How to correct mismatch in personal details on Aadhaar card

A flawless Aadhaar is necessary as govt has made biometric-based document compulsory for a slew of services.

Mumbai: A flawless Aadhaar card with all your correct personal details is the need of the hour as the government has issued many mandates that make compulsory connecting the 12-digit number with various schemes. Any misgiving or wrong information on the document could deprive you of the benefits that it brings along with it.

So far, the Unique Identification of Authority of India -- the agency that issues these cards -- has alloted as many as 115 Aadhaar cards to individual citizens. UIDAI says the number of Aadhaar enrollments is expected to rise fast and hopes it will cover the entire populace of over 125 crore Indians, soon.

How to correct the mismatch

Rectifying personal details like name, address, spelling mistake, telephone/mobile number is an important thing to do as the card is crucial for availing various government schemes.

The income tax department has also asked both taxpayers and non-taxpayers to join their Aadhaar cards with PAN cards as the exercise has been made mandatory for filing income tax returns. These are the steps that will help you correct your personal details on Aadhaar cards:

-- Aadhaar issuing agency UIDAI has put up on its website several tools to help you make modification on your biometric-based document. The tool enables a user of the site to make changes in such personal details as name, address and email ID.

-- An 'Update Aadhaar Details (Online)' tool on UIDAI website allows card holders to update name, address, date of birth and mobile number. Those who want to change their details don't need to worry much as the UIDAI website says updating Aadhaar is easy.

-- Users can also login on the UIDAI website with their Aadhaar number. They can upload documents and select BPO service provider, NDTV said on its website. "Mobile number is mandatory to receive password for login," the UIDAI said. This mobile number is the one registered at the time of applying for Aadhaar enrolment, the report said.

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