Saturday, December 23, 2017

Aadhaar Linking Deadline is Now extended From 31st December to 31st March 2018 but Only for Those Who Don't have Aadhaar Number

Many of you might already know that Aadhaar linking deadline is extended from 31st December to 31st March, but you might not know that this extension is only for people who don't have Aadhaar card. This means, if you have Aadhaar then you must link your PAN card, Bank accounts, Insurance Policies, and Mobile phones with Aadhaar by 31st December, but if you don't have Aadhaar yet, you can apply for it until March 2018 so that you can link your Aaddhar with PAN, Bank accounts, and Insurance policies by 31st March 2018.


One of the main reasons many people who have Aadhaar but not yet linked to their PAN card or Bank accounts is because of some spelling errors on the name and other mandatory fields. For example, one of my friends has its initial on PAN card e.g. D.K. and full name on Aadhaar card e.g. Dhirendra Kumar and because of that, he is neither able to link his Aadhaar with PAN card nor with his bank accounts.

Unfortunately, he can't apply for Aadhaar update online, even though he doesn't need any biometric data update e.g. fingerprints. He has to go to those Aadhaar  center personally and apply for the update, which is both troublesome and time taking.

I really hoped that he would get more time but so far I am hearing that this extension is only for people who don't have Aadhaar card but not for someone who is not able to link their Aadhaar due to spelling errors


If you are in the same boat then you must apply for Aadhaar update immediately and get the details corrected. You should also remember the consequences of not updating Aadhaar before 31st December. For example, your ITR will not be processed if your PAN is not linked with Aadhaar.

Similarly, your Credit cards will be blocked, Insurance policies will be inaccessible, investments in mutual funds will be inoperable and bank accounts will be blocked, and SIM will be deactivated.

Here is a list of places where you need to update your Aadhaar number before 31st December:

Aadhaar Linking Deadline is Now extended From 31st December to 31st March but Only for Those Who Don't have Aadhaar Number


That's all in this post. Even though the deadline to link Aadhaar card with PAN and other financial institution e.g. banks, insurance policies, mutual funds, and mobile number is extended, the relief is only for those who don't have existing Aadhaar number. So don't get relaxed but use these holidays to update your Aadhaar card and then link to all the places government wants you to do.

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