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There are many Goans living abroad for the purpose of work or study and many of them have acquired the citizenship of other countries and this NRIs contribute certain extent to the economy of Goa. Earlier the Aadhaar card was issued to the residents-only but now with the new development will result in allotting the Aadhaar Card to Non-Resident Indians too, at the time of their arrival into India.

Aadhaar card is a verifiable 12-digit identification number issued by UIDAI, to the resident of India for free of cost, and it comes with the tons of benefits, but now according to the new development NRI’s (Not Resident Indians) will also be issued the Aadhaar cards by UIDAI upon their arrival to India, here is the report…

The Aadhaar serves as proof of your address and other crucial details. It also links your bank accounts to the various subsidies and benefits that are offered by the Indian government from time to time.

Aadhaar Card for NRIs (Source)

Aadhaar technology relies on the biometric information of the person. Biometric includes iris recognition and fingerprints. That means it comes with lots of benefits for the Indian residents and now that benefits will be shared by the Non-Indian Residents too.    

Following the announcement made by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her budget speech two months ago, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is gearing up to ready its infrastructure to issue Aadhaar cards to non-resident Indians (NRIs) holding Indian passports on their arrival in the country.

Here are the 5 benefits that new Aadhaar cards issued to the NRIs will come with…

1. The NRI’s will no more have to wait for the 180 days to facilities issue by the Indian Government under the Aadhaar card. The Aadhaar-issuing body has said its systems will be ready within the next three months to offer the facility of issuing Aadhaar cards to NRIs with Indian passports.

2. UIDAI systems are being readied for the facility and necessary legal measures are to be notified soon, UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey told PTI. UIDAI will take about three months to tune its systems to offer the facility to NRIs.

3. “We are working to make the appropriate technological changes and we will provide an appointment facility where people outside the country also can apply for a time slot and specify the place they would like to go to get their Aadhaar made…as soon as they come to India they can, very conveniently, go and get their Aadhaar made,” Pandey told PTI.

4. In her Budget speech on July 5, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had said: “I propose to consider issuing Aadhaar card for Non-Resident Indians with Indian Passports after their arrival in India, without waiting for 180 days.”

5. Under current regulations, one can apply for Aadhaar card only if he or she has stayed in India for at least 182 days in the last 12 months. The government is likely to issue a notification making an amendment in the Aadhaar Act, 2016.

Source: Live Mint | Business League

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