New Delhi: Defending government’s move to link Aadhar with Permanent Account Number (PAN), Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Friday that it was done to stop money laundering.
The government is also planning to link Driving Licence to Aadhaar, said the Law and Information & Technology minister said while speaking at the Digital Haryana Summit 2017.
The government has extended its earlier deadline to link the two by four months, which means, people can link their PAN with Aadhaar till December 31. The move has been made mandatory for filing Income Tax Returns.
The government has also expressed confidence over Aadhaar’s constitutionality. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that the Aadhaar law will “pass the test of constitutionality” and it is important to build “iron walls” to protect people’s data.