Last Wednesday, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) issued a circular making it mandatory for all the citizens to link their Aadhaar Card with Aadhaar Card. This mandate was passed following the passing of previous mandates like linking PAN Card, Ration Card, ATM Card, License and even College IDs with Aadhaar Card.
Sanjay Shukla, CEO of UIDAI, had organized a press conference on Wednesday. Here’s what he said about the mandate “Before I begin this conference, I would like to confirm that everyone here has linked their Aadhaar Card with all the ID proofs”. He sent officials and the verification process continued for 45 minutes. He then resumed “UIDAI has decided that now that every ID proof and document right from birth certificate to PAN card has been linked to Aadhaar, the only thing that’s left now is linking Aadhaar Card with Aadhaar. The process is very simple and hassle-free just like the other link ups. The deadline for doing so is 31st December 2017, and failing to do so would result in cancellation of Indian citizenship”. Everyone expressed shock at this harsh decision. He added “We expect citizens to co-operate with us as it is only for their privacy and security. We don’t want documents like these (displayed on the projector) to be made public to anyone and linking with Aadhaar is the only way to safeguard privacy.” As he rolls over to slides displaying someone’s PAN Card number, bank documents, confidentiality certificates and a guy’s debit card number and ATM pin. “Link your Aadhaar Card with Aadhaar Card as soon as possible to prevent such leaks of your important documents”.
The deadline for the Aadhaar linking is 31st December, so make sure you link your Aadhaar Card with Aadhaar Card before that.