Blue colored Baal Aadhaar for children introduces by UIDAI

UIDAI has now introduced a blue colored Baal Aadhaar card for children below the age of 5 years, Considering the increasing importance of Aadhaar. To recall all children below the age of 5 don’t need to give biometric details for getting an Aadhaar card.

Blue colored Baal Aadhaar

As per UIDAI, everyone can enroll for Aadhaar – even a newborn child. UIDAI has now also introduced a blue colored – Baal Aadhaar card for children below the age of 5 years and when the child does become 5, then he/she has to submit biometric authentication.

What is the importance of Baal Aadhaar Card?

Aadhaar, the 12-digit unique identity number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), is a compulsory identity card. Aadhar is increasingly becoming mandatory to make use of most of the government schemes and other activities such as getting a new SIM card or opening a new bank account.

# It is required at the time of school admission.

# During the opening of a bank account.

# While LIC investments in the name of the child or it is a good idea to include the new child in the family floater health policy.

# While taking the child overseas on a holiday. 

Apart from the single birth certificate document for the children now Baal Aadhar card is also a significant document for mutiple purpose of usage for your children that acts as proof of citizenship, identity, and address. 

This is a mandatory document that must be obtained within 21 days of the child’s birth. It records the name, gender, parents’ name, address, date of birth and place of birth of the child.

Step by step guide for enrolling Baal Aadhar card number

For enrolling children below five years, you need to visit the nearest enrolment center and fill out the enrolment form.

# Provide the child’s birth certificate. One of the parents must also provide their Aadhaar card number for authentication purposes. It is necessary to provide the ‘Aadhaar’ card of one of the parents for enrolling for child’s Baal Aadhaar card.

#It would be ideal to carry the original documents also provide a mobile number. # As the age of the applicant, in this case, is below five, no biometrics will be recorded and the only photograph would be sufficient. Biometrics should be updated after the child reaches the age of five.

# A photograph of your child will be clicked.

# Child’s ‘Aadhaar’ will be linked to the UID (Aadhaar card number) of his/her parents and when he turns five, a mandatory biometric verification is necessary.

# After confirmation, collect an acknowledgment slip.

# Once the registration and verification process has been completed, an SMS will be sent to the registered mobile number. Within 60 days of receiving this message, the Baal Aadhaar card number will be issued to the newborn child.

For children above 5 years old

# If a child is above the age of five, the enrollment form has to be filled out and crucial documents such as birth certificate and school’s identity card have to be provided. 

#A biometric update is mandatory at age 5, at age 10 and again at age 15. Also, the same process of updating biometrics of 10 fingers, iris and the facial photograph has to be repeated at the age of 15 again. 

Cautious

If you failing to do enroll for Baal Aadhaar of your children, within the next 7 years would result in suspension of the Aadhaar card. Though there is no compulsion to register for Aadhaar at such a young age, it will be required to be eligible for overseas education or to get government scholarships.

How to check Aadhaar card usage history of last 6 months?

Now you can cross check Aadhaar card usage history while sitting at home or from anywhere by your one click. It means you can verify where all your Aadhaar has been used in the last six months.

check Aadhaar card usage history

Aadhaar is now one of the significant identity for all of us. As per news report, several cases of Aadhaar data misuse have been found recently. Last month, a racket was busted where scammers were letting people access the Aadhaar database illegally for just Rs. 500.

Why to check Aadhaar card usage history and why it is so important?

 Now its really become vital that you take utmost care about how your card is being used and if at any point of time you get to know that someone is tried to hack your Aadhar authentication history or any instance of misuse, then immediately you can lodge a complaint against him without delay for a second.

As UIDAI says on its website, “This feature can be used to view Authentication details. Fetch your Aadhaar authentication history (Notifications) data.” Now there’s a way to do it while sitting at home. But to avail of this facility online you are required to have your registered mobile number handy.

What can you do with this UIDAI facility?

UIDAI offers you an option to check all the places your Aadhaar has been used in the last six months. If you find any instance of misuse, you can lodge a complaint. To use this facility, you must have access to your registered mobile number.

Step by step guide to check Aadhaar card usage history

  • Visit UIDAIs Aadhaar Authentication History page.
  • Enter your Aadhaar number and the security code appearing on the screen.
  • Now Click on the link ‘Generate OTP’. An OTP will be sent to the registered mobile number.
  • The page that will open will ask for the following information-Authentication Type; Select Date Range; Number of Records; and OTP.
    Now choose ‘All’ as an option in the drop-down menu of the page that opens.
  • The ‘Authentication Type’ is a drop-down that will have options including Demographic, Biometric, All, Demographic & Biometric, Demographic & OTP and Biometric & OTP.
  • Choose the option ‘All’ here.
  • In the ‘Select Date Range’, choose the option given on the page.
  • Click on ‘Submit’ after choosing the number of months, you can select maximum up to six months.
  •  Now fill in the ‘Number of Records’, you can request for maximum up to 50 records.
  • After this enter the OTP for authentication and click on submit.
  • Now you can view the history of wherever you used your Aadhaar card for the last 6 months. 

Caution:-

So now get ready to cross-check your Aadhar personal data misuse. In case you find any misuse of your Aadhaar information, you can complain about the same to UIDAI by calling on 1945.

Be a true Indian to celebrate children’s day

Children….‘Future of the country’

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru once said “The children of today will make the India of tomorrow. The way we bring them up will determine the future of the country”.

children's day

Children’s Day is celebrated on the 14th of November in India as a tribute to Jawaharlal Nehru, who was born on November 14, 1889. Jawaharlal Nehru, who was fondly called Chacha Nehru or simply Chachaji, was known for his love for children. Apart from his role as a freedom fighter and politician, Pandit Nehru has left behind a legacy of education and development of children in the country, and November 14 is celebrated as a tribute to him. On this day, chocolates and gifts are often distributed among children, while schools organize different cultural events such as debates, and music and dance performances. After Jawaharlal Nehru’s death in 1964, it was unanimously decided to celebrate his birthday as Bal Diwas in the country due to his love and affection towards children.
So, up to this, I’ve shared those common aspects of Children’s Day about which we all Indians are well aware of since our childhood, now let’s focus on Today’s India’s situation regarding children.

Crime data shows that every day 290 children in India are victims of crime, with trafficking, sexual violence, and forced labor increasing fourfold in just two years

According to the National Crime Records Bureau, offenses against kids have increased fourfold in a span of two years. “Children are among the most vulnerable groups in the country. Be it, victims of sexual assault, kidnapping or murder, children below 12 years have a higher abuse rate as they are more vulnerable,” said a police official. Delhi Police crime record reveals that every week more than two children report sexual assault.

A total of 89,423 crimes against children were reported in 2014. The number went up to 94,172 in 2015 and 1,05,785 the next year. Between 2014 and 2016, the number of crimes recorded under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) went up from 8,904 to 35,980 – a fourfold jump.

According to UNICEF violence against children can be “physical and mental abuse and injury, neglect or negligent treatment, exploitation and sexual abuse. Violence may take place in homes, schools, orphanages, residential care facilities, on the streets, in the workplace, in prisons and in places of detention.” Such violence can affect the normal development of a child impairing their mental, physical and social being. In extreme cases, abuse of a child can result in death.

As per the recent survey conducted by the humanitarian aid organization, World Vision India revealed this May that one in every two children is a victim of sexual abuse. The survey was conducted across 26 states of the country and covered 12-18 years age-group. It is estimated that children below 12 may have higher abuse rate as they are more vulnerable.

This is true and sad. The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has been doing a ‘Satyagraha’ for the last eight days. We want the Central and the state governments to draft a law ensuring that within six months the perpetrator should be given the death penalty.

‘Recently a one-and-a-half-year-old and a seven-year-old girl were raped in the Capital,’ said Swati Maliwal, chairperson of DCW.

Senior police officials said children are the vulnerable target of abusers as the victims usually fail to identify the accused and they easily escape. Crime analysis showed that in most of the cases, the abusers had managed to gain the trust of the kids before committing the crime. Also, in most of the child abuse cases, it has been revealed that the accused were known to the victim.

Speaking to Mail Today, Nitisha, a child rights activist said mostly such incidents remain unreported. ‘If all the cases were reported, then crime record would shoot up.’

Sources in National Commission for Protection of Child Rights said about 53% of children surveyed, confessed to having faced sexual abuse in some form or the other in their lifetime. 

How safe are children in India?

The National Policy for Children, 1974 declared children a “supreme national asset.” But, the last survey by the government on child abuse revealed that nearly 70 percent children faced physical abuse and about 50 percent were sexually abused.

The recent gruesome murder of a 7-year-old boy in the Ryan International School at Gurgaon in Delhi was enough frightening news for all parents.

The group that manages Ryan International has more than 300 schools across 18 states in the country and abroad. The attempted sexual assault and murder of the class II boy at Gurgaon is the second shocking crime reported from the Ryan International school premises in Delhi-NCR. Last year, another child (6-year-old) died of drowning in the Ryan International School’s water tank at its Vasant Kunj campus in Delhi.

There have been several reports of child abuse in schools from all over the country. However, there is no specific law passed by Parliament to deal with the crime against children in schools.

The True Picture of India

Child abuse has many forms: physical, emotional, sexual, neglect, and exploitation. Any of these that are potentially or actually harmful to a child’s health, survival, dignity, and development is abuse. Child abuse in India is often a hidden phenomenon especially when it happens in the home or by family members.

Intra-family abuse or abuse that takes place in institutions such as schools or government homes has received minimal attention. This may be due to the structure of family in India and the role children have in this structure. Children in India are often highly dependent on their parents and elders; they continue to have submissive and obedient roles towards their parents even after they have moved out of their parental home. This belief that parents and family are the sole caretakers of the child has proved to have negative effects on child protection laws and strategies.

Numbers of cases of child abuse in the home are hard to attain because most of these crimes go unreported. Societal abuses that are a result of poverty such as malnutrition, lack of education, poor health, neglect, etc are recognized in various forms by the Indian legal system. But India does not have a law that protects children against abuse in the home. Mal-treatment of caregivers has the potential to emotionally and mentally harm children to a very different degree.

While returning home form your work schedule when you spend your precious hours by stuck at the traffic jam, by holding your phone in hand and the poor kid stares at you with this hope that you may give him few bucks. Because the poor kid has been ordered by his senior gang that at anyhow he must collect that much-said amount from that particular area and until he will handover that said amount to his senior, he will not be allowed to have any food for that day.

Yes, this is how their life is going on, now if we wish then we can stop this system or child crime by many ways which we all know but unfortunately, we cant find out the way to act for that noble cause.

India is waiting for our Awakening

Now after my highlighting the worst conditions of our nation’s children many peoples will think ‘whats new in that – as every day, we come to see such painful news in all news channels and newspaper. Surely I’m saying nothing new for you may be but I as an INDIAN can do many such things which I think you also can do in your daily life and for which you shouldn’t wait for another 364 days when the calendar will tell you today is 14th November and you must gift some chocolate to a poor roadside kid because you want to share that pics to your social media by gaining the generosity from others and surely the voting of LIKE.

 Sorry friends! Stop doing all these show-offs because now we all turned so materialistic that our self-esteem also doesn’t shrink in front of that poor kid who doesn’t know what is the significance of 14th November and why you giving him the chocolate on that particular day because when next day on 15th Novembethe same poor kid after seeing you while crossing the zebra crossing at traffic point will stretch his hand towards you with this hope that you may give him chocolate again and exactly at that moment you very smartly avoid him by showing your business with your android then where has your ethics gone?

YOU CAN DO MANY THINGS

  • You are spending your uncountable hours in the traffic jam every day then why not spend 15 minutes with a poor kid every day?
  • You can easily spend Rs.5 on a poor kid by giving him a Parle-G biscuit, don’t give them chocolate because their hunger needs more in quantity than that small chocolate bite instead give them a bread or biscuit or a fruit or a full plate meal of simple (roti and daal) bread and curry.
  • Give your used clothes and nursery books to the kid for his usage so that at least he begins to learn the alphabets.
  • Keep eyes on that particular poor child so that you can measure the improvement of that poor child.

Caution….

  • Don’t ever give money in the hand of poor kids because that money will be snatch by his elders instead, feed him a cake, biscuit, bread or fruit.
  • The poor kid will not ask you as per his choice able items so you have that freedom of spending money on his food and he will surely enjoy that food with his utmost satisfaction.
  • Spend your 15 minutes with that orphan poor kid who is really in need of that particular one hand of love and care, maybe your hand is waiting for that orphan.
  • Don’t rely on the third party for the noble cause of donation like the NGO because who knows where your donation goes its a total uncertainty instead believe on self-action and starts to help a particular poor orphan kid and see the result after a year because charity begins from home.

Don’t feed a poor child once in a year on 14th November, because its a common practice to distribute gifts like clothes, toys, and books to orphan children on this day, instead, feed a roadside beggar kid every day then only in real mean you are celebrating Children’s Day and then only You can proudly say with loud that yes, I’M A TRUE INDIAN. One more thing don’t do it with the intent of gaining voting for Like. Do it for your own MIND SATISFACTION, HEART SATISFACTION & SOUL SATISFACTION, then you will surely satisfy your NATION with utmost pride of holding the emblem of a TRUE INDIAN. Save the child’s future then you will save the Nation and also can save your self-esteem

JAI HIND!!!