- 40,994 fraudulent Aadhaar Numbers cancelled as of 31st August
- The figure was disclosed by Member of Parliament in Rajya Sabha
- Over 38 lakh Aadhaar stood deactivated as of the 31.08.2020
On Tuesday, Rajya Sabha was informed that a total of 40,955 fraudulent Aadhaar Numbers were cancelled as of 31st August 2020, by Member of Parliament (MP) Sanjay Dhotre.
Minister of State for Electronics and IT Sanjay Dhotre, in a written reply in Rajya Sabha, had said that such fraudulent Aadhaar numbers were cancelled under the specific provisions of the Aadhaar (Enrolment and Update) Regulations, 2016.
He added, “A total of 40,955 fraudulent Aadhaar numbers have been cancelled up to 31.08.2020,”.
Dhotre was replying to a question which asked whether there have been cases in the country of fraudulent Aadhaar card being found by the Ministry, and the number of such cases.
Replying to another question, Dhotre said as many as 38.16 lakh Aadhaar numbers stood deactivated as on 31st of August 2020.
Dhotre said, “Deactivation of Aadhaar number, under regulation 28 of the Aadhaar(Enrolment and Update) Regulations, 2016, takes place on account of inter alia bad data requiring update,”.
It is being estimated that the number of “Live Aadhaar” stands at roughly 121.86 crore, Dhotre said, explaining that the concept of “Live Aadhaar” was introduced to estimate the number of Aadhaar holders who are still alive.
As on August end of 2020, a total of 126.17 Aadhaar Numbers have been generated against the projected population (2020) of around 137.05 crore.
The actual number of Aadhaar holders is lesser due to deaths, he said.