1. Aadhaar Card Linking with Mobile Number, Bank Account, PAN: Here is how to link UID number with all these

Aadhaar Card Linking with Mobile Number, Bank Account, PAN: Here is how to link UID number with all these

The Union Government has informed the Supreme Court that it was willing to extend till March 31 next year the deadline fixed for mandatory linking of Aadhaar for availing various services and welfare schemes.

By: | Published: December 7, 2017 1:56 PM
Aadhaar Card Linking with Mobile Number Bank Account PAN, how to link aadhaar with PAN, aadhaar-pan linking deadline, aadhaar-mobile linking, February 6 next year would remain the deadline for linking Aadhaar for availing uninterrupted mobile services as it had been mandated by the Supreme Court.

If you haven’t still linked your Aadhaar number with the PAN card and various other services despite the deadline of 31st December drawing near, then here is some good news for you. The Union Government has informed the Supreme Court that it was willing to extend till March 31 next year the deadline fixed for mandatory linking of Aadhaar for availing various services and welfare schemes. Attorney General K K Venugopal, however, told the bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra that February 6 next year would remain the deadline for linking Aadhaar for availing uninterrupted mobile services as it had been mandated by the Supreme Court.

According to a PTI report, the Centre had on October 25 also told the apex court that the deadline for mandatory linking of Aadhaar to receive benefits of government schemes has been extended till March 31, 2018 for those who do not have the 12-digit unique biometric identification number and were willing to enrol for it.

It may be noted that earlier taxpayers were supposed to link their Aadhaar number with the PAN card till August 31, failing which their income tax return was not to be processed. However, later the tax department extended by four months (to December 31, 2017) the deadline for Aadhaar-PAN linking. To help taxpayers who are still finding it difficult to link their PAN card with Aadhaar, the Income Tax Department has also come out with some simple solutions, whereby they can link both the cards just by following some simple steps. Here they go:

Step 1: Taxpayers, who want to link their Aadhaar number with the PAN card, need to visit the incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in website and click on the link – ‘Link Aadhaar’ – given on the Left side below ‘Quick Links’. After clicking on this link, you will be directed to the next window whereby you need to provide the details of both of your PAN and Aadhaar cards.

Step 2: Once you have landed on this new window, you are required to enter your PAN and Aadhaar numbers, as also the name as per Aadhaar. Please ensure that the date of birth, gender and Aadhaar number are as per Aadhaar details to proceed further. If date of birth and gender match fully and name as per Aadhaar is not fully matched, then the user has to additionally provide Aadhaar OTP to proceed with the partial name match. Then after entering the Captcha Code, you need to click on ‘Link Aadhaar’. After verification from UIDAI, the linking will be confirmed.

In case there is any minor mismatch in the Aadhaar name provided by you as against the actual data given in the Aadhaar card, a One Time Password (OTP) will be sent to your mobile registered with Aadhaar. You need to ensure that the date of birth and gender mentioned in both the PAN and Aadhaar cards are exactly the same. However, if the name given in the Aadhaar card is completely different from the name shown in the PAN card, then the linking will fail and you will be prompted to change your name in either in Aadhaar or PAN database.

How to link Aadhaar number with bank accounts

You can link your Aadhaar number with bank accounts by various ways, including logging on to the Internet banking portal of your bank, through the ATM channel, through SMS or through the branch channel.

How to link Aadhaar number with mobile number

You can link your Aadhaar number with the mobile number by visiting an authorised retailer with your active SIM and Aadhaar number. You will receive a verification code on your mobile. Share this code with your retailer. Complete biometric validation on our e-KYC device by scanning your fingerprint. Your verification will be completed within 24 hours. You will receive an SMS for confirmation.

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    Reader
    Dec 8, 2017 at 9:14 am
    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.
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      Reader
      Dec 8, 2017 at 9:14 am
      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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        Reader
        Dec 8, 2017 at 9:13 am
        A centralized and inter-linked biometric database like Aadhaar will lead to profiling and self-censorship, endangering freedom. Personal data gathered under the Aadhaar program is prone to misuse and surveillance. Aadhaar project has created a vulnerability to identi-ty fraud, even identi-ty theft. Easy harvesting of biometrics traits and publicly-available Aadhaar numbers increase the risk of impersonation, especially online and banking fraud. Centralized databases can be hacked. Biometrics can be cloned, copied and reused. Thus, BIOMETRICS CAN BE FAKED. 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. 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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          Reader
          Dec 8, 2017 at 9:13 am
          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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            MGSHARMA
            Dec 7, 2017 at 5:18 pm
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              Rajendra
              Dec 7, 2017 at 4:47 pm
              Why cant linking to mobile number be made simpler online - customers will key in mobile number and aadhar number, why to stand in beeline que to complete this? Linking to bank accounts also is tedious and people have experienced how difficult it was to link card to bank accounts, still people have done it. Why are we complicating lives of general public, why cant there be single log in and the customer keys in aadhar card and then mobile numbers, bank accounts and PAN no. in one go?
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                ARVIND GHAI
                Dec 7, 2017 at 4:09 pm
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