We all have in our acknowledgement that government has made it mandatory to link biometric identity number Aadhaar with various services including bank accounts.
However, the Supreme Court has extended deadline for mandatory linking of the biometric identifier with various services and welfare schemes till 31st of March, 2018.
The Supreme Court has also said that new bank accounts can be opened without Aadhaar but applicants need to submit proof that they have applied for the 12-digit identification number already.
Many banks have been asking their customers to link their Aadhaar with their respective bank as soon as possible. Even if you have already submitted your Aadhaar details at your bank branch, there could be a possibility that the linkage was not done properly and your bank account is still not linked with your Aadhaar. It’s time to be alarmed and take precautions.
Here is how you can check if your bank account is linked with Aadhaar or not.
• Visit the Aadhaar website – www.uidai.gov.in
• Click on Check Aadhaar & Bank Account Linking Status
• It will direct you to another log in page and that page will require you to submit your Aadhaar details. Just make sure that you have a registered mobile number.
• Now, enter your Aadhaar number and security code. You will get an OTP code on your mobile number.
• Enter the OTP and click on Login. If your Aadhaar number is successfully linked with bank account, the new page will show a green tick.
If you don’t see this green tick you will need to go through the linking process again!