The government has amended the Aadhaar rules, under which it is now mandatory for the Aadhaar card holder to update the identity and residence documents at least once in every 10 years. According to a notification published in the official gazette by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Broadcasting, the updating of Aadhaar will ensure consistent accuracy of relevant information in the Central Identity Data Repository, sources said.
The ministry has said in the notification that the Aadhaar holder will have to update the identity and residence proof documents at least once before the completion of every 10 years from the date of enrollment of Aadhaar. This will ensure accuracy on the basis of consistency of Aadhaar related information in CIDR.
Sources said that the provisions of the Aadhaar Regulations have been changed. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) last year urged people to update their identity and residence proof documents if it has been more than 10 years since they got the Aadhaar number and have not updated the relevant information again. should do.
UIDAI has developed a feature of ‘Update Document’ for the convenience of Aadhaar holders. This facility can be availed online through ‘My Aadhaar’ app. The concerned person can also visit any Aadhaar Enrollment Center to avail this facility.
Through the new facility, Aadhaar holder can re-verify relevant information by updating identity proof and residential certificate documents. UIDAI said that 134 crore Aadhaar numbers have been issued so far. It is not yet known whether some Aadhaar holders will be required to update their information after the new measures by UIDAI.