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Maharashtra became first state to disburse Salary through Aadhaar linked Bank Accounts

State Government of Maharashtra became the first state in the country to disburse salary of its staff through Aadhaar-linked bank accounts.

Aug 11, 2013 11:15 IST

Maharashtra State Government on 7 August 2013 became the first state in the country to disburse salary of its staff through their Aadhaar-linked bank accounts. The employees of the state government’s Information Technology (IT) department got their July 2013 salaries through their Aadhaar-linked bank accounts.

Maharashtra State Government has decided to use the Aadhaar Payment Bridge (APB) system for all Mantralaya employees. This initiative would help in speedy transfer of salaries and also ensure the transfer to the actual beneficiary at a later stage.

UID for faster Salary
State Government of Maharashtra initiated a program “UID for faster Salary” for its employees in the state. The objective is to process salaries only for those employees, who are enrolled under Aadhaar program.

Aadhaar is the Unique Identification (UID) project was launched nationwide in Tembhli, a tribal village in Nandurbar district of Maharashtra on 29th Sept, 2010 by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi. The first resident to receive an AADHAAR was Ranjana Sonawane of Tembhli village.