Aadhar is assuming greater and greater importance in our lives. We are required to link our Aadhar information to bank accounts, investments, insurance, mobile connections, PAN card and at many more places.
In addition, even from a transaction standpoint, Aadhar verification is required to get new mobile connections, file income tax returns etc. Aadhaar verification is needed even to link various bank account or investments to Aadhaar.
Clearly, for such verification, the service provider needs to approach Aadhaar authority. Verification can happen in one of the following ways.
- Demographic (based on Name, Gender, Date of Birth, Address): Linking of mutual fund folios or insurance policies with Aadhaar is happening through this approach.
- One-Time Password (Through the use of one-time password): Filing of income tax returns with this method or if you want to access any details in the Aadhaar database, it works on One-Time Password.
- Biometric (Through fingerprints or IRIS): Jio is issuing connections based on fingerprint verification
- Combination of the above 3 methods : While linking Aadhaar card with my mobile connection, both fingerprint and OTP were required.
- As I understand, some of the Aadhaar services can also be accessed through Dynamic OTP (Time Based One Time password) through mAadhaar app.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could figure out where and when your Aadhar information has been accessed? Clearly, yes.
Now, you have a way to find that out.
UIDAI has provided such a facility to find out where and when your Aadhaar information has been accessed by a service provider.
You can fetch entries for only the last 6 months and only a maximum of 50 entries.
- Visit Aadhaar portal (https://uidai.gov.in/ )
- Click on “Aadhaar Authentication History”. Alternatively, you can directly go to this link (https://resident.uidai.gov.in/notification-aadhaar )
- Enter your Aadhaar number and security code
- You will receive an OTP. Select the Type of Verification you want data for. You also need to enter Date Range. Data can be fetched only for the last 6 months. Enter OTP.
- Press Submit to View the Entries.
Frankly, the data is not very clear. But, it will still give you some idea about how and when Aadhaar database has been accessed for verification of your credentials.
If you have your e-mail id updated in Aadhaar database, you can also match the details with the e-mail received from UIDAI.
Quick update: Now, you can only update your Address in Aadhaar online through Aadhaar portal. For any other update, you need to visit Aadhaar Kendra.