- UIDAI portal enables users to access various Aadhaar-based services
- Close to 81 lakh Aadhaar numbers deactivated, says government
- Over 9.5 crore individuals have linked their PAN with Aadhaar
Meanwhile, the UIDAI has deactivated close to 81 lakh Aadhaar numbers, Minister of State for Electronics and IT P P Chaudhary had said in August. "Till date, approximately 81 lakh Aadhaar numbers have been deactivated. The state-, year- and reason-wise data is not maintained by the UIDAI," Mr Chaudhary had said in Rajya Sabha. Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on microblogging site Twitter during the same month that more than 9.5 crore people had linked their PAN with Aadhaar.
How to check if Aadhaar active or valid
The UIDAI has provided online tools to check Aadhaar status through its portal, called the UIDAI Resident Portal - resident.uidai.gov.in. This website is "an online window for the resident of India to access various Aadhaar-based services and information in a hassle free and quickest possible way", the UIDAI noted.
Among these tools is the 'Verify Aadhaar Number' facility, which can be accessed by a link given by the UIDAI.
This link can also be accessed by visiting the UIDAI website homepage, spotting and clicking on the ''Verify Aadhaar Number ' option.
Once on the 'Verify Aadhaar Number' page, enter the details as specified against the given fields. In the second field, called 'Enter Security Code', fill in the code as displayed in the image and push 'Verify'.
On completion of the verification process, the tool displays the last three digit of the mobile number registered with the Aadhaar database and the age range of the bearer, among other details.
In case of invalid Aadhaar numbers, the page says the number "doesn't exist" at the end of the verification process.