Aadhaar was introduced with an objective to give universal identity to every resident Indian. The increasing acceptance of Aadhaar card makes it a must for everyone to get it issued.
After making the linking to Aadhaar number mandatory for mobile numbers and tax filings, the government asked bank accounts owners opened to link them to their Aadhaar number.
Aadhaar Linking through SMS
If your mobile number is registered with your SBI account, then you can send SMS to 567676. The message should be sent in the following format
UID(space)Aadhaar number(space)Account number.
If the mobile number is not registered or in case the Aadhaar is already linked to Account, you will get an SMS reply to your mobile number.
If your mobile number is registered with the Bank, you will receive an SMS confirmation of the seeding request.
The Aadhaar number will be verified by Bank with UIDAI. In case it fails verification, SMS will be sent to Customer to contact any SBI branch along with Aadhaar number or e-aadhaar.