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Old aged, ill, & injured can use ID proofs other than Aadhaar for bank a/c: Govt

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The government today allowed injured, ill and infirm old aged persons to use alternative means of in place of national biometric ID to confirm their identity for

In a gazette notification, the government said of Money-laundering rules have been amended to provide for alternative means of identification, for such select category of people who face difficulties in their biometric

The amendment provides for "appropriate exemptions, limitations and conditions and alternative and viable means of identification, to provide to clients who are unable to undergo biometric owing to injury, illness or infirmity on account of old age or otherwise, and such like causes."

"Every reporting entity will formulate and implement a client due diligence programme...", it said further.

When contacted, told that the rules will help old people, injured and ill who were facing problems in undergoing biometric authentication to continue with and other without difficulty.

This will also ensure that no genuine account holder is denied services owing to problems of biometric authentication, Pandey added.

It may be recalled that the on May 10 has reserved its verdict on a batch of pleas challenging the constitutional validity of Centre's flagship scheme and its enabling 2016 law after a marathon hearing that went on for 38 days spanning four-and-half months.

In March this year, the apex court had extended indefinitely its March 31 deadline for linking of existing and mobile phone numbers with

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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 20:55 IST