The Central government lately declared that it has disabled more than 81 Lakh Aadhaar cards. PP Chaudhary, the Minister of State for Electronics and IT, exposed this recently in Rajya Sabha. Chaudhary claimed in Rajya Sabha, “Up till now, almost 81 Lakh Aadhaar cards have been disabled. The year, state, and reason-wise information is not preserved by the UIDAI.”

These Aadhaar cards have been disabled owing to numerous reasons. These are claimed to be stated in Aadhaar Life Cycle Management’ (ALCM) guideline’s Section 27 and 28.

More Than 81 Lakh Aadhaar Cards Disabled

As per the rules of Section 27 and 28, an individual’s Aadhaar card number can be disabled by the authority of regional UIDAI, if there are various holders below the same details or if there are any unauthorized documents and biometric data. Kids who were also enrolled before the age of 5 must update their biometrics and documents once they turn 5 and again at 15. Every person receives a time slot of 2 years to upgrade his/her details of Aadhaar card. Failing to do so will result to deactivation and cancellation of the card.

Here are simple steps to check if your card is valid or not:

Go to the main site of UIDAI and tap on the “Verify Aadhaar Number” option. This option is available in the Purple “Aadhaar Services” segment.

Once you tap on the “Verify Aadhaar Number” choice, it will take you to a new page where you will be requested to put your number of Aadhaar card and security code. Tap “Verify.”

If your number of Aadhaar card is active, then the end page will show “Active” displaying your personal information alongside.

On the other hand, if your Aadhaar card is disabled, you will have to upgrade your information at the closest enrollment center. You will be required to give all the needed papers for this. As soon as you have filled out the form to update your Aadhaar, your biometrics will also be verified again.

The documents needed for upgrading Aadhaar card are essentially divided into 4 categories; birth certificate, government authorized ID proof, proof of relationship, and residential proof.