What is Aadhar card?
• Aadhar card is a 12 digit singular Id number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India for the Government of India
• This number will serve as a proof of personality and address, anywhere in India.
• Adhar card is the instantly verifiable national identification number assigned to residents of India.
• It is not a proof of citizenship.
• It only guarantees identity; not rights, benefits or entitlements.
• Aadhar card program is operated by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), an
authority of the Government of India. It was established in January – 2009 under the Planning Commission of India.
• Adhar card is expected to play the most prominent role in India Reforms from 2014 onwards.
• Any singular, regardless of age and sexual orientation, who is an inhabitant in India and fulfills the check prepare set out by the Uidai can enroll for Adhar card.
• Every distinctive need to enlist just once which is free of expense.
• Every Adhar card number will be exceptional to a singular and will remain good forever.
• Adhar card number will help you give access to administrations like managing an account, cell telephone associations and other Govt and Non-Govt administrations at the appointed time course.
Features of Aadhar card:
- Enables a person to verify his/her identity universally.
- Can be used at multiple places to prove one's identity for opening a bank account, applying for passport and at many other places.
- Allows deprived and needy people in accessing services like banking facilities
- Highly effective for people residing in rural and semi-urban areas to avail the government schemes and other facilities
- Eliminates the threat of any fraud and bogus activity.
- Can be used in areas like employment, education, pension schemes, healthcare, insurance, property transactions, Public Distribution System, inclusion & social security.
- MNREGA workers can receive their wages on time and directly in their accounts.
- Used in Know Your Customer (KYC) authentication for insurance, demat account, mutual fund schemes, landline and mobile phones, vehicle purchase and new gas connections.
Eligibilities to get Aadhar card:
- Any resident of India, Non Resident Indian (NRI) or any foreign citizen residing in India is eligible to apply for Adhar card.
- An individual of any age can apply for Adhar card number.
- A child of age less than 3 years does not require giving biometric information and in this case Adhar card will be linked to the parents or guardian of that child. However, that child needs to give his/her bio-metric information when he is of 5 years in age.
- For a child who has enrolled for Adhar card and is of the age of 5 to 15 years has to give his/her biometric information again when his/her age becomes 15 years.
- This process of re-registering is necessary because the biometrics of a person changes with age.
- The biometrics of a person will be different when he is a child and when he will be an adult.
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