new Delhi. If you have not got your bank account linked to Aadhaar (bank account aadhaar link), get it done soon. On Tuesday, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has instructed banks that all customers’ accounts should be linked to Aadhaar Card by 31 March 2021. He said that the process of financial inclusion is not over yet and banks will have to take it further and for that, it is necessary to link the accounts with the bank account. The Finance Minister said that there are still many accounts that are not linked to Aadhaar, so they should be linked before March 31.
IBA said this in the meeting
Sitharaman while addressing the 73rd annual meeting of the Indian Banks Association (IBA) said that by 31 March 2021, PAN should be in every account where necessary and appropriate, and Aadhaar is for every account.
This thing said on UPI and Rupay Card
Also, on digital payment, Sitharaman said that we have to take this technology forward. We should use UPI based payment system. The Finance Minister said that UPI should be a common colloquial term in our banks. In addition, banks should promote RuPay cards, which will require a card, RuPay will be the only card you will promote. Sitharaman also said that the country needs big banks.
Check if your account is linked to bank or not
—First visit UIDAI’s official website uidai.gov.in.
—Click here the section on Aadhaar Services.
—Click on the option to have a bank account linked to the base (‘Check Aadhaar & Bank Account Linking Status’).
– As soon as you click on it, a new page will open.
– Here you will be asked for the 12 number Aadhaar number.
– First fill the Aadhaar number in the space provided.
– After that, a security code will also show on the screen, after seeing it, one time password (OTP) will come to your registered mobile number.
—Now enter OTP and then login.
—If your bank account is linked to Aadhaar, you will get this congratulatory message in front – ‘Congratulations! Your Bank Aadhaar Mapping has been done. ‘
Link this base to your account
Internet banking has to be logged in to link your account online.
After logging in, you will get the option to link the Aadhaar number.
—If you are a SBI customer then after logging on to www.onlinesbi.com, on the left side of the screen, you will have the option of ‘Link your Aadhaar number’ under ‘My Accounts’.
– Go here and submit your Aadhaar number.
—The last two numbers of your registered mobile number will be displayed.
– Linking status will be sent to this mobile number.
How to link Aadhaar to a bank account offline
If you do not use net banking, you can go to the bank and get Aadhaar linked to your account. For this, you have to give a photo copy of Aadhaar in the bank. Do carry the passbook with it. In the bank, you have to fill a form and give it. You will also get a message when the account is linked to the account.