Deadline for obtaining Aadhaar for government subsidies extended by 3-months
There is good news for those looking to avail government schemes and subsidies but missed the Aadhaar deadline.
The deadline for obtaining Aadhaar for availing government subsidies has been extended to 31 December from 30 September.
The extension is for those who have not applied for Aadhaar yet.
As many as 135 schemes (of 35 ministries) will be covered by the extension.
Social welfare schemes where Aadhaar is mandatory
This extension covers "free cooking gas (LPG) to poor women, kerosene and fertilizer subsidy, targeted public distribution system (PDS) and MGNREGA". Employees' Pension Scheme (1995), scholarships, housing subsidy benefit, Aam Aadmi Bima Yojana, crop insurance schemes and Atal Pension Yojana etc will also need Aadhaar.