Complete List of the Services That Require Your Aadhaar Number

Most of us would not be knowing all those government and other services that requires our Aadhaar number. The day is not far when the Indian government would make Aadhaar number mandatory for availing almost all government services. The Indian government laid the foundation for making the Aadhaar number applicable for various services by putting into force the Aadhaar Act, 2016, from July 12, 2016. The government established the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) under this Act.

Aadhaar Number mandatory for these services

Till date, the Indian government has made the Aadhaar number mandatory for availing the following 106 schemes and services but we are highlighting some of the important ones for you all. Here are the services-

Bank accounts

Income tax returns

Permanent Account Number (PAN) card

Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA)

Employees’ Pension Scheme (EPS)

Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY)

Targeted Public Distribution System

Supplementary Nutrition Program offered at Anganwadi Centres

Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Pariyojana

Scholarship to the Scheduled Tribe Students for studies abroad

National Fellowship and Scholarship for Higher Education of Scheduled Tribe Students

Post-Matric Scholarship for Scheduled Tribe Students

Pre-matric Scholarship Scheme for Scheduled Tribe Students Studying in Class IX and X

Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Urban Livelihood Mission (DAY-NULM)

Fertilizer Subsidy Schemes

Scholarship to the students of National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER)

Atal Pension Yojana (APY)

Maternity Benefit Programme

Central Sector Scholarship Scheme for college and university students

Centrally Sponsored Scholarship Schemes for SC/OBC

Incentive for construction of Individual Household Latrine (IHHL)

Honorarium for staff of National Mission of Empowerment of Women (NMEW)

Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana – Gramin (PMAY-G) programme

Annual Grant to Grih Kalyan Kendras

Post-Abortion IUCD (PAIUCD) Incentive Scheme

Post-Partum IUCD (PPIUCD) Incentive Scheme

Enhanced Compensation Scheme for Sterilisation

Scheme for Promotion of International Co-operation in AYUSH

Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme

Central Sector Scheme of Co-operative Education and Training

Promoting International Cultural Relations

Cultural Functions and Production Grant Scheme

Artistes Pension Scheme and Welfare Fund

Scheme for Financial Assistance to Cultural Organizations with National Presence

Performing Arts Grant Scheme (also known as Repertory Grant Scheme)

More about Aadhar Number requirement

Well, these were some of the important government and non government services that requires your Aadhar Number. There are many more services that have been proposed to the government and needs a final thumbs up.


Yamini S. Verma

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