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Monday, 20 March 2017

Apply for Corrections in Aadhar Card Online

How to make corrections in Aadhar Card Online

Aadhar card has slowly become the essential proof to avail the government services.  As such, it is essential to have the Aadhar card with correct and up-to-date details.  I have already made a post on applying for aadhar card couple of years back. Based on the queries and follow-ups which I have received on the post, I am writing this post on how to make corrections in the details provided in the Aadhar card just by few clicks online.

Details which can be changed in the Aadhar Card online:

1. Name
2. Gender
3. Date of Birth
4. Address
5. Mobile Phone Number
6. Email ID

Steps to apply for corrections in Aadhar Card online:

Step-1 – Login to the Portal:

The first step in applying for the corrections in the Aadhar card is to login to the “Aadhar Self Service Update Portal” by clicking the below link or click here:

A screen like below will open:

We need to enter the Aadhar number for which the corrections to be applied and the OTP (One Time Password) will be sent to the mobile number which was registered with the Aadhar number while applying for the same.

Kindly note, the OTP will be sent the mobile number which was updated while applying for the Aadhar card. In many instances, I have seen people have given one single mobile number for the Aadhar number applied for all their family members. So kindly make sure to check the OTP in that specific mobile number.

Also note that, the OTP is valid only for 15 minutes from the time they sent the SMS. Kindly make sure to enter the OTP as soon as you receive.

Step-2:  Choosing the fields / data which need to be changed / corrected:

After entering the OTP, the below screen will open and we need to check the details which need to be changed / corrected.  We can check multiple fields in case we want to make multiple changes and corrections in Aadhar card.

Step-3:  Applying for the changes selected and uploading the valid documents for supporting the corrections / changes:

1) For changes / corrections in Mobile Number and Email ID and Gender:

No documents are needed for the corrections / changes in the below fields:
a) Mobile Number
b) Email ID
c) Gender

For the mobile number and Email ID, we will be asked to enter the new mobile / Email ID and then to submit it. No other formalities required. Once submitted, make a note of the Update Request Number (URN) which will be used to track the status.

2) For changes / corrections in Name:

There may be some error in the spelling or we might have changed our name. In both the instances, we can update the aadhar details by typing the new name in the required field. But we need to upload the proof of Identity to support the name change / corrections.

The valid proof of Identity as mentioned in the UIDAI website is listed below. Any one of the below original document has to be scanned in color mode and to be uploaded:

Proof of Identity
PAN Card
Ration/ PDS Photo Card
Voter ID
Driving License
Government Photo ID Cards/ service photo identity card issued by PSU
NREGS Job Card
Photo ID issued by Recognized Educational Institution
Arms License
Photo Bank ATM Card
Photo Credit Card
Pensioner Photo Card
Freedom Fighter Photo Card
Kissan Photo Passbook
CGHS / ECHS Photo Card
Address Card having Name and Photo issued by Department of Posts
Certificate of Identify having photo issued by Gazetted Officer or Tehsildar on letterhead
Disability ID Card/handicapped medical certificate issued by the respective State/UT
Affidavit executed on nonjudicial stamp paper to be submitted by a woman applicant for name change after marriage (Joint Affidavit to be submitted along with her husband with joint photo)
Marriage Certificate
Proof of Marriage document issued by the Registrar
Gazette Notification
Legal Name Change Certificate

Note: For above documents, where original document does not have photo, the photocopy/scan of the documents must be taken along with the photo.

3) For changes / corrections in Address:

The change / correction in the address can be updated by entering the new address in the required field. But we need to upload the proof of address to support the change in Address.

The valid proof of Address as mentioned in the UIDAI website is listed below. Any one of the below original document has to be scanned in color mode and to be uploaded:

Proof of Address
Bank Statement/ Passbook
Post Office Account Statement/Passbook
Ration Card
Voter ID
Driving License
Government Photo ID cards/ service photo identity card issued by PSU
Electricity Bill (not older than 3 months)
Water bill (not older than 3 months)
Telephone Landline Bill (not older than 3 months)
Property Tax Receipt (not older than 1 year)
Credit Card Statement (not older than 3 months)
Insurance Policy
Signed Letter having Photo from Bank on letterhead
Signed Letter having Photo issued by registered Company on letterhead
Signed Letter having Photo issued by Recognized Educational Instruction on letterhead
NREGS Job Card
Arms License
Pensioner Card
Freedom Fighter Card
Kissan Passbook
Certificate of Address having photo issued by MP or MLA or Gazetted Officer or Tehsildar on letterhead
Certificate of Address issued by Village Panchayat head or its equivalent authority (for rural areas)
Income Tax Assessment Order
Vehicle Registration Certificate
Registered Sale / Lease / Rent Agreement
Address Card having Photo issued by Department of Posts
Caste and Domicile Certificate having Photo issued by State Govt.
Disability ID Card/handicapped medical certificate issued by the respective State/UT Governments/Administrations
Gas Connection Bill (not older than 3 months)
Passport of Spouse
Passport of Parents(in case of Minor)
Allotment letter of accomodation issued by Central/State Govt. of not more than three years old
Marriage Certificate issued by the Govt, containing address

4) For  corrections in Date of Birth:

The correction in the date of birth can be updated by entering the correct date of birth in the required field. But we need to upload the proof of date of birth to support the change in date of birth.

The valid proof of Date of Birth as mentioned in the UIDAI website is listed below. Any one of the below original document has to be scanned in color mode and to be uploaded:

Proof of Date of Birth
Birth Certificate
SSLC Book/Certificate
Certificate of Date of Birth issued by Group A Gazetted Officer on letterhead
PAN Card
Mark sheet issued by any Govt. Board or University
Govt. Photo ID Card/Photo Identity card issued by PSU containing DOB
Central State Pension Payment Order
Central Govt. Health Service Scheme photo card or Ex Servicemen contributory health scheme photo card
Kindly make sure to have the above mentioned documents ready before applying for the corrections online.

Step-4: Downloading the acknowledgement of Update Request :

After entering the necessary details and uploading the requisite documents, we will be given the Update Request Number (URN) on the screen, which has the details of the updates which we have made / applied for.  It provides option to print and download this acknowledgement. It is advisable to save this acknowledgement, as this URN will be used to track the status of our request. The acknowledgement will look like the below screenshot:

Step-5: Tracking the status:

The status of the update request can be tracked by the following steps:

Step 5.1: Click on the link to track the status :

Step 5.2: The below screen will open

Step 5.3: Enter the Aadhar number and the URN (Update Request Number – Which was there in the acknowledgement in step 4). 

Kindly note that the URN might have the “/” symbols in the acknowledgement. While typing the URN in the tracking screen above, ignore those backslashes “/” and type only the numbers.

Step 5.4: Status will be shown in the next screen which looks like the below screenshot.

Step-6: Updated Aadhar:

In case of changes in Name, Gender, Address & Date of Birth:  Once the requested change has got updated, updated aadhar letter will be sent to our address

In case of changes in Mobile Number and E-mail ID: Aadhar letter won’t be sent for the changes in Mobile Number and E-mail ID. The status as seen in the step-5 shall be taken as the confirmation that the requested change has been updated in the Aadhar card.


1)  The corrections can be done online only if the mobile number was registered with the Aadhar number.

2) If the mobile number was not registered, or the registered mobile was not accessible we have to apply for the corrections in offline mode.

In case if you haven’t applied for Aadhar card or want to know how to apply for corrections in offline mode along with the addresses of the permanent aadhar centers in Chennai, please wait for my next post which will be posted very soon.

Kindly share this post / details with those who can’t access the internet like the ones who are working at our home and help them to apply for the corrections if any. This will help them to avail the subsidies from the Government (if any) without any hindrance.

Disclaimer: The details posted above are based on the details found in the official UIDAI website. In case of any errors / mistakes found in the post, feel free to let me know.  Also feel free to e-mail me for any troubles if you face while applying for corrections online.

Meet you all in my next post!

With Cheers,

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Deepak to Namma Area Deepak – My journey of Blogging #ChennaiBloggers

As you read the title right, this post is about my blogging journey. The blogging and The Chennai Bloggers Club has a huge impact in the positive transformation in me. Read on to know about my journey.

2012 – The Baby Step into Blogging…

“What’s on your mind”- the reply to this question supposed to be the starting point of my writing. Since the question being asked, I used to post whatever comes to my mind in my facebook wall. As such, I was posting about the success stories of the entrepreneurs as my facebook wall post and that’s when my friend “HarunRaaj” has suggested me about blogging. 

I have zero knowledge about what is blog and blogging by that time. I am little hesitant in the beginning. He messaged me on 11th of July’12 and I created my blog “Get Inspired” on 14th July 2012. I don’t have any blogger friends in my circle by that time. I just loved learning the each and every option in blog with much enthusiasm. I was so ignorant about blog that, my initial posts will have the dates being typed as a part of the post without knowing that the date will be automatically updated in the blog post. 

14th July 2012 supposed to be the first step in my blogging journey. I am grateful to my friend, without him, I may not be a blogger :)

The message which made me a blogger. (Excuse my typo on "Update")

2013 – My best year of Blogging – Became a member of CBC…

Then comes the best year of my blogging – 2013. That supposed be the year where I am very much active in blogging. Active, not just because I loved writing posts, but also because, that’s the year when I joined this facebook group - “The ChennaiBloggers Club”, which is not just another facebook group. Once I started blogging, I started searching for groups to promote my blog post (Shameless confession, but yeah, that’s the fact) and landed in this “The Chennai Bloggers Club” aka CBC on 3rd March 2013. 

As I mentioned earlier, this is not just another group. The group and its members have encouraged me to write more. As on the date when I joined this group (3rd March 2013), I have written some 10 odd posts in my blog, but within a year after I joined this group, I have written my 100th post. This tells the motivation which I am receiving from this group. More than anything, this group has made me know that how much I love namma Chennai. The constant interactions and discussions in group made me create a dedicated blog to share information about Namma Chennai. 

It was on 20th March 2013, I have created my new blog “Namma Area”. Until I create this blog, I didn’t know that I have this much interest in sharing the information about Namma Chennai. Initially started sharing about the areas / locations in Chennai, then moved on to write about EB additional deposit calculation, Aavin milk monthly card tariffs, how to apply for aadhar card etc., Especially the post on EB additional deposit, I am still receiving mails from the tenants / landlords seeking clarifications. I am not sharing this for my self-praising, but to share how proud I am because of blogging.

The Chennai Bloggers Club - The group which identified the blogger in me.

2014 – The year of recognitions: Deepak is now Namma Area Deepak 

There came a surprise for me! It was on someday in July 2014, I have received a call from a reporter from Deccan Chronicle. He enquired me about the details on EB additional deposit and how I got to know about those calculations. Then he introduced himself as a reporter from Deccan Chronicle and asked about my blogs and all. Then only he told that he is going to write an article about me in Deccan Chronicle, it may get published but he was not 100% sure. 

The real surprise came on 10th August 2014 where I casually read newspaper and saw an article about me. Since the reporter told that he was not 100% sure, I took it lightly but since the day I got the call, my dad started buying Deccan Chronicle every day. That surprise on seeing the article on 10th August 2014 supposed to be the best moment in my life till date. I was like a celebrity that day as almost everyone called and wished me. That made people address me as “Namma Area Deepak” :) The article can be viewed by clicking here 

And the luck ringed the bell for second time on 21st September 2014 where I was featured in Tamil Article in “Dinamani”. Since then, I am more active in “Namma Area” blog . 2015 & 2016, I am not that active in blogging as before but still managing to write few posts on and off and glad to know that the posts are being helpful. I keep receiving the enquiries through mail and happy to help them out with whatever I can.

Article about me in Deccan Chronicle

Article in Dinamani

So that’s how my blog journey has been so far.  I am sure a lot of surprises ahead for me, and for that I need to blog often. Thanks for your patience in reading such a long post, it may look like a self-publicity post but I love to talk about my blogging journey which I never had an opportunity to talk about. I am very much indebted to my friend “Harun Raaj” and “The Chennai Bloggers Club” for finding out the blogger in me and made me a blogger.

I must thank #Sweek and #ChennaiBloggersClub for choosing this wonderful topic to write upon.

Monday, 17 October 2016

Change in Boarding Point of Government Bus for Diwali 2016 - Chennai

It is always the usual scenario to see the traffic is being at the worse during the week of Diwali, as the people goes to their hometown to celebrate this festival of lights. It is quite often we have experienced that, even after two three hours of travel, we might not have crossed Chennai.  The Tamilnadu state transport corporation has come up with a plan to make the travel hassle free during this diwali holidays. Those who are planning to go out during the Diwali holidays, kindly go through this post, as there are few changes in the boarding points based on the destination. This post is based on the article came in news paper and in the official website of TNSTC. Kindly note that the change in boarding points are only for the period 26th October 2016 (Wednesday) to 29th October 2016 (Saturday).


1. Andhra Bound Buses – Depart from Anna Nagar (West) bus stand of MTC:

Buses to: Andhra Pradesh (Both TN & APSRTC Buses)
Departure point: ANNA NAGAR (WEST) Bus Stand.

Sharing the map of Anna Nagar West Bus Stand below, in case if you are not able to locate:

2. ECR & Kanchipuram Buses – Depart from State Election Commission bus stop opposite to CMBT in 100 Feet road:

Buses to: Puducherry, Cuddalore (Via ECR) & Kanchipuram
Departure point: State Election Commission bus stop opposite to CMBT in 100 Feet road

Sharing the map of State Election Commission bus stop below, in case if you are not able to locate:

3. Operations of Buses Via Vikravandi & Panruty – Depart from Arignar Anna Bus Stand, Tambaram-Sanatorium (MEPZ):

Buses to: Kumbakonam & Beyond, Thanjavur via Tindivanam, Vikkravandi
Departure point: Arignar Anna Bus Stand, Tambaram-Sanatorium (MEPZ)

Sharing the map of Arignar Anna Bus Stand, Tambaram-Sanatorium (MEPZ) below, in case if you are not able to locate:

4. Operations of Buses Via Vellore – Depart from Poonamallee Bus Stand:

Buses to: Vellore, Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri, Tirupathur & Hosur via Poonamallee
Departure point: Poonamallee Bus Stand

Sharing the map of Poonamallee Bus Stand below, in case if you are not able to locate:

5. Operations of Buses from CMBT Bus Stand:

Buses to: Myladuthurai, Nagapattinam, Velankanni, Trichy, Madurai, Tirunelveli, Sengottai, Tuticorin, Thiruchendur, Nagercoil, Kanyakumari, Trivandrum, Villupuram, Kallakurichi, Tiruvannamalai, Salem, Coimbatore, Ernakulam, Bangalore and other destinations not mentioned in above 4 points.
Departure point: CMBT Bus Stand (Usual Bus Stand)

Note: Even if we reserved the ticket with Boarding point mentioned as Koyambedu, we need to board the buses at the above mentioned temporary bus stands during the period 26th October 2016 to 29th October 2016.

Tabular representation of the boarding points and the corresponding destination is given below for easy referencing:

Temporary Boarding Points
Anna Nagar West Bus Stand
Andhra Pradesh (Both TN & APSRTC Buses)
Election Commission bus stop (100 ft rd) opp CMBT
Cuddalore (Via ECR) &
Tambaram MEPZ Arignar Anna Bus Stand
Kumbakonam & Beyond
Thanjavur via Tindivanam
Poonamallee Bus Stand
Tirupathur &
Hosur via Poonamallee
and other destinations not mentioned in above  4 boarding points.

Hint: If you want to quickly find out the boarding point based on your destination, try using find command  (Ctrl+F) and search for the destination and it will land you in the corresponding field where the boarding point is mentioned.


Apart from the above changes in the boarding points, there is also a diversions in the route in which the bus travels, as below:

Change in Boarding Point – Tambaram & Perungalathur reserved passengers to board at URAPAKKAM temporary bus stand:

Reserved buses from CMBT will NOT ply via Tambaram & Perungalathur, instead, they will go via Maduravoyal, Poonamallee, Nazarathpet, outer ring road, Vandalur. The reserved passengers with boarding point at Tambaram and Perungalathur are requested to board concerned buses at Urapakkam Temporary bus stand instead of Tambaram and Perungalathur at the boarding time mentioned. Sharing the map of Urapakkam bus stop below:

It was also mentioned in the article that the feeder services are also available from all these bus stands.

Kindly share this article with those who are travelling to their home town during Diwali and wishing you all a very happy & safe Diwali. Have a safe journey.


Disclaimer:  This blog post is made based on the official press release by the TNSTC. This post is not the official circular from the TNSTC nor the replacement, this is just my interpretation of the press release by TNSTC and tried to make it easily understandable for the commuters. In case if any of you find any errors in this article, feel free to get back to me! I hope this post will be of help to plan the hassle free journey in advance. Meet you all in my next post!

With Cheers,
Deepak Raghuraman