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Individuals can now update mobile numbers on Aadhaar at their doorstep with help of postman

The service will be available through a network of 650 India Post Payments Bank, 1.46 lakh postmen and Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS).

Aadhaar, Aadhaar mobile linkingSources told The Indian Express that the linking of Aadhaar with voter IDs will be allowed on a “voluntary basis”.

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).

“The mobile update service of UIDAI through the ubiquitous and accessible network of post offices, postmen and GDS will help in actualising IPPB’s vision of serving the underserved and unbanked areas, and bridging the digital divide,” IPPB Managing Director and CEO J Venkatramu said in a statement on Tuesday.

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At present, IPPB is only providing mobile update service and will very soon also enable child enrolment service through its network.

As on March 31, 2021, UIDAI has issued 128.99 crore Aadhaar numbers to residents of India.

First published on: 20-07-2021 at 05:34:41 pm
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