Indian Govt. Deactivates 81 Lakh Aadhaar Cards & Here’s Why | Check if Your Card is Valid or Not

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has deactivated around 81 lakh Aadhaar numbers till date. According to Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology, the government has deactivated around 81 lakh Aadhaar numbers. It appears that this move is a part of the surgical strike over black money and it aimed at weeding out illegal financial dealings. It must be noted that the government recently de-activated or deleted more than 11.44 lakh PANs (permanent account numbers) last month. It was reported that the government had taken the step after it was found that multiple numbers were allotted to one individual.

Why were the Aadhaar Cards deactivated

It was reported that there are more than several reasons due to which the Aadhaar numbers were deactivated. These number of reasons have been stated in Section 27 and Section 28 of the Aadhaar (Enrolment and Update) Regulations, 2016. As per an official statement, the deactivation (suspension) of Aadhaar numbers was done according to the Aadhaar Life Cycle Management (ALCM) guideline. Under the provisions of Sections 27 and 28, Aadhaar of a person can be deactivated or cancelled if multiple Aadhaars card numbers have been issued to the same individual. In addition to this, the Aadhaars card can also be cancelled if there is a divergence in the biometric data or supporting credentials.

How to check whether your Aadhar card is Active or not?

Visit the official website of the Unique Identification Authority of India (Uidai). After visiting the official website, click the ‘Verify Aadhaar Number ‘ link on the website. The verifying link is just under Aadhaar Services section and just by clicking on this link you will be redirected to another page. Once the new page is open, enter the 12-digit Unique Aadhaar number in the mentioned box. After entering the Aadhaar number enter the ‘Security Code‘ displayed on the page in the verification box, and click ‘Verify‘.you If your Aadhaar number is valid, you will get a message stating that your Aadhaar number exists. It will display the age band you belong to. For instance, age band: 40-50 years. It will show your gender and the state. In the case of invalid Aadhaar number, a promt will appear mentioning ‘the number does not exist’.

Immediately after clicking the ‘Verify’ button you will instantly get the message stating that your Aadhaar number exists if your Aadhaar number is valid. This text will also display the age band you belong to besides displaying your gender and the state. However, in the case of invalid Aadhaar number, the page will say that the number does not exist.

In case of an invalid Aadhaar number, the page will prompt that  ‘Aadhaar number does not exist’. If all goes well you just do not need to worry, but if it appears ‘number does not exist’, you certainly need to worry.

What to do if your Aadhaar number is ‘Invalid’

Well, if your Aadhaar number is invalid, we suggest you to contact the department, details of which are mentioned on the official website for further information.

Source: Economic Times

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