According to UIDAI, a child’s Aadhaar data does not include biometric information like fingerprints and iris scan.
Aadhaar, the 12-digit unique identity number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), is a compulsory identity card. A number of government schemes require applicants to provide details of their Aadhaar card number. Everyone can enroll for Aadhaar – even a newborn child, mentioned UIDAI in a tweet on it’s official Twitter handle- @UIDAI. UIDAI has now also introduced a blue coloured ‘ Baal Aadhaar ‘ card for children below the age of 5 years, another tweet mentioned. For enrolling a child for Aadhaar card, the child’s birth certificate and the Aadhaar card number of one of the parents is required, said UIDAI in another tweet.
Biometrics are not developed for children before 5 years of age. Hence, a child’s Aadhaar data does not include biometric info like fingerprints and Iris scan. Once the child crosses 5, biometrics need to be updated. #AadhaarForMyChild pic.twitter.com/sdlQTG1Jqr
— Aadhaar (@UIDAI) February 21, 2018
Biometrics is not developed for children before five years of age. According to UIDAI, a child’s Aadhaar data does not include biometric information like fingerprints and iris scan. Once the child crosses the age of five, biometrics should be updated, UIDAI further said.