prpri Aadhaar mandatory for Kisan Vikas Patra Aadhaar mandatory for Kisan Vikas Patra; Existing depositors to updates by 31.12.2017

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Economic Affairs

New Delhi, 29th September, 2017


G.S.R. 1241(E).- In exercise of the powers conferred by section 12 of the Government Savings Certificate Act, 1959 (46 of 1959), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Kisan Vikas Petra Rules. 2014, namely.

1 (1) These rules may be called the Kisan Vikas Petra (Amendment) Rules. 2017

(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2 In the Kisan Vikas Petra Rules, 2014,-

(i) in rule 2. for clause (a), the following clauses shall be substituted, namely-

(a) “Aadhaar number means an identification number as defined in clause (a) of section 2 of the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act. 2016 (18 of 2016);

(aa) Act means the Government Savings Certificates Act, 1959 (46 of 1959);’;

(ii) after rule 6. the following rule shall be inserted, namely:-

“(6A) Identification of Account holders – The Aadhaar number shall be the unique identifier for the purpose of establishing the identity of an account holder.

Provided that where Aadhaar number has not been assigned, the depositor shall submit proof of application of enrolment for Aadhaar:

Provided further that every depositor under this rule who has not given his Aadhaar number at the time of application for such deposit shall submit his Aadhaar number to the Post Office Savings Bank or Bank concerned, on or before the 31st day of December, 2017 “.

[F. No 1/3/2015-NS.II]

(Prashant Goyal)

Joint Secretary to the Government of India

Note: The principle rules were published in the Gazette of India, extraordinary, part -II, section 3, sub-section (i) vide notification number G.S.R. 705(E), dated the 23rd September, 2014 and subsequently amended vide notification number G.S.R. 330(E), dated the 21st March, 2016, G.S.R. 353(E), dated: the 29th March, 2016, G.S.R. 945(E) dated the, 30th September, 2016, G.S.R. 381(E), dated the 31st March, 2017 and G.S.R. 862(E), dated the 30th June, 2017.

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