As a Central Government agency UIDIA aims at providing the identification card Aadhaar to every India. This is a program that will provide a unique identity number to every citizen of India. The UIDAI will be solely responsible for managing the database of those enrolled.
The evaluation is done using the biometric system for the first time in the country. This system is also being implemented in for Pan Card and Passport issuance. Biometric systems analysis many aspects of human body in order verify unique characteristics of an individual. There few biometric devices that are used for this verification. These are Iris, Fingerprint and Face Scanners.
Aadhaar number is twelve digit and will be printed on laminated a Card. The main objective is to improve electoral process and the subsidies and schemes offered by the Government. This will also improve procedure to detect illegal migration in the country.
Enrolling for this unique number is not compulsory but those who do will receive greater benefits. In time to come many offices and financial institutions will require this number. In future various identification document would linked to Aadhaar.
Some of the documents to be linked are Indian Passport, Driving License, PAN Card, Voter Card, resident proof etc. Hence this will become a single source of furnishing one”s identity in India. Furnishing various legal proof documents would be a thing of past.
The unique selling point of this card is that it is a clear photo identity proof. UID will help the underprivileged to access beneficiary schemes and the financial institution.
The UID card number can be applied for in nearest available in the centers all over India. The application forms can also be downloaded online. As a prerequisite your identity proof is required there many documents that are accepted as such. Common ID proofs are driving license, Pan Card issued by the Income Tax Department. Voter ID, Ration card etc. Your data is dispatched to the UIDAI Date Center for checks and counter checks in the CIDR. Check is also done using the biometric data and demographic accounts of the applicant.
In case of anomalies in the application it is rejected but the provision to re-enroll remains. A corrective action is possible in case of anomaly and if the application is verified and accepted the period may be of three of four weeks.
The Aadhaar status can be checked online in websites offering the search tool. One needs to fill in the enrollment number and date of application in the box provided online. There are already millions of Indian who have enrolled for this unique card in India.