Saturday 30 December 2017

Now you can check if your bank account is linked to Aadhaar

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The government has made it mandatory for financial institutions, including banks, to verify and link Aadhaar of their customers with their accounts. According to a press release from the finance ministry on December 13, 2017, the date to do so has been extended to March 31, 2018 from December 31, 2017.
Ever since the government’s directive in June, banks have been asking customers to submit their Aadhaar to link the same with their accounts. Next time you visit your bank branch for any transaction/purpose which requires interaction with bank officials, they are likely to insist that you first update your Aadhaar in your records linked to your bank account. It might also happen that the bank officials may even ask you to first provide your Aadhaar card or enrolment ID (if you have applied for A ..
Alternatively, you can also check this through your mobile.
1. Dial *99*99*1#
2. Enter your 12 digit Aadhaar number
3. Confirm that the digits entered by you is correct
4. On confirmation, it will show you the bank account linked with Aadhaar
Points to remember
1. It will only show you the last bank account that has been linked with your Aadhaar.
2. If you have multiple bank accounts, you will have to check the status of the same with the bank.
3. You will be able to use this service only if your mobile number is linked to your Aadhaar.