Aadhaar authentication to withdraw LPG subsidy at micro-ATMs to continue: UIDAI

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NEW DELHI: Aadhaar-issuing authority UIDAI said on Thursday that LPG subsidy and other Government payments can continue to be withdrawn by beneficiaries using Aadhaar authentication at micro-ATMs at their doorstep.

Legal opinion on the Supreme Court verdict that restricted the use of the national biometric ID Aadhaar has stated that banks can continue with Aadhaar Enabled Payment System (AEPS) facility uninterruptedly to help beneficiaries of Government schemes withdraw their entitlement smoothly at their doorsteps.

AEPS is a payment service developed by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) allowing banks, financial institutions to use ‘Aadhaar’ number and online UIDAI authentication for transactions through their respective business correspondent service centres.

The AEPS allows transactions using Aadhaar and biometric authentication and enables a person to carry out the financial transaction on a micro-ATM provided by a banking correspondent at the doorstep of beneficiaries. (AGENCIES)