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. These centers provide various Aadhaar-related services such as new enrolment, change/update of information, among others. These services are provided by UIDAI in select banks, post offices, and other government offices. Here's how you can book an online appointment at ASKs.
Planning to open 114 Aadhaar centers by 2019: UIDAI CEO
For now, Delhi, Chennai, Bhopal, Agra, Hisar, Vijayawada and Chandigarh have Seva Kendra centers. Plans are on to open more. "UIDAI is planning to open 114 such centers in 53 cities across the country for providing hassle-free Aadhaar enrolment and update services to people with appointment. UIDAI intends to complete set up of 114 ASKs by 2019 end," said Ajay Bhushan Pandey, CEO, UIDAI.
Follow these steps to book appointment at Aadhaar Seva Kendra
Visit the official UIDAI portal. Then, go to 'My Aadhaar' tab. From the drop-down menu, click on 'Book an Appointment'. Next, select your 'City/Location,' and click on 'Proceed to book an appointment' link. Following this, select the relevant option, viz. 'New Aadhaar', or 'Aadhaar update', or 'Manage Appointment.' Finally, fill out the appointment details, select your desired time slot, and submit your appointment request.
How to request update/change in Aadhaar details at ASKs
In order to update/change details in your Aadhaar card, visit your nearest Aadhaar Seva Kendra/Aadhaar Enrolment Center. Once there, get an Aadhaar update/correction form, fill out all necessary details and submit along with necessary document proofs, and the specified fee, and you're done. To note, Aadhaar Seva Kendras are open on all days (except Tuesdays and public holidays), from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM.
SC verdict: Clearing the air around Aadhaar status
Post the September 26, 2018 Supreme Court verdict relating to authentication of Aadhaar, there has been much confusion with respect to services where Aadhaar is mandatory and where not. Aadhaar is no longer mandatory for services such as opening bank accounts, telecom services, and school admissions/entrance tests. However, it is still necessary for availing government welfare-schemes and filing I-T returns (if PAN isn't used).