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  • How to Apply for Aadhar Card

    Once you know you are eligible for an Aadhar card, you are going to want to apply for one and this is a process that can take a bit of time. The first thing you should know is that Aadhar registrations are completely voluntsary right now and even if you don’t get one, you won’t be excluded from any privilege that you are eligible for. The second thing is that the issuing of an Aadhar number will depend on you being able to visit the enrolment centres and submitting any and all required documents and biometric data required. The actual process of getting the card will go from you applying for an appointment to visiting the centre to submit the information, to getting the number, verifying the details and actually getting the Aadhar card. So let’s take a look at the registration process to begin with.

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    Process to Apply Aadhar Card

    The very first step in applying for an Aadhar card, assuming that you have all the document you’ll need, will be to book the appointment and then visiting the enrolment centre . Here is how you do this:

    • The first step is to find an enrolment centre near you.
    • Once you have found the centre, you can book an appointment online .
    • If you don’t want to book an appoints, you can even visit the centre without one but an appointment will save you a lot of time an effort.
    • On the day of the appointment you need to ensure that you are present well in advance of the time appointed so that there is no possibility of missing it. Once you are at the centre here are the thing you will be expected to do:
      • The very first thing you will need to do is to fill out the enrolment form. You can fill up the form before you go for the appointment too since it is available online.
      • Once you have filled up the form, submit it along with the supporting documents.
      • The supporting documents will include a proof of identity and a proof of address. Here are the
      • Once the documents are submitted and they are accepted, you will have to submit biometric data too. This will include an impression of your fingerprints and your iris.
      • They will also take a photograph of you for the records.
      • Once all the details are collected, you are done for the day but make sure you don’t leave without taking the acknowledgement slip of your enrolment. This will have your 14 digit enrolment number on it which will help you keep a check on the status of your application.
    • There are also some states, districts of certain states and union territories where the enrolment for Aadhar is being done by the Registrar General of India which negates the need to citizens to enroll individually. These place are:
      • Arunachal Pradesh
      • Assam
      • Jammu & Kashmir
      • Meghalaya
      • Mizoram
      • Odisha
      • Tamil Nadu
      • West Bengal
      • Andaman and Nicobar Islands
      • Dadar and Nagar Haveli
      • Lakshadweep
      • Udupi
      • Gadag
      • Uttara Kannada
      • Haveri
      • Davangere
      • Bangalore rural
      • Chikkabalapur
      • Kodagu

    Check Aadhaar Enrolment Status

    To check the status you have the option to go to the UIDAI website and use the enrolment number to see if you have been allotted an Aadhar number or not. The process of checking your Aadhar status is incredibly simple and can be done online, even if you happen to lose your enrolment number.

    Check Aadhar Through Sms

    You can get your Aadhar number via an SMS and all you have to do is to go to the UIDAI website and entering the enrolment number, the date and time of the appointment and the registered mobile number.

    Get the E-Aadhar Letter

    Once the documents and biometric data has been submitted you will have to wait for some time before your Aadhar card arrives. It can take up to 90 days, 3 months, for the Aadhar card to be sent to you. The card will be sent to you via Indian Post and can, at times, take a bit longer to reach owing to the volume of the number of people enrolling for Aadhar.

    However if you are in a hurry then you can download a copy of the Aadhar card known as the e-Aadhar. To get the e-Adhaar you can follow these steps:

    • Go to the e-Aadhaar section of the UIDAI website.
    • You will be shown a form which can be filled using the Aadhar number or the enrolment number.
    • If you have the enrolment number:
    • Enter the enrolment number.
    • Enter the date and time as it appears on the acknowledgement slip.
    • Enter your name.
    • Enter the pin code of your area.
    • Enter the mobile number registered with Aadhar.
    • If you have your Aadhar number then you just need to enter that along with your name, pin code and mobile number.
    • Once the details are entered, you can generate an OTP (One Time Password) that will let you download a colour version of the Aadhar letter which is just as valid as the Aadhar card itself.

    What If You Don't Receive The Aadhar Card OTP?

    The mobile number of each individual is an instrumental security aspect, whether it is for Aadhar card details or for online banking. The manner in which the systems are designed require the use of an OTP (One Time Password). An OTP is usually sent to an individual’s registered mobile number in a variety of cases. Customers will have to enter the OTP they receive via text message so they can proceed with their transaction. However, there may be cases wherein customers expecting the receipt of an OTP do not receive the same. For instance, when you’re making alterations to your Aadhar card information such as age, name, address, etc., or when you’re downloading a duplicate, you may not receive an OTP owing to some issue or the other. Here we will try and help you understand how to go about fixing the problem in case you haven’t received an OTP.

    Reasons Why You May Have Not Received Aadhar card OTP

    • Your mobile number was not registered during your application for Aadhar card.
    • Network problems.
    • Blocked sim.
    • Not enough mobile phone storage to receive new SMS.

    How to Address the Non Receipt of Aadhar card OTP Problem?

    Since the reasons for non-receipt of Aadhar card OTP may vary, we shall discuss the solutions for each case.

    Case One – Unregistered Mobile Number

    When you apply for a new Aadhar card, you must provide the authorities with your registered mobile number. Failure to do so will result in non-receipt of OTP. The first step to ensuring that you receive an Aadhar card OTP is to provide your registered mobile number.

    Case Two – Blocked Sim

    If your mobile number is inactive for two months or more, most service providers tend to block it. In case your registered sim has been blocked, you must get it unblocked by contacting your service provider for receipt of OTP.

    Case Three – Network Problems

    In case you reside in an area or locality where network coverage is poor, there may be trouble in receiving the OTP. It is essential to ensure that you are in a good network coverage location prior to requesting for the OTP.

    Case Four – Mobile Storage Full

    If your phone memory is full, you will not receive the OTP. Ensure that your phone has adequate space for the receipt of an SMS with the OTP.

    Ensuring That The Application Is Not Rejected

    There can be instances where the application is rejected. This could be as a result of you not having proper documentation or having enrolled earlier. If you do not get your Aadhar card and are shown that the status is rejected you may need to reapply for it. You can apply for the Aadhar card by following the same procedure for booking appointments and completing the registration process.

    Now that you have applied for your Aadhar card and have received it, you must check the details that have been recorded. This will help you ensure that the correct information is on record. If you find any discrepancies in the information, you can use the online service to update your Aadhar information.

    News About Aadhar card

    • Delhi Govt Runs Camps To Enable Account Opening for Unorganised Sector Workers

      The Labour and Revenue Departments of the Delhi government recently conducted camps to enable workers from the unorganized sector to open bank accounts. With the recent demonetization policy, it is becoming increasingly difficult for workers from these sectors to access cash as they have no means of exchanging their old currency.

      As only bank account holders can deposit old currency at banks, the Delhi government decided to run account opening camps to aid these workers in obtaining bank accounts.

      Government sources stated that the camps were a huge success, with a number of bank accounts opened.

      Seeding of Aadhar cards was also done at the camps, which would enable these workers to receive benefits through the various public distribution schemes run by the Government of India.

      5th December 2016

    • Aadhar to be linked to health records

      In a move that is likely to propel India towards digitization, the government has put forth a proposal to link Aadhar details of individuals with their health records. The primary motive behind this move is to ensure that there is no duplication of health IDs, monitor drug use, provide ease of health record transfers, have key patient data at one place, etc. The government will implement this in a phased manner, with training already being provided to staff. The National Health Mission will provide financial support to this project, with data collection and administration being handled by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.

      25th November 2016

    • Aadhar card made mandatory for RTE admissions

      The Right to Education Act was passed with the intention of providing quality education to people from different sections of the society. The Act, which provides 25% reservation for students from weaker backgrounds has been a boon, empowering thousands every year. In a bid to streamline the process and weed out unfair practices, the government has decided to make it mandatory for applicants to furnish their Aadhar details. The Aadhar of both, the parents and the child will be needed for admissions from the next year, with parents expected to ensure that they get the Aadhar number by December 31, 2016.

      In addition to the Aadhar, parents will also have to furnish other documents, including the caste certificate, income certificate, and the birth certificate along with the application form. In the case of orphans looking for admission under the RTE Act, orphanages will have to ensure that they apply for the Aadhar for the child. These details will be used for spot verification to weed out false applications, ensuring deserving candidates get the seats.

      28th November 2016

    • Aadhaar Made Compulsory at the Chitai Golu Devta Temple

      For those planning to get married at the Chitai golu devta temple in Almora, it is advisable to include Aadhar card in the wedding essentials checklist. To put a stop on increasing underage marriages, the temple authorities have made it compulsory for couples to produce aadhar cards before commencement of the wedding ceremony. According to a priest, it is difficult for them to verify the age of all the couples who get married at the temple and therefore the new system has been put in place. The priest also said that they don’t accept any other document in support of identity, as only aadhar cards contain a multiplicity of essential information related to the individual.

      17th October 2016

    • BJP clashes with bankers over inefficient implementation of Narendra Modi’s saving schemes in Arunachal Pradesh

      Arunachal Pradesh BJP President Tapir Gao and many BJP legislators in the state held meetings with “uncooperative” bankers who “haven’t taken the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s schemes seriously”.

      In terms of PM Jan Dhan Yojana Accounts, reports indicate that a mere 1,27,767 accounts were created, and only 5,812 of these have been seeded (or linked) with Aadhaar Cards.

      Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana accounts only saw a turnout of 31,368 registrations, and Pradhan Mantri Surakhsa Bima Yojana only saw a turnout of 51,676 registrations. The reason for these measly registrations is being attributed to bankers not taking the efforts necessary to ensure total adherence to these schemes.

      Bankers across the state blame the lack of infrastructural facilities, lack of manpower, and lack of knowledge among the masses as reasons for low turnout for these schemes.

      The BJP President of the state also called for regular dialogue between bankers and the political party in order to ensure that the bankers perform to the party’s expectations.

      5th July 2016

    • Aadhaar to be Linked to Pension Schemes in Delhi

      In a first of its kind, the Delhi Government has decided to link all beneficiaries of social security schemes with their Aadhaar cards. This move is intended to counter many common problems such as duplicate or ineligible accounts, ghost accounts, etc. that are reported by the Social Welfare department. The government also intends to backup such a linking with the publication of names of such beneficiaries on online platforms and mohallah sabhas. In addition to this, the Delhi Government is also employing cutting edge technology, like robust Public Financial Management System (PFMS), to track the disbursement of funds for such beneficiary accounts. Justice for all, is definitely the motto when it comes to the Delhi Government.

      1st May 2015

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