Added on : 2017-12-05 17:12:49
From bank accounts to mobile numbers to a host of financial services like PPF, NSC, KVP –the mandatory linking of Aadhaar is fast approaching.
Bank Account: The current deadline for the banks to link customers' accounts to their Aadhaar is December 31, 2017.
PAN : The deadline for linking PAN with biometric identifier Aadhaar is December 31.
PPF, NSC, KVP, Post Office : The government has made biometric identification Aadhaar mandatory for all post office deposits, PPF, the National Savings Certificate scheme and Kisan Vikas Patra. Existing depositors have been given time till December 31, 2017 to provide the 12-digit unique identification number.
Social Schemes : The deadline for obtaining Aadhaar for availing government schemes has been extended to December 31. As many as 135 schemes (of 35 ministries) including the free cooking gas (LPG) to poor women, kerosene and fertiliser subsidy, targeted public distribution system (PDS) and MGNREGA have been covered.
Mobile SIM : The deadline for linking Aadhaar with the mobile SIM card is February 6, 2018.
Mutual Fund : As per government notification, all mutual fund folios must be linked with Aadhaar number before 31st Dec 2017, failing which the folios will be frozen.