If you want to check whether your bank account has been linked with Aadhaar or not, here is a step-by-step guide.
Have you recently got a message from your bank asking you to link your Aadhaar number with your bank account? This is most likely in cases where someone has still not linked one’s Aadhaar number to one’s bank account or the bank has failed to do so for some reasons.
For instance, the message from a leading bank says, “Dear Customer, as per a Government of India mandate (under Prevention of Money Laundering Rules, 2005), all bank accounts must be linked with Aadhaar.
Since your Bank account xxxxxxxxxx0000 is not linked with Aadhaar, please do so at the earliest to avoid any inconvenience. Please note that the last date for updating Aadhaar is 31st December 2017 post which accounts not linked with will become inoperative to comply with the guidelines.”
It is clear, thus, that all bank accounts which are not linked with Aadhaar will become inoperative after 31st December 2017. In fact, it is already known that the government has made Aadhaar mandatory for opening bank accounts as well as for financial transactions of Rs 50,000 and above. Also, all the existing account holders have been asked to submit their Aadhaar numbers to the concerned banks by December 31, 2017, failing which their accounts will become invalid.
Therefore, it is in your own interest to link your Aadhaar number to all your bank accounts as soon as possible. However, if you want to check whether your bank account has been linked with Aadhaar or not, here is a step-by-step guide:
1. Visit the UIDAI website (https://uidai.gov.in). Click on ‘Check Aadhaar & Bank Account Linking Status’ under ‘Aadhaar Services’ . This will take you to another page.
2. After landing on the bank mapper page (https://resident.uidai.gov.in/bank-mapper), you are required to put your Aadhaar Number in the box given and the enter the security code given below it. Then click on Send OTP. You will receive an OTP on your mobile number registered in the Aadhaar database. You now have to enter the OTP in the box as required and click on Login.
3. You will then be informed whether your Aadhaar mapping has been successful or not.
Thus, you can easily check whether your bank account has been linked with Aadhaar or not. If there is any problem, consult your bank.