The Aadhaar Card is one of the important documents in India, which can be used for availing benefits from different government schemes and for other purposes such as opening a bank account, applying for gas connection, etc.
To make it easy for the Indian citizens to apply for Aadhaar cards , the UIDAI has opened several Aadhaar Card Enrolment Centres in the country. These centres are present in almost all the regions and are run by registrars appointed by the UIDAI.
How to locate Aadhaar Card Enrolment Centre near you
The UIDAI has now updated the list of addresses for all the Aadhaar Card Enrolment centres on its official website. The updated portal helps people in finding the nearest Aadhaar enrolment centre.
Given below are the steps to find the nearest Aadhaar enrolment centre for you.
- Firstly visit the official UIDAI portal online.
- You can choose to search either through state, pin code, or search box. Select one option out of three.
- To search through ‘State’ follow the steps given below:
- Select the state in which you are living at.
- Select your district in the state.
- And there is an additional option called “Sub district” which helps you in narrowing down your search. for instance, if you are selecting the bangalore as the state, you can either choose bangalore south or bangalore north as your sub-district.
- Finally select the correct VTC (Village Town City), and if you are a permanent resident, then tick the square box, if not ignore it.
- And finally you will have to type in the verification code for security purpose and click on “search” button.
- To search through ‘Pin Code’ type the pin code of your location, check the box before ‘Only permanent centers’ if you are looking only for permanent centers. After that enter the Verification Code and click on the search button.
- To search through ‘Search Box’ type the search box number and check the box before ‘Only permanent centers’ if you are looking only for permanent centers. After that enter the Verification Code and click on the search button.
After you click on the “search” button, you will get a list of centres in your locality along with the address and phone number. You will also get details of contact person in your search. The start and closing date will also be mentioned in the results. Through the UIDAI portal, people can also book appointments for UID enrolment. When you visit the centre to apply for the card, do not forget to carry all the required documents that includes address proof, id proof, etc.
States/UT under NPR:
- Arunachal Pradesh
- Dadra and Nagar Haveli
- Jammu & Kashmir
- West Bengal
- Tamil Nadu
News about Aadhaar Card Enrolment Centre
Private Agencies Stopping Aadhaar Enrollment
The decision to hand-over all the Aadhaar related work to post offices and government agencies is enforcing many of the private agencies to shut down their centres. At Kolkata, this transition have bought in piles of work for the government bodies, as the last day for the centes to operate is 31 December 2017.
However, the regime has turned out to be painful for many as the systems are still not in place. Individuals who are trying to update the card and calling the banks or government bodies are not getting any response. In fact, the centre has approved a sum of Rs.2,000 crore for setting up Aadhaar centres in post offices. To facilitate the Aadhaar services across 24,000 post offices and 12,000 government banks, it will take a little while.
16th November 2017
Inauguration of Aadhaar Enrollment Centre at Peddapalli Collectorate
A new Aadhaar card enrollment centre has been opened up at Peddapalli Collectorate. The present collector in-charge S Prabhakar Reddy inaugurated the centre at the administrative building. He addressed the gathering saying Aadhaar card is mandatory and everyone in the district should enroll for it to avail the benefits of government scheme.
Although there are abundant Aadhaar centres but residents often struggle to figure out the location. To help all easily recognize an enrollment centre the state’s IT department has decided to open a centre at the collectorate of every district. The centre will be operational from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. In case of any Aadhaar correction, users can pay Rs. 25 and do the needful.
8th November 2017
Aadhaar Card License Detained for a Centre in Gaindi Khata Village
On October 28th , the UIDAI has cancelled the Aadhaar card license of a center located in Gaindi Khata Village of Haridwar. The drastic step was taken by unique identification authority of India after it noticed that the Aadhaar card issued to nearly 800 residents had wrong information in it. This has come as a shocker for the residents of van gujjar basti in Gaindi Khata village. All most all the Aadhaar cards are reported to have 1st January as the date of birth. However, the villagers confirmed that they had of submitted their ration cards and voter ID cards.
This incidence has landed the villagers in a deep problem as they are not able to avail any government scheme now. UIDAI has also announced strict action against the center as it didn’t have the proper record of documents and had irregularities in functioning.
4th November 2017
Aadhaar enrollment to begin in Assam after 3 years
The government has finally decided to begin the Aadhaar enrollment process in Assam. The Aadhaar enrollment was stopped three years ago after issuing Aadhaar to a limited number of people. Congress was not so keen on pushing this initiative to all the districts so only a handful of places could get their hands on the invaluable Aadhaar card. Now the BJP-led government is planning to ensure that all the places in Assam can have access to an Aadhaar enrollment center. Compared to the ratio of 90% of citizens enrolling for Aadhaar throughout India, Assam is lagging behind in securing a large churn out of Aadhaar enrollments compared to the neighboring states itself. The administration department of Assam will be responsible for carrying out the enrollment process and the home department will ensure thorough monitoring of the entire process. The government will be working towards launching enrollment centers in Assam and the notifications will be sent out to the citizens for details related to Aadhaar enrollment centers, timings, fees, documents, etc.
29th May 2017
Education department to hold camps for aadhar enrolment of students
The school education department will hold special camps for aadhaar enrolment of students between the age group of 5 and 15 with the UIDAI. The district-level educational authorities will arrange at least 2 camps in each school. As per the official data, 83% students belonging to the said age group have aadhaar cards. Special nodal officers will be designated to oversee the progress of aadhaar enrolment. Scholarships and other school benefits meant for students may get linked with UIDAI registration in the future.
27th December 2016
344 Aadhar Enrolment Centres shut down in J&K
In a surprising move, the Registrar General of India recently ordered 344 Aadhar card Enrolment Centres in the state of Jammu and Kashmir to stop operations. These Enrolment Centres catered to residents from the state, helping them make new Aadhar cards and make any corrections/modifications to details in existing ones. According to official estimates from the government, around 90% of the state’s population has Aadhar cards, but reports on the ground indicate that a large percentage of people are yet to get them, and shutting these centres could be inconvenient to thousands.
According to the government, the centres were closed as the contracts of the two private agencies who were handling these centres expired, and new contracts would soon be drawn up. At present, the move has left over 700 people working at these centres without a job, with officials stating that the government is working towards a solution very soon. If reports are to be believed, the centres should be functioning in about two weeks, after new contracts are signed.
21st November 2016
Jharkhand government to conduct Aadhar enrolment campaign
With Aadhar becoming more relevant with each passing day, the government of Jharkhand is all set to roll out a special campaign to ensure that everyone in the state is registered. The campaign will be held in all districts across the state, with anganwadi sevikas and Aadhar enrolment agencies being used to reach people. The Chief Secretary of the state will monitor the developments through periodic reports.
Jharkhand currently has around 95.21% penetration when it comes to Aadhar generation, with the major problem area being unregistered children. The move could see Aadhar being generated from hospitals, right at the birth of a child. In addition, the anganwadi sevikas will have the task of coordinating with post offices to collect and distribute Aadhar cards. Manpower requirements will be met by selecting over 10,387 poshan sakhis in multiple districts.
28th November 2016