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Aadhar Authentication Mandatory for YSR Pension Kanuka GO No 9 Bio Metric or IRIS for YSR Pension Kanuka

Aadhar Authentication Mandatory for YSR  Pension Kanuka GO No 9 PART VII EXTRAORDINARY AMARAVATI, MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2022 No.46 G.1357 An individual eligible for receiving the benefits under the YSR PENSION KANUKA Scheme shall hereby be required to furnish proof of possession of the Aadhaar number or undergo Aadhaar authentication either through Bio Metric Authentication or Face recognition IRIS

NOTIFICATIONS BY GOVERNMENT
PANCHAYAT RAJ & RURAL DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT (RD.1)

Aadhar Authentication Mandatory for YSR  Pension Kanuka GO No 9

RURAL DEVELOPMENT - NOTIFICATION FOR REQUIREMENT OF AADHAAR
UNDER SECTION 7 OF THE AADHAAR (TARGETED DELIVERY OF FINANCIAL AND OTHER SUBSIDIES, BENEFITS AND SERVICES) ACT, 2016 FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE UNDER "YSR PENSION KANUKA" FROM THE CONSOLIDATED FUND OF GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH.
(GO.Ms.No.9, Panchayat Raj & Rural Development (RD.), 21 March, 2022.

NOTIFICATION
Government of Andhra Pradesh, Office of the Principal Secretary, Rural Development (PR & RD Dept.) A.P. Secretariat, Velagapudi, Amaravathi, the 214 March, 2022

Whereas, the use of Aadhaar as an identity document for delivery of services or benefits simplifies the Government delivery processes, brings in transparency and efficiency, and enables beneficiaries to get their entitlements directly in a convenient and seamless manner by obviating the need to produce multiple documents to prove one's identity;

And whereas, in the Department of Panchayat Raj & Rural Department (hereinafter referred to as the Department) is administering "YSR Pension Kanuka Scheme" (hereinafter referred to as the Scheme) as a flagship programme of Navaratnalu programme of the State Plan Schemes of Government of Andhra Pradesh, which is being implemented through Society for Elimination of Rural Poverty (hereafter referred to as the implementing Agency);

And whereas under the Scheme, monthly pension (hereinafter referred to as the benefits) is given to the people namely, Old age persons, Widows, Toddy Tappers, Weavers, Dappu Artists, Traditional Cobblers, Transgenders, Single Women, persons with chronic diseases, heart & kidney transplantation, ART (PLHIV), Sainik Welfareska 1), Artists, disabled, and fishermen (hereinafter referred to as the beneficiaries) by the implementing Agency as per the extant Scheme guidelines;
And whereas, the aforesaid Scheme involves recurring expenditure incurred from the Consolidated Fund of Government of Andhra Pradesh.

Now, therefore, in pursuance of section 7 of the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016 (18 of 2016) (hereinafter referred to as the said Act), the Government of Andhra Pradesh, hereby notifies the following namely:

1.(1) An individual eligible for receiving the benefits under the Scheme shall hereby be required to furnish proof of possession of the Aadhaar number or undergo Aadhaar authentication.

Any individual desirous of availing benefits under the Scheme, who does not possess the Aadhaar number or, has not yet enrolled for Aadhaar, shall be required to make application for Aadhaar enrolment before registering for the Scheme provided that he is entitled to obtain Aadhaar as per section 3 of the said Act, and such individuals shall visit any Aadhaar enrolment centre (list available at the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) website www.uidai.gov.in) to get enrolled for Aadhaar.

As per the regulation 12 of the Aadhaar (Enrolment and Update) Regulations, 2016, the Department, through its Implementing Agency, is required to offer Aadhaar enrolment facilities for the beneficiaries, who are centre located in the respective Block / Mandal, the Department through its Implementing Agency shall provide Aadhaar enrolment facilities at convenient locations in coordination with the existing Registrars of UIDAI or by becoming a UIDAI Registrar themselves: Provided that till the time Aadhaar is assigned to the individual, benefits under the Scheme shall be given to such individual, subject to production of the following documents, namely:

a. if he has enrolled, his Aadhaar Enrolment Identification slip; and 
b. any one of the following documents, namely :
i. Bank or Post office Passbook with Photo; or 
ii. Permanent Account Number (PAN) Card; 
or Passport; 
or Ration Card:
Voter Identity Card;
or vi. MGNREGA card;
 or vii. Kisan Photo Passbook; 
or viii. Driving license issued by the Licensing Authority under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 (59 of 1988); 
or ix. Certificate of identity having photo of such person issued by a any other document as specified by the Department:

Provided further that the above documents may be checked by an officer specifically designated by the Department for that purpose.
2. In order to provide benefits to the beneficiaries under the Scheme conveniently, the Department through its Implementing Agency shall make all the required arrangements to ensure that wide publicity through the media shall be given to the beneficiaries to make them aware of the requirement of Aadhaar under the Scheme.

3. In all cases, where Aadhaar authentication fails due to poor biometrics of the beneficiaries or due to any other reason, the following remedial mechanisms shall be adopted, namely:

a. in case of poor fingerprint quality, iris scan or face authentication facility shall be adopted for authentication, thereby the Department through its Implementing Agency shall make provisions for iris scanners or face authentication along with finger-print authentication for delivery of benefits in seamless manner;

b. in case the biometric authentication through fingerprints or iris scan or face authentication is not successful, wherever feasible and admissible authentication by Aadhaar One Time Password or Time-based One-Time Password with limited time validity, as the case may be, shall be offered;

c. in all other cases where biometric or Aadhaar One Time Password or Time based One-Time Password authentication is not possible, benefits under the Scheme may be given on the basis of physical Aadhaar letter whose authenticity can be verified through the Quick Response (QR) code printed on the Aadhaar letter and the necessary arrangement of QR code reader shall be provided at the convenient locations by the Department through its Implementing Agency.

4. In addition to the above, in order to ensure that no bona fide beneficiary under the Scheme is deprived of his due benefits, the Department through its Implementing Agency shall follow the exception handling mechanism as outlined in the Office Memorandum of Direct Benefit Transfer Mission, Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India, no. D-26011/04/2017-DBT dated the 19th December 2017 (available on https://dbtbharat.gov.in/).

5. This notification shall come into effect from the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.

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