Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has permitted Common Service Centres (CSCs), a special purpose vehicle under the Ministry of Information Technology and Electronics with designated banking correspondents, to offer the facility to update Aadhar card at around 20,000 centres. People can also access Aadhaar-related services at bank branches, post offices and other centres at government premises authorised by UIDAI.
Aadhar is a 12-digit unique identity number that residents in India can obtain voluntarily based on their biometric (fingerprints, iris scans and a facial photograph) and demographic (date of birth, name, gender, address) data. Aadhar card or e-Aadhar card is a valid proof of identity.
The UIDAI website contains a comprehensive list of all frequently asked questions (FAQs) relating to Aadhar card that can be accessed here.
Some common queries are addressed below:
Why is Aadhar card required?
Aadhar is mandatory for various purposes such as filing income tax returns and getting a PAN card made and availing benefits of government services such as direct benefit transfer schemes.
Can one apply for Aadhar card twice?
An individual may apply or enroll for the Aadhar card more than once but the UID number can only be one since it is issued against the uique biometrics of an individual.
What is the validity time of Aadhar card?
An Aadhar card comes with lifetime validity. Individuals may update their Aadhar card whenever required…Read more>>