Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has asked citizens to take some precautions regarding their 12-digit biometric number, which is a vital tool of identification. Everyone, whether young or old, can apply for Aadhaar card at UIDAI.
However, everyone must provide name, date of birth, gender, address, mobile number, proof of relationships and email ID, among others. To apply, there are Aadhaar card enrolment centres available across India, where citizens can provide personal details.
During this process, biometric information is taken of applicants such as fingerprints, iris scans and facial photograph. Once these details are taken an enrolment ID is given, which also holds similar value as the real Aadhaar card.
It would be 12-digit biometric card, which comes after enrolment, that holds final proof of your identity. That is what UIDAI has asked citizens to take precautions over.
UIDAI via its Twitter account said, “Not every 12-digit number is Aadhaar.”
To check whether your Aadhaar card number is valid. You can visit at UIDAI website and go in the section of My Aadhaar. Under sub-section Aadhaar services there would be a column mentioned ‘Verify Your Aadhaar Number’.
You will be directed to a page with headline Verify Aadhaar. Enter the 12 digit Aadhaar number in the relevant box to verify if your Aadhaar number is valid or not deactivated………Read More>>