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Aadhaar relief for NRIs, PIOs & OCIs; UIDAI says identity will only be sought by eligible voters

The petitioner council Shinoj K Narayanan later told The Indian Express that he was not aware of the message and therefore did not bring it to the court's attention.

Bringing relief to millions of Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Individuals of Indian Origin (PIOs) and Overseas Citizens of India (OCIs), the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has said that Aadhaar should be sought for identification only by those who are eligible for the unique ID per das Aadhaar (Targeted Provision of Financial and Other Subsidies, Perks and Services), Act, 2016.

“... it is suggested that all central ministries / departments / state governments and other implementing agencies may consider the following while searching for aadhaar as proof of identity: (a) aadhaar as identification can only be searched for those who are authorized to for which it will act according to the Aadhaar 2016; and (b) most of the NRIs / PIOs / OCIs may not be eligible for Aadhaar enrollment under the Aadhaar Act, 2016, ”UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey said in a circular issued on November 15.

This means that state bodies can now exempt membership of these categories from equipment Aadhaar identity for availing services, as you are not eligible for enrollment for the unique ID. The circular said the UIDAI had received several promises from these sections, the information about the difficulties of you as requested by various authorities Aadhaar from you in relation to various services etc such as maintaining existing NRE and NRO bank accounts and -Presentation by putting students in various exams in India.

What made the situation difficult for NRIs, PIOs and OCIs is that the law, as it stands today, allows only "residents" of India to sign up for the unique identity. Section 3 (1) of the law says: "Every resident is entitled to receive an Aadhaar number by submitting their demographic information and biometric information, through which the process of enrollment goes through". Who is a Resident is further defined in Section 2 (V) of the Act, as reference to “a person residing in India or for a period equal to in every hundred and eighty-two or more days in the twelve months immediately preceding the time of application for enrollment ”.

The circular states that the prevention of money laundering (maintenance of records) rules, 2017 and the Income Tax Act, 1961 “clearly stipulate the linking of bank accounts and PAN, respectively, for those individuals who are authorized to sign up for Enrollment Aadhaar as per the Aadhaar Act, 2016 ”.

He referred to section 7 of the law, which states that persons who have been assigned to Aadhaar pay “are offered alternative and sustainable options for the delivery of subsidy, benefit or service”.

“The ministries / departments are asked to develop appropriate directions in the state governments / authorities involved in the implementation of the above and also give it to a broad public”, which adds rounds and left it in the “implementation body” a mechanism to determine the authenticity of the status of such NRIs / PIOs / OCIs ”.

In the wake of this development the top court on Friday will be allowed to intervene in Dubai-based NRI Femin P Subramanyan, in a pile of petitions that are already pending in court, the difficult constitutional validity of the law and the notifications being issued. Subramanyan has claimed that the drive to link Aadhaar's pay to bank accounts is causing problems for NRIs as he is. The petitioner council Shinoj K Narayanan later told The Indian Express that he was not aware of the message and therefore did not bring it to the court's attention.

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