UIDAI: NRIs and PIOs not required to link Aadhaar

 SMTV Desk 2017-11-17 22:51:02  UIDAI, NRIs, PIOs, required, link, Aadhaar
UIDAI: NRIs and PIOs not required to link Aadhaar

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) said on Friday that NRIs and PIOs are not required to link bank accounts and other services with Aadhaar.UIDAI has also instructed various agancies to work out a mechanism to verify the status of such individuals.It 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 enrol for Aadhaar”.The Aadhaar-issuing body 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.