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MINISTRY OF LAW AND JUSTICE
(Legislative Department)
New Delhi, the 26th March, 2016/Chaitra 6, 1938 (Saka)
The following Act of Parliament received the assent of the President on the
25th March, 2016, and is hereby published for general information:—

THE AADHAAR (TARGETED DELIVERY OF FINANCIAL AND
OTHER SUBSIDIES, BENEFITS AND SERVICES) ACT, 2016
NO. 18 OF 2016
[25th March, 2016.]

An Act to provide for, as a good governance, efficient, transparent, and targeted
delivery of subsidies, benefits and services, the expenditure for which is
incurred from the Consolidated Fund of India, to individuals residing in India
through assigning of unique identity numbers to such individuals and for
matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
BE it enacted by Parliament in the Sixty-seventh Year of the Republic of India as follows:—
CHAPTER I
PRELIMINARY
1. (1) This Act may be called the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other
Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016.
(2) It shall extend to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir and
save as otherwise provided in this Act, it shall also apply to any offence or contravention
thereunder committed outside India by any person.
(3) It shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification
in the Official Gazette, appoint; and different dates may, be appointed for different provisions
of this Act and any reference in any such provision to the commencement of this Act shall be
construed as a reference to the commencement of that provision.

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extent and
commencement.

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