Aadhar Card is a unique identification card which comes along with particular 12 digit individuality number issued by “Unique Identification Authority of India – UIDAI.” Many people had a lot of questions and problems related to eAadhar card and its status, so we decided to create a guide for you. Hopefully, with this handbook, you will get all of your queries resolved.
What is Aadhar Card & Why it is useful?
A central Government body, UIDAI (The Unique Identification Authority of India) issues 12 digit identification number in a way to collect biometric information of Indian residents. This identification card is known as Aadhaar Card, and this comes from the biggest identification project in the world. As of January 2017, 91% of the Indian population (1,111,000,000) have enrolled for unique identity Adhaar Card. Aadhar Card is useful when it comes to gain Government facilities supplied to people of India. As of interim order by Respected Supreme Court of India 11 August 2015, Aadhaar Card is not mandatory, and it can’t be used except LPG distribution system, Kerosene and PDS (Public Distribution System). Adhaar Card is also necessary for “Know Your Customer – KYC” norms used by Indian Banks and other financial institutes to maintain profiles of their customer.
What is UIDAI, UID Number & What are its functions?
The meaning of UIDAI can be stated as “Unique Identification Authority of India.” This Government body is the part of Planning Commission of India, and it was established in the year of 2009 to serve Aadhar Card Number (that can also be called UID Number) for citizens of India. Mr. Nandan Nilekani (Co-Founder of Infosys) heads UIDAI with a consultation of Registrar General of India (Ministry of Home Affairs).
Advantages of having Aadhaar Card?
UID card has a lot of benefits for its users, and these are astonishing as per the results. Here are few most important benefits of having Adhar Card-
1. LPG Subsidy (Direct benefit transfer using Aadhar): If your LPG number, Aadhar card number, and bank account are linked together then amount of subsidy offered by Government of India will be directly credited to your bank account. Support for other commodity products (Kerosene or ration) will also be delivered to your linked bank account. For a note* Difference between market price and subsidized rate is known as Subsidy.
2. MNREGA-Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee: Those who are working through Government Scheme MNREGA, are also getting their salaries credited directly in their linked bank accounts.
3. Digital Locker Scheme: Recently Government has launched Digital Lockers to keep your important papers on their servers. To connect with digital locker, you need to link your Aadhar Card number.
4. Passport: As of new rule by Indian Government, Aadhar card is a necessary document. You may get your passport delivered in 10 days if your Aadhar is allied with it.
5. Monthly Pension & Provident Fund: As of now, In few states of India, it is mandatory to connect your aadhaar card with your bank account to receive Pension and Provident Fund.
6. Scholarship: Each year, Government of India provides scholarships for numerous students, and now aadhaar card is mandatory to receive it in your bank accounts (In selected states).
7. Application for New Bank Account: Aadhar cards perfectly fits as address proof, when it comes to open the new bank account. Indian banks also use Aadhaar card as a KYC norm to know their customers correctly.