Be very careful while filling out the personal details on your documents, especially when it comes to Aadhaar. This is because a new sub-regulation has been inserted in the Aadhaar (Enrolment and Update) Regulations, 2016, making a change in the date of birth bit difficult now. Also Read - Aadhaar Card Update: UIDAI Sets Fixed Charges of Rs 100 to Update Biometric Details, No Documents Required

Earlier the change could be made effective by visiting the nearest enrolment centre, but now one has to go and visit the regional UIDAI office and get it done through an ‘exception handling process’. Also Read - 180 Million PAN Cards May Become Inoperative by March 31 | All You Need to Know

The notification states, “Provided that the date of birth of the resident can be updated only once.  In case the date of birth is to be updated more than once, it can only be done through an exception handling process which may require the resident to visit the Regional Office (RO) of the UIDAI.” Also Read - How to Update Aadhaar Card Address Online Without Any Document? Follow These Steps

The purpose of the move is to discourage people to make frequent changes in Aadhaar. By putting restrictions it is expected that people will be more alert while filling out their birth date on Aadhaar form.

Recently, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) announced to start a new service from April 1, 2019, to help Aadhaar holders to update their address with the help of a letter containing a secret PIN. The facility is for those who do not have valid proof of residence for their current location.

According to a notification by UIDAI, “Residents who are not having acceptable proof of address may submit their request for address verification through Aadhaar letter having a secret PIN. Once the letter is received by the resident, he/she can use the secret PIN to update his/her address in Aadhaar on the SSUP online portal,” the UIDAI stated in a notification.

UIDAI will run a pilot before starting the new service.

“The pilot would be initiated from January 1, 2019 and the facility would be functional from April 1, 2019,” the official said.