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.
News About Aadhaar Card Verification
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