Cabinet approved relaxation of Aadhaar seeding of data under PM Kisan

The Union Cabinet chaired by the PM Narendra Modi approved the relaxation of the mandatory requirement of Aadhaar Seeded data as a pre-condition for release of funds to the beneficiaries under the Pradhan Mantri KisanSamman Nidhi (PM-Kisan) scheme.
Akarsh Phanindra

Updated: Oct 09,2019 05:40:33 pm

Cabinet approved relaxation of Aadhaar seeding of data under PM Kisan

09 October 2019 Current Affairs:The Union Cabinet chaired by the PM Narendra Modi approved the relaxation of the mandatory requirement of Aadhaar Seeded data as a pre-condition for release of funds to the beneficiaries under the Pradhan Mantri KisanSamman Nidhi (PM-Kisan) scheme.

PM-Kisan scheme:
The PM-Kisan scheme provides income support of Rs.6,000 per year to landholding families who are eligible to avail of the scheme. Centre will release the amount in three installments of Rs.2,000. The fund will be released once in 4 months. The amount will be credited directly to the bank accounts of the beneficiaries through DBT mode. 
Relaxed Aadhaar data seeding:
The first installment was released during December 2018-March, 2019. The second installment was released from April-July, 2019. After 1 August 2019, the 3rd installment will be released only on the basis of the Aadhaar seeded database. The mandatory requirement of Aadhaar seeding for release of benefits after 1st August 2019 has been relaxed till 30th November 2019. This will enable the immediate release of benefits to a large number of farmers who are not able to avail the same due to this requirement.
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