In a major development Common Service centres (CSC), an SPV (special purpose vehicle) under the Ministry of IT and Electronics, were given the permission by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) , to start the Aadhaar Update facility at 20,000 centres that operate as Banking Correspondents (BCs).
“To make Aadhaar updation easier for citizens, the UIDAI has permitted CSCs which are designated banking correspondents of banks, to offer Aadhaar update services. Around 20,000 such CSCs will now be able to offer this service to citizens.” Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad tweeted.
What are Common Service Centres (CSC)
Common Service Centre (CSCs) are the access points for delivery of essential public utility services, social welfare schemes, healthcare, financial, education and agriculture services, apart from host of B2C services to citizens in rural and remote areas of the country.
It is a pan-India network catering to regional, geographic, linguistic and cultural diversity of the country, thus enabling the Government’s mandate of a socially, financially and digitally inclusive society
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has set the June deadline for the beginning of work after CSCs with banking facilities upgrade their infrastructure and get other necessary approvals.
Earlier, CSC’s were also allowed to process Aadhaar enrollment as well but it stopped in September 2017 after privacy and data security-related debates in the country.
Apart from CSC’s, people can access Aadhaar- linked services at bank branches, post offices and UIDAI Authorized centers located in government premises.
Amendments in Aadhaar Card Update
Aadhaar card is compulsory for various purposes like filing income tax return, getting a PAN card. It is also mandatory to avail benefits of various government schemes. You need to keep it updated so that it can serve as a valid proof. The address on your Aadhaar card can be updated both offline and online.
For it, Aadhaar card holder can provide any of the valid address proof documents from the list of 44 documents, that are mentioned on UIDAI’s website. Some such documents include Passport, Rent agreement, bank statement or passbook, driving license, telephone bill, electricity bill, water bill, voter ID card, to name a few. Only those individuals whose mobile numbers are registered with UIDAI will be able to do it.