Aadhaar linkage deadlines are near and deadline for submitting KYC (Know Your Customer) details to PPIs (Prepaid Payment Instrument) such as Paytm, MobiKwik, etc was on 28th Feb 2018. The initial deadline for the wallets was December 31st, 2017, which was later extended to February 28, 2018.
The RBI (Reserve Bank of India) refused to extend the deadline any further and says
However, assurance has been given by the authority that if someone fails to meet the given deadline, they would not lose money in their mobile wallets
He further added that
How to reactivate e – wallet
Once the customer provide their Aadhaar details which is a part of KYC (Know Your Customer) process, they can enjoy full services of their mobile wallets.
The process for most e – wallets is almost the same: you open the app and type your registered mobile number and you will receive a One Time Password (OTP) on your registered mobile number and put the OTP and you will be able to upload your Aadhaar details.
In case of Paytm, people can either visit a nearest Paytm KYC centre or schedule a visit from a Paytm representative after uploading Aadhaar details on the app.
However, PPIs apparently find the KYC requirement a challenging job as they fear business loss if stricter guidelines are implemented with majority customers sticking to minimum KYC.
The Supreme Court of India on March 27,2017 ordered that the government cannot be stopped from using Aadhaar identification for its non-welfare schemes like opening of bank accounts, filing of tax returns, verification of new and existing mobile phone numbers and user credentials etc. Many citizens have expressed their doubts and misconceptions about the Aadhaar card. The court has also maintained that the government cannot make Aadhaar mandatory for welfare schemes and it has allowed the government to use it in some schemes, not permitted to be used as a mandatory requirement.
There are two types of Aadhaar forms. The first is the enrolment form and the second if you want to make any changes to the details provided.
Aadhaar Enrollment Form
By filling this form you will finish the first step towards achieving your Aadhaar card. While filling up this form a person should provide the following information
- Your name, date of birth, address and contact information.
- Parent’s if the person who has applied is below the age of 5 years.
- In the following two sections you are required give permission to UIDAI on your bank details, consent for inclusion in welfare schemes and linking bank accounts to Aadhar.
- The Aadhaar enrollment requires the submission of a number of documents like Proof of Address, Proof of Identity and the document related with it. In the next section you need to choose how you would like to verify that information.
- In case you do not have a proof of identity or address, then you use the identity proof of an introducer or the head of your family.
- You will also have to attest the form, as will your introducer/HOF, if you don’t have the required documents.
Aadhaar Correction/Updation Form
In case of any mistakes or changes (eg change in address, name, mobile number), a person must fill in the correction form. The following details must be provided in this form
- Indicating which piece of information needs to be changed.
- Details of the information that will need to be changed. For example, if the name needs to be corrected then you will provide the name that it needs to be changed to.
- The form can also be filled in English and in your local language.
- Once again you will have to mention the documents that you intended on submitting as proof.
- The last thing to do will be to attest the form and send it to the addresses mentioned on the form.
To know more about Aadhaar Registration Please visit the official website at https://uidai.gov.in/
While the Aadhaar card was initially granted only to Indian residents, the central government has now made a provision to issue the same to Non Resident Indians (NRI) as well. The card comprises of a 12-digit number unique to every individual.
As per the Aadhaar Act 2016, only a resident who has resided for a period or periods amounting in all to 182 days or more in the 12 months immediately preceding the date of application for enrollment is eligible for Aadhaar.
This move was considered important not only to keep a count on the demographic profile of the country but also acts as a unique card comprising of biometric as well as identity and address proof of every Indian citizen.
Steps To Apply For An Aadhaar Card
The Aadhaar enrollment is a very simple and a hassle free process. The process is same for both Indians as well as Non Indian Residents (NRIs). Application for an Aadhaar card should meet the following steps:
- The first step is to enroll yourself for an Aadhaar. This is done by filling in the enrollment form in any Aadhaar enrollment centre anywhere in this country. You can locate your nearby Aadhaar centre by visiting the official UIDAI website
- After successful enrollment an acknowledged slip will be provided for your future use. In case you have lost your slip in can retrieve the same in the official website of UIDAI. This will require your mobile number registered at the time of enrollment.
- To check your Aadhaar status all you need to do is visit the official UIDAI website, click the “enroll and get Aadhaar option”. After this click on to “check Aadhaar status” option. This will redirect you to a page wherein you will have to fill your 28-digit enrollment id. The 28 digit enrollment id comprises of your 14 digit enrollment number provided at the top of your acknowledgment slip and 14 digit date and time (dd/mm/yyyy hh:mm:ss) of your enrollment.
- Finally, you need to fill in the security code provided in the captcha in the right hand side.
Procedure To Fill The Enrollment Form
The procedure to apply for an Aadhaar card is same for both NRIs as well Indian citizens.
Steps to fill in the enrollment form: –
There are all total 12 columns in the form. A step by step guideline to fill the form is provided below: –
- Pre enrollment id – This is not a mandatory field. If you want to provide your demographic data online to UIDAI you can visit their official website and after filling in your details you will be provided with a pre enrollment id. You may provide this number in this column
- NPR receipt/TIN number – This refers to national population survey slip or Tax Identification number. This is again not a mandatory field
- Full Name – Here you should mention your full name, I.e., your first name, your middle name and your surname. Your name should match with the name that provided in your identity proof document
- Gender – Here you will have to identify your gender as male, female or Transgender
- Age – If you are not sure about your age, you can provide your approximate age. If you do not have any documents to prove your age, then click on the declared box and if you have the documents to prove your age then click the verified box
- Address – Here you need to provide your address. Your address should match the address that you have provided in your address proof document. Along with your address, you also need to provide your mobile number and email id
- Details of family members – this is not a mandatory column for adults but it is compulsory for children below the age of 5. Parents should provide their names and Aadhaar numbers.
- Consent – By giving your consent you will allow UIDAI to share the information that you have provided to the public service agencies
- Doc provided – In the column “for document based”, it is mandatory to provide your Proof of Identity and Proof of Address. The proof of date of birth is mandatory you have selected the verified box in the date birth field. Proof of relationship document is mandatory if you are using an introducer or a head of the family to enroll for an Aadhaar card (e.g.: -passport, pension card, marriage certificate etc.)
- Introducer/head of the family – In case a person does not have any proof of Address or proof of identity than he or she will have to fill in the credentials of the head of the family
- Signature – Here the applicant will have given his/her signature, name or thumbprint to authenticate the form.
Documents Required for Aadhaar Card for NRIs
1)Documents that establish your identity as a Non Residential Indian (NRI)
5)Documents linking your connection with the country where they hold green card/residency (this will be verified by officials to see whether or not you are eligible for Aadhaar card)
The full list of documents is given below.
Finger Tip Scanning
After successful submission of your enrollment form, you will be called for your fingertip scanning where all of your ten fingers will be scanned. This is done to ensure that your biometric data is unique. For this, you will have to personally visit the Aadhaar card centre
The iris scanning will be done in the Aadhaar card centre itself. This is done to make sure that your data is not confused with anyone else
This is also done in the Aadhaar centre. A photograph of the applicant is taken by a web camera and is added to the Aadhaar card
After successfully scanning and submitting all the documents, the authorities takes a minimum of three months to produce an Aadhaar card. You can check the status of your Aadhaar card in the official website of UIDAI.
Now getting registered for a marriage is a few clicks away for the couples. The couples who are willing to get married under the Special Act 1954, the Government has recently introduced the Aadhaar – Based online facility for the process and thus making it be mandatory. With this online process, the best part is that there is no need of a lawyer or middlemen in the tehsil office to get the marriage certificate issued.
Brajesh Pathak, the State Minister for Law and Justice said that
To get your marriage registered, the user has to login to igrsup.gov.in. The applicant couple (both husband and wife) must have an Aadhaar Card with their mobile numbers. After the filling of the form, a One-Time Password is sent for the access to the payment gateway.
Once the payment is done (Rs 10 within the first month of the marriage and Rs 20 if more than 30 days have passed) an acknowledgment receipt is provided and the copy of the marriage certificate can be downloaded. The process includes Biometric Authentication. Thousands of people have actually used this facility and have been successfully implemented.
The Law Commission of India has recommended that the marriage registration has been made compulsory within 30 days of the wedding, with no exemption to any religious community. The Panel has also decided severe punishments for those who do not follow the rules and for those who have provided the wrong information.
Different camps are organized to help the couples, who have married earlier but have no certificate. The Officials said that UP is well prepared to implement the order and since the system is linked with UIDAI, it will prevent the misuse.
Brajesh Pathak made a statement that
The UP Director General of Unique Identification Authority of India Reema Singh claimed that 100% of the population have their Aadhaar Card. she said
The Aadhaar card is a 12 digit unique identification number issued by UIDAI to every Indian citizen. The Aadhaar card comprises of the demographic details, identity details and the biometric details of an individual.
Recently the Indian government has made Aadhaar mandatory to avail almost all day to day services. For instance, Aadhaar is a mandatory KYC document to open a new bank account, to avail government subsidies and schemes, to activate SIM cards etc. Thus keeping in view the importance of an Aadhaar card, it must be applied for without wasting any more time.
5 Ways Easy Ways To Check Aadhaar Application Status Online
After applying for an Aadhaar card, it usually takes 60 to 90 days via post to reach at your doorstep. However, sometimes the delivery takes time but sometimes the Aadhaar card does not get delivered when it gets rejected during the verification process.
The government has provided various online avenues by which you check the status of your Aadhaar application. Details of the methods are given below:
Check Status using Acknowledgement Slip
Every applicant is provided with an acknowledgement slip which is generated at the time of enrollment. You check your Aadhaar application status by providing your 14 digit enrollment id in UIDAI website. It must be noted that the 14 digit enrollment id is the combination of date, month, year and time when the slip has been generated.
Check Status without Acknowledgement Slip
You can also check your enrollment id online by following the steps given below
- Visit the official website of UIDAI.
- Click on “find UID/EID” option in the Aadhaar kiosk page.
- Click on the option to retrieve your 28 digit enrollment number.
- Enter your details like full name, email id, mobile number and security code.
- An OTP will be sent to your registered mobile number. Enter the OTP in the appropriate box and click on “Verify OTP“.
Check Status via SMS
You can also check your Aadhaar application status by typing UID status – space – 14 digit enrollment number or UID status – space – 18 digit EID and then send this message to 51969 from your registered mobile number.
Check status by calling the Aadhaar Support Number
You can check your status by calling the dedicated Aadhaar support center. The Aadhaar center number, that is 1947 is tollfree. You are required to provide your 14 digit enrollment number to know your status.
Check Aadhaar Status via Post Office
You can also visit your nearest local post office to check whether your Aadhaar card has arrived. The post office authorities might ask for your 14 digit enrollment id so it is advisable to keep you acknowledgement slip handy.