In today’s time, the Aadhaar card has become an important document for all official work in India. Without the 12-digit Aadhaar number, Indians can’t avail benefits offered under several government schemes. From PAN registration to IT returns, Indians need Aadhaar for almost all government-related services.
However, with the rising adoption of the Aadhaar card, many fraudsters have started misusing important document. This is the reason why the Aadhaar issuing body – Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) – has now suggested users use the Aadhaar Card locking and unlocking facility.
You can lock your Aadhaar card for times when you’re not using the Aadhaar card for any services. The facility allows you to simply unlock your Aadhaar card when you’re planning to use it to avail a service.
In this way, your Aadhaar card will remain secure and fraudsters won’t be able to misuse your details. For locking and unlocking your Aadhaar Card you just need to follow few simple steps. Also Read: Gold Price Today, 18 July 2021: Gold trading at Rs 48,200 in Delhi, check prices in your city
Here’s How to lock/unlock Aadhaar card on the UIDAI website
2. Click on Aadhaar Lock and Unblock in the Aadhaar Services section in My Aadhaar.
3. On the next page, click on ‘Lock UID’.
4. Enter the 12 digits Aadhaar Card Number (UID).
5. Now enter your name and Pincode on the webpage.
6. Verify your details with the security code.
7. After entering the security code, you have to click on either OTP or TOTP option.
8. Enter the OTP received on your registered mobile number.
9. Your Aadhaar number will be locked.
For unlocking your Aadhaar card, you need to repeat a similar process. You can also use the mAadhaar app to lock or unlock your Aadhaar card. Also Read: Vintage vehicle owners alert! Centre has formalised registration process, check details
Got 1 rupee Indian coin? Here’s how it will make you a crorepati
A 1 rupee Indian coin lying idle in your collection box could pave the way for you to earn crores of rupees just from the comfort of your home, provided you ensure that currency in your possession matches certain criteria. You could earn nearly Rs 10 crore by selling it online. For selling notes and currency of collection you can visit websites that deal with them with a very high premium.
Actually, the coin of Rs 1 that we have mentioned above was auctioned for Rs 10 crore. But this coin is not an ordinary coin. The coin that has been auctioned at such a high premium was printed during British rule and was printed in 1885. Incase you are in possession of such a coin, you too could get Rs 10 crore for it on the online auction.
There are several websites that deal in auctioning of such rare coins. To auction these old coins, you can also visit OLX. You will need to create your login ID and auction your coin. Additionally, you can also auction coins by creating your ID on indiamart.com. You will have to share the photo of your coin for the auction.
Several people are into buying antique goods while several coin collectors are also out there who would go to any length to acquire rare coins.
Big news for Aadhaar card holders! Now get mobile number updated at your door step
In what could come as a major relief for Aadhaar card holders, updating their mobile numbers on the 12 digit Unique Identification card is now available at their doorsteps.
Individuals can now update mobile numbers on their Aadhaar cards at their doorstep with the help of a postman. India Post Payments Bank and Unique Identification Authority of India under an arrangement will allow postmen to update mobile numbers of Aadhaar cardholders. The service will be available through a network of 650 India Post Payments Bank, 1.46 lakh postmen and Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS).
At present, IPPB is only providing mobile update service and will very soon also enable child enrolment service through its network.
Now a resident Aadhaar holder can get his mobile number updated in Aadhaar by the postman at his door step.
— PIB_INDIA Ministry of Communications (@pib_comm) July 20, 2021
Meanwhile, Aadhaar issuing body Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) had a couple of months ago listed out 4 important charges for Aadhaar Services in its fresh tweet.
“New Aadhaar Enrolment and MBU (at 5&15 yrs) are free. Charges for updating Aadhaar are fixed: ₹50 for demographic update & ₹100 for biometric update (with/without demographic update). Call 1947 or write to us at [email protected] if you are asked to pay extra,” UIDAI has tweeted.
Aadhaar Enrolment charges: Free
Mandatory Biometric Update with or without Demographic update: Free
Demographic update (Name, Address, Date of Birth, Gender, Mobile Number, E-mail): Rs 50
Biometric update with or without Demographic update: Rs 100
Other than the above you can also order for Aadhaar PVC Card. It can be ordered online through uidai.gov.in or resident.uidai.gov.in using Aadhaar number, Virtual ID or Enrolment ID. Users can do so by paying a nominal charge of Rs 50. Aadhaar PVC Card is delivered to the resident’s address by speed post.
Explained – How to get a new photo for your Aadhaar card
Aadhaar card is required for a host of services ranging from filing income tax, to linking with pan card. The 12-digt identification number is also one of a very important proof of identification. In order to avail Aadhaar Online services, it is also important to have a registered Mobile Number linked to the Aadhaar card.
While UIDAI allows for a variety of Aadhaar related details to be changed online, for a few other services like changing of picture or biometric details, you will have to to visit Aadhaar kendras.
If you are not very happy with your existing picture on Aadhaar card, you can get it changed.
In order to get your Aadhaar picture updated, you should visit a nearby Aadhaar Enrolment Centre/ Aadhaar Sewa Kendra and furnish the following details.
1. Download the Aadhaar Enrolment Form from UIDAI’s website.
2. Fill-up the form.
3. Submit the form to the Aadhaar Enrolment executive and provide your biometric details.
4. Your live photograph will be taken at the Aadhaar Enrolment Centre/ Aadhaar Sewa Kendra.
5. Pay a fee of Rs 25 + GST to get the details updated
6. You will be provided an acknowledgement slip containing the update request number (URN).
7. The URN can be used to check the Aadhaar update status
Once your request to change the photo in Aadhar is processed, you can download it online from the UIDAI portal.
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