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Aadhaar card holders eligible for bank A/Cs

In the backdrop of complaints from states that people are facing difficulties in opening bank accounts using Aadhaar card, the Finance Ministry on Friday said the issue is being addressed through organising mass camps for the purpose.

'States' concerns were very valid that account opening is difficult, which we admit that there is difficultly. So the idea would be to admit the problem and then find a solution.

We are going ahead with that,' Financial Services secretary D K Mittal said. He said that the central government in association with state governments and banks are trying to address the issue by various means, including organising mass camps to help people open bank accounts.

Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit told reporters problems faced by people in opening bank account using the unique identity card Aadhaar was raised by most of the chief ministers in the meeting. Union Minister of State for Finance Namo Narain Meena said issues related with bank branches were raised at the meeting.
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