3. Your Name - The name in English as given in your acknowledgement. You need to type it online in the website.
4. The PIN Code - The pincode as per your address in the acknowledgement slip. This also need to be entered online in the website.
5. Your mobile number - Your mobile number as given at the time of your enrolment is shown in your acknowledgement slip. This mobile number should be active and it should be with you for you to get the Aadhaar. An SMS is going to be sent to you to this mobile giving a temp password number which you need to enter for confirmation for you to get the link for downloading your aadhaar.
If all the above are duly noted and ready, you can now try to get your Aadhaar e-document.
Ensure that the Adobe pdf reader installed and working in your PC / Laptop.
Since you are reading this blog online you are internet ready.
Now click this link [ Get Your e-Aadhaar Here ! ] to go to the website of UIDAI to fill up your details to download the e-Aadhaar document in pdf format.
While you submit the details, a web page will open up asking confirmation of your mobile number with the last four digits displayed. Confirm it by clicking the button for it. If it is not your number reject or cancel the process. In such a case you perhaps cannot proceed further in this manner.
When the mobile number confirmation is done, an SMS will be received in your mobile from Aadhaar site. This SMS will give you this One Time Password (OTP) which you have to enter in the box provided for that in the webpage. The OTP contains digits and capital alphabets. Be careful in entering the same correctly.
Once the OTP is correctly entered, the e-aadhaar download link will appear. Click it and save your e-aadhaar in your computer.
One more thing to note. The pdf e-aaddhar file you downloaded is password protected. While you click it to open it will ask for a password. The password is your Pin Code of your address as per your enrolment slip.
You find your Aadhaar Number as a 12 digit number ( three groups of 4 digits each )
So that's it. You got your e-aadhaar and be happy ! A himalayan task accomplished by your government with years of intelligent work ! You should feel proud !
But then don't ask me how you change your address in the e-aadhaar, if you had shifted your residence in between. Perhaps that is not known even to the UIDAI too for the time being. They might think of it later after all the people get their aadhaar fixed up.
Also don't ask me how to make some corrections in the data (such as the mobile number ) if it got changed or recorded wrongfully. I have no idea. Perhaps not even the UIDAI too has not thought of it right now.
Then the big question, what if you do not have a mobile or internet ? That too when the e-aadhaar is essentially meant for helping people of that sort. I do not have any answer to that too !
I had earlier written some blogs that laymen like me can have in things like this.
If interested have a look at those by clicking these links:
It is possible that you may have various kinds of complaint with regard to e-aadhaar. The UIDAI has a site which can be used to file your complaints. There are many other important things you can do and know here with regard to your Aadhaar.
To visit this site click this : e-Aadhaar Complaint Filing Online !
Here there is an important link which could be very useful for some. The UIDAI has thoughtfully included a system where we can do some corrections with regard to our data that is already recorded by UIDAI.
The corrections that are possible are Name, Address, Gender, Date of Birth and Mobile Number. But this correction can be done online only if you had a previously registered mobile number while you enrolled for aadhaar for the first time. Other wise you have to do this by contracting specified offices by post.
What all you have to do can be read by clicking this link: e-aadhaar self service update guidance
So aadhaar is slowly getting improved and is made the basis for many things by the government.
Already the authorities have mandated that in future all domestic LPG gas cylinder subsidies would only be refunded to the customers after they purchase the cylinders giving the un-subsidized price initially. To do this your aadhaar number has to be linked with your gas connection number.
For example Indane domestic gas consumers can do this in many ways. Visit the Indane site for doing this.
Further your bank account also needs to be linked to your aadhaar number. Your bank will provide the form for doing this.
The methodology is slowly evolving. The forms and formats are getting popularized. Those who know about it more may share that information and their experiences using the comments facility below.
Latest On Aadhaar
2nd DECEMBER 2014
Though it was the former UPA government which took the initiative on Aadhaar, there were much internal conflicts within the UPA government ministries and as a result, the scheme was almost allowed to vanish after spending thousands of crores of public money.
Thanks to the vision and determination of the present Modi Sarkar, Aadhaar biometric based national identity initiative is getting more and more acceptance now. It would perhaps get the statutory finishing touches and utility in the coming days. We could expect the government to take steps to overcome the problems people face and come out with a system which is amenable to error corrections in a much simpler way without causing trouble to the citizens.
Recently, the government took a decision to allow government pensioners including the ex-servicemen with Aadhaar to get their yearly ritual of 'life certification' for availing pension, much easier. They need not go to the banks or to any gazetted officer for getting the life certificate any more. They can also enroll for getting the Aadhaar in the nearest enrollment center.
More details of this can be obtained by visiting this new government website: Jeevan Pramaan.