Aadhaar Updates: UIDAI demonstrates zero tolerance against unauthorized agencies and websites

Demonstrating zero tolerance to unauthorized websites and mobile applications providing Aadhaar-related services illegally by charging excessive money from the public, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) in an stern action against them has got shut down 12


Demonstrating zero tolerance to unauthorized websites and mobile applications providing Aadhaar-related services illegally by charging excessive money from the public, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) in an stern action against them has got shut down 12

websites and 12 mobile applications available on the Google Playstore; and has directed further to close down 26 more such fraudulent and illegal websites/applications.

UIDAI noticed that these websites and mobile application downloadable through Google Play Store were providing unauthorized Aadhaar related services such as downloading online Aadhaar card, providing status of Aadhaar generation, PVC Aadhaar Card, etc. to residents and in that process they were illegally obtaining the Aadhaar number/enrolment details from the residents.

“UIDAI has not authorized the owners of these mobile applications or websites to extend any Aadhaar related services on its behalf,” said Dr. Ajay Bhushan Pandey, CEO, UIDAI.

He further added, “Any Aadhaar-related demographic information can only be shared following the procedures laid down in the Aadhaar Act 2016. Any such violation is punishable under Section 38 and Chapter VII of the Aadhaar Act that provides punishment for “Whoever, not being authorized by the Authority, intentionally accesses or secures, downloads, copies or extracts any data from the Central Identities Data Repository or stored in any removable storage medium…”

To update your Aadhaar card, you need to visit the nearest authorised enrollment centre. You may easily search for the authorised center online. For making any updates you need to fill a simple form of updation and no additional documents are required except your Aadhaar card number. However, if you want to correct your address proof, you may require to submit a self-attested identity proof or address proofs, other than that using the online self accessible portal you can update the various other informations.


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