Aadhaar Made Mandatory For Kerosene Aid, Atal Pension Plan

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The choice to make Aadhaar obligatory for these 2 plans will avoid leaks of aids and make sure that the recipients get their due.

Press Trust of India|Last Updated: June 04, 2017

Aadhaar Made Mandatory For Kerosene Aid, Atal Pension Plan
Aadhaar Made Mandatory For Kerosene Aid, Atal Pension Plan

New Delhi: The Aadhaar card has actually now been made obligatory for federal government aid on purchase of kerosene and for advantages of the Atal Pension Yojana. Those getting kerosene aid or contributing for the pension plan will now be needed to provide evidence of ownership of Aadhaar number or go through the enrolment procedure to obtain the advantages, authorities stated on Sunday. The last date to obtain the Aadhaar or enrolment for getting kerosene aid will be September 30.

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For the Atal Pension Yojana, the due date for getting the Aadhaar is June 15, they stated, pricing estimate a main order.

Till an Aadhaar card is acquired, provision card, owning licence, citizen identity card, Kisan passbook with picture, task card provided under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) and a certificate provided by a gazetted officer or a ‘tehsildar’ will be thought about as evidence of identity for the advantages.

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It has actually been likewise chosen to connect the Aadhaar number with the provision card provided to families getting the advantages or with the checking account for money transfer advantage.

The Ministry of Oil and Natural Gas has actually presented Direct Benefit Transfer through which aid is moved straight to the savings account of the recipients, who acquire the PDS kerosene at non-subsidised rate.

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The choice to make Aadhaar obligatory for these 2 plans will avoid leaks of aids and guarantee that the recipients get their due.

For this, the main federal government has actually conjured up Section 7 of the Aadhaar Act, 2016, which mandates that when the federal government provides aid, advantage or service from the Consolidated Fund of India (CFI), a person can be asked to go through authentication or provide evidence of ownership of Aadhaar.

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The Centre designates subsidised kerosene to the states and Union Territories as budget friendly cooking fuel for domestic usage, generally to those living listed below the hardship line.

Under the Atal Pension Yojana, which is readily available to all the people in the age of 18-40 years, a customer would get a minimum ensured pension of Rs. 1,000 to Rs. 5,000 each month, relying on his contribution, from the age of 60 years.

The very same pension would be paid to the partner of the customer and on the death of both the partner and the customer, the built up pension wealth is gone back to the candidate.

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