Aadhaar – a mandatory document for most banking transactions These days almost every bank has made it mandatory to submit your Aadhaar number for your bank accounts. Both existing as well as new account holders have to comply with the same. Even the government too is working towards making the Aadhaar mandatory for most financial transactions. Government subsidies like in cooking gas is only possible to be obtained if you have registered your Aadhaar with the bank as well as the gas agency.
Considering the above scenario it is advisable that you get yourself a Aadhaar card and integrate the same with your savings bank as well as other fixed deposits at the earliest. In case the account is in a joint name the joint holder too has to submit the same. Delay on your part in submitting the Aadhaar may sometimes lead to a freeze in your banking transactions.
Integrating your Aadhaar number with your bank account is a very easy process. You need to visit your bank with your Aadhaar card as well as an original copy of it. Write an application to the bank requesting them to do the needful in this regard giving all the necessary details including your name, Aadhaar number and the bank accounts which need to be integrated. Along with your application attach the self certified copy of your Aadhaar card. If need be, show your Aadhaar card to the bank official who might be receiving your application. And that's it; your Aadhaar will thus be registered and integrated with all your bank accounts; savings as well as fixed deposits.
For your easy reference I have put one sample letter, which goes as follows. Please note that the account holder's name, bank name, address, account numbers and Aadhaar number are all assumed ones. You need to replace them as applicable to you
Sample letter format
The Branch Manager
Bank of Baroda
RC Puram, Hyderabad
Sub: Request for integrating Aadhaar number with my bank accounts
Most humbly I will like to state that I have a savings account and a few fixed deposits in your esteemed bank. Since it has been now made mandatory by your bank to integrate Aadhaar with one's bank accounts, I am submitting the same for necessary integration of all my accounts held in this branch. The necessary details of my accounts are as follows:
Name: Surender Reddy
Aadhaar number: xxxx xxxx 5678
Savings account number: xxxxxxx2346
Fixed deposit 1: xxxxxxx3245
Fixed deposit 2: xxxxxxx1628
I thus request you to do the needful in this regard. Hoping to see my request getting complied with at the earliest.
Date: 9 April 2017
Encl: A self certified copy of my Aadhaar card.
In case of joint accounts Please note that if the accounts are in joint names, the joint holder's name and Aadhaar details are also to be mentioned in the application. A self certified copy of the Aadhaar of the joint holder has to be attached along with. Hope the sample letter mentioned in this article helps you in getting the needful done.
For more such sample letters to bank, one can refer the page Articles related to 'Letters to bank', where one will get scores of sample letter formats.
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