New Delhi, November 13: The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has warned individuals that they have to pay not more than Rs 30 for any demographic or biometric update at the Aadhaar Centres. In its tweet, the UIDAI said it has permitted its registrars to charge up to Rs 25+18% GST, as applicable (Approx Rs 30) for any biometric update. UIDAI, the Aadhaar issuing body, said if the Aadhaar Centres or any agency of the UIDAI, ask any individual to pay more, they can report it to the UIDAI and strict action will be taken against them.
The UIDAI is a body that is mandated to issue an easily verifiable 12-digit number as Unique Identity - Aadhaar to all the residents of India. An individual may find the need to update the biometric update depending on changes in life events. Events like marriage may lead to residents changing their basic demographic details such as name and address. Address and the mobile number could also change due to migration to newer locations. Now Skip Queues and Update Your Address From Home at Your Convenience on uidai.gov.in Using Simple Steps.
UIDAI has permitted its registrars to charge up to Rs 25 + 18% GST, as applicable (Approx Rs 30) for demographic or biometric update, Do not pay more, If the center asks you to pay more, you can report to us. Read more: https://t.co/AqmdKSlAwa#AadhaarOnlineServices pic.twitter.com/rqIhxcgmQ6
— Aadhaar (@UIDAI) November 13, 2018
Residents may also want changes in their relative’s details due to changes in life events such as marriage, the death of a relative etc. In addition, residents could have other personal reasons to change their mobile number, email address etc. Click Here to Know Other Charges Related to Aadhaar.
The Aadhaar project is touted to be the world's largest biometric ID system. It aims to provide a single, unique identifier which captures all the demographic and biometric details of all the resident of India. How to Link Aadhaar Card to PAN Card in Easy Steps: Know Online and Offline Ways to Link PAN Number and Aadhaar Number.
According to UIDAI, as the Aadhaar authentication service is becoming ubiquitous, residents may also approach for biometric updates because of authentication failures (called false rejects – where a correct resident with valid Aadhaar number may be incorrectly rejected) which may result from incorrect biometric capture or poor biometric quality captured at the time of enrolment.