The 12 digit Unique Identification Number provided to the residents of India has been deactivated by the UIDAI. “Till date, approximately 81 lakhs Aadhaar numbers have been deactivated,” the minister informed the Parliament on Friday.
The reason behind this step has been explained by the Ministry of State for E&IT, PP Chaudhary is
Check if Your Aadhaar Number still exists
- Visit the UIDAI official website uidai.gov.in
- Tap on to the ‘Verify Aadhaar Number’ option on the right side of the home page.
- Enter the 12 digit verification number on the given box along with a security code and verify if your Aadhaar number still exists.
- In case the number exists a message will be displayed confirming the existence of the number. In case of deactivation of the number, a message will be sent saying the number does not exist.
Also the Government mandated linking Aadhaar with PAN for filing Income Tax Return or in obtaining new PAN card. Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) extended the last date of the process to 31st August.
This step of mandating the linkage of PAN and Aadhaar has been done in order to prevent the duplicity of the document. To know more about: Linking Aadhaar and PAN is a must: Hasmukh Aadhia
If you want to update your Aadhaar, you can do that easily through UIDAI Official website i.e. uidai.gov.in or offline. To know the whole process please see How to Update Aadhar Card Online and Offline