The Unique Identification Authority of India has directed Aadhaar Enrolment Agencies including Banks and Post Offices in Kerala, to enable 12 digit Aadhaar retrieval service and to provide free printouts to Aadhaar Holders who have lost their document in recent flood situation. Residents in Kerala can take e-Aadhaar Printouts from Aadhaar Enrolment Centers by providing their Name and by completing Biometric Authentication.
If resident don’t have their Aadhaar Number or Aadhaar Enrolment Number, then in such case too UIDAI Enrolment Centers in the state can help to retrieval their Aadhaar Numbers. Similar instructions has been also issued for the flood affected districts of South Karnataka.
Process on How to Avail Free e-Aadhaar Printouts or Aadhaar Retrieval Service in Kerala
As per instructions given by UIDAI, residents in Kerala can get their e-Aadhaar Printouts and retrieve their 12 digit UID Number Free of cost by visiting any nearest Aadhaar Kendra or Aadhaar enabled Bank or Post Office. Below is the complete process which will explain you on how to avail this free service.
- If you don’t have your Aadhaar Number or Aadhaar Card or you have lost both of them in Flood Situation then you may visit nearest Aadhaar Kendra, or Bank or Post Office.
- Provide your Name to the operator at the Kendra.
- The operator will retrieve your Aadhaar by entering your Name, and to take printout out of it your biometrics will be captured.
- On successful authentication, your e-Aadhaar will be printed.
- The operator will hand over your e-Aadhaar Printout to you.
- Now you can use this e-Aadhaar Printout, wherever it is needed.
In Kerala there are estimate 3.6 crore Aadhaar holders, so those who have misplaced their Aadhaar Card or have lost their Aadhaar during flood-hit state can avail this free service of Aadhaar Number retrieval and free Aadhaar Printouts from nearest Aadhaar Enrolment Centers in Banks or Post Offices.
This special service starts from 22nd August and will be available till 30th September 2018.
The massive floods in Kerala have been acknowledged a severe disaster to the nature and over 200 people have lost their lives in floods. More than 7.24 lakhs displaced people have been sheltered in 5,645 relief camps.