The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has introduced a blue coloured 'Baal Aadhaar' card for children below the age of five years.
The card will be issued to children in the age group without any biometric details but they will be required to complete a mandatory verification process when they turn five and then again when they are 15 years old.
Baal Aadhaar: Key Details
• The blue coloured Aadhaar card will be given to children below the age of 5 years.
• To get a Baal Aadhaar, no biometric details will be needed.
• When the child turns 5, a mandatory biometric update will be required.
• The update would be done for free and for the same, the parents would be required to take their child to any nearby Aadhaar centre.
• The child’s school identification card can be used as identity proof for Aadhaar enrolment.
• The biometric data of the child would have to be updated at the age of 5 years and then again at the age of 15 years.
Though Aadhaar is not mandatory for children of this age, it is required for those attending educational programmes overseas and availing other government scholarships.
Upgradation of Baal Aadhaar
The process of updating these Baal Aadhaar cards will be the same as that of a normal Aadhaar card.
It will require a biometrics of 10 fingers, iris and the facial photograph.
The same process has to be repeated when the child turns 15.