What is Aadhar ?
AADHAAR is a scheme implemented by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), an agency of the Government of India.The agency is headed by a chairman, who holds a cabinet rank. The UIDAI is part of the Planning Commission of India. Nandan Nilekani, former co-chairman of Infosys Technologies.It was established in February 2009, and will own and operate the Unique Identification Number database. The authority aims to provide a unique id number to all Indians, but not smart cards. The authority will maintain a database of residents containing bio metric and other data.
Aadhaar is a 12-digit unique number which the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) will issuefor all residents in India. The number will be stored in a centralized database and linked to the basic demographics and biometric information – photograph, ten fingerprints and iris – of each individual.It is unique and robust enough to eliminate the large number of duplicate and fake identities in government and private databases. The random number generated will be devoid of any classification based on caste, creed, religion and geography.
Use of Aadhar ID Card
- Unique National IDs will help address the rigged state elections
- Addressing illegal immigration into India and terrorist threats
- Identifying bio metric data and photographs for all citizens in the country.
As the Unique Identity database comes into existence, the various identity databases,
- Voter ID
- PAN card
- Ration card
- Kisan ID card
- Driving license
- Fishing permits card
- Border area ID card
This Unique ID will link a person’s Passport Number, Driving License, PAN card, Bank Accounts,Address, Voter ID, etc. and all this information will be checked through a database. So, for example, if someone has different addresses on PAN and driving license, that person is liable to get caught. Those who will opt out of this program will have much inconvenience in doing business, operating bank accounts and other offices which will require a UID.
How to enroll an Aadhar?
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