There is no prescribed dress code for Aadhaar enrollment
Some reports have appeared in the media about residents being asked to adhere to a dress code when enrolling for Aadhaar. UIDAI would like to clarify that it has not prescribed any dress code for residents who wish to enroll for an Aadhaar number. The only criterion is that the face of the resident should be clearly visible while being photographed.
Residents are free to wear any kind of dress that they are comfortable with at the time of enrollment, provided it does not hide any part of the face (from forehead to chin). In fact, residents who wear a turban, burkha, or any such religious/traditional headgear are not required to remove them when being photographed as part of the Aadhaar enrollment process.
Any deviation from standard enrollment practice, such as prescribing a dress code where there is none, is a violation of the terms of engagement by the enrollment agencies. UIDAI constantly reviews the functioning of enrollment agencies and levies strict penalties, when such deviations come to light. Such instances can always be reported to the concerned Registrar or the Regional Offices of UIDAI.