Aadhaar Program was launched in 2009 with a main objective to give universal identity to every Indian resident. The Aadhaar acts as an evidence of address and identity of people across India. One can get the Aadhaar letter, which contains the card itself, through India Post or download it from the UIDAI Website. Both are regarded as equally authentic. It not only serves as an identity to the people, but also has various benefits:
INCOME TAX: – You can verify your filed returns through some simple steps online. It helps you cut down the documentation that requires. This mode is more cost effective and efficient. Here is what you should do:
- Log into the e-filing website of the Income Tax department using your PAN Number. Then link your Aadhaar number. You can upload your income tax return forms ( ITR)
- Choose the operation to generate an Aadhaar one-time password (OTP). This is sent on your verified mobile number.
- Furnish this code to verify your income tax return. You can also verify returns uploaded on an earlier date. Do this by choosing the Aadhaar OTP verification option.
BEATING THE PASSPORT BLUES: – Did you know you can now get your new passport in just 10 days? Sounds like a miracle, does it not? Your Aadhaar card helps you here. When you go online to apply for a passport, attach a copy of your Aadhaar card. This will serve as a proof of identity and address. Three days later, you will get an appointment. Thereafter, the Passport office will process and dispatch your passport in just a week.
OPEN BANK ACCOUNTS IN A FLASH: – There is no need to collect multiple identity proofs or run around for documentation. Your humble Aadhaar card is ample proof of your identity and address.
DIGITAL LIFE ADDRESS: – Pensioners have another reason to be happy, thanks to the Aadhaar card. You can use your Aadhaar card registration number online to get a digital life certificate. This can help you continue getting your pension without the hassle of physically going to the bank and submitting the life certificate. This reduces the need for physical legwork.
EASY PROVIDENT FUND DISBURSEMENT: – The Aadhaar Card ensures that the Provident Fund is disbursed directly to the Pensioner’s account. The Pensioner must simply link the card with their Pension Account. This saves time and effort.
LPG AND OTHER SUBSIDIES: – You can get the LPG subsidy in your bank account. All you need to do is furnish your Aadhaar Unique Number. In fact, all government related subsidies will reach you directly thanks to your Aadhaar Card. No need to register separately for every government benefit.
So plan wisely and ensure that your Aadhaar Card is not lying idle in your wallet. There’s definitely more to it than you think.