April 2018


Self Service Update Portal:

An year ago we can update quite a number of details through Aadhar SSUP (Self Service Update Portal) whereas now the only thing it allows is Change of Address and that too after attaching a self attested document.

I was trying to see if mobile number could be changed with due OTP verification at both mobile numbers but since it was not available I raised a query through PgPortal and the response from Aadhar team is as below.

Dear Deepak, With reference to your grievance filed online on Public Grievance portal, it is brought to your kind notice that, except address updation field rest of the fields have been removed from SSUP in order to avoid fraudulent cases. Hence, mobile updation cannot be carried out through SSUP. Kindly visit the nearest Aadhaar enrolment centre and update your mobile number. Aadhaar enrolments/updations are being carried out at Banks, Post offices, Talk/Municipal Offices etc., in order to provide hassle free service. Kindly visit any Aadhaar enrolment centre and get your mobile number updated.
Virtual IDs
Another innovation to protect Aadhar number from being misused is Virtual ID which can be regenerated at ease. Like Credit Cards it is a 16 digit number. And this is printed in eAadhar Letter as well.  Virtual ID numbers allow limited use of Aadhar data when given to a service provider instead of exposing whole lot of information that may be potentially misused and abused by a service provider and/or their agents.

Recently there was an article in HindustanTimes regarding Jharkand Police Department releasing directions on Whatsapp group. Some of the points they stipulate are non implementable. The points were:

  1. What was suggested? Delete the message.
    What is the problem? We can not delete the message as they are delivered to individual phones of the users. Alternatively Whatsapp should support a feature for admins to remote delete similar to Telegram Messenger.
  2. What was suggested? Reporting the User.
    What is the problem? Some of the states have incompetent cyber cell who do not understand the essence of cyber laws. They simply start harassing the complainants to withdraw the complaint and close the files.

V&R wrote back to Jharkand Police Department to clarify on the above issues through the office of Prime Minister. The response received is here under:

jpd