Whether applying for a new Aadhaar card or to make any changes in your existing one, you will no more have to stand in bank or post office queues as the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has opened online appointment booking facilities.
You can easily book an appointment at an Aadhaar centre of your choice at either a UIDAI-run Aadhaar Seva Kendra or registrar-run Aadhaar Seva Kendra. The UIDAI-run Aadhaar Seva Kendras are available in several cities like Delhi, Bhopal, Agra, Chennai, Vijayawada, Hisar and Chandigarh.
New Delhi has two such Aadhaar centres - at Akshardham Metro Station and Inderlok Metro Station.
The following services are available at the new Aadhaar centres:
Fresh Aadhaar enrolment
Mobile No. Update
Email ID Update
Date of Birth Update
Biometric (Photo + Fingerprints + Iris) Update
How to book online appointment for Aadhaar centre:
1) Go to UIDAI website here and select your city where you want to book an appointment. Currently booking is available only for select few cities but 114 centres across 53 cities will begin operations soon.
2) You will be asked to give your mobile number to which an OTP would be sent.
3) You will be asked to submit Aadhaar number, name, select a language of your choice and select the Aadhaar centre of your choice.
4) After choosing a date and time you will get an appointment booking number.
The entire infrastructure of these Aadhaar Seva Kendras (ASKs) are built on the lines of Passport Seva Kendras (PSKs). UIDAI said the ASKs have a token system where the applicant first gets a token for their Aadhaar related work and then moves to a ‘verifier’ for document checking.
Once the verification is completed, the resident moves to ‘cash counter’ for payment of charges. Aadhaar enrolment is free but updates to existing ones are charged at ₹50.
Applicants are then assigned an ‘operator counter’ from the 16 operator work stations. The entire token movement is displayed on screens for easy movement and queue management.