Choose any topic for discussion, from a normal clothing brand to any social service you will find numerous sagas and realities related to it.
No, we won’t be discussing any brand or social service but about the most discussed topic these days- Linking Aadhaar with the bank account, insurance policies, PPF, ration cards and even PAN card.
December end is the Aadhaar Linking Deadline and of course, some individuals may not be aware of every process.
Here are some of the myths people generally get confused with and some facts behind them to take you out from the of aadhaar card’s deadlines.
Aadhaar linkage is mandatory for all the individuals of the country is asked very often.
Some people have a doubt, if addhaar is only necessary for the Indian citizen or for every individual living in the country. To clear the confusion, let’s have a look at the answer. According to the Central Board of Direct Taxes, following are the categories that are not liable to aadhaar enrolment.
Natives of Assam, Meghalaya, and Jammu and Kashmir plus the no-resident Indians as per Income Tax Laws (Including people over 80 years age at any time during the tax year) are free from Aadhaar enrolment.
As per the Aadhaar Act, NRI’s and ‘Overseas Citizen of India’ card holders are not acceptable to obtain the Aadhaar card. They have no need to verify their bank account or PAN with the aadhaar.
But on the other hand, NRI’s can apply for the aadhaar if they are residing in the country for 182 or more days. These criteria can be considered even if you are not an Indian. Also, they can’t be forced to link their bank accounts with the aadhaar.
Some have a fear that the biometrics they have given to get a SIM card would be used by the telecom company for future use.
Don’t worry, no telecom company can keep your confidential information for future use. According to UIDAI, the service provider should encrypt all the biometrics and send it to the UIDAI instantly. Keeping the biometric by any agency is a punishable offence. The person can be prisoned for three years under the Aadhaar Act.
Some have a complaint that Aadhar has a poor verifying database.
The process of verifying data and biometrics is done through registrars-credible institutions. UIDAI has appointed some trusted enrolment agencies like Common Service Centres, banks and state government and the employ operators are certified by the authority.
UIDAI has developed and provided customized software which is used for the aadhaar enrolment. Once you are done with the enrolment process, you just have to sign through your biometrics.
For your information, at the time of enrolment, the data is encrypted and can only be read by UIDAI server.
Ration and other benefits are deniable because of biometric issues or people don’t have an aadhaar card.
Though Section 7 of Aadhaar Act imposes that all the benefits from the Consolidated Fund of India should be given on the basis of Aadhaar otherwise they will not be given the benefits.
But Section 7 also states that till the aadhaar is authorized, individuals should be given benefits through the alternate means of identification, according to Ajay Bhushan Pandey, UIDAI CEO.
There might be possibilities why some individuals are unable to authenticate such as worn-out fingerprints, medical issues like Leprosy or any other technical fault. The government has clarified that a person should not be denied any benefit or subsidy due to these reasons, otherwise it would be considered punishable without any question.
If by mistake someone knows our Aadhaar number, they can easily get our personal information.
There is nothing to be afraid of like no one can trace your bank details just by using your bank account number and same is with the aadhaar card.
Along with aadhaar number you need to have a protected things like passwords, OTPs and PINs.
Beware of such myths and go for realities.