Aadhaar Card: News

Launched in Jan 2009, Aadhaar Card is issued to all residents of India and contains the demographic as well as biometric details of the person it is issued to. It contains an unique 12 digit number for every person it is issued to and is the right of the common people. Aadhaar Card is a proof of identity and not of citizenship.

12 Jul 2024

Kangana Ranaut

MP Kangana's 'bring Aadhaar to meet me' announcement sparks row

Bollywood actor and newly-elected Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Member of Parliament (MP) Kangana Ranaut has sparked controversy by requesting constituents in her Lok Sabha constituency, Mandi to present their Aadhaar Cards for meetings.

07 May 2024


Want to activate UAN number online? Follow these steps

Knowing how to activate your Universal Account Number (UAN) online, is crucial for efficient management of your Employee Provident Fund (EPF) account.

24 Apr 2024

Indian Government

Indian government allows standard TDS rates for PAN-Aadhaar-linked individuals 

The Indian government has permitted deductors to apply standard Tax Deduction at Source (TDS) rates for individuals, who have linked their PAN with Aadhaar by May 31, 2024.

17 Apr 2024

Lok Sabha Elections

Lok Sabha elections: Can you vote without voter ID card

The high stakes Lok Sabha elections are set to commence with the first phase on Friday and continue until June 1.

UIDAI issues new rules for Aadhaar updation: Check here

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has updated its guidelines for amending Aadhaar card information, making it easier for cardholders to update their details.

Update Aadhaar details online for free till March: Here's how

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has extended the deadline to update Aadhaar card details for free, from December 14, 2023, to March 14, 2024.

Government to issue unique Aadhaar-like customer ID to mobile users

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is putting the finishing touches on a new plan to assign unique customer IDs to mobile users.

30 Jun 2023

PAN Card

Deadline for PAN-Aadhaar linking ends today: How to complete process

The deadline to link the Permanent Account Number (PAN) to Aadhaar ends today (June 30), as per the announcement by the Ministry of Finance.

08 May 2023


How to get your Aadhaar card verified through QR code

Recently, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has made it free for individuals to update their Aadhaar card online.

Centre proposes rules to enable Aadhaar authentication by other entities

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) on Thursday proposed rules to enable Aadhaar authentication by entities other than government ministries and departments.

Why you should update your Aadhaar details every 10 years

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) encourages every Aadhaar holder to update their details once every 10 years.

28 Mar 2023

PAN Card

PAN-Aadhaar linking deadline extended to June 30, 2023

The deadline to link the Permanent Account Number (PAN) to Aadhaar has been extended to June 30, 2023, the Ministry of Finance announced on Tuesday.

What is Baal Aadhaar card and how to get it

Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) issues a Baal Aadhaar card for children below the age of five.

19 Mar 2023

PAN Card

Why do you need to link PAN card with Aadhaar

Your PAN card holds a crucial significance, and linking it with your Aadhaar card is mandatory if you want your income tax return to be processed.

18 Mar 2023


The different types of Aadhaar issued by UIDAI: A guide

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) allows residents to use more than one form of Aadhaar.

Now, you can update Aadhaar details online for free

Starting today, you can update your Aadhaar details online without any cost. However, there is a catch.

What is Aadhaar Virtual ID and how to generate it

A Virtual ID is a revocable, temporary random number linked with the actual Aadhaar number.

14 Mar 2023


Lost your Aadhaar card? Here's what you need to do

An Aadhaar card is a versatile document, needed for verification purposes, and losing/misplacing it, can bring huge problems.

10 Mar 2023


How to link your Aadhaar card with a DigiLocker account

DigiLocker is an e-portal for storing confidential documents. It was introduced by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEIT) as part of the Digital India initiative.

06 Mar 2023


How to lock/unlock your Aadhaar card through UIDAI's official website

Locking/unlocking your Aadhaar card is one of the safety practices introduced by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).

What is Aadhaar PVC card and how to order it

An Aadhaar PVC card is the most recent version of the Aadhaar card introduced by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).

Can someone access your bank account using your Aadhaar number

An Aadhaar card is a vital document that is needed for verification purposes, during activities such as opening bank accounts and withdrawing money from the Employee's Provident Fund (EPF).

How to update name and address on your Aadhaar card

An Aadhaar card incorporates all the important personal details of an Indian resident and assigns a 12-digit unique number that can be used to access the data whenever necessary.

UIDAI makes updating Aadhaar address online easier: Here's how

Updating the address on the Aadhaar card has become even easier. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has introduced a new method for updating the address on the card.

28 Jul 2022


Voter enrolment: 17-year-olds can register in advance, says Election Commission

Youngsters above the age of 17 can now apply in advance to be enrolled into voters' list, a statement by the Election Commission of India (EC) said.

SC to hear plea challenging Aadhaar & Voter ID linking

The Supreme Court, on Monday, will be hearing a plea against a law that proposes to link Aaadhar with Voter ID.

24 Jul 2022

PAN Card

Income tax rules: 3 big changes to keep in mind

Three significant changes in India's income tax rules came into effect on July 1, 2022.

23 Jul 2022


Hackers to smoke out Aadhaar bugs, detect security loopholes

The Government of India will now be taking help from 20 hackers to smoke out bugs in Aadhaar security systems.

Centre issues notification on linking Aadhaar with voter ID

According to an official notification from the Ministry of Law and Justice, the central government has notified the rules permitting the integration of Aadhaar numbers with voter IDs.

Centre withdraws advisory to use masked Aadhaar at public places

The Centre on Sunday withdrew its advisory asking citizens to share only masked versions of their Aadhaar with organizations to prevent misuse.

30 Jan 2022


Govt plans one unique ID to access multiple digital IDs

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has proposed a new model of "Federated Digital Identities" that will allow using a single digital ID to access multiple IDs.

10 Jan 2022

Government of India

Government to provide consent form for sharing of Aadhaar details

The central government is expected to share a consent form with citizens seeking their permission for the sharing of their Aadhaar details.

21 Dec 2021

Trinamool Congress

Rajya Sabha MP Derek O'Brien suspended after throwing Rule Book

Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Derek O'Brien was on Tuesday suspended from the Rajya Sabha for the remainder of the Winter Session.

What is Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021? Check details here

Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju Monday introduced the Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021 in Lok Sabha, which seeks to link electoral rolls with the Aadhaar ecosystem to wipe out duplication.

Aadhaar uncertainty looms large over lakhs due to NRC limbo

Over eight lakh people in Assam are struggling to get their Aadhaar enrollments done as their biometrics were frozen during the updation of the National Register of Citizens (NRC).

EPF-Aadhaar card linking now mandatory. How to do it?

Employees Provident Fund (EPF) subscribers must link their Aadhaar card with their Provident Fund (PF) accounts by September 1, 2021, according to the retirement fund manager EPFO.

27 Jul 2021


Aadhaar: No fingerprint, eye scan for children under 5 years

Fingerprints and eye scan are not required to apply for an Aadhaar card for children aged below five years, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) said.

02 Jul 2021

Fraud Cases

SIM card vendor arrested for forging Aadhaar card details

A 27-year-old SIM card dealer was arrested from south Delhi in connection with a forgery and cheating case, police said on Friday.

31 Mar 2021

PAN Card

Deadline for linking Aadhaar and PAN extended till June 30

The deadline to link PAN (Permanent Account Number) and Aadhaar has been extended till June 30, 2021.

31 Mar 2021

PAN Card

Aadhaar-PAN linking last date: Here's how you can do it

The last date to link the PAN card and the Aadhaar card is March 31 (today).

17 Mar 2021


SC hears plea on 3cr ration cards' cancellation over Aadhaar

The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought the central government's response on a plea regarding the cancellation of three crore ration cards for not linking them with Aadhaar cards.

13 Jan 2021


'Aadhaar' trailer: Vineet Kumar and team promise an intriguing dramedy

The trailer of Aadhaar, an upcoming social dramedy revolving around the titular identification card, is now out.

30 Aug 2020


#TechBytes: How to withdraw PF using an app

The novel coronavirus pandemic has created a situation of financial uncertainty for the entire Indian population.

08 Jun 2020

Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi's hospitals for Delhiites: List of documents needed for treatment

Delhi, which is seeing a worrying rise in coronavirus cases, has taken a "step" towards protecting its overwhelmed healthcare system by reserving beds in state-run and private hospitals only for residents, a move that has earned criticism for the AAP-led government.

09 May 2020

Uttar Pradesh

Forget free tickets, migrants allegedly charged more for special trains

Even after the Centre clarified that migrant workers will not be charged for special trains facilitating inter-state transport, workers in Uttar Pradesh had a different story to tell.

#FinancialBytes: Financial deadlines to watch out for in March 2020

One must stay on top of crucial financial deadlines in order to have an organized financial life and avoid penalties.

06 Mar 2020


Government says parents' place, date of birth essential for NPR

Amid uproar regarding the National Population Register (NPR), the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has informed a standing committee of Parliament that questions related to parents' birth were asked in the past as well and it's necessary for "back-end data processing".

25 Jan 2020


Republic Day 2020: Things to know about 71st Republic Day

Every year, India celebrates Republic Day on January 26.

17 Jan 2020


Here's how to obtain marriage certificate in India

Having a marriage certificate is essential for married couples in India, as the document acts as the legal evidence of their marriage.

15 Dec 2019


What's a FASTag, how to get one, and other details

Starting today, the government has enforced the system of electronic toll collection on national highways using FASTags.

#TechBytes: 4 handy features in UIDAI's new mAadhaar app

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has released a new version of the mAadhaar app.

10 Nov 2019

PAN Card

You'll be fined Rs. 10,000, if you give wrong PAN

You need to be extra careful while filling your Permanent Account Number (PAN), as even a minor error in spelling out the ten-digit alphanumeric identity could cost you as much as Rs. 10,000.

05 Nov 2019


Now, apply for instant e-PAN using Aadhaar. Here's how

Permanent Account Number (PAN) is a unique, ten-digit alphanumeric identity issued by the Income Tax department to all taxpaying entities in India.

01 Nov 2019

Narendra Modi

Government doesn't know what it spent to make one Aadhaar

The government has spent crores of rupees to assign a 12-digit unique identity number to each Indian resident through Aadhaar.

30 Oct 2019


Don't have PAN? You can use these two documents, instead

Permanent Account Number (PAN) is a unique, ten-digit alphanumeric identity issued by the Income Tax Department to all taxpayers in India.

28 Oct 2019


Benefits and procedure of linking PAN and Aadhaar

December 31, 2019 is the last date to link your PAN with Aadhaar. Earlier, this deadline was September 30.

24 Oct 2019


Here's how NRIs can apply for PAN in India

Permanent Account Number (PAN) is a unique, ten-digit alphanumeric identity issued by the Income Tax Department to all tax-paying individuals and organizations in India.

17 Oct 2019


Want to link your SBI account with Aadhaar? Here's how

Although according to the Supreme Court, it is no longer mandatory to link your Aadhaar with bank account, it could still prove to be beneficial.

15 Oct 2019


Here's how Aadhaar can come handy in emergency situations

With a plethora of government services linked with your Aadhaar, it is one of the most important documents you will ever hold.

09 Oct 2019

Nirmala Sitharaman

Here's how to link PAN and Aadhaar via different modes

December 31, 2019 is the last date to link your PAN with Aadhaar. Earlier, this deadline was September 30.

05 Oct 2019


Here's how to file Aadhaar complaints via post, website, phone

With so many government welfare schemes linked with Aadhaar, it is one of the most important documents you will ever hold.

03 Oct 2019


IRCTC: Here's how you can book up to 12 tickets/month

In a bid to facilitate online bookings for frequent travelers and to further push Aadhaar usage, the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) offers the facility to book as many as 12 tickets in a month (extended from normal limit of 6 tickets), through its website and app, if you've duly linked your account with Aadhaar.

01 Oct 2019


Want to link Aadhaar with bank account? Here's how

The process to link your Aadhaar card with bank account is simple and quite similar for most of the banks.

28 Sep 2019


Deadline to link PAN with Aadhaar extended to December 31

The deadline to link Permanent Account Number (PAN) with Aadhaar has been extended by three months to December 31, 2019 according to an official notification released by the Ministry of Finance today. Earlier, this deadline was September 30.

Now, NRIs can apply for Aadhaar without 182-day wait period

Non-resident Indians (NRIs), holding a valid Indian passport, can now apply for Aadhaar on arrival, according to a government notification.

17 Sep 2019


Aadhaar: Some lesser-known features you may not know about

Aadhaar is a 12-digit identification number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to the residents of India.

12 Sep 2019


Do NRIs need to link their PAN with Aadhaar?

According to government's notification, it is mandatory to link PAN and Aadhaar latest by September 30, 2019, or your PAN might become invalid.

05 Sep 2019


Need to update/change Aadhaar details? Here's how to book appointment

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has set up several Aadhaar Seva Kendras (ASKs) in many cities across the country.

04 Sep 2019


Automatic PAN generation for taxpayers using Aadhaar to file ITR

The Income Tax department will now issue a Permanent Account Number (PAN) to taxpayers using their Aadhaar number to file Income Tax returns, as a new method to link the two databases.

28 Aug 2019


Need to update/correct details in PAN card? Here's the procedure

Permanent Account Number (PAN) is a unique, 10-digit alphanumeric identity allotted to all taxpayers in India by the Income Tax department.