Aadhaar or Aadhaar card is a unique identity proof that contains demographic and biometric details of an individual. Aadhaar card is issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). Every citizen of India who applies for Aadhaar will be provided with a 12 digit unique identification number by UIDAI.
What is Aadhaar Card Verification?
Aadhaar verification or Aadhaar Card verification is the process of verifying the existence of your Aadhaar card. The verification can be done by submitting your 12 digit unique Aadhaar number. Aadhaar card verification can easily be done online through the official UIDAI website. UIDAI not only issues Aadhaar card to the citizens of India but also maintains details of every Aadhaar card holder in India. One can easily verify their Aadhaar card after they have registered for the Aadhaar card and have obtained the Aadhaar number.
Why do you need to verify your Aadhaar card?
It is very important to verify your Aadhaar card in order to ensure that your Aadhaar number has been issued and is valid. One can also update any personal information while verifying Aadhaar card. The gender, age group and the state to which the cardholder belongs will be displayed at the time of verification of Aadhaar. The cardholder can immediately contact UIDAI if there is any inaccuracy in the information presented. The cardholder can either call the toll free number or send an email to contact UIDAI.
Process to Verify your Aadhaar card
UIDAI has made it possible to verify your Aadhaar card online without many hassles through its official website. It is imperative that you have your Aadhaar number in order to verify your Aadhaar card.Given below is a list of steps that has to be followed in order to verify your Aadhaar card online:
- Visit the official UIDAI website.
- Choose the option “Aadhaar services” present at the bottom of the page.
- Choose the option “Aadhaar Verification” present on the page.
- The link will redirect you to the Resident Portal of UIDAI or the Aadhaar Kiosk.
- Choose the option “Verify Aadhaar”.
- Enter your 12 digit unique Aadhaar number in the space provided.
- Once you’ve entered your Aadhaar number, enter the security code.
- Choose the option “Submit”.
The page will display details of your Aadhaar card if it exists once you submit the online form.It will also state whether your Aadhaar card has been issued.
How to Check If Your Aadhaar Card Is Deactivated
- Log in to https://uidai.gov.in/
- Click ‘Verify Aadhaar Number’ under the ‘Aadhaar Services’ tab on the homepage
- Verify your Aadhaar by entering the 12-digit Aadhaar number and the security code
- Click on ‘Verify’ to know if your Aadhaar card is valid or deactivated. If a green tick appears, your Aadhaar card has not been deactivated
How to re-verify your Aadhaar card if it is deactivated?
- Go to the nearest Aadhaar enrollment center with all relevant documents
- Fill in the Aadhaar update form for a fee of Rs.25
- Get your biometrics verified and provide a valid mobile number
- The updation will be done and your Aadhaar card will be activated once the data provided is verified by authorities
Why have Aadhaar cards been deactivated?
According to reports over 8.2 million Aadhaar cards have been deactivated in India in the past few days. As per the Aadhaar (Enrollment and Update) Regulations, 2016, section 27 and 28 has provisions for deactivation of Aadhaar cards. Let us understand more about this in this article.
Reasons for Aadhaar deactivation
- Aadhar cards can be deactivated if biometric information has not been recorded
- If biometric exception has been wrongly claimed
- If the same person holds more than one Aadhaar card
- If there is any kind of fraudulent enrollment that has been carried out
- If a fresh photo has not been taken for the purpose of Aadhaar
- No valid documentation
- Suspicious or anomalous biometric information
News About Aadhaar Card Verification
Uttar Pradesh: All students in government schools to get Aadhaar card
In a bid to promote digitization and to curb fake student registrations, the UP government has taken an initiative to make sure the students in class I-VIII will get their Aadhaar before the end of July. The government schools have been directed by the Education Minister Anupama Jaiswal to set up camps that will assist students in enrolling for the Aadhaar card. The possession of Aadhaar will help students in receiving benefits under various school-related schemes. Currently, there are many agencies involved in process of making this initiative a success. Aadhaar has already become a document that is useful as well as mandatory for various types of applications.
18th May 2017
MSEDCL will Aadhaar for power subsidy
The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) will be linking Aadhaar for the agricultural and power loom consumers in order to provide power subsidy. MSEDCL notified about this change in one of the recent announcements. The consumers of power in the agricultural and power loom industries will be able to receive the subsidy directly to their bank account by linking their Aadhaar. This initiative will also help in maintaining a proper database that will help the power company in managing the accounts effectively. Currently, MSEDCL is updating the consumer database with Aadhaar details in two of the sectors. By linking Aadhaar to the consumer database, MSEDCL will ensure that only the authorized consumers are benefiting from the benefit from the power subsidy scheme.
10th April 2017
Aadhar verification to be done with the help of an app
The Income Tax department is creating an app that will help the people of India to apply for a PAN card as well as to pay their taxes online using a smartphone. The idea to develop this app came as a part of the government's initiative of digital India. In fact, soon one will be able to get a PAN card instantly after their details will be verified using their Aadhaar card. This will be done using e-KYC authentication.
The development of this app will help people to save time in the process of getting a Permanent Account Number for themselves. An official from the department said that the development of the app is in its basic stage right now. However, this app has a number of uses as it will help people in paying taxes online and even in tracking their tax returns. The e-KYC facility will permit people to authenticate details like their residential address and date of birth with the using of biometric identification such as thumb impressions.
Till now, as many as 111 crore Aadhaar numbers have been rolled out. Its unique identification number is being used to open bank accounts, to get SIM cards and also to get the subsidies transferred.
22nd February 2016
Aadhaar Card Now Compulsory for Railway Recruitment Says Official Notification from RRB
An official notification has been issued by the Railway Recruitment Board, stating that it is compulsory for anyone who aspires to appear in the RRB NTPC exam and other exams, to possess an Aadhaar Card. Since cases of malpractice have been recorded, it is critical to ensure that the candidates’ identities at examinations are correct for fair conduct of RRBs examination. The new rule is also expected to put an end to any attempt at impersonation.
For the verification of identity, Aadhaar is a hassle free and convenient option, and Railway Recruitment Boards have come to the conclusion that going forward, all applicants for railway recruitments will have to submit their 28-digit Aadhaar registration receipt or their 12-digit Aadhaar number at the time of making an application. From now, the Aadhaar server will collect and match fingerprints so that a biometric attendance system is in place for anyone who wishes to take an RRB exam.
19th January 2016
CBSE may make aadhaar details compulsory for 2017 NEET forms
After making provision of aadhaar details compulsory for JEE Main online applications, CBSE may do the same for the 2017 National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test forms. Aadhaar number identification may become mandate for all national-level exams. This a step taken to verify and ensure accuracy of each applicant's details. Applicants who don’t have aadhaar card can visit a listed enrollment centre to apply immediately. Those who haven’t received their Aadhaar card can submit their 28-digit aadhaar enrollment ID.
28th December 2016
Aadhar verification made mandatory for booking railway tickets for senior citizens
From 1st January to 31st March, 2017, aadhaar verification for booking concessional tickets for senior citizens will be on a voluntary basis. However, from 1st April onwards, railway ticket reservation for senior citizens will be directly linked to aadhaar cards on a mandatory basis for both counter, and e-tickets. Dr. A.K. Manocha, IRCTC Chairman, and MD, said that the linking of aadhaar cards with train tickets for senior citizens is a measure to end fraudulent bookings. In future, all ticket bookings will require aadhaar card.
The procedure for authentication of aadhaar details on IRCTC website is simple. Passengers can log into the IRCTC website, and click on ‘Master List’ under ‘My Profile’ menu. While adding new senior citizen passengers to the Master List, user has to provide name, DOB, and gender as mentioned in aadhaar card. Then, select Senior Citizen Concession option, ID card type, and provide aadhaar number. Click on ‘Add Passenger’, and authenticate aadhaar details. Passengers will then be added to the Master List after verifying their details.
19th December 2016
Deadline for NREGA payments to transition to Aadhar-based system may be missed
In the wake of the exercise of demonetization and the government’s initiatives to move from a cash-based economy to a digital economic system, the deadline for Aadhar-based cashless payments for around 11 crore workers will be missed. This strategy was announced by the Prime Minister in alliance with the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGA).
The Government had fixed the deadline for the scheme as 31st December, 2016. However, the bank accounts of only 33% of the payees were enabled for payment based on Aadhar by 22nd November.
While Uttar Pradesh reported figures of 9% compliance, Bihar and Gujarat stood at 10% and 16% compliance, respectively. The workers who benefit from the payment are expected to approach the bank and link their accounts to Aadhaar. Although workshops were held for educating them, the results of the drive have not been favourable. Presently, all NREGA payments of 10.88 crore workers are done directly through electronic transfer of funds. Aadhaar-based payment was proposed to reduce impersonation and frauds in this regard.
2nd December 2016