Having a UIDAI number is not enough for enjoying the membership of India. It is very important to know some rules that are mandatory for inheriting the citizenship of India. If you are an Aadhaar card holder then you need to know the following inevitable rule-
According to the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), from the fate of issuing the Aadhaar Card to an individual, if he/she doesn’t utilize it for the next 3 years from the date of issue, then the Aadhaar Card gets deactivated.
This does not state that the usage of Aadhaar Card is mandatory, but keeping it awaited for the next 3 years will hold it for further usage.
Places where the Aadhaar Card can be used–
You get your Aadhaar Card linked to various government schemes, use it as your identity proof wherever required in the documentation processes. While, it is not mandatory to use the Aadhaar Card in the banks (private or government), but you can still use them so as the base card doesn’t gets deactivated.
Aadhaar can be used as your identity and also your residential address proof. For passport documentation, you can use the Aadhaar card as your prioritized ID proof.
But if in case, you haven’t used your Aadhaar card for 3 consecutive years, there is no need to freak out-as there are ways where you can check the status of your Aadhaar to find out whether it has been deactivated or not by the government portal.
Check the status of your Aadhaar Card-
UIDAI offers the option to check the status of your Aadhaar Card online and make changes accordingly-following the said procedures.
Click on the UIDAI official website-go to Verify Base Number option (sub categorized under MY AADHAAR)-Enter your 12 digit unique identification Aadhaar Number and you will notice a red or green colored line visible on your search results.
Here, the Red color indicates-Aadhaar has been deactivated.
Green will indicate that your Aadhaar is still active to be used everywhere required.
The Aadhaar card has become an important document and the Indian government has made it mandatory to link the Aadhaar card with the pan card of an individual, so it is important to know that you can now make changes online in the Aadhaar card online portal.
Important (Things that cannot be changed for more than once in your Aadhaar Card) –
UIDAI Aadhaar Special Update-There are two things which cannot be modified in your Aadhaar card for more than once, regardless of the online or offline Aadhaar Enrollment centers.
- Date of Birth –
Birth-dates cannot be changed more than once in Aadhaar card, the date the birth date given by the applicant at the time of registration can be changed only once in the form of the Aadhaar card, then it cannot be rectified again over lifetime.
- Gender –
The same uniform rule has been made for the gender of the applicant as well. It cannot be changed more than once, but if in case you need to change the gender for the first time in your Aadhaar card, then it is mandatory to visit the Regional Office of your area.
Steps to Reactivate your Aadhaar Card-
Documents those were required at the time of registration of your Aadhaar Card when it was first issued, the same documents will be required to reactivated the base card once it get deactivated.
Go to the Aadhaar Enrollment Center, fill the Aadhaar Card Updation form and the biometric verification will be done, after all the procedures the Aadhaar Card will be activated again.
A nominal fee of Rs.50 will be charged, when the Updation form will be submitted at the Enrollment center.
The base of this Aadhaar Enrollment rule gets that; one should keep using the Aadhaar Card, in order to avoid the irregularities and deactivation of your Aadhaar Card. The process is time consuming and also one might face difficulties in prolonged no use of your UIDAI Aadhaar Card.