Applying for PAN Card? Now use your Aadhar Card

APPLYING FOR PAN? NOW USE YOUR AADHAAR CARD

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The income-tax department a while ago issued a notification under which the Aadhaar card, which serves as an identity proof as well as your proof of address, can be used for obtaining a permanent account number (PAN).

Aadhaar number is a twelve-digit code that the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) issues.

Any individual who is a citizen of India and if he/she passes the verification process as mentioned by UIDAI is eligible for obtaining an Aadhaar Card. It helps him/her to get access to the government welfare schemes and subsidies. Also for taking the benefits of banking services, gas connections and phone connections.

Know about PAN: PAN card is an important document which you need to possess to get involve in bigger financial transactions, for receive taxable salaries or for instance to buy assets like car or property above specified limits. It is identifiable by Indian Income Tax Act 1961.

Obtaining your PAN:  you need to fill the form 49 A for the application of PAN. You can get this form on the income-tax website. Fill in the asked details and affix your 2 photographs on the form with your signature at the appropriate places. It usually takes 3 weeks from the application day for the issue of PAN card

Submit the form along with your proof of residence, your identity proof and your proof of birth.

 Proof of birth may include any of these:

  • pension payment order
  • marriage certificate
  • matriculation certificate
  • passport
  • driving licence
  • domicile certificate
  • birth certificate

Proof of address may include any of these:

  • elector’s photo identity card,
  • ration card, passport,
  • driving licence,
  • aadhaar card
  • Pensioner card, etc.
  • The proof of address can include
  • an electricity bill,
  • telephone bill,
  • water bill,
  • bank account statement
  • credit card statement,
  • Aadhaar card, passport,
  • Driving license, etc.

PAN is essentially required in some cases:

Buying or selling property exceeding the limit that is Rs.5 lakhs.

Buying or selling of any motor vehicle except two wheelers.

Opening a term deposit of Rs.50, 000 or above or while depositing it in saving bank.

While making an application for the installing telephone connection.

Payment to a mutual fund for purchasing units which is Rs.50,000 or above

Payment for bonds issued by RBI of Rs.50,000 or above.

In a nutshell if you have already made UID card as a proof during opening of a new bank account or may be while applying for a passport, the Indian government has now permitted it for applying a PAN. This will help many citizens immensely.

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The Fate of UID Undecided. Is Rs. 3500 Crore Wasted?

Rs. 3500 CRORE WASTED?

THE FATE OF UID UNDECIDED

United Progressive Alliance (UPA) looks bothersome after being defeated a while back in the assembly elections proceeded by a number of controversies resulting from arguable statements by Mr Rahul Gandhi Vice President of Congress. Also the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) seems distressed in the lead of the General Elections 2014 which are going to be conducted in May.

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In their attempt to bring back some confidence, the UPA is expecting the Supreme Court for provision of some relief on UID scheme.

The Indian Government invested multi crore on the scheme named Aadhaar , which was said to be important for efficient governance as well as it claimed the transparency of government programmes’ implementation, was waited anxiously after the Supreme Court had pronounced that Aadhaar card was not compulsory for the citizens for availing the government programmes.

53 crore Indians were officially registered by the Unique Identification Authority of India stating the amount of Rs. 3,494. The Government made appeal on Wednesday to the court that Aadhar was essential for ensuring that the benefits serve to those who are in position to get them.

Mr K. Puttaswamy, the retired Karnataka High Court judge and Mrs Aruna Roy had registered PIL confronting the Centre’s move to make Aadhar compulsory for every Indian citizen for availing the government schemes like the PDS, MNREGA, scholarships, Janani Suraksha Yojana, pensions and LPG connections particularly for weaker economic society.

They also persuaded that the entire process of getting information violated the rights of citizens along with the privacy.

The UIDAI also filed its request on Wednesday in the apex court urging for the withdrawal of its ruling that UID card cannot be made compulsory for enjoying the government schemes and subsidies. It also reported that the PIL petitioners misdirected the court and they played under the hands of “unscrupulous elements” who wished the scheme to go.

Referring to an instance, the UIDAI said that around 45,000 duplicate connections on the basis the Aadhaar numbers were detected by PSU oil companies and in case these connections are blocked, it will be saving around Rs. 23 crores annually.

In also claimed that the court’s September 2013 order had very solemn implication on the implementation of various welfare schemes. It laid stress on the agenda that card should be made mandatory.

“baseless allegations” by the petitioners can never be a reason to doubt  against the implementation of such well thought out scheme by the Indian Government which is certainly now in public interest UIDAI told the court.

Now it is on tenterhook whether Supreme Court would provide relief to UIDAI or not ,but an apex court order making its previous order worthless would prove out to help UPA immensely.

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Government all set to introduce NIA Bill in the Parliament

Statutory status to Aadhaar Card is to be provided by the Government through introducing the NIA Bill in the winter session of the. Until now the legal status of the Aadhaar Card was in the question by the country. Now the bill which will provide legal status to The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) bills and National Identification Authority Bill has also been included for the winter session.  UIDAI chief Nandan Nilekani and Planning Commission’s Montek Singh Ahluwalia also participated in a meeting recently to discuss on this issue. The Unique Identification Authority Of India (UIDAI)  2010 bill was also presented in the parliament earlier as well but standing committee on finance headed by BJP’s Yashwant Sinha rejected it. But it has become important for the government to give it a legal status because of the raised questions over Aadhaar card by the Supreme Court.

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According to the new LPG subsidy Scheme If LPG consumers in Faridabad do not link their Aadhaar card number with bank account and LPG connection number by January 28, they could be denied of LPG subsidy benefits. The Point has been made clear and Government will not take any exceptions. Government has started Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme for transferring subsidy directly into their bank account for which their Aadhaar card is necessary. The Aadhaar Card should be linked to the consumer’s account and detail must be submitted before the last date.  More than half of the Faridabad consumers are not aware about this. The Government is also requesting Gas Company for conducting various awareness project to get maximum response from the consumers. District Manager Pradeep of Indane Gas said that the scheme has started from November 1. About 12% of company’s consumers have linked up Aadhaar card and bank account. But the Government need more cooperation form the people to make this new scheme successful in the whole state.

Due to the Response of the people toward The Aadhaar card, Supreme Court has taken a decision to examine a new petition filed in SC challenging the use of Aadhaar card for opening bank account and registering for voter card as a valid ID and address proof.  New scheme are going under the consideration by the Supreme court for the Aadhaar Card. A bench headed by Justice BS Chauhan has asked for answers from the centre and RBI and has linked the PIL filed by NGO activist Chetna Manch with other petitions. The PIL filed by NGO challenges RBI’s decision to accept Aadhaar Card as KYC norms which was rejected earlier. The Status of the Aadhaar card is also under consideration.  Also Aadhaar card is accepted Aadhaar card as a valid proof for voter card registration by the Election Commission. This decision of Election Commission can help illegal immigrants to get voter card as Aadhaar card act as resident proof but not the citizenship. The Government is taking all the benefits out of the situation in hand. The Aadhaar Card is a very important document in the sight of government and people can take huge benefits with this growing progress.

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Lost my Aadhar Card!! What to Do??

LOST MY ADHAR CARD !! What to Do??

Once you submit the aadhar enrollment application it takes 2-3 months time for its processing and 2-5 weeks after it dispatches from the Indian post. If the duration has extended beyond that there are chances some errors might have occurred. You can track back the delivery by knowing your enrollment number and enrollment date.

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In case you haven’t received your aadhar card check the status on the eaadhar portal on the official website of uidai.

Even if its missing or it is lost by the fault of Indian post or by your fault there is no need to panic. t is always advisable to store the slip or acknowledgement at the time you submit your application for enrollment. t is helpful to get a duplicate copy of your aadhar online. Its validity is same as that of the original.there are chances one may not remember the aadhar number or the enrollment number.In that case

Follow the simple steps:

  • Contact UIDAI on the toll free number available on the official website uidai.gov.in
  • Give them the details about your name, address, date of birth etc. and try asking about the adhaar card.
  • The uidai assist you to get a duplicate aadhar to the postal address and email id that you registered. They may also SMS you the number of your aadhaar card with the help of which a duplicate card may be issued.
  • If unable in contacting the UIDAI through phones, contact the nearest  regional offices for  lost aadhaar card information.
  • The list of adhaar card regional offices is also available on the official website.
  • Even if regional offices cannot be contacted the aadhar card centers may   prove helpful. The official site will give you the details about the location of the centres

 

Note :

There is no online system till yet to get the duplicate card if you lose the enrolment slip. Store the slip carefully after registering.

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Downloading the Aadhaar Card

Downloading the aadhaar card is a simple process.

The UIDAI has enabled the aadhaar card download option. The official website of UIDAI i.e. http://uidai.gov.in/ helps in easy downloading of e aadhaar. The only requirement is to follow simple set of steps described below.

Step 1:

Click on the e aadhaar portal of UIDAI’s official website uidai.gov.in You will find it in the “aapka aadhar” section named aadhar enrollment.

 

Step 2:

Fill the necessary details as written in your aadhar card receipt.

The details on the enrollment receipt are:

1)  The aadhaar card receipt number which is a 14 digit unique number printed on the left of the enrollment receipt.

2)   The date of the enrollment is seen on the right side of the receipt in specific format.

3)   Write the resident’s name or the candidate’s name.

4)   Enter the necessary pincode.

5)   Lastly enter the security code.

Step 3:

Submit the form

If the details you gave were correct its going to redirect you to the mobile asking you to confirm your mobile number. A 6 digit  code called OTP (one time password) would be allotted to you through SMS service. Enter this number to the textbox given and carry on with the proceedings.

 

Step 4:

After getting confirmed click on the tab named download your eaadhar.  Clicking on the button the eaadhar gets downloaded in PDF format. Open the pdf  and when asked , enter the password. The pin code serves as password. The aadhaar card would now be displayed on the screen.

You can now get the aadhar card printed and use it as your ID proof.

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Note:

Do not forget to check your details on the aadhar card. Having spell errors leads to problems during verifications. In case any details are found wrong uidai allows you  update them.

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How to Get your Aadhaar Card

GET AADHAR CARD

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Aadhar card is a unique identity card provided to every individual as a proof of his /her residency in India. Its enrollment is made free of cost for country’s residents and also facilities are there to get it from any part of the country.

HOW TO APPLY?

There is no way to apply for aadhar card online. To apply for aadhar one can take the appointment online and check for the centers from the website https://appointments.uidai.gov.in/#.

One has to move physically to the enrollment centre with the listed documents on given date (note that prior appointment is not necessary).

 

APPLICATION FORM:

The Application form for Aadhar Card can be Download by : Clicking Here

Also you can get it simply from the centre itself.

DOCUMENTS:

Your identity proof : Take any one of the below listed documents

  • Bank pass book
  • Passport
  • Voter’s id
  • Driving license
  • Water bill
  • Graduate degree
  • Passing board certificate
  • Ration card

 

Your residence proof: There is also the requirement  of your address proof.  Take any one of the proof from  the list given below.

  • Electricity bill
  • Water bill
  • Gas bill
  • Telephone bill
  • Bank pass book
  • Credit card
  • Driving license

In case one does not possess any of the above documents,  he would be still eligible to apply if his/her name is present in  family entitlement documents.

In case one doesn’t possess any documents at all introducers at the centre are there to help. He may also contact to the concern registrar.

More ID Proofs can be found by : Clicking Here

PROCEDURE :

Fill the application form with the necessary personal details. After submission of your form your photo, finger prints and iris scan would be taken for your identification. Check the necessary details at the time of enrollment to prevent any spell errors. Don’t forget to store your acknowledgement slip provided to u with your temporary enrollment number. The time taken in the entire verification process is 2-3 months. The card is then dispatched through Indian post in 3-5 weeks .In case any verification error arises in the process you will be receiving a rejection letter.

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How to Download Aadhar Card Forms

Aadhar Card Service of the Government is FREE for all of its users it definitely doesnt requires any money to be invested in order to get your AADHAR Card made.

We can easily get the Aadhar Card form from the Aadhar Card Centers or to Add to your convenience, you can download the Aadhar Card Form Online through this Small Section of ours which will facilitate you to get the Aadhar Card Form, Print it and utilize it while you visit the Aadhar Center for the Enrollment Purpose.

This general system will ease the Government Agent to create your Aadhar Card Easily in the Best Possible way and will make the process time convenient.

Aadhar Card is free for all the users and corrections in the Aadhar card can be made within the 96hours of the Process.

If you still face any difficulty you can easily contact the :

To know the Documents Required for the Aadhar Card Enrollment : Click Here

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Aadhar card removes paper work for opening bank account

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has enabled a feature that would allow anyone with an Aadhaar number to open a bank account, without any paperwork. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is coming with new facility with Aadhar card for the common people. This feature is now supporting Electronic based banking system for the deveploment of the country. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) chief Nandan Nilekani launched the e-KYC facility at the Axis Bank headquarters here. Initially, the facility is available at 1,000 branches of the bank. By the end of this month, Axis Bank would extend the facility to about 2,000 branches.

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) chief Nandan Nilekani said that anyone who will tell his 12-digit Aadhaar number by visiting a bank branch will come out as a bank account holder outside. The bank will link to The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) through an authorized service agent which will provide it with the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) database. The fingerprints of the candidate will be submitted only in the bank branch for Electronic based banking system. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) chief Nandan Nilekani said that this facility is more secure than submitting copies of documents. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has issue about 46 crore. Aadhaar number till now and will achieve 60 crore mark by end of this year.

Grace period of three months ended in Mandi district

grace period for mandi districts

Consumers might get deprived of subsidy benefits under Direct Benefit Transfer scheme from November 1  in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. Those in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh who have linked their Aadhaar number with bank account but yet to submit it to their gas dealers will not get any subsidy on the gas cylinder. According to new subsidy scheme , LPG cylinders will be available at market price in the district from November 1. The consumers who have not linked Aadhaar with bank account and have not submitted details to gas distributors might have to incur an extra burden of Rs.500 for a cylinder. Government has already provided three months of extra time period for completing all the formalities which is  grace period for seeding process is ended on October 31. The LPG cylinder costs around Rs. 1100 without government subsidy scheme in the region. People are also facing difficulties in the multi-linking process and the government is also trying to cooperate with the consumers of the LPG cylinders.

DBT-Kerosene subsidy scheme in UNA district

According to the DBT – Kerosene subsidy scheme,  The Aadhar card linked bank account of the beneficiary  will now receive Kerosene subsidy amount directly  in Himachal Pradesh. With the government approval on 31st november the Kerosene subsidy scheme has already started in the Himachal Pradesh. Food and Supply Department has begun the proceedings for collecting Aadhar card numbers of all those people who avail kerosene subsidy benefits. Just like the LPG subsidy scheme, beneficiary has to purchase kerosene at the market price of Rs. 40 per litre while the subsidy amount will be transferred into the Aadhaar linked bank account of the beneficiary later on. All the consumers who didnt linked their Aadhaar card to bank or not submitted their Aadhaar Card information to the food and supply department will not receive any subsidy on the Kerosene.

LPG subsidy scheme has already started in the state. The scheme was talked to be started from Una district earlier because of higher percentage of Aadhaar enrollment in the district was already postponed  for a month. Thais is a keen method by the department to to stop the mis-use of the Kerosene in the state. At present Five litre of kerosene per month is provided to those who do not have a gas connection while three litre of kerosene is provided to those who have only one LPG cylinder. The kerosene subsidy scheme is already started in the state from the department end.

Essential Aadhaar Card

The Government is on the mission on making Aadhaar Card as an important document for the people. Amritsar ADC Vikas Pradeep said that Aadhar card is essential for availing benefits of schemes run by government. In the meeting held in the office of Amritsar ADC Vikas Pradeep this benefits are discussed with  the District Food and Supply Controller and representatives of various oil companies. He gathered details about Aadhar card work from the concerned officials. He added that Aadhar card is essential and those who have got their Aadhar card should also register it with their gas dealers. About 70% enrolment work has been completed in the district and 80 machines are in operation in the district for Aadhar card enrollment of the people. The Amritsar ADC Vikas Pradeep have full confidence in the personnel working for the Aadhaar Card. Gurgaon ADC has also appealed people of the district to show hurry for Aadhar card enrollment. LPG subsidy will be transferred into bank accounts from January 2014 for which beneficiary must have Aadhar card. He instructed people that after getting Aadhar card they should link bank account with the aadhaar card and  submit details to the gas company. Not enrolling for Aadhar card can pose difficulty in availing subsidy benefits as subsidy will only be provided to consumer who submitted their aadhaar card detail in the gas company or else consumer have to pay original price for the LPG cylinder.

In Bhandaridah, Aadhar card enrolment for old-age pensioners at home

Aadhar card enrollment for old-age pensioners at home

Enrollment of disabled and old-age beneficiaries for linking pensioners with Aadhar card relieve by Sub-division administration of Bhandaridah, Jharkhand. Concerned officials will go to such pensioners along with computer system for completing Aadhar card enrolment process. This service will provide benifits to the disabled and old-age who are not able to come to the Aadhaar card camp for the process of the aadhaar card  Enrollment. Through this scheme amounts of beneficiaries will be directly transferred into their bank account.

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Bill against Aadhar Card passed in West Bengal Assembly

In the assembly in Kolkata a bill opposing the central government’s decision of linking LPG subsidy with Aadhaar card has been passed for withdrawal its decision to link the cards with Direct Benefit Transfer scheme. The resolution, moved by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Partha Chatterjee presented the bill in the legislative assembly to which government and opposition replied in a single voice mentioned that only 15 per cent people of the state had got the Aadhar cards.  According to the Economic Times, the resolution was supported by both the ruling party and the opposition in West Bengal (which is rather unusual because they’re bitter rivals). On the first day of the meeting of the winter session headed by chief minister Mamata Banerjee an decision of bringing a bill against central government’s decision was taken. Chatterjee said that proposal’s outline has been framed after considering subsidy to LPG consumers.

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As the Trinamool Congress rightly points out, this appears to violate the Supreme Court verdict, which stated that Aadhaar is voluntary, and not necessary to avail essential government services. West Bengal government does not agree with the centre’s decision to make Aadhar card compulsory for receiving LPG subsidy. Supreme Court also has suggestion on Aadhar card. The Indian government had tried to make Aadhaar mandatory, by linking essential services with it, and allowing government departments to make it mandatory for particular schemes. However, The Supreme Court of India passed an interim order that Aadhaar cannot be made mandatory for government services. The Centre, UIDAI and three oil PSUs — IOCL, BPCL and HPCL — had later on moved the Supreme Court seeking modification of its earlier order. The Supreme Court has now sought responses of all states in two weeks on the constitutional validity of the nationwide scheme being implemented by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).

Proposal’s outline was framed after considering common people’s facility and SC’s order. Amendments suggested by opposition parties have also been included in the bill. According to proposal only 15% people in the state have got Aadhar card and in this case 85% people will not get nine subsidized cylinders in a year. Benefits of 25-26 schemes of seven ministries under central government has confirmed through Aadhar card while number of Aadhar card holders in the state is not even 10%. Opposition leader Suryakant Mishra said in a press conference that said that Left has been opposing this since the very beginning. We people asked for modification in the proposal in parliament which has been accepted by the government which is a good thing.

A move by the Reserve Bank of India to enforce the inclusion of biometric sensors in all new credit card swiping machines to enable use of Aadhaar-based biometric authentication while making card-based payments has also been questioned by MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar. The Central government had been criticised by a parliamentary standing committee, but recently responded, given that the The National Identification Authority of India Bill, 2010 bill is going to put to vote in Parliament shortly. In our opinion, the response does not address many key issues.

Three lakh consumers still to link Aadhar Card in Bhopal

Till now only 2.5 lakh consumers have linked their Aadhar card with bank account while the doubt is that whether 3 lakh consumers will be linked in the remaining days. The deadline date for giving LPG subsidy by linking it to Aadhar card in Bhopal district set by the Petroleum Ministry as 31st December has been already past. As there are about 5.27 lakh LPG consumers serviced by three oil companies this work has gained pace in the last two months but people should complete it as early as possible. LPG customers in the 3 districts of Kolkata, Howrah and Coochbehar would need an Aadhar card to avail their LPG subsidy. Further, by Feb 1, 2014 customers without Aadhar numbers would need to buy their LPG cylinders at the prevailing market rate (currently about Rupees 984 compared to Rupees 412.5 for subsidized cylinders). The UIDAI is unable to guarantee that all the people of these 3 districts will receive their cards by February 1, 2014. Majority of people are also in confusion over subsidy issue. Many consumers complain that less subsidy amount is reaching into their accounts while many complain that subsidy has not reached at all in their bank account. Supreme Court’s pending decision over the Aadhar card issue also creates confusion among people.

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