Aadhaar Not Compulsory For Pensioners To Obtain Digital Life Certificate

In India, the name, address is normally authenticated using Aadhaar. Aadhaar is a 12 digit numeric number and is unique to ensure each person is trackable in any part of India. Around a decade ago, Union Government established UIDAI to smoothly control, operate and monitor the whole process of Aadhaar enrollment. Aadhar enrollment centers work under the umbrella of the UIDAI to register as many residents as possible. In a very short span of time, we have seen the large population of the country get themselves registered with the UIDAI. In order to qualify as an Aadhaar applicant, one has to be in India for a minimum of 182 days in a year. If any person’s day of living in a given year is less than 182 days. Then, he or she is called a non-resident Indian and not a resident person.

Aadhaar Act clearly disqualifies NRI (Non-Resident Indian) to obtain an Aadhaar card as they do not live inside the country for at least 182 days. You can get your Aadhaar card simply by paying a visit to your nearest aadhar enrollment center. Supporting documents are very necessary to be submitted with the application if you want your Aadhaar application to be accepted without any issues. It will take around 90 days from the date of application to get your Aadhaar card at your registered address. Please keep in mind that the enrollment process is 100% free from the Government. The purpose of this is to bring as many people to the UIDAI database as possible. At the time of aadhar enrollment, aadhar center staff will take your biometric and demographic details using the specifically designed biometric machine. By demographic data, we mean the applicant’s name, address, and DoB (Date of birth) of the person applying for Aadhaar.

In India, old employees are paid pensions at the end of the job completion like the rest of the world. This is a good gesture from employers towards their employees that it cares them very high. Each month, the employer contributes a certain amount to a pool of funds set aside. The funds in the pool are invested to generate income and benefits or income generated are paid to the employee when he or she gets retired.

Some pension plans also enable the worker to contribute a part of his or her salary so that he or she could get a handsome amount at the end of job tenure. In India, there was a requirement to give Aadhaar number to avail various pension schemes such as JeevanPramaan which is a digital life certificate. But keeping in view the difficulties faced by the people, The government of India has given relaxation by removing the mandatory requirement of Aadhaar. Now, there is no hard and fast requirement to show or give Aadhaar number in order to avail pension amount. The launch of a digital life certificate helped employees to move from one job to the other without the hassle of following the lengthy traditional processes.

There were so many complaints received in the government department that people were unable to receive their pension due to the non-availability of Aadhaar as well as the unreadability of fingerprints.