The Supreme Court of India last month declared Section 57 of the Aadhaar Act unconstitutional, making it optional for individuals to link their Aadhaar number with their bank accounts, and mobile numbers.
So do you now want to delink your Aadhaar number from your bank account and mobile number? If yes, here’s how you can do it.
To delink Aadhaar, visit your bank or telecom operator and submit a written application for the same. You can also make the delinking request by calling up your bank or telecom provider’s call centre or by emailing them.
How will delinking Aadhaar from bank account affect your government subsidies?
As per the earlier mechanism, Aadhaar-enabled direct benefit transfers (DBT) or government subsidies are transferred directly to the beneficiary’s Aadhaar linked bank account. However, now after the Supreme Court’s latest verdict, individuals are free to delink their Aadhaar number and bank account. If you choose to do so, this will block this Aadhaar linked bank account from receiving subsidy payments. You will be required to submit your bank account details separately to the concerned authorities to enable them to process the subsidy payment via NEFT (National Electronic Funds Transfer).