The UIDAI has introduced 1000 new Aadhaar updating support centres at bank branches of 42 public and private sectors of banks across India, to fasten the Aadhaar enrolment process before 30 September deadline nears.

To boost the Aadhaar Enrollment drive by the government, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) announced that 42 Private and Public sector banks have opened 1,000 bank branches collectively across India for Aadhaar Enrollment as well as Updation in the current Aadhaar details of applicants. The centres are known as Aadhaar Seva Kendra and UIDAI targets to open up 15,000 such functional centres across India. These centres will make the Aadhaar verification process of bank accounts convenient for the people as it has become mandatory under amended Prevention of Money Laundering Rules to verify bank accounts with Aadhaar by December 31, 2017.

 

In July, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) had asked private as well as public banks to open Aadhaar enrolment and updation facilities in one out of 10 branches, and the initial deadline for doing so was August- end. The UIDAI has further notified banks that failing to comply with September 30th deadline will attract a penalty of ₹20,000/- per uncovered branch. The Unique Identification Authority of India has got the commitment for 15,000 Bank Aadhaar Seva Kendras across India from various banks and are expected to be functional by September end.

So if you haven’t enrolled your Aadhaar or need to update, find one of those new Aadhaar Seva Kendra near your locality and get it done, or you may have to face a fine. With more such centres coming to life, the process is likely to get easier. So the government and the UIDAI has left no excuse for citizens of India for not getting Aadhaar process complete.

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