Aadhaar is a universal identity to every resident Indian. Aadhaar card will be useful to avail benefits of various government schemes and services.
Benfits Of Aadhaar Card :
Listed below are the most important benefits of Aadhaar card
Government has started the PAHAL Scheme under which the subsidy amount of LPG cylinder is directly transferred into the Aadhaar number linked bank account of the consumer. Absence of Aadhaar card can not get the availing subsidy benefits on LPG cylinders.
About PAHAL Scheme :
On 22, March 2017, Lok Sabha passed a bill that made Aadhaar mandatory for filing income tax returns or applying for a PAN card. People with existing PAN cards will either have to link them to Aadhaar or show proof of having applied for the 12-digit ID by December 31,2017.
Voter Card Linking:
Starting 9th March 2015, Aadhaar card UIDAI number would be linked to the voter ID's. This action is taken to eliminate bogus voters.
Aadhaar card must for Passport:
Government has also recently ordered Aadhaar card necessary for issuance of new Passport. You can be denied of Passport if you do not have your Aadhaar card with you.
Government of India has launched digital locker (DigiLocker) system for everyone for storing all personal document on the government's server.
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All the pensioners from select states will now have to register their Aadhaar card number to their respective department in order to receive monthly pension.
Similar to pension, provident fund money will be given to the account holder who have registered their Aadhaar number with employee provident fund Organization (EPFO).
Opening new bank account:
Aadhaar is now acceptable by banks as a valid proof to open bank account. In fact, it can serve as an address proof as well provided address on Aadhaar card.
Use Aadhaar for new SIM Card:
The Department of Telecommunications on 24 March, 2017, issued a notification, directing all phone service providers to reverify details for all existing subscribers through Aadhaar-based e-KYC (Know Your Customer) process.
Aadhaar must for buying new vehicle:
Andhra Pradesh government recently announced that Aadhaar card will be necessary to buy any new vehicle in the state. It is also important for getting a driving license.
Jan Dhan Yojana:
Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) scheme accepts Aadhaar card/number as the only document sufficient to open the bank account.
Open Account for jan dhan yojana:
It is now accepted as a proof of address by Securities and Exchange board of India for investing in stock market. Till now, it was used by SEBI as identity proof.
Submitting Aadhaar before 31st December 2017 to financial institutions where you are doing mutual fund and other investments is now mandatory.