Maharashtra girl gets enrolled in Aadhaar within 2 minutes of birth

Buldhana, Maharashtra, IndiaUpdated: Apr 27, 2018, 11:06 AM IST

Parents of the new-born girl, Saachi, who got her enrolled in Aadhaar. Photograph:(ANI)

A couple in Maharashtra has enrolled their newborn daughter for Aadhaar, the unique 12-digit number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). What's special about this is that Saachi's parents got her enrolled in just 1.48 minutes after her birth.

This record of sorts was made possible because Saachi's father was keen to get her enrolled as soon as she is born.

An Aadhaar card carries biometric details of a person, like fingerprints, iris scan record etc.

According to UIDAI, no biometric details are captured for children below five years. Their Aadhaar is processed on the basis of demographic information and facial photograph linked with the UID of their parents. These children will need to be re-enrolled with biometrics of 10 fingers, iris and facial photograph, when they turn five.

The biometric details of children are updated once they turn 15, the UIDAI says. Intimation to this effect will be mentioned in the original Aadhaar letter.