Aadhaar Card Update: A 12-digit number that is provided by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is the Aadhaar Card. Various details such as iris scans, fingerprints, and photographs are linked to the Aadhaar Card. The Aadhaar Card can be used as proof of identity and address. In order to file the Income Tax Returns, the Aadhaar and PAN must be linked.

In this regard, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has made an announcement and said it will provide the facility to generate the Aadhaar cards in several regional languages. The regional languages card will be issued on behalf of the Aadhaar card-issuing body. 

After the current update, you will be able to get the Aadhaar card in Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, and Kannada languages. If you are willing to change the language in your Aadhaar Card, you have to apply online for the same. It might take 1-3 weeks for the language to get updated on your Aadhaar. You can either visit an Aadhaar Seva Kendra and get your local language changed or you can apply for the same online.

Here are the steps to change the language online –

Step 1:Login to the official website of Unique Identification Authority of India, or click on https://uidai.gov.in/

Step 2:An option reading – Update Aadhaar will appear on the homepage, click on the Update Demographic Data Online

Step 3:You will be re-directed to Aadhaar Self Service Update Portal

Step 4:Open the portal, enter the 12-digit unique Aadhaar number and the Captcha security code

Step 5:Enter the details and click on the send One Time Password (OTP)

Step 6:Enter the OTP and click on – login

Step 7:Once you are logged in, press the Update Demographics Data Button

Step 8:The page holds all the demographic data. Select your preferred regional language here

Step 9:Update the demographics in the popup and submit. Make sure your name is pronounced correctly in the local language

Step 10:Similarly, edit all the information. And before submitting the application, preview all the details

Step 11:An OTP will be sent on your registered mobile number, enter it

Step 12:Submit the fee ofRs50. Once the payment is made, the new language update request in your Aadhaar will be successfully submitted

Step 13:The update might take 1-3 weeks and later, you can download the card.

Meanwhile, The PAN-Aadhaar linking deadline has yet again been extended by the Central Government. The deadline to link PAN with Aadhaar has been extended by six months to March 31, 2022, from the current deadline of September 30, 2021.

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) announced that the extension of the last date for linking the two identification cards is done to provide relief to taxpayers and address difficulties faced amid the COVID-19 pandemic. This means that citizens can now link the two cards by the end of the current financial year. 

This is the fourth time that the government has extended the last date for linking the two identification documents. Initially, the last date was set as March 31, 2021, which was extended to June 30, and then to September 30. Now, the deadline is again extended by six months – till the end of the current fiscal.