Who is a Verifier?

When the resident comes to enrol for Aadhaar to an Enrolment Centre, demographic information will be entered from documents that the resident provides. The authentication of documents submitted by the resident is duly verified by the officials authorized to verify the documents. Such officials are termed as verifiers. The verifier present at the Enrolment Centre will verify the documents submitted by the resident against the enrolment form filled by the resident. The services of the retired government officials who are generally well acquainted with such verification procedures should be utilized by the Registrars in case they are unable to spare serving officials for document verification.

  • Any serving /retired official both from Government (including Armed forces and CPMFs) and PSUs including Banks not below the rank of Group ‘C’/ class III employees may be allowed to be deployed as Verifiers. In the areas, like big cities and Metros, where registrar is unable to avail the services of such Retired/Serving government officials, services of an outsourced vendor can be availed of to provide verifiers with the approval from UIDAI Regional Office.
  • The verifiers in an enrolment centre cannot be from the same vendor, hired as enrolment agency. Registrar needs to ensure that verifiers are appropriately trained before being put in the field. The Registrar may appoint more than one Verifier in a centre, if and where required. The list of all Verifiers must be notified, by designation, by the Registrar before commencement of the enrolments and the list should be shared with the Regional office concerned.