What is Aadhaar?

What is Aadhaar Card ?

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Indian government in its attempt to digitalize the governance from scratch launched a determined project with the intent to make a step ahead in e-governance and provide every person of the country a exclusive Identity. It is Helpful to access information about a person using a single identity rather than carrying multiple documents. Actually Aadhar is a unique Identification number issued by UIDAI to individuals for the purpose of establishing unique identification of every distinct individual. also Aadhar is in fact a 12-digit number and not a card, which is exclusive for every individual who register or apply to get his/her Aadhar number. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is the regulatory body for this.

Aadhar is meant for people of any age i.e. from infants to adults to the elderly for the principle of establishing identities. Since Aadhar is for only a single person, it is distinct for all the members of a family. For deciding uniqueness of every individual, the demographic details (residence address information) of the person and his/her biometric information (photograph, iris-scan, fingerprints) is collected which is stored in a centralized database. Reserves from eliminating duplicates and fakes through Aadhar-based classification will further facilitate government to spread out benefits to other entitled populace. It is a lifetime policy.

Aadhar is not obligatory, as an alternative, it is voluntary based and any person who is interested in getting Aadhar number for himself/herself can register or pertain to get Aadhar number. An individual will be provided with only one unique Aadhar number. Aadhar number will be applicable for the whole life of any individual and does not need to be altered or transformed from time-to-time. A person can get his/her Aadhar number for free of cost.


Technical details and use of Aadhar:

Aadhar is a arbitrary figure which on no account starts with a 1 or 0, and is not laden with profiling or intelligence into identity numbers which makes it insusceptible to deception and larceny. The unique ID would also meet the requirements for as a valid ID while using a range of government services, like an LPG connection or subsidized ration or kerosene from PDS or profit under NSAP or pension schemes, e-signdigital locker, Universal Account Number (UAN) under EPFO and for some other services, like a SIM card or opening a bank account. According to the UIDAI website, any Aadhar holder or service provider can verify an Aadhar number for its genuineness through a comprehensible service of UIDAI called Aadhar Verification Service (AVS) available on its website. Also, a citizen already enrolled under National Population Register is not required to enroll again for Aadhar.


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