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UIDAI developing software to link Aadhar with banks

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The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is creating software that will interface between banks and the Aadhaar portal so that banks can directly access Aadhaar details.This will lead to vast improvements in the subsidy systems that are currently in place.

UIDAI deputy chairman M V S Remireddy, in Hyderabad, informed that this platform will immediately match details provided by the consumer to Aadhaar authorities and to the bank.

This will come as a boost to LPG consumers, who will then not have to furnish Aadhaar details to banks. LPG consumers in the districts of Hyderabad, Rangareddy, Anantapur, Chittoor and East Godavari have been asked to provide Aadhaar details to gas agencies as well as banks where they have accounts so that the subsidy could be transferred into these accounts.

So far, 40 percent of the consumers have provided the details to gas agencies, while 15 percent have provided the details to banks.

The UIDAI has just completed work on a remote platform, using which any bank employee authorized by UIDAI can access the Aadhaar data and attach the numbers of the customers’ accounts.

In Andhra Pradesh, UIDAI has just completed the working on Aadhar ceding remote platform which will soon be handed over to banks. Using this platform any authorized person by UIDAI from banks can access the Aadhaar data and attach the numbers to the customers’ accounts. “This platform will immediately match details provided by the consumer to Aadhaar authorities and to the bank,” said UIDAI deputy chairman M V S Ramireddy. It is finalizing the modalities to make the platform, which will soon be handed over to banks.

UIDAI has already shared the Aadhaar data with the IT department for verification in Mee Seva centres and the same data will be shared with banks. Officials requested consumers to fill in their bank account data in the Aadhaar enrolment form, though it is not mandatory, as this will help bankers.

There will be no bridge bank to do the subsidy routing in the state. Instead the National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI) will directly send the subsidy to the respective banks.

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