Aadhaar number is mandatory for availing central and state government grants and benefits, according to UIDAI

According to the recent circular issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to all Central Ministries and State Ministries, you may not be able to obtain government grants and benefits if you do not have Aadhaar number or registration form. .

In the circular issued by UIDAI on August 11, the Aadhaar card issuing body reinforces the Aadhaar rules for people receiving government grants and benefits but without an Aadhaar number. The circular states that having an Aadhaar number is a requirement for anyone seeking government certifications which are used to assess the eligibility of beneficiaries to receive benefits, grants or services under the government scheme, the report reported. ANI.

Aadhaar EID/slip would be required to qualify for government grants, benefits

The Aadhaar Law contains a provision in Article 7 which allows a person who has not been issued an Aadhaar number to access benefits, grants and services through other viable forms of identification,” according to the circular issued on August 11 by the UIDAI.

“So in the above context and considering the conditional clause of Section 7 of the Act…in case no Aadhaar number has been assigned to an individual, he/she should apply of registration and until Aadhaar number is assigned to such individual, he/she can avail the benefits, grants and services through alternative and viable means of identification as well as Aadhaar number/slip Aadhaar Registration Identification (EID),” the circular reads, according to ANI.

This development means that if a person does not yet have an Aadhaar number, they will need to provide an Aadhaar Registration Identification (EID) number or slip in order to obtain central government services, benefits and grants and States. In addition, the circular also mentions that more than 99% of the adults in the country have already received an Aadhaar number so far. According to the circular, a variety of services and benefits are provided directly to residents following the widespread adoption of the Aadhaar identity by 99% of adults.

“Aadhaar has significantly improved the quality of experience for residents or citizens in receiving social services… Some government entities may require the Aadhaar number in their respective databases for smooth implementation of social welfare schemes Therefore, these government entities may require beneficiaries to provide Aadhaar numbers and have made VID optional,” UIDAI said in the circular, ANI reported.

(With ANI entries)