Government Extends Deadline for Free Aadhaar Updates: Here’s What You Need to Know

Ensuring Accuracy and Security in Your Aadhaar Details

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has once again displayed flexibility towards Aadhaar card holders by extending the deadline for updating their information online without incurring any charges. Residents now have until the 14th of June 2024 to ensure their Aadhaar details are current, offering a significant extension from the previous deadline of 14th March. This decision comes as a relief to many individuals who felt the initial timeframe was inadequate for completing their updates effectively.

Aadhaar, a 12-digit unique identity number issued to Indian residents, plays a crucial role in accessing government services and conducting financial transactions. By integrating biometric data with Aadhaar, the system acts as a safeguard against duplicity and aids in identifying fraudulent activities. Therefore, updating Aadhaar details promptly is essential to safeguard the accuracy of information and mitigate the risk of misuse.

The Importance of Updating Aadhaar Details:

  1. Accuracy: Maintaining accurate Aadhaar information minimises errors during authentication processes.
  2. Improved Services: Updated Aadhaar data facilitates the seamless delivery of government services and benefits.
  3. Security: Verifying demographic information strengthens Aadhaar’s security measures and aids in the detection of counterfeit identities.

Guidelines for Online Updating until June 14, 2024:

Residents can follow these steps to update their Aadhaar details online free of charge:

  1. Visit the myAadhaar portal:
  2. Login: Using your Aadhaar number and the OTP received on your registered mobile number.
  3. Review and Upload: Review existing details and upload relevant documents for correction.
  4. Consent and Submission: Upon uploading documents, submit consent for the update.

Free Updates Include:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Date of Birth/Age
  • Gender
  • Mobile Number
  • Email Address
  • Relationship Status
  • Information Sharing Consent

While demographic details can be updated online, biometric features such as facial photographs, iris scans, or fingerprints require verification at an Aadhaar Enrolment Centre.

Offline Update Process:

For those preferring offline channels, follow these steps:

  1. Locate Aadhaar Centres: Visit the Aadhaar locator website to find nearby enrolment centres.
  2. Visit Centre: Bring necessary documents and follow instructions for updating Aadhaar details.

A fee of Rs 50 is applicable for document updates at Aadhaar centres.

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