Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday requested banks to make sure that all accounts are linked with Aadhaar numbers of respective clients by March 31, 2021.
She mentioned the monetary inclusion story shouldn’t be over and banks nonetheless have inclusion to hold ahead. There are numerous accounts which aren’t linked with Aadhaar.
“… by March 31, 2021, each account ought to have a PAN the place wanted and the place relevant, and Aadhaar in each considered one of your accounts,” Sitharaman mentioned whereas addressing the 73rd annual basic assembly of the Indian Banks’ Affiliation (IBA).
She mentioned banks ought to discourage non-digital funds and will financial institution on promotion of digital funds methods and likewise undertake lots of the UPI pushed funds.
“UPI needs to be a typical parlance phrase in all our banks,” the finance minister mentioned, including that banks ought to promote RuPay playing cards.
“Whoever wants the cardboard, RuPay would be the solely card you’ll promote,” she mentioned.
Sitharaman additionally mentioned that the nation is thirsting for big banks.