Lock your Aadhaar number to prevent misuse

It is now possible to digitally lock one’s Aadhaar number to prevent its possible misuse by a third party. UIDAI has provided a mechanism for the purpose. It is first necessary to link a designated mobile number for each Aadhaar number to avail of this service.

The following is the procedure to lock/unlock the Aadhaar number:

1. Visit https://resident. uidai.gov.in/biometric-lock

2. Enter your Aadhaar number.

3. Enter the system-generated security code/captcha

4. Receive the OTP in the Aadhaar-registered mobile number.

5. Lock your Aadhaar with a unique password.

Once the number is locked, its use gets restricted and no one else will be able to authenticate it on any biometric device without unlocking it. UIDAI has advised everyone to avail of the service from a security point of view as Aadhaar is linked to bank accounts PAN cards and is fast becoming mandatory for various other purposes.
You can also do this by using the mAadhaar app on your cellphone and enable / disable biometrics with ease. Click Here for details on the mAadhaar app


How to Link Pan Number with Aadhar Card

How to Link Pan Number with Aadhar Card


Both the PAN card as well as the Aadhar card are unique identification cards that serve as proof of identity that are necessary for registration and verification purposes. The Process to link your Aadhar number with PAN numner or Income Tax Return has been announced by Income Tax Department on July 13, 2015.


Income Tax Department(ITR) has given the facility to link Permanent Account Number (PAN) with the unique identification Number or Aadhar number. It helps you to eliminate the process of sending ITR – V to CPC(Centralised Processing Centre) in Bangalore.


Although PAN Card will be linked with Aadhar number only , if your personal details like Name, Gender, Date of Birth matches with Aadhar data as per PAN Data.


Income Tax Department will validate your name, date of birth, gender as per PAN and Aadhar Number with Centralized database of Unique Identification Authority of India(UIDAI). Please note that if the details do not match, the Aadhar number will not be linked to your PAN.


After the completion of Aadhar and PAN number linking process, you can e-verify your return if your mobile number is registered with UIDAI.


Please be noted that once you linked your Pan number with Aadhar card, you cann’t delinked it. As of now Income Tax Department has not given the facility to delinking PAN number with Aadhar. Follow the simple guide to link PAN number or Income Tax Return with Aadhar number(UID):

  • Login to income tax e-Filing portal.
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  • When you logged into the e-filling portal, a pop up window appears on your screen to link your Aadhar Number.



  • If the pop up window will not show automatically, you can go to profile settings under the main menu and click on the link that says Aadhar linked to PAN.
  • Before entering the Aadhar card , be sure to verify your Name, Gender, Date of Birth should matches with PAN Card details.
  • Income tax department will validate all your details and then after cross verifying all the details, enter your Aadhar number, text code.

Note: Don’t have Aadhar Card. Check guide on How to get Aadhar Card.

  • At last, Click on Link Now.
  • After validation, Aadhar number will be linked to your PAN number.

Note: Aadhar will be linked only if the details match.


How to generate EVC through Income Tax site?


  • Go to e-File tab and select “Generate EVC”.Clipboard05


Note: There are two ways to generate EVC(Electronic verification Code). One is via your Netbanking account or second is via your registered email address/phone number. These steps works for second method.



  • Enter the EVC received on your registered email address/mobile number.
  • Click on e-verify return under the E-file tab.
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  • There will be four options. Choose first option: “I already have an EVC and I would like to Submit EVC”. Provide the EVC in the text box. Click Submit.
  • Download the Acknowledgement document. Your e-filing is complete. No further action is required from your end now.

Note: In future, Aadhar card not only will be useful but also mandatory to avail benefits of various government schemes and services. I recommend you to check numerous other benefits of having Aadhar Card.



Contributed by Anuradha Chawla – AadharCard.in






Ensure your LPG Subsidy in Bank and Prevent its Misuse



Launched in 54 districts on 15.11.2014 and To Be Launched in Rest of India on 01.01.2015

If you had joined the previous PAHAL (DBTL) scheme and had got the advance/subsidy in your Bank Account then – You don’t have to do anything again.

PAHAL (DBTL) Beneficiaries (in Cr.) 03.92, Cash Given (in Rs. Cr.) 5748.62

About the PAHAL (DBTL) Scheme

  • Consumers will need a bank account to join the scheme and receive LPG subsidy
  • Consumers will also get one time permanent advance in their bank account prior to buying the first market priced LPG cylinder
  • Consumers will receive subsidy in their bank account as per their entitlement of subsidized cylinders
  • Till consumers join the scheme they will get cylinders at:
    • Subsidized price for 3 months w.e.f 15.11.2014 till 14.02.2015
    • Market price for next 3 months, but the subsidy due will be given to them if they join the scheme within these 3 months i,e till 14.05.2015
  • W.e.f 15.05.2015 all LPG consumers will get cylinders at market price and only those who join the scheme will receive one time permanent advance & subsidy from the date of joining
  • To join the scheme and receive subsidy, consumers should use, Option 1 if they have Adhaar andOption 2 if they don’t have Aadhaar:
If you have Aadhaar Click Here
Primary Option 1 – Aadhaar based cash Transfer
If you don’t have Aadhaar Click Here
Secondary Option 2 – Non Aadhaar based cash Transfer

http://petroleum.nic.in/dbt/index_option1.php                     http://petroleum.nic.in/dbt/index_option2.php

How to Download a Copy of Your Aadhaar Card

If you’ve misplaced your Aadhaar card, don’t panic because you can easily download a fresh copy. It needs you to know your Aadhaar number, but you can easily look that up online.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Go to the UIDAI website.
  2. Make sure that Aadhaar No (UID) is selected from the two options near the top of the screen.
  3. Type in your full name, as printed on the Aadhaar card.
  4. Type either the email address or phone number that you used to register for Aadhaar.
  5. Enter the characters you see in the image above Enter the Security Code.
  6. Click Get OTP.
  7. A one-time password will be sent to your email address or phone number, whichever you entered in the form. Enter this password in the form next to Enter OTP.
  8. Click Verify OTP.
  9. Now you’ll receive your Aadhaar number on via SMS or email.

Click Here for more details

From January, expect LPG subsidy transfer in 24 hrs

Scheme Promises Transparency, Easier Redressal
The LPG subsidy scheme, which will be relaunched in Mumbai on January 1, is expected to be more consumer-friendly .
The scheme was earlier launched in June 2013 but temporarily shelved. Now, the new scheme promises more “transparency , enhancement of subsidy advance and better redressal mechanisms,“ said Bharat Petroleum’s executive director (LPG) George Paul on Friday .For example, there is a mechanism to ensure that you get the subsidy amount transferred in 24 hours and you can track the process real time. There is also a round-the-clock toll-free helpline for any assistance.

The advance money the government will put in your account will be enhanced by Rs 133–from Rs 435 to Rs 568.

For those joining the scheme now, an Aadhaar card or number is no longer a must.“Aadhaar will be a preferred mode for joining the DBTL (Direct Benefit Transfer for LPG), but if you do not have the card, you can fill up a bank mandate form and link it to the subsidy mechanism,“ he said. “We are launching the scheme in Wardha and Amaravati among 54 districts across the country from Saturday . These districts had over 95% registrations for the Aadhaar number, which is why they have been included in the first phase. In the next phase, we will cover Mumbai (80% Aadhaar registrations) and other districts.“ In Mumbai, 44% Aadhaar card owners have already linked to the system, it is learnt.

Click Here for more and how it works

Courtesy : Times of India -151114

Aadhaar turns Nir-aadhaar

…………. the massive spending on Aadhaar was sanctioned on the grounds that it would provide identity to millions of poor and disenfranchised Indians and allow them to get the benefits of government schemes and subsidies. In making these claims,Aadhaar hid many crucial facts.

These were: biometrics are not fool proof; finger prints change, have to be revalidated every few years and can be cloned easily; and the sub-contracted data collection process was flawed. People have multiple Aadhaar numbers and Aadhaar numbers have been issued to chairs and tables and, as a sting operation confirmed, Aadhaar was easily issued to foreigners for a price and a letter from a politician.

On 26th March, CJ Karira, an activist, won an appeal against the UIDAI’s reluctance to respond to Right to Information (RTI) queries and obtained answers to some crucial questions. First, that oil companies are not using Aadhaar to ‘authenticate’ the identity, but only to ‘match’ the number for themselves. There is no way to delete biometric data if a person wants to ‘opt’ out of Aadhaar—there is no exit. The most stunning revelation was that UIDAI does not maintain any record of who the Aadhaar data is shared with or when.

Click Here for the full story

Aadhaar no longer linked with LPG ?

Great news on the gas-Aadhaar front. From March 10 onwards, domestic LPG consumers across the State will pay just the subsidised cost price of Rs. 441 per cylinder without depending on the Aadhaar card link up to the bank accounts for reimbursement of the remaining amount.

Clear directives

Clear directives de-linking the gas subsidy from Aadhaar card and bank accounts have reached the gas authorities here and distributors are being asked to start implementing the Aadhaar-less LPG scheme from Monday next onwards.

Those who have already booked for a cylinder and getting it before March 10 will, however, have to pay the non-subsidised price of Rs. 1,200.

Click Here for the full story in The Hindu