New Delhi: Aadhaar Card must be linked with various other accounts to avail benefit from government schemes, file IT returns, have a bank account or even get a new mobile connection. Let’s take a look at 5 Important Things Your Aadhaar Card Must Be Linked With:
1. PAN Card
The taxman made it compulsory to link Aadhaar Cards with PAN cards to curb manipulation of ITR filing. The last date for this is June 30th 2017 and it can be done online on the official website of Income Tax Department or by sending an SMS to UIDAI to link Aadhaar with PAN.
2. Mobile Connections
For new pre-paid or post-paid mobile connection, all mobile operators have been mandated to link Aadhaar Card before issuing a fresh connection. For existing users, they’ve been asked to re-verify all users via an Aadhaar e-KYC (Know Your Customer) verification process. The mobile operators are propelling this e-KYC by asking the customers to take it to Stay Active.
3. Bank Account
In a yet another move to chase black money launderers, the government made it mandatory to link your Aadhaar Card and Bank Account before December 31, 2017. It is indicated that the accounts without Aadhaar might be frozen until verification. Also, for opening a new account it is compulsory to furnish Aadhaar details now. Linking your Aadhaar Card with your Bank Account can be done at your bank’s website via Aadhaar Seeding option or at your nearest branch too.
4. Driving Licence
Multiple and fake driving licences is another menace in India and to put a check, the government has made it mandatory to furnish Aadhaar Card details while applying for a new driving license or renewing one.
5. Provident Funds
The EPFO has also mandated to link Aadhaar Card with PF accounts. The deadline is set to be June 30th and it is mandatory to link your Aadhaar Card to take any benefit from Govt. Schemes and provident funds.