Monday, July 3, 2017

Now, make Aadhaar corrections at post offices

In order to facilitate Aadhaar holders to make corrections and updates on their UID numbers, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has entered into an MOU with India post under which updates for Aadhaar are made available at post offices.

Starting from Friday such facility centres have been launched in eight major post offices, including the General Post Office (GPO) on Ambedkar Veedhi in Central Bengaluru. From July 10, the service will be extended to sub post offices across the state. Hitherto, the updates for Aadhaar were attended by private agencies appointed by UIDAI at enrollment centres.

Pronab Mohanty, deputy director general, UIDAI, participated in the inaugural event at Bengaluru GPO, and said the Authority is done with most of the enrollments in the country and the focus now is on updating it. Mohanty said updates for Aadhaar at post offices will help common man as the spread of the post offices is good (24,000 post offices across the country) and they do have suitable IT infrastructure as well.