About 81 lakh Aadhaar numbers has been deactivated by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) so far. Minister of state for electronics and information technology PP Chaudhary told the Rajya Sabha, “Till date, approximately 81 lakh Aadhaar numbers have been deactivated. The state, year, and reason-wise data are not maintained by the UIDAI”. The regional offices of the UIDAI have the authority to deactivate the Aadhaar numbers, he added.
To check if your Aadhaar number is deactivated, you can log on to the UIDAI website https://uidai.gov.in. Under the ‘Aadhaar Services’ tab, you will see a ‘Verify Aadhaar Number’ option on the right side of the webpage. When you click ‘Verify Aadhaar Number’, you will be taken to a new page. Enter your 12-digit Aadhaar number along with the security code to verify if your Aadhaar number is valid or not. If the Aadhaar number is invalid, a message saying the number does not exist will turn up.
Earlier this week, more than 11 lakh PAN cards were deactivated by the government. Minister of State for finance, Santosh Kumar Gangwar told Rajya Sabha that 11,44,211 PANs have been identified and deleted. Besides, 1,566 PAN cards have been identified as ‘fake.’