10,767 lose pension in Faridabad because #AadhaarFail

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.

Source: http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/haryana/10-767-lose-pension-in-f-bad-for-lack-of-aadhaar-linking/480807.html


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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