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AADHAAR AUTHENTICATION OF ENTERPRISES TO BE PERFORMED ON VOLUNTARY BASIS: MINISTRY OF MSME
The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises(MSME) has notified that Aadhaar authentication of enterprises to be performed on voluntary basis via issuing Notification.
Whereas, rule 3 of the Aadhaar Authentication for Good Governance (Social Welfare, Innovation, Knowledge) Rules, 2020 (hereinafter referred to as the Aadhaar Authentication Rules) empowers the Central Government (in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology) to allow Aadhaar authentication by requesting entities in the interest of good governance, preventing leakage of public funds, promoting ease of living of residents and enabling better access to services for them, for the purposes specified therein.
And whereas, the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises submitted a proposal as required by rule 4 of the Aadhaar Authentication Rules to the Central Government and the said Central Government vide its communication dated the 28th March, 2023 has authorised the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises to perform Aadhaar authentication for the purposes mentioned therein.