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List of things you need Aadhaar card for

List of things you need Aadhaar card for

In a recent move, the Aadhaar card was mandatory for various things. The department of telecommunications (DoT) already asked mobile phone service providers to re-verify current customers based on their unique Aadhaar identity number.

The government made Aadhaar identification necessary for those seeking a driving license renewal as well. This is to prevent multiple licenses under one name to reduce criminal offenses or fake identities.

The government also said that Aadhaar will become more important in the future. For now, here are the things you need Aadhaar card for.

Income Tax Returns

On March 21, government announced that the card will be necessary for filing returns from July 1, 2017. The amendment to Finance Bill has already passed.

Getting a new mobile number

If you want to get a new mobile number, then you need your Aadhaar card for identity. Also, all the mobile operators will now re-verify their mobile subscribers (prepaid and postpaid) via Aadhaar based E-KYC.

PAN Card

If you want to get a PAN card, you need your Aadhaar card number for its application from July 1, 2017. From then, any PAN card which is not linked to Aadhaar will be considered invalid.

Driver’s License

In order to fight the issue of people having more than one driving licence, the government made it mandatory to have an Aadhaar identification card for a new driving licence.

Those who want to apply for a licence renewal should also submit their Aadhaar identification according to reports.

Using this identification, the authorities will make a single document to establish the identity of the applicant and easily monitor details of the driver.

Reports say that the government wants to make Aadhar the only source of identification for individuals in India.

As the government makes Aadhar so important, the netizens of India already made several hilarious jokes on the matter on Twitter.

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