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.