What’s the truth behind this Aadhaar card number mystery? Over 800 people in this village have 1st Jan as date of birth

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Updated: October 28, 2017 1:29:59 PM

In the latest 'revelation', it has been found that over 800 people in Haridwar Gaindi Khata village of Uttarakhand share the same birth date on their Aadhaar cards i.e, 1st January, as reported by ANI.

Uttarakhand, Aadhaar cards, Haridwar Gaindi Khata village, January, Mobile number, Modi governmentIn the latest ‘revelation’, it has been found that over 800 people in Haridwar Gaindi Khata village of Uttarakhand share the same birth date on their Aadhaar cards i.e, 1st January, as reported by ANI. (Image: ANI)

In the latest ‘revelation’, it has been found that over 800 people in Haridwar Gaindi Khata village of Uttarakhand share the same birth date on their Aadhaar cards i.e, 1st January, as reported by ANI. Taking a note of the same date of birth on the unique identity cards, SDM Haridwar said that he will probe the matter and take an action against those involved. “This came to our notice through your report, will probe matter & take action against wrong-doers,” ANI quoted him as saying.

Earlier, there had been a lot of confusion over the linking of Aadhaar card and one’s mobile number. Dispelling the confusion, Modi government had come up with a series of measures for an easier and more convenient Aadhar- Mobile SIM linking. The measures included –

1) Re-verification at Subscribers doorstep, considering old-age, illness and disability.

2) Online verification through the website and other means – Keeping in mind, the online indulgence of people nowadays, this mechanism is the much convenient one for people to request the issuance of the service.

3) OTP (One-Time Password) authentication, which will help in the re-verification process of the mobile number registered in the Aadhaar card database, thereby helping other mobile numbers owned by the same subscriber.

4) Agent-based biometric authentication – This process also includes SIM re-verification/ issuance, keeping in mind, the privacy of the subscribers. The full e-KYC details of the subscriber won’t be revealed to the agent, neither any sort of data can be stored in the agent’s device. Only the photograph will be visible to the agent.

Also, a 12-digit unique identity number will be provided to customers to re-verify there existing prepaid or postpaid numbers. These measures are meant to ease the process of Aadhaar- SIM linking and also, provide help to senior citizens, bedridden, ill or physically challenged people or people who are unable to make it to the telecom service providers due to various reasons. For those who have bought new SIM cards, Aadhaar-based e-KYC is important for the linking process.

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