New Delhi, February 26: The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has introduced blue-coloured Baal Aadhaar for children below five years of age. The enrollment requires parents’ Aadhaar card and no biometrics will be done. Also Read - Aadhaar Card Latest Update: How to Register, Update Mobile Number in Aadhaar, Can it be Done Online? Why is it Required?
“For children below 5 years no biometrics will be captured. Their UID be processed on the basis of demographic information and facial photograph linked with the UID of their parents. These children will need to update their biometrics of ten fingers, iris and facial photograph, when they turn 5 and 15. Intimation to this effect will be mentioned in the original Aadhaar letter,” UIDAI said. Also Read - Aadhaar Card Download: Have You Lost Your Aadhaar Card in COVID-19 Lockdown? Follow These Simple Steps to Retrieve it
After the child attains five years of age, a mandatory biometric update is required, UIDAI tweeted.
A second biometric update has to be done when the child is 15-year-old. The biometric update for children is free.
Aadhaar has become mandatory to avail government schemes and other activites such as opening bank accounts.