Source: News Bharati English25 May 2017 11:15:56

New Delhi, May 25: In a notification, an Unique Identification Authority of India, UIDAI official said that ‘age-proof’ is not mandatory for Aadhaar enrolment but a valid document will be required to correct the date of birth registered for the unique identity.

"It is not mandatory to provide document for age proof for getting Aadhaar. Many people in the country may not know their date of birth exactly or have birth certificates. In such cases, the person is requested to specify his age and the same is accepted by the UIDAI," a senior official of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) said.

“If a person wants to correct date of birth, then he or she needs to provide valid document proof for the correction," the official added. When asked about wrong date of birth entered even in case of people who claim to have provided valid age proof, the official said, "it is a matter of inquiry but they have the option to rectify it if they have valid document."