Now to segregate the aadhaar card for children aged below 5 years for whom the aadhaar is mandatory for getting school admission, UIDAI has introduced a special blue colour coded Baal Aadhaar.
Why aadhaar for such young kids?
In one of the tweets, the Aadhaar issuing authority said, "A child below 5 years of age gets a blue in coloured Aadhaar known as Baal Aadhaar. When the child becomes 5 years old, a mandatory biometric update is required. Failing to do this till 7 years may result in suspension."
Currently, all such children aged below 5 years get aadhaar issued without the biometric details but once they turn 5 and 15 years of age they need to go through a mandatory biometric verification.
As per a news daily report, the children aged less than 5 years of age do not mandatorily need to enroll for aadhaar but educational programmes in the overseas country or for other availing other government scholarships it is required.
Visit the nearest Aadhaar enrolment centre with your child:
Take your child to the nearest centre for aadhaar enrolment. Biometric details of the child below 5 years shall not be required but the same have to be updated with the system once the child turns 5 years of age and then attains 15 years of age. The updation of biometric details shall be for free.
Fill the form and do not forget to carry the photograph of your child:
Form needs to be filled up. Also you need to carry the photo of your child. Interestingly, if your child is a school going kid, school ID can be furnished for the process of aadhaar enrolment. The provided Baal aadhaar for your kid shall be linked to his or her's parent's UID. For kid's aged above 5 years, a valid school Id and a birth certificate is a must.
Baal Aadhaar updation
The process of updation of Baal Aadhaar cards is the same as that of a normal aadhaar wherein biometric verification shall be done through information of 10 fingers, facilal and iris screening. The process shall be once again repeated for the child as he or she turns 15.