1. Aadhaar-linking deadlines: If you miss out, you will suffer the consequences; why you should read this now

Aadhaar-linking deadlines: If you miss out, you will suffer the consequences; why you should read this now

Centre has made it compulsory to link Aadhaar with a number of essentials like Income Tax returns, PAN, and much more.

By: | New Delhi | Published: September 17, 2017 7:04 PM
Aadhaar-linking deadlines. Aadhaar, Central Board of Direct Taxes , PAN, Know your Customer Aadhaar numbers have to be submitted in order to avail various social security schemes.

Centre has made it compulsory to link Aadhaar with a number of essentials like Income Tax returns, PAN, and much more. Notably, all mobile numbers that are not linked to Aadhaar will be deactivated after February 28, as per IANS. The government is going ahead to link Aadhaar with mobile SIM cards, the agency further added. Aadhaar numbers have to be submitted in order to avail various social security schemes. As per NDTV, whether linking the Aadhaar with mobile SIM cards, PAN or bank account numbers, there are deadlines in each case. Below are four deadlines that you need to meet to link Aadhaar with a number of documents:

1) Deadline to link Aadhaar with PAN

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) had extended the last date to link Aadhar with PAN in August to December 31, 2017. Earlier deadline was August 31. It is mandatory to link Aadhaar-PAN in order to process the income tax returns (ITRs) for assessment year 2017-18, the income tax department said. “If this linking (PAN-Aadhaar) is skipped, the return could be considered invalid and the person may have to file it again which shall be considered belated and may attract penalty, interest and other consequences like disallowances for losses,” says Sandeep Sehgal, director of tax and regulatory at Ashok Maheshwary & Associates LLP, was quoted as saying by NDTV.

2) Deadline to link Aadhaar with mobile number

Mobile numbers that are not linked with Aadhaar will be deactivated after February next year. As per IANS, a number of telecom companies have already started sending alerts to customers to link their Aadhaar numbers with Mobile numbers. These companies had earlier urged their customers to start the process of linking Aadhaar card numbers with mobile numbers, NDTV added.

3) Deadline to submit Aadhaar details with banks

As per NDTV, Centre has made it compulsory for all banks  to provide Aadhaar details of clients in Know your Customer (KYC) document. This document provides all details to authenticate the identity of account holders. Those taking loans from banks are also needed to file their Aadhaar details. In case an account holder fails to link his bank account by December 31, the account may also become non-operational.

4) Deadline to provide Aadhaar details to get social security schemes

Aadhaar number has to be provided for all social security schemes by December 31. Those who want to avail pension, LPG cylinders or government scholarships, need to provide his or her Aadhaar card details, NDTV added.

  1. R
    Reader
    Oct 7, 2017 at 9:25 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 details of Indians will soon be available for s-ale.
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    1. freak an
      Sep 18, 2017 at 2:06 pm
      STOP LYING! LOK SABHA STARRED QUESTION 379 TO BE ANSWERED ON FRIDAY, THE 11 TH August, 2017 Shravana 20, 1939 (Saka) LINKING OF AADHAAR WITH PAN 379 SHRI RAM CHARITRA NISHAD: Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state: (a) whether the Government has fixed any time frame to complete the linking of Aadhaar with PAN and (b) if so, the details thereof and the steps taken by the Government in this regard? FINANCE MINISTER (SHRI ARUN JAITLEY) (a) No Madam. (b) Does not arise in view of reply to (a) above.
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      1. R
        Reader
        Sep 17, 2017 at 8:02 pm
        The Supreme Court is yet to take a decision on the validity of Aadhaar and whether the state can compulsorily link Aadhaar to various programs and all financial transactions. On 24 August 2017, a nine-judge bench ruled against the central government to declare that privacy is a fundamental right under the Cons ution of India. The Supreme Court is set to hear pe ions challenging the validity and other aspects of Aadhaar in the first week of November this year. So just wait for the verdict.
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        1. R
          Reader
          Sep 17, 2017 at 8:01 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, and the dangers of such a centralized database being hacked. The other reasons were the unreliability of such a large-scale biometric verification processes, and the ethics of using biometric identification.
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          1. R
            Reader
            Sep 17, 2017 at 8:01 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.
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            1. R
              Reader
              Oct 7, 2017 at 9:28 am
              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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            2. R
              Reader
              Sep 17, 2017 at 8:01 pm
              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. A centralized and interlinked database can lead to commercial abuse. Aadhaar project has created a vulnerability to iden y fraud, even iden y 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.
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