The Railways has said Aadhaar is not compulsory for booking tickets for rail journey, but it is encouraged by the transport behemoth by promoting it on a voluntary basis by incentivising it.
The government on Wednesday extended the deadline for linking of bank accounts with Aadhaar to 31 March, in line with its submission to the Supreme Court.
From mobile SIM to bank accounts, you need to link Aadhaar with almost every commodity. Now, the IRCTC, the e-ticketing arm of Indian Railways
Provident fund accounts of 3.47 lakh coal mine workers, roughly 96 per cent of the total workforce, have been linked to Aadhaar.
Women of households below poverty line will need to enrol for Aadhaar by May 31 to be able to avail themselves of a free LPG connection under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana.
Women of households below poverty line will need to enrol for Aadhaar by May 31 to be able to avail themselves of a free LPG connection under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana. The petroleum ministry has made this mandatory after making the 12-digit identification number compulsory for subsidised cooking gas cylinders under its Pahal scheme a few months ago.
IDFC Bank today officially launched its Aadhaar pay infrastructure meant for those without any mobile phone to carry out cashless transactions.
The Railways will soon move towards Aadhaar-based online ticketing system to prevent touts from blocking a bulk of tickets, end fraudulent bookings and curb cases of impersonation.