So we come up with another Useful Post about Aadhar Card. Till this Date, UIDAI has Generated more than 100 Million Aadhar Number but Still, Many People haven’t filled up the Aadhar Card Application because they Really Don’t know what is aadhar card. The Reason is Either they are from Backward Class, they Don’t even know anything about it or they are from the Rural Area.
So, In this Post, we are Going to talk about what EXACTLY IS AADHAR CARD ? and How it will Help you in Many Ways. So, Stay Connected and Read this Ful Post to Know Everything About Aadhar Number.
What is Aadhar Card (UID Number)?
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is a central government agency of India. It is under the ministry of communication and information technology Department. The objective of UIDAI is to collect the biometric and demographic data of Indian Citizens and store them in a centralized database to issue a 12-digit unique identity number called Aadhar Card (it’s also called as UID Number) to each resident. Note that Aadhar Number is Randomly Generated Number.
What is UID Number In Aadhar Card?
If you have an Aadhar Card you can see it has 12 Digit Numeric Number (EX. 1234 1234 1234 1234). Aadhaar is a random number which never starts with a 0 or 1.Thus it’s just a random number and doesn’t have any format.It’s a number linking your info which is stored in a government database. You can also Call it DigiLocker where You can store your Data yourself like All Educational Certificate, ID Cards by Scanning.
Significance of 12 Digits in Aadhar Card
In Aadhar Card UID number was intended to be only numeric not alpha-numeric (Means only Nuber No Special Character like @,#,$ etc) so that people require minimal literacy (number knowledge only) to remember their UID numbers. (Because Digits are Easy to Remember than Special Characters.)
Any person identifying information (such as date of birth & Name) was intentionally not used in the number in order to prevent any fraudulent activity or in any way guessing the background of a person from his/her Aadhar number. This was the reason why first 11 digits were made Random.
UID numbers need to be unique as well. The random number generation part of the algorithm can produce duplicates – For an Example let’s say one in a few thousand and with no real predictable frequency. So, it performs a uniqueness check in post-processing the generated numbers. This uses a file based unique index and it also had an alternate bit-array based implementation to do this. Other additional filters that run in the post-processing stage also includes logic to remove/reject “nice” looking numbers.
Have You ever wondered why no one gets UID numbers with repeating sequences? The reason we did this was to ensure no one even attempts an entitlement route to get special numbers. The randomness and democracy of number allocation don’t end here. Even the allocation to enrollments that are processed in the system (say 12 Aadhaars get generated every second) happens on a first-come-first-serve basis – sort of like getting the next available token when you walk into a bank.
Why We Need Aadhar Card?
Earlier We have seen the Benefits and Advantages of Having Aadhar Card. Aadhar Card or e–aadhar Card is IMP ID Proof like PAN card, PASSPORT, Driving Licence and Voter ID card etc.
The fact is YOU DON’T NEED AADHAR CARD. IT’S NOT COMPULSORY BUT IT’S SURELY BENEFICIAL TO HAVE ONE.
In Starting Phase The Supreme court of India has already passed a statement that the Aadhar card can’t be made mandatory by any Center, State or any other Public entity. You don’t need the card even for availing government welfare schemes (But for Some Scheme Like LPG Subsidy, JHAN DHAN YOJANA Aadhar Card is Essential).
But the Importance of Having AadharNumber given by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) as a part of the Planning Commission that aims at centralizing identity maintenance and validation. The goal behind the Idea of Aadhar Number is to create one identity for all the essential services which enables an easier way to attain an individual’s identity.
It is for these reasons that you will still be needing an Aadhar card even though you have a Passport / Driving License / Voter ID Card / PAN card to prove your identity.
The Purpose of Aadhar Card?
“The Main Purpose of the UID project is simple, it is to give every Indian resident a unique number(that’s UID Number), preventing the kinds of duplication that currently exists. The complexity of the issue lies in ensuring that everybody in a population of 1.25 billion gets a unique number, and therein lies an enormous challenge of scale and technology. But issuing a unique number is just one part of the challenge. The other part is making sure that this number is used effectively. For this purpose, the UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) is providing an online authentication capability. In such a scenario, we will be able to verify online anyone claiming to be Mr. ABC with the unique number 456 as actually being that person. This combination of de-duplication and having unique numbers on one end, and the existence of online authentication at the other end is the core of the solution that the UIDAI is seeking to achieve.” – Nandan Nilekani, Chairman, UIDAI
The other part is making sure that this number is used effectively. For this purpose, the UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) is providing an online authentication capability. In such a scenario, we will be able to verify online anyone claiming to be Mr. ABC with the unique number 456 as actually being that person. This combination of de-duplication and having unique numbers on one end, and the existence of online authentication at the other end is the core of the solution that the UIDAI is seeking to achieve.” – Nandan Nilekani, Chairman, UIDAI
What are the details on the card?
You have seen that Aadhar Card contains the Name, Sex, Address, Year of birth along with the 12-digit unique number assigned to the individual Person.
Now, Let’s see some Benefits of Having Aadhar Card.
Benefits of Aadhaar Card in Basic Life
Aadhar card is Essential for Passport: Recently Government has declared that Aadhar card is necessary for new Passport. You can be denied of Passport if you do not have your UID Aadhar card with you during Verification Process at particular Passport Centre.
Voter ID Card Linking Facility: Aadhaar card UIDAI number would be linked to the voter ID. This action is taken to eliminate Fraud voters by Ruling Government. Once an Aadhaar number is linked, it would become impossible for a multiple voter ID card holder to make it’s illegal to use.
LPG Subsidy Directly through Aadhaar: Government has started the PAHAL Scheme under which the subsidy amount of LPG cylinder is directly transferred into the Aadhaar number linked bank account of the consumer. The absence of Aadhar card can deprive the consumer of availing subsidy benefits on Each LPG cylinders which he Buy.
Use Of Aadhaar Card to Issue new SIM Card: Government of India is thinking over a proposal to make Aadhar card necessary for purchasing new SIM cards to avoid Multiple Buy of SIM Cards because of the Security Reason of Indian Citizen because Nowadays People Have Multiple SIM cards on Having Different ID Proofs.
Open a new bank account: Aadhaar Card (UID) is now acceptable by banks as a valid Proof of Address like PAN card and Passport to open a bank account. In fact, it can serve as an address proof as well provided an address on Aadhaar card and address proof perfectly matches. i.e. no need to produce a bunch of documents to the banks for opening the account.
Jan Dhan Yojana: The new Modi Government scheme Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) (APPLY HERE FOR PMJDY) accepts Aadhaar card/number as the only document sufficient to open the bank account. Although you open PMJDY account after producing other documents as well. The benefits offered are RuPay card, free zero balance savings account, life and accident insurance and many others. Read more on how to open PMJDY account with no valid documents. (SEE ALL ABOUT PMJDY: CLICK HERE)
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