18 November 2017

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NRIs, PIOs Don't need to link Aadhaar number with bank a/c, or PAN

NRIs, PIOs Don't need to link Aadhaar number with bank a/c, or PAN
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) said today, while instructing various Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) said that NRIs and PIOs are not required to link bank accounts and other services with Aadhaar

UIDAI told to implementing agencies to work out a mechanism to verify the status of such individuals.
UIDAI said the Prevention of Money laundering Rules 2017 and the Income Tax Act clearly stipulate that the linking of bank accounts and PAN respectively, "is for those persons who are eligible to enroll for Aadhaar".

It said that some Departments and implementing agencies were asking NRIs/OCIs/PIOs to submit or link their Aadhaar for availing services and benefits, despite the fact that they were not entitled for the 12-digit biometric identifier.

UIDAI said several representations had been received about problems faced by Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Person of Indian Origin (PIOs) and Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) where Aadhaar was being demanded with regard to various services and benefits.

It said all central ministries and departments, state governments and other implementation agencies should bear in mind that Aadhaar as an identity document can be sought only from those eligible for it under Aadhaar Act, and that most NRIs/PIOs/ OCIs may not be eligible for its enrolment.

In short explained who is NRI, PIO or OCI
1- NRI - A citizen of India, holding an Indian passport, but residing abroad
2-PIO - A foreign national who has Indian origins or Indian ancestors.
3-PIO card holder - A PIO holding a PIO Card, as per the Scheme of The Ministry of Home Affairs, 2002
4- OCI - Overseas Indians who migrated from India after 26th January, 1950, except those from Pakistan and Bangladesh

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