Introduction The unique identity project whereby Indian citizens could get an Aadhaar card was launched by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the State of Maharashtra. The project was subsequently introduced in other States in India and through vigorous enrolment drives, many people got their Aadhaar card. The goal of the project was for a citizen to have one identity proof instead of multiple ones such as Voters ID, PAN card, etc. which needs to be shown to avail of certain services, such as opening a bank account or applying for a government scheme. You can even utilize your Aadhaar for e-filing verification of income tax.
Aadhaar thus became a Unique Identification Number (UID) to quickly & easily avail of various government benefits, such as those given through the rural health mission program and subsidies for LPG
So what happens if you lose your Aadhaar? Not to worry! The Unique Identification Authority of India has made provisions for those who have misplaced their Aadhaar enrolment slip, lost their Aadhaar or wish to download their e-Aadhaar. If you are one of these, you have the option to get the Aadhaar either via internet access or by visiting an Aadhaar enrolment centre in your region.
How to get e-Aadhaar onlineHere's a step by step guidance:
How to get an e-Aadhaar at an Aadhaar Enrolment CentreGo to the nearest Permanent Aadhaar Enrolment Centre and follow these steps:
Contact Information for AadhaarHead Office-
Unique Identification Authority of India
Government of India (GoI),
Bangla Sahib Road, Behind Kali Mandir,
New Delhi – 110001
For any help, you can contact the Toll-free Aadhaar helpline number at-1947 or communicate via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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The need of Adhar Card is not hidden to anybody. It is necessary in all field of our life. If we want to open our bank account, we need our Adhar card. For gas subsidy Adhar is a necessary document. People cannot get gas subsidy if their bank accounts are not linked with Adhar. People often lose their Adhar Card because of their carelessness but they later need it urgently. They feel helpless because they do not know how to get it. But after reading your article people can get it through internet and from Adhar enrollment centres.
According to me this article has unique information concerning to get duplicate Adhar Number. But what to do If I want to make correction in my Adhar Card?
Last year my father has made his Adhar Card from a Adhar Card making centre. But at the time of filling information, the gender of my father has changed. Female is written in place of male. I want to change it.
If you have any kind of information concerning to it, please inform me so that my father may make correction in his Adhar Card.
The gender correction can be made. Please read the response I have given in this Ask Expert thread:
Change in name on Aadhar card. As mentioned in my response there, one's name, gender, date of birth, address and mobile number can be changed online.
I need to know procedure of address change in Aadhar card. Since the author has covered the subject matter i.e. the procedure of obtaining duplicate Aadhar card in very simple language, I believe that the author will be able to help me by providing informing/procedure about change of address in Aadhar card.
Please refer to the previous response above, where I have given the link to the Ask Expert thread where a query was made on how to change the name on the Aadhaar card.
Also, you can refer to this article: how to download Aadhaar card & make changes or additions .
Thank you Vandana for the information and reference.
Now a days getting the duplicate card or making corrections to the original Aadhaar card has been made easy. In Hyderabad there are e seva and Mee seva centers which the government has authorized to make corrections to the existing cards and also incorporate any new information in that. For example when the original card was issued the child would have been minor and now with so many years passed the child would have become major and that kind of information has to be updated and corrected. And also in some cases the names are mentioned vice versa, That means main name is in the back and house name is in the front.