Removal of Aadhaar from the list of acceptable documents as a Date of Birth Proof

Removal of Aadhaar from the list of acceptable documents as a Date of Birth Proof

Removal of Aadhaar from the list of acceptable documents as a Date of Birth Proof: EPFO

EMPLOYEES’ PROVIDENT FUND ORGANISATION
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT,
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Head Office
Bhavishva Nidhi Bhawan. 14. Bhikaiji Cama Place. New Delhi- 110066

No: WSU/2024/1/UIDAI Matter/4090

Date: 16.01.2024

To
All ACC (Zones)
All RPFC (Regional offices) and
Office in charge of ROs

Sub: Removal of Aadhaar from the list of acceptable documents as a Date of Birth Proof-reg

Ref: SOP on Joint Declaration issued vide circular no- WSU/ 2022/Rationalisation of work areas/Joint Declaration (E-54018)/3638 dated 22/08/2023

Madam/Sir,

Please refer to subject cited above,

2. In this connection, a letter has been received from UIDAI (copy attached), wherein it has been stated that use of Aadhaar, as a proof of DoB needs to be deleted from the list of acceptable documents.

3. Accordingly, the Aadhaar is being removed from the list of acceptable documents for correction in date of birth as mentioned in Table-B of Annexure -1 of the JD SOP under reference.

(This issues with the approval of CPFC)

(Sushant Kandwal)
RPFC-I (WSU)

Copy to:

1. FA and CAO, CVO, Director PDNASS for information please .

2. All ACC(HQs) Head office and All ACCs and RPFCs(Head office) for information please.

3. ISD necessary modifications in application software.

F. No. HQ-13065/1/2022-AUTH-I HQ/8075
Unique Identification Authority of India
(Authentication and Verification Division)

UIDAI Headquarter
Bangla Sahib Road, Behind Kali Mandir
Gole Market, New Delhi — 110 001
Dated 22.12.2023

Circular No. 08 of 2023

Subject: Accepting Aadhaar as a proof of Date of Birth (DoB) – regarding.

It has been observed that AUAs/KUAs are considering and accepting Aadhaar card / e-Aadhaar as one of the acceptable documents for proof of Date of Birth (DoB).

2. In this regard, it is pertinent to mention that, Aadhaar is a unique 12 digit ID issued to a resident after he/she undergoes the enrolment process by submitting his/her demographic and biometric information. Once a resident is assigned an Aadhaar numbcr, it can be used to authenticate the resident through various modes as prescribed under Aadhaar Act, 2016 and Regulations framed there under.

3. At the time of enrolment/updation, UIDAI records DoB as claimed by the resident, on the basis of the documents submitted by them, as specified under the list of supporting documents for Aadhaar enrolment, provided on the UIDAIT website (https://uidai.gov.in/images/commdoc/26_JAN_2023_Aadhaar_List_of_documents_English.pdf). Further, it is to be noted that Regulations 10(4) and 19A of the Aadhaar (Enrolment and Update) Regulations, 2016, mention that verification of the enrolment and update data shall be performed as provided in Schedule ILI.

4. In this regard, attention is drawn towards Office Memorandum dated 20.12.2018 issued by MeitY through UIDAI, wherein it has been stated that “An Aadhaar number can be used for establishing identity of an individual subject to authentication and thereby, per se its not a proof of date of birth” (copy enclosed).

5. This aspect of the Aadhaar Act, 2016 has been reiterated/highlighted/stressed upon by different High Courts in recent judgments. The most recent one is given by the Hon’ble High Court of Bombay, in the case of State of Maharashtra V/s Unique Identification Authority of India And Ors. dated 28.07.2023 (copy enclosed).

6. In view of the above, it is required that use of Aadhaar, as a proof of DoB needs to be deleted from
the list of acceptable documents.

7. This issues with the approval of the Competent Authority.

Encl.: As above.

(Sanjeev Yadav)
Director
Tel: 011-23478609

To:
All AUAs/KUAs
Copy to,
All UIDAT Regional Offices (ROs)

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