Linking Aadhar Card to the Bank Account

Aadhar Card has been made compulsory so that everyone benefits from the schemes implemented by the Government. To take it a step further, it is now mandatory to link your Aadhar Card to your Bank account to get subsidies and benefits directly from the government without having to go through several manual processes. This will also enable the Government to identify the needy.

Have you not yet linked your Aadhar Card to your bank account? Following is the procedure to link the same.


•    If you have an internet banking, login to your account with the credentials. 
•    Click on Link Aadhar Card details  and it will open up an online form
•    Enter the details in the relevant fields and complete the process.


The prerequisites to link Aadhar Card to your bank account through online method are

•    Your Bank Pass Book
•    Aadhar Card and its photocopy
•    Application form is given by the bank

Steps to be followed:

•    Fill in the required details in the application form
•   Visit one of the branches of the bank in which you are an account holder
•    Hand over the duly filled in application form along with the photocopy of your Aadhar Card
•    Show your original Aadhar card or E-Aadhar card if needed
•  The bank officials will verify your details and keep the application form for further process
•    Once all details are verified, your Aadhar Card will be linked to your bank account
•    You will be notified via an email or a text message once the process is complete.

Benefits of Linking your Aadhar Card to the Bank Account

The main reason why the Government encourages people to link Aadhar Card is that its welfare payments and benefits reach the people equally.

Here are the few schemes that a common citizen is entitled to receive from the Government.

•    LPG Subsidy: Your LPG subsidy amount is directly credited to Aadhar Card linked the bank account.

•    Subsidy for Basic commodities: Subsidies for products like sugar, kerosene, rice, pulses, etc. will also be credited in your Aadhar linked account.

•  Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment: Wages for people working under this scheme will be credited to the bank account

•   Tribal Welfare Scheme: Payments under this scheme is credited to the bank account.

•      Scholarships: Scholarships for students will be credited to the bank account. However, in this case, it is not mandatory to have Aadhar card linked to your Bank Account.

Apart from these benefits, the Government can keep track if the welfare schemes have reached the beneficiary. The poor do not have to worry about receiving the welfare scheme payments and this move reduces corruption which generally happens in the presence of intermediaries.