Aadhaar card usage history: How to check if your Aadhaar was misused

Aadhaar card usage history: Here is how you can check where all your Aadhaar has been misused or used for an authentication process without your knowledge.

Aadhaar card usage history: Aadhaar is the 12-digit number issued to the Indian citizens by Unique Identification Authority Of India (UIDAI). It contains both the demographic as well as biometric data of the citizens. It is used as a digital identity proof for availing a host of government subsidies and benefits. In some cases, such as for getting a permanent account number (PAN) card by the Income Tax Department or getting food essentials under the public distribution system (PDS), having an Aadhaar is mandatory.

However, due to a number of reports over the past couple of years regarding the security of Aadhaar database, it is quite natural for citizens to be worried about the use of their data. We explain how you can check where all your Aadhaar has been used.

How can you check where your Aadhaar is used:

STEP 1: Open https://uidai.gov.in/ and under the ‘My Aadhaar’ drop-down, look below the ‘Aadhaar Services’ section and select ‘Aadhaar Authentication History’ option.

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You need to enter the 12-digit Aadhaar number along with the number shown in the CAPTCHA image.

STEP 2: On the redirected page, enter the 12-digit Aadhaar number along with the number shown in the CAPTCHA image. Then, click on the ‘Send OTP’ tab which will open the next page. You will also get a one-time password (OTP) on the registered mobile number through SMS.

In the second option ‘Select Date Range’ you will need to manually select the dates from the drop-down. It must be noted that only the authentication done during the past six months are available in the database.

STEP 3: On the next page, the first option ‘Authentication Type’ is set as ‘ALL’ by default. The drop-down lets you filter to the specific type of authentication request such as demographic, biometric, OTP, etc.

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Below that, in the third option ‘Number of Records’, you can check up to last 50 Aadhaar authentication records. And finally, in the OTP option, you will need to enter the OTP received on the SMS and click on ‘Submit’ tab which will open the next page.

STEP 4: On the next page. you will be able to view the entire list of Aadhaar authentication requests. It shows all the places where your Aadhaar number has been used both successfully and unsuccessfully. The list can also be downloaded as a password protected PDF file. To open it, you need to enter the first four letters of the individual’s name in upper case followed by their birth year.

In case of any discrepancy in Aadhaar’s usage, you must contact the UIDAI by calling 1947 or sending them an email at help@uidai.gov.in.

Diamond trader who bought Modi suit ‘duped’ of Rs 1 crore

Kamlesh Kevadia, the general manager of Dharmanandan Diamonds at Katargam, has lodged the complaint of cheating against Himmat Koshiya and his brother Vijay, the owners of a diamond firm at Nandu Doshi Ni Wadi in Katargam.

“The accused neither returned the diamonds nor paid cash. With the same modus operandi, they had also cheated another diamond merchant in Varachha. We are trying to locate the accused Koshiya brothers and will arrest them soon,” said the officer.


The Surat diamond merchant, who had bought the pinstripe ‘name suit’ of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for Rs 4.31 crore in an auction in 2015, has allegedly been cheated of Rs 1 crore by another firm. A complaint of cheating was registered by the general manager of Lalji Patel-owned Dharmanandan Diamonds with Katargam police Tuesday.

Kamlesh Kevadia, the general manager of Dharmanandan Diamonds at Katargam, has lodged the complaint of cheating against Himmat Koshiya and his brother Vijay, the owners of a diamond firm at Nandu Doshi Ni Wadi in Katargam.

Kevadia, a resident of Nani Ved in Surat, in his complaint alleged that they came in contact with Koshiya brothers through a diamond broker, Janak Dhola, five months ago. The Koshiya brothers had allegedly taken rough diamonds worth Rs 1 crore from them on credit around four months ago and failed to repay the amount, Kevadia alleged. He added when they went to the diamond firm they found it shut.

Kevadia further mentioned in his complaint that they had put all efforts to locate the Koshiya brothers, but failed. Katargam Inspector Z N Ghasura said that the Koshiya brothers had taken rough diamonds weighing 1,500 carats worth over Rs 1 crore from Dharmanandan Diamonds. “The accused neither returned the diamonds nor paid cash. With the same modus operandi, they had also cheated another diamond merchant in Varachha. We are trying to locate the accused Koshiya brothers and will arrest them soon,” said the officer.

As one enters the Dharmanandan Diamonds factory, on can see the Narendra Modi’s pinstripe ‘name suit’ carefully placed inside a glass box.

Mission Shakti: PM Modi had the courage, UPA didn’t give nod Says DRDO ex-chief on Anti Satellite Missile

Former ISRO chairman G Madhavan Nair also said that India had the anti-satellite missile capability more than a decade ago but there was no political will at the time to demonstrate it.


Hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the success of Mission Shakti, former DRDO chief VK Saraswat on Wednesday said had the erstwhile UPA government given clearances, India would have had anti-satellite missile capability way back in 2014-15.

Saraswat was seconded by former ISRO chairman G Madhavan Nair, who also said that India had the anti-satellite missile capability more than a decade ago but there was no political will at the time to demonstrate it.

“We made presentations to the then National Security Adviser and National Security Council when such discussions were held. They were heard by all concerned, unfortunately, we didn’t get a positive response (from UPA), so we didn’t go ahead,” ANI quoted Saraswat as saying. During that time, Shiv Shankar Menon was the NSA.

The former DRDO chief said PM Modi had the courage and gave nod to the proposal after he resumed office following the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

“When the proposal was put up by Dr Satheesh Reddy and NSA Ajit Doval to PM Modi, he had the courage and based on that he gave a go ahead. If the clearances were given in 2012-13, I am quite certain that the launch would have happened in 2014-15,” he said.

Echoing Saraswat’s words, Nair also said PM Modi had the political will and courage to go forward with the mission. He said when China shot down an aging weather satellite by launching a missile in 2007, India had the technology to undertake a similar mission.

“…now (Prime Minister Narendra) Modiji has taken the initiative and he had the political will and courage to say that we will do this. We have now demonstrated this to the whole world,” Nair told PTI.

Earlier in the day, addressing a press conference, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley also harped on the UPA government’s “reluctance” to give nod to the mission to attack the Congress.

Jaitley said when India had test-fired the Agni-V missile in April 2012, then DRDO chief VK Saraswat had said India could now develop an anti-satellite missile but the government had not given its nod.

“Indian scientists had the capability to build an anti-satellite missile a decade ago, then the government never gave permission,” he said.

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