1. Aadhaar linking deadline with bank account, PAN extended to March 31

Aadhaar linking deadline with bank account, PAN extended to March 31

If you have not linked your Aadhaar number with your bank account yet, this might be a little breather as the government on Wednesday said that it will announce a new date as the deadline for linking the two.

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Aadhaar eSignature, personal finance, how e sign can transform personla finance, why is e signatures required, is esignature valid, news about Aadhaar eSignature, latest news on Aadhaar e-Signature, all about Aadhaar eSignature, detail info about Aadhaar eSignature The government on Wednesday said that it will announce a new date as the deadline for linking Aadhaar with bank accounts. (IE)

If you have not linked your Aadhaar number with your bank account yet, this might be a little breather as the government on Wednesday announced March 31, 2018, as the new deadline for linking the two, TV reports said. Recently, the government also extended the date for linking Aadhaar with PAN from December 31 to March 31, 2018.

Aadhaar — the 12-digit random number — has already embarked upon to become the identity of over 1.17 billion Indians, but there are many more Indians who still need enrol for Aadhaar. Assam tops the list of Indian states with least number of Aadhaar subscribers. As per the latest data provided by UIDAI in its All India District Saturation Report, only 18,15,118 people out of 3,11,69,272 living in the state have got their UIA issued. This means that only 5.8% of the state’s population have got their Aadhaar cards.

In fact, the top 5 Indian states with least number of UIDs issued are from North East. Meghalaya is on the second spot with 2,23,998 Aadhaar subscribers accounting for 7.8% of the total population of 29,64,007. The gap then widens, with Mizoram on the third spot having 51.1% Aadhaar base. Arunachal Pradesh (53.6%) and Nagaland (56.7%) complete the top 5. They are followed by Jammu Kashmir where 83,50,079 people have got their UIDs from a total population of 1,25,48,926.

However, the deadline for linking phone number continues to remain February 6, 2018. The deadline to link insurance policies, mutual fund, social security services and PPF with Aadhaar is December 31.

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  1. R
    Reader
    Dec 13, 2017 at 7:50 pm
    The biometrics-based Aadhaar program is inherently flawed. Biometrics can be easily lifted by external means, there is no need to hack the system. High-resolution cameras can capture your fingerprints and iris information from a distance. Every eye hospital will have iris images of its patients. So another person can CLONE your fingerprints and iris images without your knowledge, and the same can be used for authentication. That is why advanced countries like the US, UK, etc. did not implement such a self-destructive biometrics-based system. If the biometric details of a person are COMPROMISED ONCE, then even a new Aadhaar card will not help that person. This is NOT like blocking an ATM card and taking a new one. If the Aadhaar scheme is NOT STOPPED by the Supreme Court, the biometric features of Indians will soon be cloned, misused, and even traded.
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    1. R
      Reader
      Dec 13, 2017 at 7:50 pm
      UK’s Biometric ID Database was dismantled. Why the United Kingdom's biometrics-linked National Identi-ty Card project to create a centralized register of sensitive information about residents similar to Aadhaar was scrapped in 2010?? The reasons were the massive threat posed to the privacy of people, the possibility of a surveillance state, the dangers of maintaining such a huge centralized repository of personal information and the purposes it could be used for, the dangers of such a centralized database being hacked, and the unreliability of such large-scale biometric verification processes. The Aadhaar program was designed in 2009 by mainly considering the 'Identi-ty Cards Act 2006' of UK, but the UK stopped that project in 2010, whereas India continued with the biometrics-based program. We must think why the United Kingdom abandoned their project and destroyed the data collected. (Google: 'Identi-ty Cards Act 2006' and 'Identi-ty Documents Act 2010' )
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      1. R
        Reader
        Dec 13, 2017 at 7:49 pm
        The US Social Security Number (SSN) card has NO BIOMETRIC DETAILS, no photograph, no physical description and no birth date. All it does is confirm that a particular number has been issued to a particular name. Instead, a driving license or state ID card is used as an identification for adults. The US government DOES NOT collect the biometric details of its own citizens for the purpose of issuing Social Security Number. The US collects the fingerprints of only those citizens who are involved in any criminal activity (it has nothing to do with SSN), and the citizens of other countries who come to the US.
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