The Unique Identification Authority of India has deactivated close to 81 lakh Aadhaar numbers till date, Minister of State for Electronics and IT P P Chaudhary said on Friday. “Till date, approximately 81 lakh Aadhaar numbers have been deactivated. The state-, year- and reason-wise data is not maintained by the UIDAI,” Chaudhary informed the Rajya Sabha on Friday.
The Aadhaar numbers were deactivated for a number of reasons stated in Section 27 and 28 of Aadhaar (Enrolment and Update) Regulations, 2016. “Prior to enactment of the Aadhaar Act, 2016, the deactivation (suspension) of Aadhaar numbers was done as per the Aadhaar Life Cycle Management (ALCM) guideline,” Chaudhary said. He added that the regional offices of the UIDAI have authority to deactivate the Aadhaar numbers.
Wondering if your Aadhaar card is still active? Here are simple steps to check the same:
1) Open the main website of UIDAI and click on the ‘Verify Aadhaar Number’ tab which is under the Purple ‘Aadhaar Services’ section.
2) Once you click on the ‘Verify Aadhaar Number’ tab, it will redirect you to another page where you will be asked to put your Aadhaar card number and security code. Click ‘Verify’.
3) If your Aadhaar card number is active, then the last page will show ‘Active’ with your personal details alongside.
However, if your Aadhaar card is inactive, you will have to update your details at the nearest enrollment centre. You will need to submit all the required documents again for this. Once you’ve filled out the Aadhaar update form, your biometrics will also be re-verified. There’s a fee of Rs 25 which will have to be paid. The biometrics will only be updated if the old biometrics details match your new ones. In this case, your old biometric details will be nullified.
The documents required for updating Aadhaar card are basically divided into four categories; government authorised ID proof, birth certificate, residential proof and proof of relationship.
For ID proof you can submit any one of the following:
Passport, ration card or PDS Photo Card, PAN Card, driving license, voter ID, NREGS Job Card, government photo ID cards or PSU Issued service photo Identity Card, arms license, photo ID issued by a recognized educational institution, photo credit card, photo bank ATM card, kissan photo passbook, pensioner photo card,freedom fighter photo card, Ex-servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS)/ Central Government Health Service (CGHS) photo card, certificate of identity that has photo issued by Gazetted Officer or Tehsildar on a letterhead, address card that has name and photo issued by the department of posts.
For birth certificate you can submit any one of the following:
-SSLC certificate or book, birth certificate, passport, PAN card, certificate of date of birth that is issued by group A gazetted officer on a letterhead, government photo ID cards or PSU issued service photo identity card that contains the date of birth, mark sheet that has been issued by any government university or board, CGHS photo card or ECHS photo card, state or central pension payment order.
For residential proof you can submit any one of the following:
Bank Statement or Passbook, ration card, passport, post office statement or passbook, voter ID, government photo ID cards or PSU issued service photo identity card, driving license, water bill (It should not be more than 3 months old), electricity bill (It should not be more than 3 months old), property tax receipt (It should not be more than 1 year old), and landline telephone bill (It should not be more than 3 months old), credit card statement (It should not be more than 3 months old), signed letter that has photo from the bank on a letterhead, insurance policy, signed letter that has photo and is issued by a recognized educational institution on a letterhead, signed Letter that has photo and is issued by a registered Company on a letterhead, arms license, NREGS job card, pensioner card, kissan passbook, freedom fighter card, income tax assessment order, ECHS/ CGHS card, certificate of address that issued by the head of village panchayat or an equivalent authority (for rural areas), certificate of address that has photo and is issued by a MLA or MP or tehsildar or gazetted officer on a letterhead, vehicle registration certificate, registered lease/ sale/ rent agreement, caste and domicile certificate that has photo and is issued by the state government, address card that has photo and is issued by the department of posts, gas connection bill (It should not be more than 3 months old), disability ID card or handicapped medical certificate that is issued by the respective State or Union Territory government or administrators, passport of parents (in case of minors), passport of spouse, marriage certificate that has the address and is issued by the government, allotment Letter of accommodation that is issued by the state or central government and is not older than 3 years.