Where is Aadhar Card Mandatory (Important) (Download PDF)


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Aadhaar is 12-digit unique identification number issued to Indian citizens by Central govt. It is issued & managed by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). Aadhaar is not meant to replace existing identification documents like PAN, passport, driving license etc.

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Image of Aadhar Authentication History

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Where Can Aadhar Be Used?

  • Aadhaar card is essentially identification document issued by UIDAI after it records & verifies every resident Indian citizen’s details including biometric & demographic data.
  • It can be used as single identification document. Banks, financial institutions & telecom companies can use it as Know-Your-Customer (KYC) verification mode & maintain profiles.
  • Supreme Court ordered that govt. cannot be stopped from using Aadhaar identification for its non-welfare schemes like opening of bank accounts, filing of tax returns, verification of new & existing mobile phone numbers & user credentials etc. on 27th March.
  • It did maintain that govt. cannot make Aadhaar mandatory for welfare schemes & it has allowed govt. to use it in some schemes, not permitted to be used as mandatory requirement.

Where Aadhar Was Made Mandatory

Here is list of recent announcements by govt. where Aadhaar was made mandatory (both welfare & non-welfare schemes feature in list):

  • Beedi/Iron Ore/limestone workers need Aadhaar for availing house subsidy.

  • Aadhaar mandatory for supplementary nutrition program. Deadline to register to avail benefits is 31st March.

  • Aadhaar compulsory for farmers wanting to take crop insurance benefit & people eligible for subsidised foodgrains/cash subsidy for same. People need to register by 31stMarch.

  • People wishing to avail benefits of welfare schemes under Integrated Department of Horticulture, National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme & Janani Suraksha Yojananeed mandatory Aadhaar.

  • Aadhaar made mandatory to avail training under Integrated Child Development Services of Ministry of Women & Child Development. Deadline to register is 30th June.

  • Aadhaar mandatory for benefits under Grih Kalyan Kendra scheme & deadline set for registration is 30th June.

  • Aadhaar made mandatory for financial support under National Mission for Empowerment of Women. Same condition imposed for Scheme for Adolescent Women, students to avail Central scholarship & financial support given under National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship. Deadline for registration is 31st March.

  • Aadhaar mandatory for e-panchayat training benefits & students who wish to avail central scholarships at college level. Deadline to register is 30th June.

  • Soil Health Management Scheme & Soil Health Card Scheme require Aadhaar. Deadline is 31st March.

  • Supplementary meals at crèches require Aadhaar. Deadline to register is 31st March.

  • Maternity Benefit Programme & Integrated Child Protection Scheme make Aadhaar mandatory. Deadline to register is 31st March.

  • Aadhaar made mandatory for women to avail vocational training, loans & other schemes.

  • Benefits for water & social services come under ambit of Aadhaar.

  • Benefits under Research & Development in Water Sector & National Social Assistance Program announce Aadhaar as mandatory document. Deadline set is 31st March 31 & 1stApril.

  • Mid-Day meal benefits require Aadhaar. Cooks-cum-helpers earning out of scheme must also register w/Aadhaar. Deadline set is 30th June.

  • Deendayal Antyodya Yojana & National Rural Livelihoods Mission also make Aadhaar mandatory.

  • Aadhaar now mandatory for disabled children b/w 6 - 14 years & are eligible for benefits under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan. Deadline to register is 30th June.

  • Aadhaar also made mandatory to book tickets on Indian Railways’ online ticket booking platform at IRCTC.

  • Disabled students taking benefits under National Action Plan for Skill Training of Persons w/Disabilities must register by 30th June. Aadhaar also made mandatory for availing benefits under National Health Mission by trained female community health activist ASHA or Accredited Social Health Activist.

  • Bhopal gas tragedy victims need Aadhar to avail compensation from govt. Deadline set is 30th June.

  • National Awards Scheme for Technology Innovation in Petrochemicals & Downstream Plastics Processing Industry made Aadhaar mandatory. Deadline for registration is 31stMarch.

  • Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana for women below poverty line requires Aadhaar (deadline set 31st May).

  • It is also made mandatory for compensation & benefits to people under Bonded Labour Rehabilitation Scheme. Deadline set is 30th June.

  • Aadhaar made mandatory to file Income Tax returns or applying for PAN. PAN will also need to be linked to Aadhaar. Any PAN card which is not linked to Aadhaar will become redundant after 30th June.

- Published/Last Modified on: July 14, 2018


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