The recent Supreme Court judgment has made it clear that citizens are no longer required to stay connected or link Aadhaar card details with their digital wallets like PayTM, mobile numbers, and bank accounts. The verdict ruled out the necessity to link the Aadhaar card number with bank accounts, mobile numbers, and school admissions.
It clearly means that Aadhaar continues to be a valid photo and address ID proof.
Now the talk of the town is How to delink your Aadhaar from Paytm account?
Here is a step-by-step guide to delink your Aadhaar card from your Paytm account.
Step 1) To delink the Aadhaar, first you have to call Paytm Customer Service Officer ( PayTM Customer Care) at 0120-4456456.
Step 2) Follow the instructions given after the call is connected. After this, ask the customer service officer to delink Aadhaar card from the PayTM Account. To proceed customer care officer will ask you some questions to verify your identity. Don’t forget to share your email ID before disconnecting the call.
Step 3) After talking with PayTM customer care, You will receive an email after some time. You will be asked to provide a soft photocopy of the Aadhaar card once more.
Step 4) And that’s it! You have finished your work. Within 72 hours your Aadhaar card will be d-linked from the PayTM.
What will be the disadvantages after delinking Aadhar from PayTM?
Now, as you are fully known about de-linking of Aadhaar card from PayTM. But you will have to face some problems after delinking Aadhar.
As soon as your account is de-linked from Aadhaar card, your account will become unverified. You’ll face problems below.
1. You will not be able to transfer money to other people through PayTM.
2. You will once again need to verify your Paytm Wallet through other identity proofs like PAN Card, Voter ID Card, Passport Number, Driving License and NREGA Job Card can.
But there is a catch. Other documents for KYC are not yet accepted. This work is going on right now.
In such a situation, we would suggest you, consider linking the PayTM account to the Aadhaar number. When things go according to you, you can de-link your Aadhar.