Want to get a mobile number added to your Aadhaar card? You can get it done without submitting any documents. You just necessitate walking into an Aadhaar Centre with your Aadhaar card. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) in a recent tweet said, “Adding a mobile number to Aadhaar doesn’t require any document. Just carry your Aadhaar to any nearby Aadhaar Center to place an add/update mobile number request.”
Advantages of mobile number linked to the Aadhaar
Aadhaar is a 12- digit unique identification number assigned by UIDAI that serves as identity proof. One of the most important advantages of the Aadhaar card is that it permits the holder to avail of government subsidies. To avail of the advantages and online services of Aadhaar, your mobile number must be registered with UIDAI. If you want to make any corrections in the Aadhaar data online mode, then your mobile number must be linked with your Aadhaar. A copy of the e-Aadhaar can also be downloaded wherein verification is required to be done via OTP sent to your linked mobile number.
Apart from a mobile number, Aadhaar cardholders can update their details like a photograph, biometrics, or email id, too without any documents. They just require to visit any of the official Aadhaar Seva Kendra and update their details.
The following services are available at the Aadhaar Seva Kendras:
- Fresh Aadhaar enrolment
- Name update
- Address update
- Mobile number update
- Email ID update
- Date of Birth (DOB) update
- Gender update
- Biometric (Photo + Fingerprints + Iris) update
Last year in October, UIDAI introduced, Aadhaar in polyvinyl chloride (PVC) form. Aadhaar PVC card is very convenient and simply fits in your wallets, just like your ATM or debit cards. It is filled with the latest security features.