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Aadhaar not mandatory for pension: Govt

 NEW DELHI, May 15 - Aadhaar card is not mandatory for Central government employees to get their pension, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh has said.

In the 30th meeting of the Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies here recently, he said Aadhaar is an additional facility to enable the use of technology for submission of life certificate without the need for visiting banks.

His assertion assumes significance as there were reports of some retired employees facing difficulty in getting the pension in the absence of Aadhaar linkage with their bank accounts. – PTI

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