9.39 crore Jan Dhan accounts seeded with Aadhaar

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The government has seeded 9.39 crore Jan Dhan accounts with the Aadhaar unique identity number, Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha said on Tuesday.

“Government is linking bank accounts with Aadhaar to accurately transfer benefits. 9.39 crore Jan Dhan accounts have been seeded with Aadhaar cards,” Sinha said in a tweet.

While Aadhaar is being used for transfer the cooking gas and some other benefits, the government is also to planning cash transfer of the fertiliser subsidy through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) using it.

Parliament last week passed the Aadhaar Bill, after rejecting the amendments to it suggested by the Rajya Sabha.

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