UIDAI allows CSCs to offer Aadhaar updation facility

UIDAI allows CSCs to offer Aadhaar updation facility

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has permitted the Common Service Centres that operate as banking correspondents (BCs), to provide Aadhaar updation facility. This permission has been granted by UIDAI to CSCs to make Aadhaar updation easier for citizens.

After the assent of UIDAI, around 20,000 CSCs will now be able to provide the Aadhaar updation service to citizens. The permission allows the Common Service Centre to only update demographic details such as name, address and date of birth.

The Common Service Centre is a Special Purpose Vehicle established by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology for accessible electronic delivery of services, including e-governance, to citizens in rural India.Around 20,000 CSCs will now be able to offer the service to citizens. 

The CSC Village Level Entrepreneurs (VLE) will start the Aadhaar work with responsibility and as per instructions issued by UIDAI in this regard. This facility will help a large number of rural citizens to get Aadhar services closer to their place of residence. It would further strengthen the efforts of achieving the goals of “Digital India” as envisaged by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The move will act as a big relief during the lockdown restrictions imposed to prevent spread of COVID-19.