In some cities of the country, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has started Aadhaar Seva Kendras (ASKs). These centres will provide services such as new enrolment, address update, name update, date of birth update, etc.
Presently, these services are provided in select banks, post offices and in government offices by UIDAI.
It may be noted that “UIDAI is planning to open 114 such centres in 53 cities across the country for providing hassle-free Aadhaar enrolment and update services to the people with prior appointment. UIDAI intends to complete set up of all the 114 ASKs by the end of the year 2019,” said Ajay Bhushan Pandey, CEO, UIDAI.
The UIDAI has started Aadhaar Seva Kendra services in Delhi, Bhopal, Chennai, Agra, Hisar, Chandigarh and Vijayawada. According to a press release by UIDAI, Chennai, Bhopal, Patna and Guwahati are likely to become operational by the first week of the September 2019.
The Aadhaar Seva Kendras have eight to 16 enrolment counters, 40 to 80 seated waiting areas and electronic token system besides other amenities. Worth mentioning here is that any resident can take an online advance appointment and visit as per their convenience.
New Aadhaar applicants, as well as existing holders, can book appointments at ASKs for services related to fresh Aadhaar enrolment, name update, address update, mobile number update, Email number update, Email ID update, date of birth update, gender update and biometric update including photo, fingerprints and iris.
It may be noted that the online appointment booking process is free of cost. However, according to a UIDAI release, the ASKs have a token system, The residents will get a token for their Aadhaar related work and move to a verifier for document checking. After verification is complete, the resident will have to move to ‘cash counter’ for payment of Rs 50 (Aadhaar update charges, if required). After this, the resident will be assigned an operator counter from 16 operators work stations……..Read More>>