Failure to link Aadhaar numbers has resulted in the termination of pensions for 10,767 people in Faridabad. These include pensions for old age, widows, divyangs, Laadli (girl child), orphans, non-school going children (under 18 years) and eunuchs. These pensions were terminated in September bringing the total number of pensioners down from 96,571 to 85,804 – a termination of over 11% of all the pensioners in Faridabad.

We have seen similar pension exclusions in Uttarakhand where 53,000 people were denied pensions due to a lack of Aadhaar linking amounting to over 8-9% of all pensions being terminated.

Among issues with linking noted in this article include the address on the Aadhaar card being in another state – an issue also seen by people attempting to make bank accounts.


Vidyut is a commentator on socio-political issues with a keen understanding of tech and policy. She has been observing and commenting on Aadhaar since 2010 from a perspective of human rights, democracy and technological robustness.

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