Aadhaar is a unique 12-digit identification number used for various purposes in India. Providing Aadhaar information has become mandatory in many transactions, such as opening bank accounts or post office accounts. Recently, it was reported that around 12,000 children in Himachal Pradesh did not receive their scholarship amount for the financial year 2022-23 because their bank accounts were not linked to Aadhaar. In such cases, checking the linking status becomes crucial.
Here’s how you can check the linking status:
- Visit the official portal of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) at https://uidai.gov.in/.
- Click on the “My Aadhaar” tab and select the “Check Aadhaar & Bank Account Linking Status” option from the dropdown menu.
- Click on the “Check Aadhaar & Bank Account Linking Status” option under the Aadhaar Services section.
- The page will open, where you need to enter your 12-digit Aadhaar number.
- Click on “Send OTP” and enter the OTP received on your registered mobile number.
- After entering the OTP, you will immediately know which bank accounts are linked to your Aadhaar.
If your bank account is not linked, you can visit the bank and fill out the Aadhaar linking form. Provide your Aadhaar and PAN information, complete the KYC, and within a few minutes, your Aadhaar will be linked to your PAN.
It’s essential to note that as per RBI rules, if you have more than one account, it is mandatory to link all your accounts with Aadhaar. Verify this information with the bank to ensure smooth transactions and avoid any disruptions in essential services.
Please note that the steps provided are based on general procedures, and it’s advisable to follow the specific instructions provided by the UIDAI or the respective bank for accurate and updated information.