An Aadhaar card is a Unique 12-digit identification number, which is issued by the Indian Government to all its citizens. This card is also linked to an individual’s biometric information like IRIS scan and fingerprint sensor. The Indian Government has also requested the citizens, to link their Aadhaar card with all the important documents like Bank Account, PAN card, Driving license, etc. They have also informed that the linking procedure should be completed by December 31st, 2017. However, many people have not completed the procedure of linking, due to many reasons like time constraint. In order to rectify that, the Government has extended the timeline for linking the Aadhaar card with all the important documents, up to March 31st, 2018.
In this article, we are going to discuss the important documents, with which the Aadhaar card should be linked with.
Linking Aadhaar Card:
In addition to registering for an Aadhaar card, individuals should also link their Aadhaar card with the following documents:
- Bank Account
- PAN card
- Mobile Number
- Insurance policy
- Ration card
- LPG Gas connection
- Mutual Funds
- Employee Provident Fund
- Voter’s ID
Linking to Bank Account:
All the Indian Bank, including Private and Nationalized, has requested its customers to link their Aadhaar card to their Bank account. Failing to do so, will result in account deactivation. In order to avoid any such circumstances, individuals have to complete their Aadhaar linking procedure within March 31, 2018.You can do so by using any one of the below methods:
- Through Online – Can link the Aadhaar card using the Net Banking Facility
- By visiting nearest branch – Paying a visit and filling out the Aadhaar linking form and submitting the same with the proper supporting documents
- Through SMS – Sending an SMS of your Aadhaar number to a specific number, from the registered mobile number
- Through Mobile App – Downloading the Bank app in your Smartphone, which is using your registered mobile number and linking your Aadhaar card with the help of that.
However, the procedure may slightly vary with each and every bank. Please visit the banking official web page to know the steps in detail. You can also find the step by step procedure in the below link: https://www.aadharupdates.in/how-to-link-aadhaar-card-to-your-bank-account.html
Linking to PAN Card:
It is mandatory that an individual with income should apply for PAN card and regularly submit his income tax returns at the end of every financial year. In addition to this, Indian Government has also made it mandatory for its citizens who are holding a PAN card, should link their Aadhaar number with their PAN Card, within March 31, 2018. If you fail to do so, then you will not be allowed to submit your income tax returns coming financial year. You can link your Aadhaar card with PAN card using one of the below methods:
- Through Online – Individual can log in to the official ‘Income Tax India e-filing Portal’ and link their Aadhaar card with PAN card.
- Through SMS – He or she can also send an SMS of their PAN number and Aadhaar number, to the number specified by the Income Tax Department
- By visiting the Center – Individuals can manually submit the Aadhaar linking form, by paying a visit to the nearest center.
You can also refer to the step by step procedure in the below link: https://www.aadharupdates.in/how-to-link-aadhaar-card-with-pan-card.html
Linking Mobile Number:
All the network provider has requested their customer to link their Aadhaar number to their mobile number. In addition to this, they have also requested to re-verify the mobile number with the Aadhaar e-KYC. If an individual fails to do so, his or her mobile number will be suspended and will be deactivated until the linking procedure has been completed. You can link your mobile number with Aadhaar card using any one of the below methods, within March 31, 2018.
- By visiting the Network Provider store or nearest retailer – You can visit the center personally, along with your Aadhaar card and link the same.
- Through Online – Customers can also link their Aadhaar card with the mobile number through online, by visiting the official webpage of the network provider.
- Through SMS – User can also send an SMS in the specified format to the number provided by the service provider.
You can also refer to the below link for linking Aadhaar card at Home.
Linking with Insurance Policy:
According to the Indian Government, individuals should link their Aadhaar card with their Insurance policy numbers, as well. Failing to do so, may result in suspension of the policies until the linking has been completed. The deadline for linking your Aadhaar number with all the Insurance policies are March 31, 2018. You can follow the step by step procedure in the below link.
However, the linking procedure may slightly vary with each and every Insurance policy. You can check the official web pages for further clearance.
Linking with LPG Connection:
In order to avail the subsidy on the LPG gas connection, that has been provided to the Indian citizens, you have to link your Aadhaar card with your LPG gas connection, within March 31, 2018. Failing to do so, you will not get your subsidy amount in your bank account. You can follow the below link for the step by step procedure for linking Aadhaar card with LPG connection.
In addition to this, you can also follow the below links for getting an idea on how to apply for the subsidy.
Linking Mutual Funds:
According to the ‘Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA)’, Indian Government has requested its citizens, to link their Aadhaar card with their Mutual funds. This linking procedure should be completed by March 31, 2018. If an individual fails to do so, then his folios will be frozen and no processing will be done, until the individual links his or her Aadhaar number with their Mutual funds. You can find the procedure for linking your Aadhaar number with your Mutual funds on the below link: https://www.aadharupdates.in/how-to-link-aadhaar-card-with-mutual-funds.html
However, the linking procedure may vary slightly with each and every mutual fund.
Linking Voter ID:
Voter ID is considered to be one of the main document for proving our nationality. The Indian Government has also requested its citizens to link their Aadhaar number with their Voter ID, on March 31, 2018. Even though this linking has not been made mandatory, it might become mandatory in the future. Individuals can avoid any delay in the process at the last minute and can complete the procedure now. You can follow the below link for the step by step procedure: https://www.aadharupdates.in/how-to-link-aadhaar-card-with-your-voter-id-card.html
Linking with Employee Provident Fund:
Linking your Aadhaar number with your Provident fund may make the process of filling out forms, signing and submission much easier. In addition to this, they can also make your claim settle smoother and faster. You can complete the linking procedure within March 31, 2018, and you can follow the below link for the step by step procedure for linking your Aadhaar number with Employee Provident funds: https://www.aadharupdates.in/how-to-link-aadhaar-card-with-employee-provident-fund.html
Linking with Ration Card:
Before Aadhaar card came into existence, Ration card was considered to be one of the most important Government identification proofs. However, there were many complaints of misuse of this Ration card, in order to avail the food and fuel in the fair shop, which is run by the Indian Government. In order to avoid any such circumstances in the future, the Indian government has also requested to link their Aadhaar card with their Ration card, within March 31, 2018. You can also follow the below link for the step by step procedure for completing the linking procedure. https://www.aadharupdates.in/how-to-link-aadhaar-card-with-ration-card.html
Hope we have provided a clear data on what are the document that should be linked to your Aadhaar card, before March 31, 2018. Please follow the procedure and complete the process, as soon as possible.