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Higher TDS If PAN Not linked With Aadhaar By Today

New Delhi: As per the directives of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), it is mandatory for all Permanent Account Number (PAN) card holders to link their Aadhaar with PAN on or before March 31. ‘If your Aadhaar is not linked then your PAN will be considered inoperative and this will have an impact […]

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Driving License Tests Get Tougher, Know Details

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Getting a driving license will now be tougher as those seeking the licences are required to pass a set of stringent skill tests that include reversing a vehicle with reasonable accuracy to qualify for it, the Centre informed the Parliament. The passing percentage in order to be eligible to get a driving licence […]

Know How To Add Mobile Number To Aadhaar

Bhubaneswar: Aadhaar is now the most sought after document when it comes for complying with various KYC norms especially in banks or for any other official/government works. Many people across the country often find it hard to make changes in their demographics or even adding a mobile number to Aadhaar. Official sources said adding a […]

Now Carry Aadhaar Card In Your Wallet: Tips To Apply For PVC Card Online

Bhubaneswar: Aadhaar card is now one of the most important documents used in every official work. However, most people were finding it hard to carry the crucial document with them. In a bid to resolve such issues, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has introduced the Aadhaar in the form of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) […]

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COVID-19: Odisha Exempts Biometric Mode Of Aadhaar Authentication For PDS Distribution

Bhubaneswar: With COVID-19 situation assuming serious proportions, Odisha government has exempted biometric mode of Aadhaar authentication for distribution of PDS commodities through e-POS devices. “In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, biometric mode of Aadhaar authentication using finger print scanner and IRIS device has been exempted, during distribution of PDS ration through e-PoS device at Fair […]

No Proposal To Link Social Media Users' Profiles With Aadhaar: Govt

New Delhi: The government on Wednesday said there is no proposal to link social media profiles of users with their Aadhaar numbers and asserted that steps are being taken to curb spreading of fake news and pornography through social media platforms. Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad also said that pornography, particularly child […]

Aadhaar, Dabba, Hartal, Shaadi Make It To Oxford Dictionary

New Delhi: The latest edition of the Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary features 26 new Indian English words, including Aadhaar, chawl, dabba, hartal and shaadi. The 10th edition of the dictionary, which was launched on Friday, has 384 Indian English words and incorporates over 1,000 new words such as chatbot, fake news and microplastic. The dictionary […]

Aadhaar Required To Get Benefits Under Scheme For Civilian Victims Of Terror, Communal Violence

New Delhi: Aadhaar will be required for getting benefits under a central government scheme for providing financial assistance to family members of victims of violence perpetrated by terrorists or Naxals, and communal riots. In a notification, the Union Home Ministry said an eligible beneficiary desirous of receiving the benefit under the ‘Central Scheme for Assistance […]

125 Crore Aadhaar Cards Issued Till Now: Govt

New Delhi: The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has announced a milestone of sorts with the total number of Aadhaar cards issued so far crossing the 1.25 billion mark. With this, 125 crore residents of the country have received their own 12-digit unique identity number since the service was rolled out in 2009, the […]

Aadhaar Made Mandatory For PMVVY Pension Scheme

New Delhi: The government has made Aadhaar mandatory for subscribers of the Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY), a pension scheme for senior citizens. The scheme, which envisages an assured rate of return of 8 per cent annually, is being implemented through Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC). The scheme was announced in Union Budgets […]

Govt Eases Norms For Change Of Address On Aadhaar

New Delhi: The government has allowed migrants to change address on Aadhaar by giving self declaration, a move aimed at helping them open bank account and promote financial inclusion. The changes were made by amending the Prevention of Money-laundering (Maintenance of Records) Rules, as per a gazette notification issued on Wednesday. It allows a person […]

Govt extends Aadhaar seeding date for PM-Kisan scheme

New Delhi: The Central government on Wednesday extended till November 30 the mandatory requirement of Aadhaar seeding to avail the income support of Rs 6,000 per year under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Scheme. The decision was taken in a Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “The Cabinet has decided to relax […]

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Law Min considering EC proposal on Aadhaar data of voters to clean up electoral rolls

New Delhi: The Law Ministry is learnt to be considering an Election Commission proposal to give it statutory backing to collect Aadhaar number of new applicants and existing voters to check multiple entries in electoral rolls. In August 2015, a Supreme Court order on Aadhaar card put brakes on Election Commission’s project to link UIDAI […]

PAN-Aadhaar Linking Date Extended To Dec 31

New Delhi: The deadline to link permanent account number (PAN) with Aadhaar has been extended till December 31, a CBDT order said Saturday. Earlier, the deadline was September 30. This is the seventh time that the government has extended the deadline for individuals to link their PAN with Aadhaar. The Central Board of Direct Taxes […]

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Aadhaar May Be Made Mandatory For Claiming GST Refunds: FM

Panaji: The Goods and Services Tax Council chaired by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday took an in-principle decision to link Aadhaar with registration of taxpayers under the GST and examine the possibility of making Aadhaar mandatory for claiming refunds. She also said that a committee would also be formed to ensure simplification of […]

BJD Slammed Over Aadhaar Linking for Party Membership

Bhubaneswar: As BJD launched its membership drive at party headquarters in Bhubaneswar today, Opposition slammed the ruling party over making Aadhaar linking mandatory for such membership. While BJP accused BJD of threatening existing beneficiaries and contriving to include ineligible beneficiaries in government schemes through such Aadhaar linking exercise, Congress called it a political gimmick to […]

‘One Nation, One Card’ sees pilot roll-out in Odisha’s Capital

Bhubaneswar: The Centre’s radical concept of One Nation, One Ration Card today saw a pilot roll out in the Capital city of Odisha. Under the Centre’s game-changer policy, a ration card holder can draw his/her monthly ration of rice, wheat and kerosene from any PDS shop anywhere in the State. This scheme makes the ration […]

Aadhaar can be used for cash transactions beyond Rs 50,000 in place of PAN: Revenue Secy

New Delhi: India’s national biometric ID Aadhaar can now be quoted for cash transactions of more than Rs 50,000 and all other purposes where traditionally income tax PAN number was a must, according to a top official. Banks and other institutions will make backend upgrades to allow acceptance of Aadhaar in all places where quoting […]

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Cabinet Approves Aadhaar Bill; claims it is people friendly

New Delhi: The Cabinet has approved the Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which establishes that no individual can be compelled to provide proof of Aadhaar number unless provided by law, and the Aadhaar number on voluntary basis shall be accepted as KYC document. The Bill replaces Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019, […]

Demonetisation, Aadhaar spurred digital payments growth: RBI

New Delhi: After the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes in 2016 pushed digital payments, Aadhaar-enabled electronic know your customer (eKYC) resulted in an exponential growth of such payments in the country, according to a new report by the Reserve Bank of India. Transactions in which both the payer and the payee use […]

Cabinet approves Aadhaar Ordinance to allow its use as ID proof for bank accounts

New Delhi: The Cabinet on Thursday approved the promulgation of an Ordinance to allow voluntary use of Aadhaar as identity proof for opening bank account and procuring mobile phone connection. The Ordinance was necessitated as a bill, passed by the Lok Sabha on January 4 but pending in the Rajya Sabha, would have lapsed with […]

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Op-Ed: The Last Has Not Been Heard on Aadhaar

Strange are the ways of the judiciary. Oblivious of the intricacies of law, ordinary mortals like this author fail to understand how one member of the five-judge constitutional bench, Justice Chandrachud, came to a conclusion that is diametrically opposed to the majority verdict based on the same set of evidence and arguments and counter-arguments that […]

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UIDAI issues important circular on admission of students in schools

New Delhi: In a major development, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has asserted that schools cannot refuse admission to students for lack of Aadhaar, and termed denial on such grounds as “invalid”. It has also exhorted schools to co-ordinate with local banks, post offices, state education department and district administration, to facilitate special […]

UIDAI announces phased rollout of face authentication with telcos from September 15

Aadhaar-issuing body UIDAI has finally announced a phased rollout of face recognition feature as an additional mode of authentication, starting with telecom service providers from September 15. The Authority had earlier planned to roll out face recognition feature from July 1, a target that was later pushed to August 1. It has also proposed a […]

TRAI Chairman shares Aadhaar no on Twitter, challenges to 'harm' him

New Delhi: An all-out war erupted on Twitter after TRAI chairman R S Sharma today disclosed his Aadhaar number on the microblogging site and challenged everyone to show how mere knowledge of the unique number could be used to harm him, triggering a deluge of tweets that claimed to disclose his personal details from PAN […]