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Govt amends PMLA rules to extend Aadhaar linking date for all financial accounts till after SC order

Govt amends PMLA rules to extend Aadhaar linking date for all financial accounts till after SC order

Finance
The finance ministry has amended the Prevention of Money Laundering (Maintenance of Records) Rules, 2005, via a issued notification yesterday, extending the date for submitting Aadhaar by existing account holders to financial entities till a date to be notified after the final judgement in the petition challenging Aadhaar pending before the Supreme Court. This follows the interim order, dated 13th March, 2018 of the SC in the Aadhaar case, which extended the last date for linking Aadhaar with existing bank accounts from 31.03.2018 till the final judgement of the case. As per the existing rules relating to the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, account holders had to submit to specified financial entities their Aadhaar number by March 31, 2018. This essentially implies that submission of A...
‘Aadhaar no proof you are legally occupying house’

‘Aadhaar no proof you are legally occupying house’

Finance
MUMBAI: Aadhaar card, Pan card and electricity bills are not proof that a person is legally occupying a house, Bombay high court has ruled. Justice Shalini Phansalkar Joshi upheld the eviction of four families of former municipal employees from a building in Matunga owned by BMC. The families, claimed they had been staying in apartments at Laxmi Niwas, Matunga, for around four decades and had been issued identity and address documents “The documentary evidence on which (the families) have relied on, such as electricity bills, ration cards, Aadhaar card, PAN cards, etc, at the most prove their occupation but not the authority under which they are occupying those premises,” said the judge. “It may be true that as they are in possession of the enquiry premises since last several years, no obj
With 18% GST, Aadhaar update to cost Rs 5 more

With 18% GST, Aadhaar update to cost Rs 5 more

Finance
PUNE: Updating Aadhaar details will become costlier by Rs5 from the next week with the UIDAI deciding to levy 18% GST on its fee. The UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) stated on its official Twitter handle that people would have to pay the GST only for updating the Aadhaar details and not for enrolment. The present charges for updating Aadhaar is Rs25. It will go up to Rs30 after the GST is levied on it. "The GST will be levied on updating address, date of birth, gender, cellphone number, e-mail and biometric details. At present, a centre charges Rs25 for every update. The 18% GST on it would be Rs4.50. The authorities decided to round it off to Rs5 and charge people Rs30," said a senior official of the district administration after consulting with the UIDAI. Pune ...
Plastic or PVC Aadhaar smart card is not usable: UIDAI

Plastic or PVC Aadhaar smart card is not usable: UIDAI

Finance
NEW DELHI: The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) said today in a statement that the Plastic or PVC Aadhaar smart cards are often not usable as the QR code commonly becomes dysfunctional during such unauthorised printing at some vendor/shop. Also, there could be a possibility of sharing Aadhaar details (personal sensitive demographic information) without informed consent with some devious elements. UIDAI reiterated that Aadhaar letter or its cutaway portion or downloaded versions of Aadhaar on ordinary paper or mAadhaar are perfectly valid and people should not yearn for the so-called Aadhaar smart card as it may make them fall to the ploys of some unscrupulous elements who are printing Aadhaar on a plastic/PVC sheet and charging anywhere between Rs.50 to Rs.300 or more...
11 questions on Aadhaar and its misuse, answered by the UIDAI

11 questions on Aadhaar and its misuse, answered by the UIDAI

Finance
After a recent report exposed how access to the Aadhaar database could be bought on the internet only for Rs 500, a lot of concerns were expressed over the security of private data of citizens on the government portal. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) had clarified that it was just a case of unauthorised access to the Aadhaar website and no biometric data was stolen. The incident led to a big debate over the security of Aadhaar database. There were a number of unanswered questions that created a lot of confusion among the people. Even as a five-judge Constitution Bench is hearing a crucial case on its validity, the UIDAI has issued detailed FAQs on the safety and security of the Aadhaar database. Below are the answers to all your doubts about Aadhaar: 1) UI...