Aadhaar (Removal of Difficulties) Order, 2016

The Central Government in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 58(1) of the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsides, Benefits, and Services) Act, 2016, makes Aadhaar (Removal of Difficulties) Order, 2016 in order to remove the difficulties that may arise for the Authority in discharging its powers and  functions under section 23 without having in place the regulations necessary for the same and appointment of Chariperson and Members, which may result in residents being unable to receive subsides, benefits, and services by using the Aadhaar number.

  1. It shall be deemed to have come into force from the 12th of July, 2016, and shall be in force till such time all provisions of the Act come in force and regulations are made which are necessary to give effect to the said provisions, or till the expiry of three months from the date on which this order comes into force, whichever is earlier.
  2. The procedures, processes, practices, guidelines, and circulars issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India established vide Resolution of the Government of India, Planning Commission bearing notification number A-43011/02/2009- Admin. I, dated the 28th January, 2009, or issued under the Cabinet Secretariat Notification bearing notification number S.O. 2492(E), dated the 12th September, 2015 shall continue to be followed by the Authority established under section 11 of the said Act till such time this Order is in force : Provided that till such time this Order is in force, the processes of enrolment shall continue and consents shall be obtained as per the provisions contained in sub-section 2 of Section 3 of the said Act in revised sample forms, incorporating the new formats for consent as given in Schedule 1A and 1B. (2) All actions that may be taken by the Central Government, the Authority, their officers, and staff in accordance with the said procedures, processes, policies, practices and systems shall be deemed to be actions authorised under this Act.


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