Sunday, June 25

Did you know your Aadhaar can become inactive? Here's how to check and activate it

Aadhaar has become a crucial document and a 'must have' given its increasing importance for financial transactions and the government's social security schemes. 

However, even if you have Aadhaar, did you know it could have become inactive? If you do not use your Aadhaar for three continuous years then it well may become inactive, as per the UIDAI helpline and officials at an Aadhaar enrolment centre. 

If your Aadhaar has not been used for the last three consecutive years i.e. you haven't linked it to any bank account or to your PAN or used it for any other transaction such as giving Aadhaar details to EPFO to claim pension and so on then it could have been deactivated. 

Here's how to check the status: 

On the UIDAI website homepage, under the Aadhaar services tab, there's an option saying 'Verify Aadhaar Number'. 

Click here to go to UIDAI homepage 
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