Thursday, 22 September 2011

What is Aadhaar Number?

What is Aadhaar Number?
Aadhaar Number
Aadhaar is a unique 12 digit number issued by the government as proof of identity and residence in India. No resident can have a duplicate number since it is linked to their individual.

A number(12 Digits)
For every individual, including infants
Enables identification, and is for every resident
Will collect demographic and biometric information to establish uniqueness of individual
For every resident, irrespective of existing documentation
Each individual will be given a single unique ID number
UIDAI will enable a universal identity infrastructure that any ID based application like ration card, passport etc. can use
UIDAI will give a “Yes” or “No” response for any identification authentication queries
Another Card One per family
Establishes citizenship and is only for indians
Will collect profiling information such as caste, religion, language
Only for individuals who possess identification documents
Individual can obtain multiple AADHAARs AADHAARs will replace all other IDs
UIDAI information will be accessible to public and private agencies

Aadhaar Number Benefits

Aadhaar Benefits
One Aadhaar = 1 beneficiary
Aadhaar is a unique number, and no resident can have a duplicate number since it is linked to their individual biometrics; thereby identifying fake and ghost identities which result in leakages today.

Aadhaar is a universal number, and agencies and services can contact the central Unique Identification database from anywhere in the country to confirm a beneficiary’s identity.

Inclusion of those without any existing identity documents:
A problem in reaching benefits to poor and marginalized residents is that they often lack the identification documents they need to receive State benefits; the ‘Introducer‘ system which has been approved for data verification for the UIDAI will enable such residents to establish an identity.

Electronic benefit transfers
The UID-enabled-Bank-Account network will offer a secure and low cost platform to directly remit benefits to residents without the heavy costs associated today with benefit distribution.

Aadhaar-based authentication to confirm entitlement delivered to the beneficiary:
Tthe UIDAI will offer online authentication services for agencies who wish to validate a resident’s identity; this service will enable confirmation of the entitlement actually reaching the intended beneficiary.

Self-service puts residents in control:
Using Aadhaar as an authentication mechanism, residents should be able to access up-to-date information about their entitlements, demand services and redress their grievances directly from their mobile phone, kiosks or other means. In the case of self-service on the resident’s mobile, security is assured using two-factor authentication (i.e. by proving possession of the resident’s registered Mobile Number and knowledge of the resident’s Aadhaar PIN).

Aadhaar Advantages

Advantages after getting an Aadhaar Number / UID 

The Aadhaar will become the single source of identity verification. Once residents enrol, they can use the number multiple times – they would be spared the hassle of repeatedly providing supporting identity documents each time they wish to access services such as obtaining a bank account, passport, driving license,andso on.
By providing a clear proof of identity, the Aadhaar will also 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. The Aadhaar will also give migrants mobility of identity.
It will also provide governments with accurate data on residents, enable direct benefit programs, and allow government departments to coordinate investments and share information.

Aadhaar Status

Aadhaar Online Application Status
Enrolment Number
Date and Time
Total number of Aadhaars Issued = 44,70,735
Number of Enrolments in all States of India
Andhra Pradesh: 1437310
Karnataka: 1298948
Tripura: 492818
Maharashtra: 438876
Jharkhand: 347470
Madhya Pradesh: 145631
Himachal Pradesh: 105370
Delhi: 63745
Uttar Pradesh: 56006
West Bengal: 30127
Tamil Nadu: 18481
Uttarakhand: 15704
Bihar: 4194
Orissa: 2962
Manipur: 2629
Pondicherry: 1810
Gujarat: 1448
Haryana: 1256
Chhattisgarh: 1242
Punjab: 1231
Sikkim: 1201
Chandigarh: 1037
Check Aadhaar Enrollment Status: Click Here

How to get Aadhaar ?

Registration/ Enrollment of Aadhaar Number/ UID Card 

Residents of India need to visit the nearest Enrollment Camp and need to fulfill some formalities (given below) in order to register for an Aadhaar.
Documents Verification.
Biometric Scanning of Ten Fingerprints.
Biometric Scanning of Iris.
Here are some of the stages of enrollment:
1 How to get Aadhaar?
Enrolment Agency Operator
2 How to get Aadhaar?
Resident Provides Verification Document
3 How to get Aadhaar?
Enroler Enters Resident Data
4 How to get Aadhaar?
Resident Validating Data Entry
5 How to get Aadhaar?
Capture of Face Photograph
6 How to get Aadhaar?
Iris Capture
7 8 How to get Aadhaar?
Fingerprints Capture (Left Hand)
7 8 How to get Aadhaar?
Fingerprints Capture (Right Hand)
9 How to get Aadhaar?
Both Thumbprint Capture
10 How to get Aadhaar?
Enroler Signing off with his own finger print
11 How to get Aadhaar?
Resident Receives Acknowledgment

After these stages, residents will get an Aadhaar number within 20 to 30 days.
The following documents are required while applying for aadhaar UID card.
Proof of name and photo identity: (any one from list below)
PAN card
Ration/PDS photo card
Voter ID
Driving license
Government photo ID cards
NREGS job card
photo ID issued by recognised educational institute
Arms license
photo bank ATM card
photo credit card
pensioner photo card
freedom fighter photo card
kisan photo passbook
CGHS/ECHS photo card
Address card having name photo issued bu department of post.
Proof of address: (any one from list below):
Bank Statement
Post Office
Account Statement/Passbook
Ration Card
Voter ID /Driving License
Government Photo ID cards
Electricity Bill (not older than 3 months)
Water bill (not older than 3 months)
Telephone Landline Bill (not older than 3 months)
Property Tax Receipt (not older than 3 months)
Credit Card Statement (not older than 3 months)
Insurance Policy
Signed Letter having Photo from Bank on letterhead
Signed Letter having Photo issued by registered Company on letterhead
Signed Letter having Photo issued by Recognized Educational Instruction on letterhead
NREGS Job Card
Arms License
Pensioner Card
Freedom Fighter Card
Kissan Passbook
Certificate of Address having photo issued by MP or MLA or Group A Gazetted Officer on letterhead
Certificate of Address issued by Village Panchayat head or its equivalent authority (for rural areas)
Income Tax Assessment Order
Vehicle Registration Certificate
Registered Sale / Lease / Rent Agreement
Address Card having Photo issued by Department of Posts
Caste and Domicile Certificate having Photo issued by State Govt.
Proof of DoB (optional) : (any one from list below)
Birth Certificate
SSLC Book/Certificate
Certificate of Date of Birth issued by Group A Gazetted Officer on letterhead

    Banks & UIDAI To Arrange 14 lakh Micro ATMs

    MUMBAI: The unique identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is working with the Association of Banks in India to create a network of 14 lakh micro ATMs across the country. While banks are authorized the transaction, the authentication is UIDAI by association with its biometric database.

    The UIDAI is also considering giving unbanked citizens the option to receive a prepaid payment card issued by banks that can be used to channel payments to government plans, including the National Law on Rural Employment Guarantee . "The plan is to have at least two micro-ATMs in every village, which means you have to be at least 14 lakh from them," said AP Singh, Director General, UIDAI, speaking at an International Forum Prepaid case Thursday. He said each owner UIDAI is currently the option of opening a bank account. "We intend to give them the additional option of receiving a payment card that can be used for electronic transactions," he said.

    Aadhaar Card

    Aadhaar Scale national projects with the aim of building a secure, reliable and centralized repository of personal data and biometric demographic, initiated by the Government of India.Aadhaar program, executed by the unique Identification Authority of India(UIDAI). 

    The first number aadhaar was launched in Maharashtra in the village of Tembli, the September 29, 2010 by the Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan, in August presence of Shri Nandan Nilekani and Shri Montek Singh Ahluwalia. Aadh be extended to about 600 million citizens over the next 4-5 years.

    Aadaar Card