UIDAI, the governing body for Aadhaar, has recently released new guidelines for Aadhaar Seva Kendras to handle corrections and updates to Aadhaar cards. Fron now on, only changes to address details in the Aadhaar card can be made with the assistance of attested proofs from gazetted officers. For all other changes, the original certificates must be produced.
The Aadhaar Seva Kendra will be subject to a fine of Rs. 1,000 if there are any errors or irregularities in the documents uploaded during the correction or update process, such as spelling mistakes or other inaccuracies. These guidelines aim to improve the accuracy and security of Aadhaar data and ensure that only legitimate changes are made to Aadhaar cards.
Tightening noose around Seva Kendras, UIDAI will levy fines upto Rs 10,000 for discrepancies/malpractices. The centers will have to pay hefty fines for submitting improper documents including ‘unclear’ SSLC books and Voter Id cards.
With stringent rules in place now, several Aadhaar Seva Kendras have already lost their licenses for malpractices/submitting incorrect documents.
Differently abled people who have opened up Akshaya centers/other service centers for livelihood have been severely affected by the new regulations in place.
Fines amounting to lakhs of rupees have been levied upon certain service centers.
It should be noted that most of the service centers tend to go ahead with the Aadhaar procurement producers, when senior citizens approach them with unclear/unverified documents. The new rules are expected to put an end to such practices.
The service provider is paid Rs 36 by the UIDAI for every single service related to ‘Aadhaar’.