Helping Pension Seekers
How Is Aadhaar Important for Pensioners?
Posted by kamlesh mahato

Aadhaar is a unique identification number of 12 digits, swayed under Unique Identification Authority of India. Aadhaar card is primarily based on the biometric and demographic data of an individual. UIDAI brought into being in the year 2009 under the dominion of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology by the government of India, subsequently according to the provisions of the Aadhaar (targeted delivery of financial and other subsidies, benefits and services) Act, 2016. Aadhaar is world’s greatest biometric ID system.

Aadhaar is useful in many ways, whether its mobile phone connections, cooking gas connections and banking, Aadhaar can be used for these types of connections in just some steps. The major four benefits of having an Aadhar card is as follow:-

  1. Direct Benefits transfer – the UA government made it easy, as aadhaar permitted bank account was the nub of the transfer of subsidy amount directly to the bank account.
  2. Scholarships – students those who have enrolled for scholarships by the government will receive the amount credited to the Aadhaar permitted bank account.
  3. Access to Digilocker – it is a process by which every individual can store their personal documents on the server through DigiLocker.
  4. Payment of provident fund – the government has made it obligatory for the employees to link their Aadhaar number with the employee provident fund organization (EPFO), to claim the proceeds.

Aadhaar card is assayed to be a boon for sundry people in India but to the pensioners, it is a benison, as for the pensioners now it was easy to get a life certificate or Jeevan praman because now it is Aadhaar- based Jeevan praman.

It is a great pleasure for them because now they do not have to stand in queues to get a life certificate, complete paperwork, and every month amble around in the bank premises to receive their pensions.

UIDAI is standing amidst to help the pensioners in all ways, Aadhaar micro ATMs have been developed to help pensioners with money so that they should not stand for hours in banks to receive cash. The statistics show that over 1.93 crore pensioners have linked their Aadhaar card number to their pension accounts.

Biometric enabled digital services are now in use for the pensioners of state government, central government or any other government organization to get a life certificate.

The Supreme Court of India has raised questions on the compulsion of linking Aadhar card for pension holders on March 21. The five-judge bench is made up of CJI Dipak Misra, justices AK Sikri, AM Kanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan will definitely come up with a solution as it is still going on. There are some petitions regarding the government policy to mandatory Aadhar-based life certificate, they want that this exigency should be removed.

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