NRIs, individuals of Indian origin need not link checking account, PAN with Aadhaar: UIDAI

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By Press Trust of India|Updated: 17th November 2017

NRIs, individuals of Indian origin need not link checking account, PAN with Aadhaar: UIDAI

NEW DELHI: PIOs and nris are not needed to link savings account and other services with Aadhaar, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) stated today, while advising different execution firms to exercise a system to validate the status of such people.

It stated the Prevention of Money laundering Rules 2017 and the Income Tax Act plainly specify that the connecting of checking account and PAN respectively, “is for those individuals who are qualified to register for Aadhaar”.

It stated all main ministries and departments, state federal governments and other application firms must keep in mind that Aadhaar as an identity file can be looked for just from those qualified for it under Aadhaar Act, which a lot of NRIs/PIOs/ OCIs might not be qualified for its enrolment.

The Aadhaar-issuing body stated a number of representations had actually been gotten about issues dealt with by Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Person of Indian Origin (PIOs) and Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) where Aadhaar was being required with regard to different services and advantages.

It stated that some Departments and executing companies were asking NRIs/OCIs/PIOs to send or connect their Aadhaar for getting advantages and services, regardless of the truth that they were not entitled to the 12-digit biometric identifier.

“The laws concerning submitting/linking of Aadhaar for getting the services/benefits uses to the citizens based on the Aadhaar Act 2016 … Most of the NRIs/PIOs/OCIs might not be qualified for Aadhaar enrolment according to Aadhaar Act …,” the UIDAI stated in a note dated November 15 to main ministries and states.

It has actually even more advised the executing company to gadget a system “to establish the reliability of status of such NRIs/PIOs/OCIs”.