When can your Aadhaar be deactivated?
An Aadhaar with mixed or anomalous biometric information or multiple names in single name.
Non-usage of the
Aadhaar service for three consecutive years.
If you haven't linked it to any bank account or PAN or used it for carrying out any transactions.
Also when a child who enrolled for Aadhaar before the age of 15, fails to update it after, as mandated by the UIDAI.
How to know your Aadhaar status?
Visit the website uidai.gov.in and click on the
'Verify Aadhaar Number' link.
Provide your 12-digit Aadhaar number to verify whether your Aadhaar number is valid.
Enter the security code displayed as an image.
The page will display a confirmation message of
the status of the Aadhaar number entered if your number is valid; if not the number will not be displayed.
The procedure of re-activation of Aadhaar Card
How to download AADHAAR card copy in case of lost AADHAAR Enrolment ID or
Go to UIDAI home page and select "Aadhaar No (UID)" OR "Enrolment No (EID)", under "You want to receive your lost:"
Enter your details along with the security code as displayed and click on "Get OTP" button
After verifying your OTP, you will
receive a message on your mobile with your AADHAAR card number or Enrolment Id
Now Select "Enrolment Id" OR "Aadhaar", under "I have:"
Enter your AADHAAR card number or Enrolment Id along with your other details and verify your OTP, after which click on "Validate and Download"
Enter your Pin Code as the password to open your downloaded e-Aadhaar card, which you can now print out.
Since the launch of the Aadhaar program in 2009, ensuring the grant of universal identity to every Indian citizen, the Aadhaar card is a document of extreme importance lately. Therefore it is absolutely mandatory for every individual to possess an active Aadhaar. In light of which, if your Aadhaar has been deactivated, this article will help you know more about your Aadhaar status and in turn, successfully reactivate it.