The central government agency, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), has extended the last date to update the documents in the Aadhaar card from September 14 to December 14, 2023.
In addition, the regulatory body has also asked Aadhaar card-holders of 10 years and above to update the details citing the latest information.
Apart from the change in name and address, UIDAI has asked to change details related to relatives or in case of marriage or death, among others.
Additionally, the process to update Aadhaar information for free is now open up to December 14, 2023. However, this service is free only on the myAadhaar portal. It attracts a fee of Rs 25 at a Common Services Centre (CSC) for initiating these updates, as in the case earlier.
Also, it is important to note that those who have invested in small saving schemes, such as the Public Provident Fund (PPF), Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana (SSY), or National Savings Certificate (NSC), such individuals are required to update their Aadhaar card number with India Post for ‘know your customer’ (KYC) requirements on or before September 30, 2023.
In case an individual fails to comply, this could result in the account being frozen with effect from October 1, 2023. However, new account holders have been given a six-month window to link their Aadhaar from the account opening date.
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