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Aadhar Card: Aadhaar number is a 12-digit identity number(generated randomly) issued by the UIDAI to the residents of India after verification process as per UIDAI. Here you can find the way for aadhar card application, aadhar card correction as per uidai and many more things. UID Aadhar has many advantages that will benefit in many ways. We have tried to present you with many aadhar card related information.

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What is an Aadhar Card

Aadhaar number is a 12-digit identity number(generated randomly) issued by the UIDAI to the residents of India after verification process as per UIDAI.  Any individual who is a resident of India can enrol to obtain Aadhaar number of UIDAI. Their is no limitation of age and gender. A person can enrol for aadhar only once and will get a 12 digit permanent aadhar number. The following information are required while registering/ enroling for aadhar:

Demographic Information Biometric Information
  1. Name
  2. Date of Birth
  3. Age
  4. Address
  5. Gender
  6. Mobile Number (Optional)*
  7. E-mail Address (Optional)

    *We advise you to get your mobile number
    Registered for taking the full advantage
    aadhar.

  1. Ten Fingerprints
  2. Two Iris Scans
  3. Facial Photograph

 

 

 

 

 

How to apply for aadhar card?

  • To apply for aadhar card you need to visit adhar enrolment center. You can find your nearest enrolment center by clicking here.
  • Visit the enrolment center. Fill out the aadhar form. You can download the form from here.
  • Submit all the documents such as proof of identity, proof of address and birth document.
  • The enrolment center will then capture your biometric data i.e fingerprint and iris.
  • Your live photograph will be taken at the enrolment center.
  • After that you can collect your acknowledgement slip containing 14 digit enrolment number that will help you in tracking your aadhar online.
  • It takes around 90 days by UIDAI to send you your aadhar card by Speed Post.

Benefits of Aadhar Card

Proof of Identity: Aadhar card will act as a proof of identity for you. It also contains your photograph, basic details and can be verified online.

Proof of Address: Aadhar Card contains the address of the card holder. It can be used as a proof of address in almost all the places.

Availing of Subsidies: Government has taken a good initiative by linking the government subsidy schemes to aadhar. As government has database of people using the aadhar number you can benefits from this aadhar scheme and claim your subsidies directly in your bank account if you are eligible for it. The best example is LPG Subsidy

Opening of Bank Account: You can now easily open a bank account either savings account or BSBDA using aadhar. Recently the Jan Dhan Yojana was in news as it reruired only aadhar card for opening of accounts. You can now open a bank account in no time.

Ease in Income Tax Return (ITR) Filing: Now you get an option to link your aadhar card with your PAN Card. By this you can file your ITR with ease.

Passport with ease: As aadhar serves both as proof of identity and proof of address you can submit your aadhar details with your passport form and get your passport with ease.

Pension benefits and Digital Life Certificate: Introduction of aadhar has reduced the documentation very much. Now pensioners can link their aadhar and et the pension money easily. You can also use your aadhar number to get a digital life certificate. With this you need not visit your bank to submit your life certificate manually.

Myth buster about aadhar:

Does UIDAI tracks your activity as it has your data like biometric, bank account, PAN?– UIDAI will not track your activity. It only stores your basic details on its database server.

Does UIDAI gets your bank details, mutual funds detail as these are linked to Aadhar?– No. When you give Aadhaar number to your banks, mutual fund companies they do not send your bank account details to UIDAI. UIDAI responds to such verification requests by replying either ‘Yes’ or ‘No’. UIDAI never receives or collects your bank, investments, insurance etc. details.

Can someone hack your bank account if they know your Aadhaar number?– No. Aadhaar number alone cannot be used for banking or any other service.
Can the mobile company store my biometrics taken at the time of SIM verification and use it for other purposes later?– No.

Aadhaar Act, strictly prohibits any entity like mobile phone companies, banks etc from storing, sharing or publishing the biometric data for any reason and they cannot retain any copy of such fingerprints.
eAadhaar cannot be used as  proof of identity/ proof of address?– eAadhaar (downloaded Aadhaar) from UIDAI website is as legally valid as original Aadhaar issued by UIDAI. Both should be acceptable by all Agencies.
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