The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has permitted around 20,000 common service centres (CSCs) that are serving as banking correspondents to update Aadhaar details. The conditional approval was provided to CSCs engaged in banking correspondent activity on 24 April.
"Only the demographic update facility will be allowed. The authentication of operators and residents shall be done using two factors, fingerprint and Iris," the UIDAI said in a letter to CSC e-Governance Services CEO Dinesh Tyagi.
Minister of State for IT Sanjay Dhotre informed of the grant of permission via Twitter.
Barring fresh registration of Aadhaar, the CSCs handling banking correspondent work will be able to perform other services like updating biometrics details of children, change or correct addresses, once their technical system is integrated with that of UIDAI.
The UIDAI expects the system to be ready by June.
There are around 2.74 lakh CSCs which form part of the National E-Governance Plan Scheme and serve as service delivery points of various public and private services to rural citizens of India.
The UIDAI has already authorised CSC e-Governance Services offices at district level to make changes in Aadhaar.
Earlier all service centres under CSC India e-Governance Services Limited were allowed to provide Aadhaar-related services but the services were stopped in December 2018 after a Supreme Court order.