Aadhaar must for opening bank accounts, tatkal passport: UIDAI
The deadline for linking Aadhaar with existing bank accounts and PAN has been extended by the Supreme Court till it gives its verdict
New Delhi: The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on Tuesday said the requirement of Aadhaar for opening new bank accounts or applying for Tatkal passports will continue, while the deadline for linking it to existing bank accounts and PAN (permanent account number) has been extended by the Supreme Court.
It, however, added that “for those who do not have Aadhaar, they are required to apply for Aadhaar and provide the Aadhaar application number while applying for availing the aforesaid services."
The Supreme Court on Tuesday extended the 31 March deadline for mandatory linking of Aadhaar to avail various services and welfare schemes run by the government till its constitution bench delivered its verdict on the validity of the 12-digit biometric number and its enabling law.
The extension of deadline would also apply on the mandatory linking of Aadhaar with the bank accounts and mobile phone numbers.
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