What is Aadhaar Card?

A central government agency of India, UIDAI i.e. Unique Identification Authority of India came up with an objective to collect bio metric and demographic data of all the residents of India in a centralized database. As a conclusion for this objective, they came up with Aadhaar Card which is not just any card but the world’s largest national identification number project. The project started in 2009 under the Planning Commission of India.

Aadhaar card is a 12 digit unique identity number. It is the unique proof of identity of individuals but not citizenship issued by the government of India after collecting the bio metric details like finger prints and iris scan of the people. It can be used anywhere in India and it has all the information on the front of the card like Name, Sex, Date of Birth, along with QR code and Aadhaar number. A QR Code is printed to verify the originality of the card. This code contains all the information of the card holder in electronic form. Additional informational like address, father’s name are printed on the back side of the card. The details are printed both in Hindi and English.

Aadhaar Card being the largest identification number project is efficient enough to remove a large number of duplicate and fake identities in government and private databases. It is easily verifiable in and online and cost effective way.

Aadhaar Card

  • Who can get the Aadhaar Card?

Only one Aadhaar card per family is not enough, every member has to get his or her own Aadhaar Card. Any individual, irrespective of age, gender, caste and religion, who is a resident of India, can apply for the Aadhaar card. Each individual can enroll only once and would have to satisfy the verification process laid down by the Unique Identification Authority of India i.e. UIDAI. Anybody even the NR I’s can get Aadhaar Card.

  • Validity

Each Aadhaar Card number issued will be unique to each and every individual and will remain valid for life. There is no need to renew the Aadhaar card in future. This generated Aadhaar card number will allow you easy access to services like banking, mobile phone connections and other government and non-government services.

  • Is Aadhaar Card compulsory or not?

Aadhaar Card by Unique Identification Authority of India i.e. UIDAI is not compulsory but completely optional for all the citizens of India. But still, it is recommended to get it issued, to be able to avail the benefits of government schemes like Pahal DBTL Scheme for getting a subsidy in bank accounts and much more such schemes.

  • Benefits of Aadhaar Card

Aadhaar Card by Unique Identification Authority of India i.e. UIDAI is your legal and distinctive identity proof which no government and a private department can deny. Now Aadhaar can be used to get the LPG subsidy amount directly into your bank account. Just link your 17 digit LPG consumer number to the Aadhaar card and get the benefits of direct transfer. Aadhaar card also allows you to get your passport in just 10 days as it cut downs the formalities of police verification. Provident fund money will also be given to the account holder who has registered their Aadhaar card number with employee provident fund organization. Aadhaar card is also accepted as a proof of address by Securities and Exchange board of India for investing in stock market.

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