A guide to FAQs around Aadhaar

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31 May 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.

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.

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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

I have corrected DoB once. Can I correct it again?

How to add/update surname in Aadhaar card?

How can I track my Aadhaar update status?

Can I link mobile number with Aadhaar online?

How to change/update Date of Birth (DoB) in Aadhaar?

How to link Aadhaar with phone number?

What is the use of QR code in Aadhaar?

How to update details like address, phone number, DoB etc. in Aadhaar card?

Can details like name, DoB, and Email ID be changed online or will I have to visit an Aadhaar branch?

My father's age is 85 years but the biometrics are not readable. I have tried to update previously, but it fails. What can I do?

My adhar is getting rejected. I enrolled in 2012 but still I don't have my adhar number. Please let me know why it happens?

My fingerprints are not coming on the machine as my biometrics is also get failed. What should I do?

How to change photo and address in Aadhaar?

How to make correction in Aadhaar DoB?

How can I change my name, address, and DoB in Aadhaar?

How to change name and DoB in Aadhaar?

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I have corrected DoB once. Can I correct it again?

Asked 2019-06-08 11:09:28 by pk.palak creation

Answered by NewsBytes

Yes, you can update your DoB in Aadhaar more than once. You just have to visit your nearest Aadhaar Enrolment Centre, and place a request in this regard.

How to add/update surname in Aadhaar card?

Asked 2019-06-04 13:41:37 by Deepu Thakur

Answered by NewsBytes

In order to add/update your surname in Aadhaar, visit your nearest Aadhaar Enrolment Centre, get an Aadhaar update/correction form, fill it up, and submit along with necessary documents and required fee.

How can I track my Aadhaar update status?

Asked 2019-06-02 21:52:47 by Vivek Jain Badkul

Answered by NewsBytes

You can track your Aadhaar update status using the URN on the acknowledgement slip issued to you at the time of update/correction.

Can I link mobile number with Aadhaar online?

Asked 2019-06-02 13:32:20 by Md Danish

Answered by NewsBytes

No, one cannot link mobile number with Aadhaar online. To do so, you'll have to visit your nearest Aadhaar Enrolment Centre. Once there, get an Aadhaar update/correction form, fill the details along with your mobile number. Attach necessary documents, pay the required fee, and you're done.

How to change/update Date of Birth (DoB) in Aadhaar?

Asked 2019-06-02 09:47:48 by Gayaprasad Gayaprsad

Answered by NewsBytes

To change/update your Date of Birth (DoB) in your Aadhaar card, visit your neatest Aadhaar Enrolment Centre, get an Aadhaar update/correction form, fill up the details, attach necessary documents, pay the required fee, and you're done.

How to link Aadhaar with phone number?

Asked 2019-06-02 09:40:56 by Prakash Ingale

Answered by NewsBytes

In order to add your phone number in Aadhaar, visit your nearest Aadhaar Enrolment Centre, get an Aadhaar update/correction form, provide your contact details, submit necessary documents, pay the required fee, and you're done.

What is the use of QR code in Aadhaar?

Asked 2019-06-02 06:43:23 by Lakshmi Ammu

Answered by NewsBytes

The QR code in your Aadhaar card contains your demographic details. It can be scanned to use for verification purposes.

How to update details like address, phone number, DoB etc. in Aadhaar card?

Asked 2019-06-02 04:36:15 by Imtiyaz ahmed k

Answered by NewsBytes

To change/update your details such as address, phone number, DoB etc. in your Aadhaar card, visit your nearest Aadhaar Enrolment Centre, get an Aadhaar update/correction form, fill up the details, attach necessary documents, pay the required fee, and you're done.

Can details like name, DoB, and Email ID be changed online or will I have to visit an Aadhaar branch?

Asked 2019-06-02 01:15:04 by Sunil Vanvari

Answered by NewsBytes

There's no online provision to change/update details like name, DoB, and Email ID in your Aadhaar card. You will have to visit an Aadhaar Enrolment Centre to facilitate such changes.

My father's age is 85 years but the biometrics are not readable. I have tried to update previously, but it fails. What can I do?

Asked 2019-06-01 17:23:51 by Raghbir Singh

Answered by NewsBytes

You can register a complaint in this regard with the UIDAI. To do so, visit the UIDAI website, then under the 'Contact and Support' drop down menu, click on 'File a complaint' link. You will be redirected to a new page, wherein you will be required to enter your personal and complaint-related details. Finally, click on 'Submit' button, and you're done.

My adhar is getting rejected. I enrolled in 2012 but still I don't have my adhar number. Please let me know why it happens?

Asked 2019-06-01 12:40:33 by Akash Kamble

Answered by NewsBytes

You can place a complaint in this regard with the UIDAI. To do so, visit the UIDAI website, then under the 'Contact and Support' drop down menu, click on 'File a complaint' link. Following this, you will be redirected to a new page, wherein you will have to enter your personal and complaint-related details. Finally, click on 'Submit' button, and you are done.

My fingerprints are not coming on the machine as my biometrics is also get failed. What should I do?

Asked 2019-06-01 08:18:28 by karan tinani

Answered by NewsBytes

You can place a complaint in this regard with the UIDAI. To do so, visit the UIDAI website, then under the 'Contact and Support' drop down menu, click on 'File a complaint' link. Following this, you will be redirected to a new page, wherein you will have to enter your personal and complaint-related details. Finally, click on 'Submit' button, and you are done.

How to change photo and address in Aadhaar?

Asked 2019-06-01 05:55:49 by TABREZ PASHA

Answered by NewsBytes

To change your photo and address in Aadhaar card, visit your nearest Aadhaar Enrolment Centre.

How to make correction in Aadhaar DoB?

Asked 2019-06-01 05:39:23 by pk.palak creation

Answered by NewsBytes

To change/update your Date of Birth (DoB) in your Aadhaar card, visit your neatest Aadhaar Enrolment Centre, get an Aadhaar update/correction form, fill up the details, attach necessary documents, pay the required fee, and you're done.

How can I change my name, address, and DoB in Aadhaar?

Asked 2019-06-01 02:11:10 by Afroz Afroz

Answered by NewsBytes

In order to change your name, address, and DoB in Aadhaar, visit your nearest Aadhaar Enrolment Centre. Get an Aadhaar update/correction form, fill the same, attach necessary documents, pay the required fee, and you're done.

How to change name and DoB in Aadhaar?

Asked 2019-06-01 02:09:39 by Afroz Afroz

Answered by NewsBytes

In order to change your name and DoB in Aadhaar, visit your nearest Aadhaar Enrolment Centre, get an Aadhaar update/correction form, fill it up, attach necessary documents, pay the required fee, and you're done.

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