Thursday, 30 March 2017

Social Security Pensions to continue till one gets Aadhar- Govt

The Government has said that till the time Aadhar is assigned to any beneficiary, benefits under the National Social Assistance Programme shall continue to be administered on production of some documents. In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, the Minister of State for Rural Development Shri Ram Kripal Yadav said that the notification issued by the government on 27.02.2017 has the provision that beneficiaries have to produce following documents to get the benefits:-

(1) Aadhaar enrolment ID slip , if he has already enrolled.

(2) A copy of the request made for Aadhaar enrolment ID.

(3) Any of the following documents:-

(i). the voter identity card issued by the Election Commission of India; or (ii). Ration Card, or(iii). Bank passbook with photo; or (iv). The Permanent Account Number(PAN) Card issued by theIncome Tax Department; or (v). the Passport; or(vi). The driving license issued by the LicensingAuthority under the Motor Vehicles Act. 1988 (59 of 1988); or (vii). The certificate of identityhaving photo of such member issued by a Gazetted Officer or aTehsildar on an official letter head;or (viii) the Kisan Photo Passbook; or (ix). MGNREGA Card, or(X) any other document specifiedby the State Governments/UT Administration.


Shri Yadav, however added that the use of Aadhaar as identify document for delivery of services or benefits or subsidies simplifies the Government delivery processes, brings in transparency and efficiency, and enable beneficiaries to get their entitlements directly in a convenient and seamless manner and Aadhaar obviates the need for producing multiple documents to provide one’s identify.



Courtesy: pib.nic.in

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