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After PAN, govt now deactivates millions of Aadhaar cards: Four steps to check if you are one of them

In a move aimed at weeding out illegal financial dealings, the government recently deleted or de-activated more than 11.44 lakh permanent account numbers (PANs) as of 27 July, in cases where multiple numbers were found allotted to one person. So, we provided you four easy steps to find out whether your PAN card is active.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

Now, the government has gone ahead and deactivated around 81 lakh Aadhaar numbers, according to according to Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology. The Aadhaar numbers were deactivated for a number of reasons.

Here are four steps to see whether your Aadhaar is deactivated:

• Step1: Go to Aadhaar authority’s website, which is Unique Identification Authority of India.

• Step 2: Go to the 'Verify Aadhaar Number ' link on the website. The link is visible under Aadhaar Services section. This link will take you to another page.

• Step 3: Enter the 12-digit Aadhaar number in the relevant box to verify if your Aadhaar number is valid or not. Enter the “Security Code” displayed on the page into the “Security Code” in the verification box, and click “Verify”.

• Step 4: If your number is valid, you will get a message stating that your Aadhaar number exists. It will display the age band you belong to. For instance, age band: 40-50 years. It will show your gender and the state. However, in the case of invalid Aadhaar number, the page will say that the number does not exist.

That's it. You have to worry only if your Aadhaar is not shown to be active.

We suggest then that you get in touch with the contact details mentioned on UIDAI website for further information.

Updated Date: Aug 16, 2017 11:38 AM

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