Aadhaar card is a biometric document that stores an individual’s personal details in the government database. It carries a 12-digit unique identification number issued by the Government of India, to every resident of the country, by obtaining the biometric and demographic details of the individual.
The Aadhaar project was initiated towards having a single and unique identification document. Though Aadhaar can be used as a sole identification proof, it does not function to rule out other identification documents. It is fast becoming the government’s base for public welfare and citizen services. As the Aadhaar is based on the biometric details of an individual, it negates the possibility of misuse and can be deemed as a comprehensive and secure identity proof.
As per the UIDAI website, there are three ways to update or correct your details:
1. Update your details online
2. Request an update by post
3. Visit a nearby enrolment centre
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The Aadhaar enrolment form is used to update and add various details to the Aadhaar card. The application is available at the enrolment centers or can be downloaded from the official UIDAI website. The form consists of two pages, where the first page needs to be filled with the required information and the second page contains instructions for reference while filling up the form.
Listed below are the contents of the Aadhaar correction form
Pre-enrolment ID: The pre-enrolment ID or the acknowledgement number received by the applicant after online application of Aadhaar.
NPR number: You need to provide the NPR / TIN number. NPR stands for National Population Register (NPR) survey slip and TIN stands for Tax Identification Number.
Gender: the applicant needs to mention the gender which is male/female/transgender.
Full Address, e-mail id and mobile number: Fill up details like address/mobile number and e-mail id. The address mentioned is where the Aadhaar card will be posted.
Family details of Father/Mother/Guardian/Husband/Wife: the column where the applicant must mention the family details. Details of Father/Mother/Guardian is mandatory in case the child is below 5 years of age.
Details of document proof: (proof of identity, proof of address and proof of date of birth): updated document needs to be submitted.
Introducer or head of family: documents that validate the applicant’s relationship with the head of the family must be submitted.
Applicant’s signature/thumbprint: the signature of the applicant in running hand.
Downloading the Aadhaar correction form is easy and simple. Follow the below mentioned steps to download the Aadhaar correction form:
3. Click on the PDF icon to download the enrolment/correction form.
Once you complete downloading your Aadhaar card, save it on your computer and take a print out. Fill the necessary details along with the details that need rectification. Attach the required documents/proofs that support the correction details. The rectified Aadhaar card correction form along with the attached documents has to be sent to the address below:
Post box no. 10,
Madhya Pradesh – 480001
Post box no. 99,
Hyderabad – 500032,
All residents of India can apply for an Aadhaar card. Any person of Indian origin is eligible to obtain Aadhaar, including every resident of India above 15 years of age and NRIs.
To apply for Aadhaar card, you have to fill up the enrolment form. The enrolment form can be filled both online and offline. The form is available on the official website of UIDAI, where it can be downloaded and printed for the offline procedure. Submit the duly filled form through post to the nearest enrolment centre.
The benefit of having an Aadhaar is it makes life easier by providing comprehensive data and has also served to minimize corruption and pilferage. Listed below are some important benefits of Aadhaar:
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