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India Post Payments Bank offers a choice on Aadhaar linking

India Post Payments Bank
India Post Payments Bank

India Post Payments Bank has added the option to de-link Aadhaar to their form for Aadhaar linking. They have also offered separate forms for creating savings accounts for those who wish to create them using Aadhaar and PAN and those who want to use other Indian government identity documents. This is a choice in determining method of identification that petitioners in the Supreme Court have been arguing for and forms a precedent toward services respecting the "voluntary" nature of Aadhaar. However, the declaration that is required to be signed in the form for linking and delinking still contains a consent to use the Aadhaar for linking. For delinking, this consent should not be given. The following are the points in the declaration (emphasis by MediaNama) Declaration: I submit my Aadhaar and voluntarily give my consent to: Seed my Aadhaar / UID number issued by…

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