Aadhaar card updation now easier: Here is government’s latest move
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has allowed the Common Service Centre (CSC), an SPV (special purpose vehicle) under the Ministry of IT and Electronics, to start the Aadhaar updation facility at 20,000 centres that operate as Banking Correspondents (BCs).
Updating your Aadhaar card is now easier than ever. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has allowed the Common Service Centre (CSC), an SPV (special purpose vehicle) under the Ministry of IT and Electronics, to start the Aadhaar updation facility at 20,000 centres that operate as Banking Correspondents (BCs).
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, in a tweet announced that the necessary permissions have been granted to these CSCs after which 20,000 such centres will start providing Aadhaar updation facility to Indians across the country.
"To make Aadhaar updation easier for citizens, the UIDAI has permitted CSCs which are designated banking correspondents of banks, to offer Aadhaar update services. Around 20,000 such CSCs will now be able to offer this service to citizens." Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad tweeted.
The UIDAI has set the June deadline for start of work after CSCs with banking facilities upgrade their infrastructure and get other necessary approvals.Earlier, CSCs were also allowed to process Aadhaar enrollment as well but it stopped in September 2017 after privacy and data security-related debates in the country.
Aadhaar card has been made mandatory by the Indian government for various purposes like filing income tax return, getting a PAN card. It is also mandatory to avail benefits of various government schemes. The government encourages citizens to keep their Aadhaar cards updated so that it can serve as a valid proof. The address on your Aadhaar card can be updated both offline and online.
For updation, you can provide one of the assigned 44 address proof documents. These include Passport, Rent agreement, bank statement or passbook, driving license, telephone bill, electricity bill, water bill, voter ID card, among others.
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