Aadhaar card made compulsory for EPF: Get enrolled for it by following 4 steps

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Updated: April 20, 2017 2:13:28 PM

All individuals who have not received their Aadhaar cards yet, or haven't even enrolled themselves for the Aadhaar card, need to get up and immediately get their cards made from the Aadhaar Seva Kendra or enrollment center.

Aadhaar card is not only mandatory for people who are taking benefits from different government policies but it is also meant for people who belongs to middle class families.

All individuals who have not received their Aadhaar cards yet, or haven’t even enrolled themselves for the Aadhaar card, need to get up and immediately get their cards made from the Aadhaar Seva Kendra. The reason is that from now on individuals without Aadhaar cards will not be allowed to receive provident funds, irrespective of the fact that whether the individual works in a big organisation or in any government department.

Aadhaar card is not only mandatory for people who are taking benefits from different government policies but it is also meant for people who belongs to middle class families and individuals who receive a certain amount of salary on a regular/monthly basis and even for all those citizen who are receiving their pension income as well as the retirement savings.

Taking a strong action, the government will now terminate all these financial services in case an individual is not having his/ her Aadhaar card with him/her.

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To get enrolled for an Aadhaar card you need to follow these steps:

What is the process for applying?
You need to visit the nearest Aadhaar Seva Kendra with relevant identity and address proofs. Aadhaar Seva Kendra is the enrollment center where you can provide your details for getting your Aadhaar card made. Earlier, you needed to book an appointment to visit the center but now there are so many centers available near your location that you can easily go there and get your Aadhaar card made.
Once you submit your documents along with the biometric data including fingerprints marks, IRIS and a photograph, your Aadhaar details are registered. After it is done, you get a confirmation detail through an acknowledgment receipt/slip which consists of a 14 digit enrollment number.

Where can you the status updates?
To check your Aadhaar status, you can visit the UIDAI website and by entering your enrollment number which the unique number to track your Aadhaar details will help you in checking the status of your card. You will also receive an SMS on your registered mobile number once your card is made.

What is the creation time?
It takes almost three months to register the details of Aadhaar card under UIDAI portal which means that you need to wait until that period of time and within the span of few weeks you get your Aadhaar card. You will receive your Aadhaar card on your postal address which you have confirmed during the time of enrollment. Moreover, you can get the same letter online by entering your enrollment details in the UIDAI portal. An OTP will be sent to your registered mobile phone which you need to enter in the portal and get your e-letter of Aadhaar card. You e-letter is password protected where the password is generally the PIN code of your city area.

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What do you need to do?
You need to then take the print out of the e-letter and cut the relevant portion stating your details with a photograph. The rest of the paper can be kept for maintaining future records. You may also visit the nearest enrollment center to get the plastic card made similar to as PAN card or any other digital card you keep in your wallet. The 12 digit Aadhaar number is the unique code consisting your details and that needs to be submitted to the EPF office, once it is made. Your employer may also ask you for the Aadhaar number. So by providing it to them, you can get your Aadhaar number attached to the EPF account.

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