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UIDAI makes the online document update facility for Aadhaar free till 14th June


An official statement on Wednesday said that India’s unique identification authority has made the online document update facility for Aadhaar free until June 14.

Earlier, residents had to pay Rs. 25 to update their documents on the Aadhaar portal.

“Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has decided to allow residents to update documents in Aadhaar online for free, which is a people-centric move that will benefit millions of residents… The free service is available for the next three months i.e. from March 15 to June 14, 2023.”

In accordance with the Aadhaar Registration and Update Regulations, 2016, Aadhaar number holders may, upon completion every 10 years from the date of Aadhaar registration, update their Aadhaar supporting documents, at least once, by submitting Proof of Identity (POI) and Proof of Address (POA) documents. ), in order to ensure the continued accuracy of their information.

“It is important to note that this service is free of charge only on the myAadhaar portal and will continue to attract a fee of Rs 50 at physical Aadhaar centres, as in the previous case,” the statement said.

However, normal fees will apply if a document is submitted to change demographic details (name, date of birth, address, etc.).

Updated documents help in improving the ease of living and providing better service by the government and enhance the success rate of Aadhaar endorsement.

“UIDAI encourages residents to upload their Proof of Identity and Proof of Address (PoI/PoA) documents to re-verify their demographic details, especially if the Aadhaar was issued 10 years ago and has never been updated. This will help improve ease of living, provide better service and boost success rate Authentication”.

Nearly 1,200 government schemes and programmes, operated by the central and state governments, use Aadhaar-based identification to deliver services. Besides, many other services, including financial institutions such as banks, non-profit financial companies, etc., also use Aadhaar to seamlessly authenticate and onboard customers.

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