Aadhaar card and its benefits

Aadhaar card and its benefits
Aadhaar card was first launched by "Unique identification authority of India" on 29th September, 2010. Aadhaar card was developed with a motto for providing an identity proof for serving the poor and for several processes, such as opening a bank account, booking tickets online and applying the passport. Wherever an identity proof is required the Aadhaar card can be used.

Technology involved
Aadhaar card is provided with a 12 digit individual unique identification number. The numbers will be stored in a centralized database based on the biometric informations, such as photographs, 10 fingerprints and iris of each individual. It is unique and is much enough to eliminate the fake and duplicate identities in the available databases.

Aadhaar card enrolment process
  1. Aadhaar card enrolment is a free service.
  2. An identity proof and an address proof are required for enrolling an Aadhaar card.
  3. Credential of an identity having the photo of the applicant issued by the Gazetted Officer/Tehsildar officer provided with the letterhead acceptance as an evidence of an identity is also accepted as an identity.
  4. When there is no identity available for proof, the applicants can receive the help of introducers who are accessible at the registration centre.
  5. At the time of enrolment, personal details filling form will be provided and after that, individual's photo, fingerprints and iris are taken as the part of the enrolment.
  6. After the enrolment, temporary enrolment number and acknowledgement slip will be provided.
  7. The waiting time for receiving an Aadhaar card number will vary from 60 to 90 days. Through India Post, it may take ordinarily 3 to 5 weeks for printing and delivering the Aadhaar card.
  8. Based on the evidence provided and after successful verification, Aadhaar number will be created and dispatched to the appliciant.
Benefits of Aadhaar card
  1. Since it is free of cost, it is likely to be affordable by poor and relegated people.
  2. It serves as a strong proof of identity.
  3. Aadhaar card will provide an opportunity to benefit from the services provided by both the government and private sector.
  4. It enables the entry of poor and relegated people into the banking system.

Utilise the resources provided by the government to let it serve more and better!!!
How to cite this article:
Team YOUNGWING. Aadhaar card and its benefits. BioLim O-Media. 20 , 4-01. 1(1).
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