What is Aadhaar card and Intention of Aadhar Scheme?

By | June 29, 2014

Aadhaar original meaning is foundation or basis. Its aims to create a universal Indian Citizen database, backed with biometric data such as fingerprints and retinal scans, capable of verifying the identity of every Indian registered/enrolled for Aadhar number at Aadhar centers. Aadhaar card is a 12-digit individual identification number or national identification number which can be issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on behalf of Government of India. This number will serve as a proof of identity and address in anywhere in India but it is not a proof of citizenship. It only guarantees identity, no rights and no benefits. Any individual irrespective of age and gender, who is a resident in India and satisfies the verification process or who have valid proof of documents which was given by the UIDAI for enroll or registration process of Aadhaar card.

Each individual needs to enroll or complete registration process for once only which is free of cost  and since this is biometric based system it will not issue multiple unique id number. Once a 12-digit unique Aadhaar number or identification number allotted then you can make any changes or correction and updates in the details of Aadhaar card like change in address etc. Aadhaar card number will be remaining same for whole life it will never change or not renewed from time to time. Aadhaar card number will be help individual in accessing services like opening bank account, passport, mobile phone connections, LPG direct subsidy scheme and other Govt and Non-Govt Services in due course as Aadhar will act as single identity and address proof. Enrollment for Aadhaar card is not a compulsory and it is voluntary based registration and any individual who is interested in having Aadhaar number for himself/herself can enroll or apply for the Aadhaar card.


  • Aadhaar card is an easily verifiable in an online and also cost effective way.
  • Aadhaar card is a unique so it eliminates the large number of duplicate and fake identities in government and private databases which can use by the lot of individuals.
  • Aadhaar card number will be generated randomly which was devoid of any classification based on caste, creed, religion and geography locations.

Aadhaar is

Aadhaar isn’t

1.A 12-digit unique identity for every Indian individual, including children and infantsJust another card
2.Enables identification for every resident IndianOnly one Aadhaar card per family is enough
3.Establishes uniqueness of every individual on the basis of demographic and biometric informationCollects profiling information such as caste, religion, and language
4.It is a voluntary service that every resident can avail irrespective of present documentationMandatory for every Indian resident who has identification documents
5.Each individual will be given a single unique Aadhaar ID numberAn individual can obtain multiple Aadhaar ID numbers
6.Aadhaar will provide a universal identity infrastructure which can be used by any identity-based application (like ration card, passport, etc.)Aadhaar will replace all other IDs
7.UIDAI will give Yes/No answers to any identity authentication queriesUIDAI information will be accessible to public and private agencies

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