No proposal to make Aadhar mandatory for pensioners: Government

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New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) There is no proposal to make Aadhar mandatory for release of pension to the central government pensioners, Parliament was told on Wednesday.

“There is, at present, no proposal to make Aadhaar seeding mandatory for release of pension to the central government pensioners,” said Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Jitendra Singh told the Lok Sabha in a written reply.

Noting 87 per cent of central government pensioners of all age categories have seeded their bank accounts with Aadhaar number, he said that the government has made efforts to seed accounts of all central government pensioners with Aadhaar numbers so as to enable them to benefit from the additional facility of submission of Digital Life Certificate.

“Public Sector Banks are authorised to enroll pensioners for issue of Aadhaar number, including old and infirm pensioners,” he added.

–IANS

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