The Government of India made 12 digit Unique Identification Number mandatory for various purposes such as filing your income tax returns to getting a PAN card.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) asked the banks to offer their customers to link their bank accounts with their Aadhaar numbers as it has been mandated now.
Bank accounts have been mandated for the reason that the subsidized amount can be directly transferred to the beneficiaries’ bank account.
A customer who has their savings account with ICICI bank can link their Aadhaar number with their bank account. ICICI bank offers both online as well as offline process to fulfill the procedure by your own convenience.
Offline Method to Link an Aadhaar card to ICICI Bank Account
In order to link your Aadhaar card with your ICICI bank account, keep your original Aadhaar card and a copy of the same handy.
And visit the official website of Aadhaar card and download Form No. 3 (Aadhaar card linking form) and fill the form with correct details and enter your Aadhaar number carefully along with your bank account information from your bank passbook.
Once above mentioned formalities are done, visit the nearest branch of your bank and furnished the duly filled in Form no. 3 along with a photocopy of your E – Aadhaar or Aadhaar Card. After that, the form will be retained by the bank for further verification and once bank have cross verified all the information, details of your Aadhaar card will be updated to your ICICI Bank account.
Online Method to Link an Aadhaar card to ICICI Bank Account
Follow the below mentioned steps to link your Aadhaar card with ICICI bank account:
- Visit the official website of ICICI Bank, net banking
- Now you are required to provide your Username and Password
- In the result page, you will have to click on Customer Service Tab
- Select Service request
- And then click on Bank Account Service Request
- Click on Account Details
- Click on Modification Related
- Now request for updating Aadhaar number in Savings Account
- Then fill your 12 digit Aadhaar number and submit the form online
- By clicking on submit icon will allow you to link your Aadhaar card to your ICICI bank account.
The government have declared the last date to link Aadhaar with the bank account which 31st December. In case of failure to adhere to this deadline, bank accounts would become un operational.
Irrespective of the criticism Aadhaar card is receiving, we cannot deny the fact that this 12 digit card has become one of an essential document one can possess, hence adhering to this mandation would help to avoid any future inconvenience.