Deadline for linking Aadhaar to all services extended to 31 March, 2018
Aadhaar-PAN linking deadline extended to March 31
It is said that historically, the word 'deadline' referred to a line around a prison, beyond which prisoners were not allowed to go, and if they did so, they would be shot. Of course today the word pretty much means “Due date/Due time”, a date/time before which the task needs to be done. Thankfully some deadlines, get an extension. For instance, the deadline for linking Aadhaar with all schemes and services, including bank accounts, has been extended to March 31.
1) Link Aadhaar with PAN:
“It has come to notice that some of the taxpayers have not yet completed the linking of PAN with Aadhaar. Therefore, to facilitate the process of linking, it has been decided to further extend the time for linking of Aadhaar with PAN till 31 March, 2018,” CBDT said in a statement here on Friday.
Finance minister Arun Jaitley through amendment to tax proposals in the Finance Bill for 2017-18 made Aadhaar mandatory for filing income tax returns and provided for linking of PAN with Aadhaar to check tax evasion through use of multiple PAN cards. Read this to know more.
2) Link Aadhaar with SIM:
To make it easier for users to link mobile SIM card with Aadhaar without visiting their outlets, the telecos like Airtel, Vodadone, Idea Cellular and Jio have been asked by the UIDAI to connect Aadhaar via OTP (one time password) received on their mobile phones. The facility will be rolled out from 1 December, but if you don’t want to wait till then here’s what you should do. Read this to know more:
3. Give Aadhaar details to banks:
The revised last date to link Aadhaar and your bank accounts is now 31 March. If you have multiple bank accounts, you need to link all of them. If you have linked a few and not sure which one’s are yet to be linked, you can check the status at UIDAI website here. You can get more information regarding the steps to add the two here.
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