Aadhaar number is verifiable in an online, cost-effective way. It is unique and robust enough to eliminate duplicates
and fake identities and may be used as a basis/primary identifier to roll out several Government welfare schemes and
programmes for effective service delivery thereby promoting transparency and good governance. This is the only
program of its kind globally, wherein a state-of-the-art digital and online Id is being provided free of cost at such a
large scale to people, and has the potential to change the way service delivery functions in the country.
Aadhaar number is devoid of any intelligence and does not profile people based on caste, religion, income, health
and geography. The Aadhaar number is a proof of identity, however, it does not confer any right of citizenship or
domicile in respect of an Aadhaar number holder.
Aadhaar is a strategic policy tool for social and financial inclusion, public sector delivery reforms, managing fiscal
budgets, increase convenience and promote hassle-free people-centric governance. Aadhaar can be used as a
permanent Financial Address and facilitates financial inclusion of the underprivileged and weaker sections of the
society and is therefore a tool of distributive justice and equality. The Aadhaar identity platform is one of the key
pillars of the ‘Digital India’, wherein every resident of the country is provided with a unique identity. The Aadhaar
programme has already achieved several milestones and is by far the largest biometrics based identification system
in the world.
Aadhaar identity platform with its inherent features of Uniqueness, Authentication, Financial Address and e-KYC,
enables the Government of India to directly reach residents of the country in delivery of various subsidies, benefits
and services by using the resident’s Aadhaar number only.
The Aadhaar enrolment process includes visiting Enrolment Centre, filling the enrolment form, getting demographic and biometric data captured, submitting proof of Identity and address documents, before collecting acknowledgement slip containing Enrolment ID. The highlights of Aadhaar enrolment are:
- Aadhaar enrolment is free of cost.
- You can go to any authorized Aadhaar enrolment centre anywhere in India with your proof of identity and proof of address documents
- UIDAI process accepts wide range of PoI (Proof of Identity) and PoA (Proof of Address) documents. View the list of supporting documents. Common proofs of identity and address are election photo ID card, Ration card, passport and driving license.
- Photo ID cards like PAN card and Govt ID cards are permissible for identity proof. Address proof documents also include water - electricity - Landline telephone bills for the last three months.
- In case you do not have above common proofs, Certificate of Identity having photo issued by Gazetted Officer/Tehsildar on letterhead is also accepted as PoI. Certificate of Address having photo issued by MP or MLA /Gazetted Officer/Tehsildar on letterhead or by Village Panchayat head or its equivalent authority (for rural areas) is accepted as valid PoA.
- Even if someone in a family does not have individual valid documents, the resident can still enrol if his/her name exists in family entitlement document. In this case the Head of Family in entitlement document needs to be enrolled first with valid PoI & PoA document. The head of the Family can then introduce other members in the family while they are enrolling. UIDAI accepts many document types as Proof of Relationship. Please View the list of supporting documents.
- Where there are no documents available, resident may also take the help of Introducers available at the enrolment centre. The Introducersare notified by the Registrar. For further details please contact office of the concerned Registrar.
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