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UIDAI – Unique Identification Authority of India (Aadhar)

The Unique Identification Authority of India abbreviated as UIDAI is a statutory body of the Government of India. The purpose to create UIDAI is to issue  Unique Identification Numbers (UID) also known as Aadhar Numbers to all the citizens of India. Aadhar number is a 12 digit number, every individual is issued a unique identification number by the  Unique Identification Authority of India. The goal of UIDAI is to Eliminate identity duplication and Identity verification and authentication at a low cost. In this article, we have given all the details regarding UIDAI.  Readers can bookmark this page to get the latest news from UIDAI. 

UIDAI- Objective

The main objective of UIDAI is to issue a 12-digit unique identification number (UID) to each individual in order to:

  • Do away with duplication of identities
  • Verify and authenticate identity in a cost-effective manner

UIDAI- History

Earlier, UIDAI was part of the Planning Commission, which has become NITI Ayog on 1st January 2015. UIDAI served as a branch of the NITI Aayog before becoming a statutory body. However, in 2015, the government modified the ‘Allocation of Business Rules’  in its gazette announcement to tie the UIDAI to the Ministery of Electronics and Information Technology(MeitY). The Government of India on 12 July 2016 under the terms of the Aadhaar Act, 2016, under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) created the Unique Identification Authority of India(UIDAI) as a statutory authority. The UID number, also known as Aadhaar number, was granted for the first time to a person living in Nandurbar, Maharashtra in 2010. The UIDAI is currently in charge of all stages of the Aadhaar Card life cycle, including enrolment, authentication, and administration. Below we have given brief information about UIDAI. 

Full form of UIDAI: Unique Identification Authority of India
Establishing Date: 12 July 2016
Status  Statutory Body
Under Ministry: Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY)
Purpose Identity verification and authentication(Generate Aadhar Number(UID) for the citizens of India)
CEO of UIDAI: Shri Pankaj Kumar
UIDAI Headquarters: Delhi

UIDAI- Services Provided

The government of India is mandating the linkage of all identification cards such as driving licence, PAN, voter ID, passport and accounts i.e. bank accounts, cellphone numbers, etc. with Aadhaar. for citizens of India, linking the PAN card and bank account to the Aadhaar is required. The UIDAI offers Aadhar-related services both online and offline. The following services offered by UIDAI are given below: 

Enrollment Services By UIDAI 

  1. Updation of the registered person’s information to data rectification 
  2. Aadhaar Status Verification
  3. Request a reprint
  4. Finding an Enrollment Center
  5. Obtaining an Aadhaar Retrieval of UID(Unique Identification Numbers)

Updating Details By UIDAI

  1. Online data are being updated.
  2. Requesting a letter of address validation
  3. Posting an update
  4. Examining the ‘update status’
  5. View the history of updates
  6. The enrolling centre has been updated.
  7. Status of online address update

Other Services By UIDAI

  1. Aadhaar number verification
  2. Check the status of your Aadhaar and bank account links.
  3. Verification of phone number and email address
  4. Biometrics locking and unlocking
  5. Examining the status of a complaint
  6. Complaints are recorded.
  7. Creating and retrieving virtual IDs
  8. e-KYC and SMS services

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Regional Offices of UIDAI for Aadhar

The regional offices of UIDAI are headed by a Deputy Director-General. Each regional office of UIDAI is made up of the Assistant Section Officers,  Deputy Directors, Section Officers, Accountants Assistant Directors General,  Support Staff, and Senior Accounts Officer. Have a look at the list of regional offices of UIDAI spread across the country in different states.  

Regional offices of UIDAI States or Union Territories covered under the regional offices of UIDAI
UIDAI RO at Guwahati Covers Nagaland, Manipur, Meghalaya, Tripura and Sikkim, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh and Assam
UIDAI RO at Delhi Covers Delhi, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan
UIDAI RO at Lucknow Covers Uttar Pradesh
UIDAI RO at Bengaluru Covers Pondicherry, Kerala, Tamil Naidu, Lakshadweep and Karnataka
UIDAI RO at Chandigarh Covers Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Jammu & Kashmir,  and Himachal Pradesh
UIDAI RO at Mumbai Covers Goa, Dadar & Nagar Haveli, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Daman & Diu
UIDAI RO at Ranchi Covers Jharkhand, West Bengal, Bihar
UIDAI RO at Hyderabad Covers Orissa, Telangana, Andaman and Nicobar, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh

UIDAI – Aadhar Act 2016 

The government of India passes the Aadhaar Act 2016 on 25 March 2016. As per the Aadhaar Act 2016, all Indian citizens are eligible to receive a 12-digit Aadhaar number by UIDAI. The government developed Aadhaar with the intention of establishing a comprehensive system to eradicate duplicate/fake identities in a cost-effective manner, supported by verification and authentication. The UIDAI is a Central Government-established Authority tasked with supervising responsibilities mandated by the Aadhar Act 2016. Some of the highlights of the Aadhar Act 2016 are 

  1. Aadhaar is a 12 digit unique identification number that will be distributed to all Indian citizens by UIDAI
  2. The Unique Identification Authority of India(UIDAI) is responsible for Aadhaar enrolment and authentication under the Aadhar Act 2016, including the operation and management of all stages of the Aadhaar life cycle.
  3. Once UIDAI issues an Aadhaar number, the same Aadhar number cannot be reissued to anybody else.
  4. All the authenticated data including biometric information and Aadhaar number are submitted to the Central Identities Data Repository for verification.

UIDAI Ecosystem

Enrolment agencies and registrars are involved in the enrollment process. The UIDAI recognises Registrars and appoints Enrollment Agencies to assist in the collection of biometric and demographic information.

Enrollment Agencies: Enrollment firms set up enrolment centres where citizens may enrol for Aadhar in collaboration with registrars. Multiple UIDAI-certified fingerprint scanners, iris scanners, and cameras are installed and linked to the UIDAI-designed standard Application Programming Interface (API). A registrar is a person or organisation that has been authorised or recognised by UIDAI to enrol individuals. Enrolling agencies are selected by registrars and are in charge of gathering demographic and biometric information from individuals throughout the enrolment process via the use of trained operators/supervisors.

Authentication: The UIDAI has established a scalable technique for fast resident authentication. The Aadhar authentication ecosystem can handle tens of millions of authentications per day and can be expanded even further as per the needs. Several Authentication User Agencies and Authentication Service Agencies from various private or government organisations have been appointed by the Unique Identification Authority of India(UIDAI).

 

UIDAI Aadhar- Grievances Redressal

UIDAI Regional Center

UIDAI has established a Centre to handle questions and complaints about Aadhaar enrolment, updates, and other services. When a person approaches an enrolling centre, the operator issues a written receipt for the complaint to be registered. The person can request the status of the complaint or any further updates by citing the number mentioned on the acknowledgement slip.

Complaints filed by post

Individuals can file complaints to the Unique Identification Authority of India(UIDAI) headquarters or regional offices. The concerns are investigated and then sent in hardcopy to the appropriate public grievance officer at UIDAI. The appropriate regional office/section resolves the dispute by responding directly to the complaint after informing the UIDAI grievance cell.

Complaint filed by Email

Many times, the UIDAI officials get the grievance by e-mail. These emails are reviewed and delivered to the appropriate officers. The implicated officer resolves the grievance by responding to the complaint by e-mail and notifying the grievance cell.

UIDAI: m-Aadhaar @uidai.gov.in

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has released the mAadhaar application on the google play store. mAadhaar App is available for IOS and Android users. This mAadhaar app provides the following services to users:

  1. Create Profile on mAadhaar: The user can create an Aadhaar profile if they have a registered mobile number
  2. On the mAadhaar app, users can lock and unlock their biometrics information
  3. mAadhaar generates a Virtual ID of the user. 

Steps to create a profile on the mAadhaar App

Step 1:  Firstly fill in your 12-digit Aadhaar number.

Step 2: Click on verify, the user must have an active mobile connection to create a profile on the mAadhaar App.

Step 3: A OTP(One time password) will be sent to your registered mobile number. Enter OTP and click on submit. Your profile will be created on the mAadhaar App.

Steps to generate virtual ID on the m-Aadhaar app

Here we have given steps to create a virtual ID on the m-Aadhaar app: 

Step 1: From the side menu, the ‘VID Generation’ button.

Step 2:Create a VID or use one that already exists.

Step 3: The user can see the VID on their system screen

The mAadhaar app also offers the following advantages:

  1. Aadhaar cardholders have the ability to lock and unlock their biometric identification services whenever they want.
  2. A holder can directly share his eKYC by message or email.
  3. One may now use the mAadhaar app’s time-based OTP feature, which is only valid for 30 seconds.
  4. This programme allows users to communicate information by scanning a QR code, which avoids data leaking.
  5. A cardholder can order a newly printed Aadhar card using the mAadhaar app by entering Aadhaar data for verification and paying a required amount.

UIDAI- Roles in India

In addition to providing services, the UIDAI is responsible for guaranteeing confidentiality, good governance, and developing techniques to build a more resilient system. The UIDAI is important in the following areas:

  1. To maintain the security and confidentiality of people’s identities, information, and authentication records.
  2. To guarantee that all persons and organisations comply with the Aadhaar Act.
  3. To provide a policy, procedure, and system for issuing Aadhaar numbers to persons who request them by submitting demographic and biometric information throughout the enrolment process.
  4. To assure the IT infrastructure’s availability, scalability, and resilience.
  5. To develop regulations and rules in accordance with the Aadhaar Act in order to carry out the requirements of the Aadhaar Act.

UIDAI Aadhar Update Form – Do’s and Don’ts

  1. Only attach papers that support the needed upgrade.
  2. Incorrect information and a lack of supporting documentation will result in the application being denied.
  3. Fill out the form in English and the local language used for Adhar enrollment.
  4. Names must not include salutations such as Ms/ Dr./ Mr/ Mrs ensure that the entire and complete address is entered since the Aadhar card will be delivered to that location.
  5. The form must be filled out entirely in capital characters.
  6. Complete all of the fields for updating.
  7. Any changes must include a mobile phone number.
  8. When self-attesting supporting papers, enter your name properly, along with your signature or thumbprint.

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UIDAI Aadhar @uidai.gov.in: FAQs

Q. What is the validity of the UIDAI Aadhar card?

UIDAI Aadhar card is valid for a lifetime.

Q. What Can I do if I lose my UIDAI Aadhaar card?

If you have misplaced or lost your UIDAI Adhaar card. Don’t be concerned. You may obtain a duplicate Aadhar card by visiting the UIDAI website and accessing Adhar online services and obtaining the PDF/e-Aadhaar.

Q. What is the purpose of the UIDAI Aadhaar Card?

UIDAI Aadhaar Card can be used as Identity proof and address proof, bank account, government subsidy, income tax, Mutual Fund. 

Q. Can the UIDAI Aadhaar card be obtained online?

No, enrolling in Aadhaar is a one-time physical activity that may be completed at any Aadhaar enrolment centre. To locate an Aadhar enrolment centre near you, go to the UIDAI website and search for the Aadhaar enrolment centre.

 

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