relevant number & follow the instructions.

 

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