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Union Government relaxes Aadhar seeding norms for PM-KISAN Yojana in Assam, Meghalaya and UTs of J and K and Ladakh. The Union government has permitted the relaxation of compulsory requirement of Aadhar seeding of data of beneficiaries of PM Kisan Samaan Nidhi Yojana in the states of Assam, Meghalaya and the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. The approval for Aadhar seeding norms in PM KISAN Yojana was granted in a cabinet meeting chaired by PM Narendra Modi.
The requirement of Aadhar Card for seeking the benefits of the PM- KISAN scheme has been made discretionary up to 31st March, 2021. But giving relaxation of Aadhar seeding, Govt on Wednesday announced to exempt staetes including Assam, Meghalaya, UTs including J&K and Ladakh. From December 1, 2019 the benefits are being provided only through Aadhar seeding of data on the PM KISAN portal excluding the states of Assam, Meghalaya and Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. Considering the minute perforation of Aadhar Cards in these states, the exemptions were provided to these states till 31st March 2020.
PM -KISAN yojana is a scheme launched by union government to provide financial support to farmers across the country. An amount of Rs.6000 is given to the beneficiaries per year in three 4- monthly installments of Rs. 2000 each directly into their bank accounts. The total number of beneficiary farmers in these States and UTs, who have been paid at least one instalment as on April 8, 2020 are 27,09,586 in Assam, 98,915 in Meghalaya and 10,01,668 in J&K, including Ladakh, the government said.
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It has been assessed that it would take much more time for the states of Assam and Meghalaya, and the UTs of J&K and Ladakh to complete the work of Aadhaar seeding of data of beneficiaries. Therefore, it said, the beneficiaries of the state and the UTs may not be able to avail the benefits under the Scheme from April 1, 2020 onwards, if the relaxation from mandatory requirement of Aadhaar seeding of data is not extended”, the government said in an official statement.