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1,000 bank branches open Aadhaar updation centres as Sept 30 deadline nears

UIDAI has directed them to open these Bank Aadhaar Kendras by September 30, 2017 for the convenience of the people

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 


The has said over 1,000 bank branches of 42 private and public sector banks have opened enrolment and updation centres within their premises.

The issuing body further said it has received commitments for opening of such centres in 15,000 bank branches "at the earliest".

"Kendras are being established with a view to make the verification process of bank accounts convenient for the people as it has become mandatory under amended Prevention of Rules to verify bank accounts with by December 31, 2017," Ajay Bhushan Pandey, CEO of said in a statement.

In July, the (UIDAI) had asked private as well as public banks to open enrolment and updation facilities in one out of 10 branches, and the initial deadline for doing so was August- end.

Earlier this month, the gave banks one more month to open enrolment centres in a stipulated 10 per cent of branches, but said it will impose Rs 20,000 as fine per uncovered branch after September 30.

The reprieve was granted as many banks had sought additional time from for setting up such facility on their premises.

"The enrolment and updation facilities are now being made available within the premises of branches of all scheduled and commercial Banks as...has directed them to open these Kendras by September 30, 2017 for the convenience of the people," said the statement.

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First Published: Mon, September 25 2017. 09:12 IST