18% GST on Aadhaar Update Likely Soon; Updating Biometric, Demographic Details Set to Cost More

Aadhaar updating that costs Rs 25 is now set to get costlier with the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) now planning to impose 18 per cent Goods And Services Tax (GST) on the service. According to reports, the UIDAI has decided to charge an additional 18 per cent GST on not all, but some specific services related to Aadhaar.

The UIDAI also tweeted the list of support documents that will be needed to update Aadhaar. “To update details in your Aadhaar, you need to present the supporting documents,” UIDAI tweeted. This will not be applicable for mobile number, email or biometric updates.

To get the updates done, you will have to visit the nearest Aadhaar centre at a bank branch or post office.

The UIDAI currently charges Rs 25 for demographic update that includes name, address, date of birth, mobile, gender and email. It also charges the same amount for biometric updates. This amount will now be costlier by Rs 4.5 with 18 per cent GST.

UIDAI has also issued a complaint forum for issues related to overcharging. If you are asked to pay more than the prescribed amount, you can report by calling 1947 (toll free) or writing to help@uidai.gov.in.


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