All this can happen once a person with an Aadhaar card asks her bank to link the 12-digit Aadhaar number with bank account. Banks think it makes no sense. "Why should we spend hundreds of crores in changing network when the same thing can be achieved with existing technology?" said a senior banker. On December 3 , the payments committee under the banking lobby, Indian Banks' Association , met to discuss the matter which will soon be taken up with the regulator. "While RBI has said that banks may issue cards without the Aadhaar feature, the POS machines and ATMs have to be mandatorily Aadhaar -enabled. Now, if banks don't issue credit or debit cards that are enabled for Aadhaar acceptance, why should we procure new types of ATMs and POS for a handful of customers who prefer biometric readers for transactions?" said a panel member.
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