Aadhaar, the 12-digit identity number based on biometrics data, is to be quoted mandatorily for many tasks according to the latest rules. Be it filing your income tax return (ITR) or submitting your application for a PAN or Permanent Account Number. Details like mobile number and email registered with Aadhaar can be verified by using online tools provided by the UIDAI or Unique Identification Authority of India, which issues Aadhaar. "This feature can be used to verify email address and mobile number that has been declared during enrolment or latest successful processed update request, whichever is later," reads a message on the UIDAI website.
Another way to access the 'Verify Email/Mobile Number' tool is by visiting the UIDAI website homepage, and clicking on a link by the same name on right hand side.
On the next page, fill in the mandatory fields in the form, titled 'Verify Your Email or Mobile Number'.
All letters to be filled in the form are case sensitive, which means uppercase letters and lowercase letters count as different characters.
Click the 'Get One Time Password' button. OTP or one-time password is the password you receive on your mobile number for submitting a verification request. This OTP is sent to the email address registered with your Aadhaar.
After this step, the online tool displays a message saying: "The OTP is sent to your registered Email ID. Check your Email ID."
Enter the OTP received on email in the field on the right hand side of the page and click on 'Verify OTP'.
You will shortly receive your Aadhaar mobile verification code in an SMS. This password is sent to the number registered with Aadhaar.
"Registered Mobile Number is essential to avail Aadhaar Online services," according to the UIDAI.
In case your mobile number is not registered with your Aadhaar, visit the nearest Permanent Aadhaar Centre (PAC), it adds.