New Delhi, December 12, 2017

Leading bourse BSE on Tuesday asked asset management companies to ensure that individual clients compulsorily submit their Aadhaar details from January onwards as part of compliance with anti-money laundering rules.

The instruction has been issued after the government amended, in June, the Prevention of Money Laundering (Maintenance of Records) Rules with regard to collection of Aadhaar number from clients.

Various requirements related to the amended rules have been "made mandatory, with effect from January 1, 2018", according to a BSE circular issued for the mutual fund segment.

In case a client is an individual who is eligible to be enrolled for Aadhaar, he or she will have to submit the Aadhaar number to the reporting entity -- asset management company (AMC), the exchange said.

Further, if Aadhaar number has not been assigned to a client, the client will have to furnish proof of application for enrolment of Aadhaar and in case the PAN is not submitted, one certified copy of an officially valid document will have to be furnished.

If such individual client is not eligible to be enrolled for Aadhaar number, then he or she should submit to PAN or Form number 60 to AMC. If the client does not submit the PAN, he/she will have to provide one certified copy of officially valid document containing details of identity, address and a photograph.

[The Deccan Herald]