Frustrated searching for a genuine Aadhaar enrolment center in Bangalore and getting bogus names and locations on map? Moreover, most of the Aadhaar Kendras listed in Government websites do not function and there’s no way to contact them and get a meaningful answer. Here’re a few tips tried and tested by us in a similar situation.
UIDAI Aadhaar Enrolment Center Finder
A search will show you numerous websites claiming to have the list of Aadhaar Enrolment centers. In reality, most of those websites just show you data from the government portals and are no better. You can search that in the websites listed below.
Getting Aadhaar Enrolment done at a Government center
I know it’s frustrating, as with most other things in a Government office in Bangalore. You end up waiting for a token from 7am or earlier, and then there will be endless queue. On top of that, staff behavior is always reported as pathetic. Nobody follows rule; or tries to be helpful.
Find your nearest Government center for Aadhaar Enrolment. Do try the PIN CODE based search:
Click Here for Government Aadhaar Center Location Search
However, this is one option if you have enough time to spare (waste!) and are mentally ready for the harassment. Look at some reviews on the center (usually BangaloreOne centers) on Google and prepare for the battle. Better, have someone nearby collect a token for you and you can go at a later approximate time for your turn to get serviced.
It’s really a 5 minutes job for the actual enrolment; mismanagement by Government is behind the chaos.
Private Aadhaar Centers in Bangalore
Stay away! Central Government has decided to restrict private enrolment centers and most of those are now non-operative. However, we’ve heard about cases where private enrolment centers are continuing the business as usual and taking fees for the service as well. As expected, applications end up getting rejected. Do not waste your time and money. Instead, look at recent reviews and try to contact the private Aadhaar Kendra before visiting.
Get Aadhaar Card done at a Bank Branch
Use this link to find Aadhaar Enrolment camps in Bank premises. It’s highly likely that you will find one nearby. You don’t need to be that bank’s customer for this service. Banks are required to set up Aadhaar Camps in at least 10% of their branches.
Search for an Aadhaar Center in a nearby Bank or Post Office: Best to use nearby PIN CODES and search. In most cases, the location names are found misspelt and you may not get any result at all. Do look at the last updated date in the result. If it’s recent, there’s high probability that it’s active.
Click Here for Bank/Post Office Aadhaar Center Location Search
The negative side is: Not many of these counters are found operational. Banks seem to be just taking the system for a ride by keeping an empty desk marked as Aadhaar Enrolment Desk.
Best Bet, Wait if you can!
If you’re eager to take some risk, just wait until this mad rush is over. I’m pretty sure the deadlines for Aadhaar linking will keep changing until there’s a near 100% coverage. Until then let the mar rush subdue; and get your Aadhaar card done leisurely. What do you think?