The deadline to link Aadhaar to avail welfare schemes has also been made to March 31
The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has extended the time to link insurance policies with Aadhaar till March 31, 2018.
The Aadhaar linking with PAN, mobile number, bank account and various other services was extended until March 31, 2018, earlier. The deadline to link Aadhaar to avail welfare schemes has also been made to March 31.
However, the applicant will have to show furnish that he/she has applied for the Aadhaar number for opening a new bank account.
Aadhaar in India
Aadhaar is a 12-digit random number provided uniquely to every Indian. There are over 1.17 billion Indians who have registered themselves for Aadhaar. But many more Indians still need to enrol for Aadhaar. Hence, the government has extended the deadline from December 31 to March 31.
The state of Assam has the least number of Aadhaar subscribers in India, till now. As per a UIDAI Report, only 18,15,118 people of 3,11,69,272 residing in the state have got their UIA issued i.e. merely 5.8% of the state’s population have got their Aadhaar cards.
The top 5 Indian states that have the least number of UIDs issued are from North East region.
Meghalaya scores 7.8% in issuing Aadhaar to its natives. Only 2,23,998 Aadhaar subscribers exist on date against the state population of 29,64,007.
Mizoram is on the third spot having 51.1% Aadhaar base. Arunachal Pradesh (53.6%) and Nagaland (56.7%).
In Jammu & Kashmir, 83,50,079 people have got their UIDs from the total population of 1,25,48,926.