Friday, December 9, 2011


The main feature of AADHAAR is the ‘Unique Identification Number (UID).  According to this number, every resident in India would be issued a unique number which is called as the ‘AADHAAR.’
All the activities regarding the accomplishment of AADHAAR are done by the planning commission of the ‘Unique Identification Authority of India’. The word AADHAAR could be described as the foundation or support, hence the government is trying to extend its support to people, via the UID number.

The process to get an Aadhaar will be circulated by the local media upon which residents need to go to the nearest Enrolment Camp to register for an Aadhaar. The resident primarily needs to carry certain documents which will be specified in the media advertisement.Residents can get the application form for Aadhaar Number from various enrollment camps.  Details will be  announced by the local authorities by means of advt, news, notices etc.  Residents has to go to the nearest camp to register the Aadhaar.  The applicants has to  take some documents which are specified by the authorities  for registration. They are:
Proof of name and photo identity: (any one from list below)
·                                 Passport
·                                 PAN card
·                                 Ration/PDS photo card
·                                 Voter ID
·                                 Driving license
·                                 Government photo ID cards
·                                 NREGS job card
·                                 photo ID issued by recognized 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):
·                                 Passport
·                                 Bank Statement
·                                 Passbook
·                                 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
·                                 CGHS / ECHS Card
·                                 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 Date of Birth  (optional) : (any one from list below)
·                                 Birth Certificate
·                                 SSLC Book/Certificate
·                                 Passport
·                                 Certificate of Date of Birth issued by Group A Gazetted Officer on letterhead

The concept of AADHAAR is to issue every resident of India, a unique identification number    based on their demographics and biometrics. This concept has to be praised, as it doesn’t have an objective of identifying the people, via their caste system, religion, status, etc… Initially, the planning was done to issue the UID number only to the people, who would fall into the category of ‘below poverty line’, but later it is been decided to issue to the entire population in the country.
This is not compulsory to everybody in the country, though it’s been designed to the entire population, accounting to 120 crores. The basic significance with which, the AADHAAR is been designed is to make sure the availability of the government benefits to every deserving citizen.

The Aadhaar Application Form Can be downloaded and viewed online at

Advantages of this 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, and so 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.
Banks in India are required to follow customer identification procedures while opening new accounts, to reduce the risk of fraud and money laundering. The strong authentication that the UIDAI will offer, combined with its KYR standards, can remove the need for such individual KYC by banks for basic, no-frills accounts. It will thus vastly reduce the documentation the poor are required to produce for a bank account, and significantly bring down KYC costs for banks.
The UIDAI will ensure that the Know Your Resident (KYR) standards don’t become a barrier for enrolling the poor, and will devise suitable procedures to ensure their inclusion without compromising the integrity of the data.

Registration process

1.                  Documents Verification.
2.                  Biometric Scanning of Ten Fingerprints.
3.                  Biometric Scanning of Iris.
4.                  Photograph.
Here are some of the stages of enrollment:
1.     Go to the  Enrolment Agency Operator
2.     Resident Provides Verification Document

3.     Enroller Enters Resident Data

4.     Resident Validating Data Entry

 5.    Capture of Face Photograph

 6.     Iris Capture

  7.    Fingerprints Capture (Left Hand)

  8.    Fingerprints Capture (Right Hand)

  9.     Both Thumbprint Capture

     10.   Enroller Signing off with his own finger print

     11.    Resident Receives Acknowledgment

After registering the Aadhaar usually within 20 to 30 days this Aadhaar will be delivered to the applicant.  

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