- UIDAI provides an option to download a duplicate copy of Aadhaar.
- You will receive Aadhaar number either on your email or mobile entered by you.
- You can use the Aadhaar number or the enrollment Id to download the e-copy.
Though the court has said that mobile numbers and bank accounts don’t need to be linked with Aadhaar, this does not reduce the importance of the Aadhaar card. Aadhaar is still a must for purposes like filing income tax returns, applying for Personal Account Number(PAN) or to avail benefits of any government scheme.
Your Aadhaar is a 12-digit unique number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) after taking your biometric details like iris scan and fingerprints. It also has your demographic information like date of birth and address.
So what do you do if you lose your Aadhaar card or in case you forgot your enrolment ID or Aadhaar number. UIDAI provides an option to download a duplicate copy of Aadhaar. Here’s how to get it done
— Go to www.uidai.gov.in.
— UIDAI gives you an option to download the duplicate copy of Aadhaar under the Aadhaar Online services option on its website.
— Click on the Retrieve Lost UID/EID option.
— Fill in important fields such as Name, Email or Mobile number.
— Specify if you want to retrieve Aadhaar Number (UID) or Enrolment Number (EID).
— Click on ‘Send One Time Password’. In order to get a replacement, it is a must that you have your correct mobile number and email id registered. This is because you will receive the OTP will be sent on your registered mobile number.
— Enter the OTP to verify it.
— You will receive Aadhaar number either on your email or mobile entered by you. You can use the Aadhaar number or the enrolment Id to download the e-copy.