Aadhaar card is a Unique Identification, a 12-digit random number, that serves as a proof of identity and address for every Indian individual including children, infants, transgenders and differently-abled “anywhere and anytime” in India. The significant feature of Aadhaar card is that it is devoid of any classification on the basis of caste, creed, religion and geography and it empowers the Indian citizens.
- 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.
- 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
- AADHAAR will facilitate entry for poor and underprivileged residents into the formal banking system and the opportunity to avail services provided by the government and the private sector
- Eliminates the threat of any fraud and bogus activity.
There are no fees. AADHAAR is issued free of cost to the residents of India. An individual needs to enroll for the AADHAAR only once.
Enrolling for AADHAAR is not compulsory. However agencies and service providers may choose to use AADHAAR in their system, in which case you may be required to get the AADHAAR to use their services.