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Wrap-up: More ‘banking’ on Aadhaar

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Jun 19, 2017, 1:45 am IST
Updated : Jun 19, 2017, 1:45 am IST

Aadhaar has been made compulsory to file Income-Tax returns or applying for PAN, which also needs to be linked to Aadhaar.

Beginning April 1, people living in rural areas need to have Aadhaar under MGNREGS that mandates 100 days work for a household annually.
 Beginning April 1, people living in rural areas need to have Aadhaar under MGNREGS that mandates 100 days work for a household annually.

The government has made quoting of biometric identity number Aadhaar mandatory for opening of bank accounts as well as for any financial transaction of Rs 50,000 and above.

Existing bank account holders have been asked to furnish the Aadhaar number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India by December 31, 2017, failing which the account will cease to be operational.

 

The government in Budget 2017 has already mandated seeding of Aadhaar number with Permanent Account Number to avoid individuals using multiple PANs to evade taxes.

The notification issued amending the Prevention of Money-laundering (Maintenance of Records) Rules, 2005, mandated quoting of Aadhaar along with PAN or Form 60 by individuals, companies and partnership firms for all financial transactions of Rs 50,000 or above.

Tightening the rules for small accounts, which can be opened without having officially valid KYC documents, the amendment said such accounts — which can have maximum deposit of Rs 50,000, can be opened only at bank branches which have core banking solution.

 

It can also be opened at a branch where it is possible to manually monitor and ensure that foreign remittance are not credited to such account and stipulated limits on monthly and annual aggregate of transactions and balance are not breached, the amended PMLA rules said.

Such small account shall remain operational initially for a period of 12 months and thereafter for a similar period if the account holder provides evidence that he or she has applied for officially valid identification documents.

“The small account shall be monitored and when there is a suspicion of money laundering or financing of terrorism or other high risk scenarios, the identity of claim shall be established through the production of official valid documents,” it  said. Post-June 1, if a person does not have an Aadhaar number at the time of opening of account, then he has to furnish proof of application of enrolment for Aadhaar and submit the number within six months of opening of the bank account.

 

Where all you need Aadhaar

Aadhaar has been made compulsory to file Income-Tax returns or applying for PAN, which also needs to be linked to Aadhaar.

Beginning April 1, people living in rural areas need to have Aadhaar under MGNREGS that mandates 100 days work for a household annually.

EPFO too has made it mandatory for its about 50 lakh pensioners and around four crore subscribers to provide Aadhaar to remain the beneficiary of its social security schemes

The government wants to use Aadhaar details for putting in place a mechanism that will allow you entry and exit at domestic airports.

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