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Aadhaar linked to 52.95 cr bank accounts: Santosh Kumar Gangwar

Banks are committed to seeding savings bank accounts with the Aadhaar number, says Gangwar

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IANS  |  New Delhi 

Santosh Gangwar
Santosh Gangwar

The has been linked to 52.95 crore savings accounts in the public sector banks, regional rural banks and private sector banks, Parliament was informed on Friday.

"According to reports received from public sector banks, Regional Rural Banks and 13 private sector banks, there are 110.03 crore individual, operative savings bank accounts (including Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana accounts) with seeded in 52.95 crore accounts," Minister of State for Finance Santosh Kumar Gangwar said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha here.

"Banks are committed to seeding savings bank accounts with the account holder's Aadhaar number, based on his consent," he said.

Aadhaar seeding will help account holders to do fund transfer through the Aadhaar Enabled Payment System (AEPS), BHIM app and Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT), he said.

"The overreaching aim and objective of seeding is enabling delivery of basic financial services," he said.

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First Published: Fri, March 10 2017. 17:38 IST