The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has deactivated approximately 81 lakh Aadhaar accounts till date for reasons which stated in Section 27 and 28 of Aadhaar (Enrollment and Update) Regulations, 2016. As per Aadhaar Act, 2016, the deactivation of Aadhaar numbers was done as per the Aadhaar Life Cycle Management (ALCM) guideline, says Minister of State for Electronics and IT, P P Chaudhary.
As per regulations, Aadhaar accounts can be canceled or suspended in cases of multiple Aadhaar numbers issued to an individual or discrepancies found in the biometric data or relevant documents. The authority to cancel an Aadhaar account lies with regional offices of UIDAI as well. For those of you would like to check if your Aadhaar account is active or not can follow the steps mentioned below. ALSO READ: Aadhaar security to be big concern: Nandan Nilekani
UIDAI has kept the platform to verify Aadhaar detail easy and accessible to all. Before you begin with following procedure, ensure that you have your Aadhaar number with you. To verify if your Aadhaar is not among the 81 lakh suspended accounts, log on to the official website of UIDAI. Once on the homepage, navigate to ‘Verify Aadhaar Number’ under Aadhaar Services tab and click.
Next, you will see the Aadhaar Verification page, where you need to key in your Aadhaar number and security code provided in the captcha image to verify. Click on Verify below. Now, you will be redirected to the status page. Here if you see a green tick mark against your details, it means your Aadhaar account is active. You can check for any other Aadhaar number again by clicking on ‘Verify Another Aadhaar’. ALSO READ: Bengaluru techie arrested for allegedly stealing data of 40,000 Aadhaar cardholders
What if your Aadhaar number is inactive?
In case you followed the steps and you found your Aadhaar card to be inactive, the next immediate step for you is to enroll yourself to get a new Aadhaar account or update the existing one. You can locate the nearest enrollment center from ‘Locate Enrollment Center’ option under the ‘Enrol & Get Your Aadhaar’ or click here. After you have found the nearest enrollment center, reach the officials with all supporting documents in place along with a fee payment of Rs 25.