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Is your Aadhaar alive? Govt says around 81 lakh numbers deactivated

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Aadhaar cards The regional offices of the UIDAI have authority to deactivate the Aadhaar numbers. Representational image

New Delhi: The Unique Identification Authority of India has deactivated close to 81 lakh Aadhaar numbers till date, minister of state for electronics and IT, P.P. Chaudhary, said on Friday.

"Till date, approximately 81 lakh Aadhaar numbers have been deactivated. The state, year and reason-wise data is not maintained by the UIDAI," Chaudhary informed the Rajya Sabha.

The Aadhaar numbers were deactivated for a number of reasons stated in Section 27 and 28 of Aadhaar (Enrolment and Update) Regulations, 2016.

"Prior to enactment of the Aadhaar Act, 2016, the deactivation (suspension) of Aadhaar numbers was done as per the Aadhaar Life Cycle Management (ALCM) guideline," Chaudhary said.

He added that the regional offices of the UIDAI have authority to deactivate the Aadhaar numbers.

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