Aadhaar not mandatory for pensions in Delhi : Delhi Cabinet

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New Delhi, July 31: The Delhi Cabinet on Tuesday ruled that Aadhaar card will not be required to access the benefits of widow, old age and disability pensions. “Many people face problems due to the inability of banks to link Aadhaar with their bank account. The Cabinet has decided to delink Aadhaar from the widow and age-old pension,” said Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who chaired the cabinet meeting. There have been reports of hardship being faced by people due to Aadhaar authentication. According to government data, 33,191 old age pension beneficiaries and 9,799 disability pension beneficiaries were not able to take the enhanced pensions because of systemic issues of the banks and/or the department. (IANS)