The Centre on Wednesday extended the deadline for obtaining Aadhaar for availing government schemes and subsidies by three months to December 31.
The extension is, however, only for those who are yet to apply for Aadhaar, an order issued by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology said.
As many as 135 schemes, including the free cooking gas (LPG) to poor women, kerosene and fertilizer subsidy, targeted public distribution system and MGNREGA will be covered by the extension. Reminder: Know These Five Aadhaar Linking Deadline
The government had previously made quoting of Aadhaar necessary for availing government benefits and subsidies like those on cooking gas LPG. Those who did not have Aadhaar were asked to procure the unique identification number by September 30.
Now the government has made it compulsory to link various process with Aadhaar number. The last date for linking Aadhaar and PAN is December 31. All mobile phone numbers not linked with Aadhaar will be deactivated after February 2018. All bank accounts should be seeded with Aadhaar number by December 31 or else it will be frozen. How To Link Aadhaar With Your EPF Account Online?