An Aadhaar card is an essential card in the Indian country. Every Indian citizen has to own the card as it is a unique centralized card used as an identity. The card retains a person’s credentials thus giving you identity in the government severs. Aadhaar card is bio-metric in nature and can be used in all places as identity proof. The government has made it mandatory for all citizens to link their bank and other cards to the Aadhaar card.
Aadhaar card has 12 unique digits whereby no one can have two cards. This makes it safe and reduce the corruption case. This number gives you a universal identity and helps the government follow up on each individual citizen. The card was launched in the year 2009 and has become famous and strongly used by government and organization. You have to link other cards in order to gets services and benefit from the government schemes.
Which schemes and cards are mandatory to link with the Aadhaar card?
As the government focuses to reach all the citizens they advocate for Aadhaar card being mandatory to all citizens all over India. All the state have to comply. Some cards have to be link in order for some services to happen. Example you cannot transact certain amounts from the bank with the Aadhaar link.
- PAN card
This known as permanent account number is a card where citizens use in paying taxes. However the central board of direct taxes has pushed the issue of Aadhaar card and made sure all citizens linked the card. You cannot file you tax without linking the two cards.
- Mobile Verification
Due to the illegal happening and people using fake numbers to do various transactions and deals. The government through the Telecom service providers have advocated for each citizen to register their number and link it to the Aadhaar card. The decision was seconded by the Supreme Court and giving deadlines of 31st March 2018 to have all numbers linked.
For workers investing in the EPF they have to link their accounts to the Aadhaar card. This will help them in checking balance and other matters of the account. This is just part of the ice as many services are linked to the card. It might look awkward but the cards has brought great changes in India. We can check some of the benefits and uses of the card.
Benefits and uses of the Aadhaar card.
- Identity card:
Aadhaar card has a lot of purpose the card can be used as identity since it has your name and other credentials. The card is biometric and has all your details it proofs who you are, address and your age.
The card plays a big role in helping you achieve government subsidies. Getting the LPG subsidy as they link the bank and Aadhaar card. It helps reduce misuse of funds.
- Pension and provident fund:
Members receiving pension and PF have really benefited from the card. They can check some of the details and learn how much is in their accounts. The scheme allows all members to link the Aadhaar card to achieve all the benefits.