Aadhaar Card: How To Verify Your Phone Number Using UIDAI Website
Aadhaar card is increasingly becoming the most important proof of identification and considering that the government has made it mandatory to link your Aadhaar cards with PAN card for filing income tax returns, its importance has grown further.
According to UIDAI, the last date to link your Aadhaar card with PAN and bank accounts as well as with other government services is March 31st, 2018.
UIDAI has now provided an online tool for you to verify that the contact information provided in Aadhaar card is correct.
In order to verify whether your contact number is correct on the Aadhaar card, you need to head to the home page of the UIDAI website and choose the option Verify Email/Mobile Number under Aadhaar Services tab.
In the new tab, you need to enter details like your Aadhaar number, email address, the mobile number that you need to verify, and a security code.
Notably, the UIDAI security code is case sensitive and users should keep in mind that letters in upper and lower case will be treated as different entities by the system.
How to verify email address on UIDAI website
In order to verify the email address, users need to enter the Aadhaar number, email address, and a security code on the UIDAI platform.
Then they will receive the OTP on their email address, which is then required to be entered on the right side of the page in the space provided.
In case of entries that are valid and match, the system responds by saying “Congratulations! The Email ID matches with our records!”
How to verify contact number on UIDAI website
Users need to enter their mobile number instead of email address in order to receive the OTP on the mobile number and verify it from the website.
Rest of the procedure is same as the verification of the email address. In case of entries that are valid and match, the system responds by saying “Congratulations! The Mobile Number matches with our records!”
The information provided to UIDAI for the Aadhaar card needs to be authentic and any discrepancies might cause problems for you going ahead.
This is precisely why you need to make sure that these details associated with your identity are correctly noted down in the records available with the UIDAI.
Aadhaar has become as controversial as it has become important. Many experts say that the mandatory linkage of PAN-Aadhaar impinges on a person’s privacy.
However, the Supreme Court of India has not extended the date for linking your Aadhaar number with your bank accounts.
If there are changes that need to be done, now is the time.