According to reports, Cracker sellers have asked customers who come to buy crackers to their godowns to bring Aadhaar and PAN. However, this is applicable to those who don’t have a GST number, they reportedly said. Notably, GST number has been made mandatory for buying crackers since the Centre implemented GST from July this year.
An inter-ministerial committee has reportedly recommended to the Ministry of External Affairs that Aadhaar should be made mandatory for the registration of NRI marriages in India. Reports suggest that the proposal is aimed at protecting the rights of women who are deserted by their NRI husbands or become victims of domestic violence and dowry harassment abroad.
Speaking at an event in Chennai on Monday, social justice and development secretary G Latha Krishna Rao reportedly said States including Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry did not submit any data regarding the linking of SC/ST students’ Aadhaar numbers with their bank accounts. She reportedly said the Centre will release the financial aid for them only if the States submit the data in a couple of weeks. If the details are not shared within a stipulated time, the aid will be cancelled, she reportedly added.
According to reports, the Centre on Saturday set Feb 2018 as deadline for linking Aadhaar number with mobile numbers. It said all SIM cards that weren’t linked to an Aadhaar card would be deactivated after Feb 2018. All SIM Cards have to be verified within a year from the date of the Supreme Court order on Feb 2017, and all unlinked phones will be deactivated after Feb 2018.
The Unique Identification Authority of India has shared a video which has instructions on how to lock an individual’s Aadhaar biometric data - fingerprint and iris data. The Aadhaar Biometric locking system allows users to lock and temporarily unlock their biometrics. This tutorial video by UIDAI instructs the steps.
According to reports, the government has extended the deadline by four months for linking PAN and Aadhaar numbers to December 31. The Centre had earlier extended the deadline for mandatory Aadhaar for social benefits to December 31. The government had earlier warned of stringent measures against those who fail to link their PAN and Aadhaar numbers before August 31.