GST, Aadhaar and bank accounts: People have become defaulters due to glitch in the system
New Delhi/Bhopal: During the penultimate moments on 30 June 2017, just before the historic rollout of GST from midnight, commoners were running from pillar to post and tearing their hair as they were finding it impossible to use the online banking facility to link their Aadhaar cards with their bank accounts. Even after any number of attempts they repeatedly kept getting the message that the Aadhaar number was not matching with UIDAI.
When Newsroom24x7 investigated the matter by accessing the Aadhaar Online Services that offer the facility to check Aadhaar Enrolment; Locate Enrolment Center; Check Aadhaar Status; Download Aadhaar, Get Aadhaar Number on Mobile, Retrieve Lost UID/EID, it was found that even after filling the Aadhaar number, the online service was not responding satisfactorily.
In the case of many, hours after they had visited the UIDAI enrolment centre and completed all formalities to register or change their mobile number, the UIDAI website kept flashing the message “Your registered mobile number is not Valid. Please use EID.” People were also drawing a blank even after feeding the EID.
Under these circumstances, for no fault of their’s, people have become defaulters when it comes to the basic compliance of linking the Aadhaar number with the bank account.