Odisha extends deadline for linking Aadhaar with ration card

Bhubaneswar: As part of initiative to maintain transparency in Public Distribution System (PDS), Odisha government today extended deadline for linking ration card with Aadhaar number by 15 days.

The deadline to link Aadhaar card to ration card was extended till September 15, informed Odisha Food Supplies Minister Ranendra Pratap Swain.

While today was last day of linking Aadhaar card with ration card, the deadline extension is a sort of relief to the beneficiaries, who are yet to go through the procedure for linking Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) number with ration card issued under both National Food Security Act and Odisha’s own food security scheme.

Notably, linking Aadhaar to ration card has been made mandatory to check corruption and leakage of foodgrains taking place due to ‘ghost’ (bogus) ration card holders.

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