A guide to FAQs around Aadhaar

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24 Feb 2019

All the questions around Aadhaar, answered

Lately, there has been a lot of confusion about the status of Aadhaar card as a valid document proof.

This comes as a result of the constant debate around the authenticity of Aadhaar, and more so, due to the September 26 Supreme Court verdict on Aadhaar.

Here, we clear all the doubts by answering the most frequently asked questions around Aadhaar.

Tracking

Can UIDAI track my activities?

Can UIDAI track my activities?

UIDAI keeps only the basic information of the users, viz. name, address, gender, DoB, mobile number, Email ID, finger prints, iris scans, and facial photograph.

However, it does not keep the following in its database: information of sensitive nature such as bank account details, shares, mutual funds, financial and property details, health records, family, caste, religion, education etc.

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Will UIDAI receive my bank/shares/MF details upon linking with Aadhaar?

When you link your Aadhaar with your bank account, shares, or Mutual Fund account, these organizations only send your name, biometrics, Aadhaar credentials, etc. to the UIDAI, and not your bank/MF/share details.

SC verdict

What was the latest Supreme Court verdict on Aadhaar?

On September 26, 2018, a five-judge Supreme Court bench, headed by the then CJI Dipak Misra, struck down some provisions relating to authentication of the Aadhaar program, and the Section 57 of Aadhaar Act.

This disarmed private entities like banks, telecom operators, and e-wallet service providers from asking you to furnish your Aadhaar information in order to avail their services.

New status

After the SC judgement, is Aadhaar still mandatory?

After the SC judgement, is Aadhaar still mandatory?

Aadhaar is still mandatory for the following services:

PAN: The linkage of PAN and Aadhaar continues to be mandatory, under Section 139AA of the Income Tax Act.

I-T Returns: Since Aadhaar-PAN linking is still mandatory, one will need their Aadhaar card at the time of filing of Income Tax returns.

Welfare schemes: Aadhaar is also mandatory for availing various government-run welfare schemes and for grant of subsidies.

Not mandatory

What services is Aadhaar no longer mandatory for?

Aadhaar is no longer mandatory for these services:

Bank account: After the SC verdict, one does not need to link Aadhaar with their new/existing bank accounts.

Mobile connection: After the scrapping of Section 57 of the Aadhaar Act, private companies like telecom operators can no longer ask users to link their Aadhaar with SIM cards.

Schools/Exams: Aadhaar is no longer mandatory to register for tests like NEET, UGC and CBSE Board exams.

eAadhaar

Is e-Aadhaar equally valid as the Aadhaar card?

Is e-Aadhaar equally valid as the Aadhaar card?

According to the UIDAI, eAadhaar, ie. the electronically downloaded Aadhaar is an equally valid document as the original Aadhaar issued by UIDAI.

Both these documents are accepted by all concerned agencies.

If any organization or agency refuses to accept eAadhaar as a valid document, a complaint can be lodged in this regard with the higher authorities at the concerned department/agency.

Has there ever been a case of Aadhaar data-breach?

As per the UIDAI, all stories around Aadhaar data breach are cases of misreporting. The Aadhaar-issuing agency claims that Aadhaar data has never been breached, and that they use advanced security technologies to keep your data safe.

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Most asked questions

Sir how can I apply for DoB change in Aadhaar card?

What about NRI or Oic Citizens are they eligible. Most are not aware of the rules applicable

What is the Aadhaar inquiry number?

How to change or update Date of Birth in Aadhaar card?

Which documents can be used for change in Date of Birth in Aadhaar card?

How to rectify age in Aadhaar card?

Is it mandatory to link Aadhaar with PAN?

How to change address in Aadhaar card?

How to de-link Aadhaar card from SIM cards that are not being used?

How to change mobile number and address in Aadhaar card?

What is masked Aadhaar?

Sir how can I update my new mobile number in Aadhaar card?

How can I update my mobile number and E-mail ID in my Aadhaar card?

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Sir how can I apply for DoB change in Aadhaar card?

Asked 2019-03-04 14:39:54 by Esai Rani Esai Rani

Answered by NewsBytes

To apply for change in Date of Birth in your Aadhaar card, visit your nearest Aadhaar Enrolment Center. Obtain an Aadhaar update/correction form, fill the same, and submit, along with the necessary documents, and requisite fee.

What about NRI or Oic Citizens are they eligible. Most are not aware of the rules applicable

Asked 2019-03-01 11:14:53 by angelique

Answered by NewsBytes

NRIs and OIC citizens are not required to apply for an Aadhaar card.

What is the Aadhaar inquiry number?

Asked 2019-02-28 20:46:58 by Esai Rani Esai Rani

Answered by NewsBytes

You can call UIDAI's toll-free customer-support numbers- 1947 or 1800 300 1947 to get your Aadhaar-related queries answered.

How to change or update Date of Birth in Aadhaar card?

Asked 2019-02-28 20:41:20 by Esai Rani Esai Rani

Answered by NewsBytes

To update/change your Date of Birth in Aadhaar card, visit your nearest Aadhaar Enrolment Center, and obtain an Aadhaar update/correction form. Fill out your details, attach necessary documents, verify your biometrics, make the required fee, and submit the form.

Which documents can be used for change in Date of Birth in Aadhaar card?

Asked 2019-02-26 12:01:17 by Esai Rani Esai Rani

Answered by NewsBytes

List of documents that can be used to change DoB in Aadhaar card include Birth Certificate, Passport, PAN card, Government Board/University Marksheet, among others.

How to rectify age in Aadhaar card?

Asked 2019-02-25 15:33:25 by Kavyasri Annaveni

Answered by NewsBytes

In order to rectify age or Date of Birth in Aadhaar card, head to your nearest Aadhaar Enrolment Center. Obtain an Aadhaar update/correction form, fill the same, and submit along with necessary documents and the requisite fee.

Is it mandatory to link Aadhaar with PAN?

Asked 2019-02-25 14:22:39 by Gaurav Patel

Answered by NewsBytes

Yes, as per the latest Supreme Court judgement, it is mandatory to link PAN with Aadhaar, in order to file I-T returns.

How to change address in Aadhaar card?

Asked 2019-02-25 12:26:10 by Ankit Nandu

Answered by NewsBytes

In order to update/change your residential address in Aadhaar card, head to the Self-Service Update Portal of the UIDAI website. Read the instructions carefully, enter the required details, upload scanned copy of the selected Proof of Address, and submit your request.

How to de-link Aadhaar card from SIM cards that are not being used?

Asked 2019-02-25 11:46:09 by V K Naganna

Answered by NewsBytes

To delink Aadhaar from your mobile number, you can either get in touch with the customer care facility of your service provider or visit the nearest branch of the telecom company to request the delinking. Your Aadhaar will be delinked within 48 hours of request.

How to change mobile number and address in Aadhaar card?

Asked 2019-02-25 09:44:44 by maina Dutta

Answered by NewsBytes

You can change your address in Aadhaar card either through the Self-Service Update Portal of UIDAI, or by visiting your nearest Aadhaar Enrolment Center. In order to update your Aadhaar-registered mobile number, you must visit an Aadhaar Enrolment Center. You'll be needed to fill out an Aadhaar update/correction form, attach necessary documents, and pay the requisite fee.

What is masked Aadhaar?

Asked 2019-02-25 08:11:16 by Tony Gonsalves

Answered by NewsBytes

In 'Masked Aadhaar' option, your 12-digit UID is hidden and only the last 4 digits are shown, while all other information remains the same. It is equally valid as the regular Aadhaar card, as a proof of identity.

Sir how can I update my new mobile number in Aadhaar card?

Asked 2019-02-25 06:55:22 by Qadeer Syed

Answered by NewsBytes

In order to update your mobile number in Aadhaar, head to your nearest Aadhaar Enrolment Center. Obtain and fill out the Aadhaar update/correction form. Submit the form, along with the necessary documents, and requisite fee. Your Aadhaar data will soon be updated. You can download the updated Aadhaar card from the UIDAI website.

How can I update my mobile number and E-mail ID in my Aadhaar card?

Asked 2019-02-25 00:49:06 by Sanjib Samanta

Answered by NewsBytes

To update your mobile number or E-mail ID in your Aadhaar data, visit your nearest Aadhaar Enrolment Center. Get an Aadhaar updation/correction form, fill the same, and submit, along with the required documents, and payable fee.

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