Biometric update is must for children, says UIDAI DDG : The Tribune India


Tribune press service

Karnal, October 7

A review meeting on the progress of Aadhaar was organized by Bhawna Garg, Deputy Director General (DDG), Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) with the district authorities here, during which representatives from various departments such as health, education and banking, among others were present.

The DDG said that a new provision for uploading documents has been introduced by UIDAI through which residents can upload their latest documents to the Aadhaar database. This has been especially useful for those whose Aadhaar cards were issued more than 10 years ago.

Check the details carefully

Residents should check their details carefully when registering/updating their Aadhaar as there is a limit for updating details such as name, date of birth and gender. While the name in Aadhaar can be updated twice, the date of birth and gender can be corrected once. —Bhawna Garg, Deputy Managing Director, UIDAI

She asked the officers concerned to make residents aware of this provision so that more and more people can take advantage of it. The facility can be used online as well as by visiting an Aadhaar Center.

She insisted on the completion of Aadhaar registration for children, especially in the age category 0-5 years, and for this, Aadhaar registration was organized by the district administration. The DDG said that special Aadhaar enrollment campaigns could also be conducted in aanganwari centers to cover the age category 0-five years. She emphasized registration through India’s post-payment banks at vaccination camps and birthing units.

The DDG said the district should focus on completing the mandatory biometric update for children after they turn five and 15. The mandatory biometric update was free. If biometrics were not updated by an Aadhaar holder within two years of reaching this age, the Aadhaar could be deactivated.

For any demographic update such as address, update, correction of name, date of birth and gender, the fee is Rs 50 and for biometric update, i.e. i.e. changing a photo or updating iris or fingerprints in Aadhaar card, the fee is 100 rupees. in the event of overbilling, local residents can file complaints to the toll-free number 1947.

She also said that residents can also download the mAadhaar app on their cell phones, which not only enables them to carry Aadhaar on their cell phones, but also helps residents avail many Aadhaar services online. The mAadhaar app also allows residents to lock their biometrics into Aadhaar.

“Residents should check their details carefully while registering/updating Aadhaar as there is a limit for updating details such as name, date of birth and gender. While the name in Aadhaar can be updated twice, the date of birth and gender can be corrected once,” she said. At the same time, a training session was also organized for Aadhaar operators by UIDAI officials.

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