A recent press release has revealed that the government has deactivated approximately 81 lakh Aadhaar numbers for varying reasons. Under Section 27 and 28 of Aadhaar Regulations, 2016, a person’s Aadhaar number can be deactivated or canceled in case of discrepancies in the supporting documents or biometric data, or if multiple Aadhaar numbers are issued for a single person.
Aadhaars issued for children before 5 years, are to be updated for their biometrics once after 5 years and again at 15 years. If the updates are not done within the 2-year window period, it may lead to cancellation or deactivation of Aadhaar. In this wake, it gains importance to check if your Aadhaar number is active.
Simple Steps To Check The Status Of Your Aadhaar Card
- Go to https://uidai.gov.in/ (UIDAI homepage)
- Find a tab that says ‘Verify Aadhaar number’
- Click on the tab that lands you to a new page
- Enter your Aadhaar number and captcha code
- Click on verify
- A green check-mark appears if the entered Aadhaar number is active
What If You Find Your Aadhaar Number Inactive?
Visit your nearest Aadhaar center in person. Take along supporting documents. Fill the Aadhaar update form and get your biometrics re-verified. Pay INR 25 to the center and get your details updated. For your account to get updated, the new biometrics should match with the previous data.
Note: It is mandatory to mention a valid mobile number during the process.
In conclusion, comply with the government rules and regulations and stay safe. Lead a disciplined life to secure your financial future.