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Complete Details about Aadhar Card

Aadhar Card

In January 2009, the UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) on behalf of Government of India issued the Aadhar Card. UIDAI works under the Planning Commission of India and is legally responsible for the management of Aadhar numbers and Aadhar identification cards. Aadhar Card is the personal identity of every Indian citizen. It is a 12 digit unique identification number, which is used for both bona fide recognition as well as a document for official purpose.
The idea behind issuing an Aadhar Card was to have a unique identification, that is, a unique number, for every Indian citizen that would include their details, most importantly their demographic and biometric information. As of 31st March 2016, 99.9 crores (999 million) Aadhar numbers have been issued. Over the period of time, Aadhar numbers have eventually served as a database with which disadvantaged Indian residents could have access to services that have been denied to them due to lack of identification documents.

FEATURES OF AADHAR CARD:
1. Uniqueness
Any individual can enroll for the facility of Aadhar card only once. The UIDAI database stores both demographic and biometric information, which is collected during the enrollment process, makes sure that no person enrolls for the second time. If enrolment is done for more than once, it is rejected automatically.

2. Portability
This identity proof is valid everywhere in India.

3. Random number
The Aadhar Card doesn’t contain details like caste, religion, income, health, geography, and much more. It is just a random number allocated to each one without any biases.

4. Scalable technology architecture
The details mentioned in Aadhar card is open and scalable throughout India. It authentication of the information mentioned in the Aadhar Card can be done from anywhere in India through online.

5. Open source technologies
Open source architecture prevents dependence on specific computer hardware, specific storage, specific Operating System, specific database vendor, or any specific vendor technologies to scale. It permits allow co-existence of heterogeneous hardware within the same application.

WHY AADHAR CARD?
1. Universal identity card
The main motive behind issuing an Aadhar card for each and every citizen was to assign a unique identification number to him or her through which information about that person can be generated easily.

2. Government subsidy
The Government of India provides special services or opportunities to some section in form of subsidies. But due to incorrect or lack of information required to avail these services, some people were not able to get that. The Aadhar card has efficiently solved this problem.

3. Gas connections PAHAL DBTL Scheme
Those who have Aadhar cards can avail the subsidies on gas cylinders through PAHAL DBTL Scheme.

4. Phone connections
Aadhar cards can be used to replace KYC (Know Your Customer) documents in order to get a new phone number or landline connection.

5. Bank accounts
According to the government welfare scheme, you can get some monetary advantages. If you link your Aadhar card number and bank details it becomes simpler and easier to avail these schemes.

6. Validity
This card remains valid throughout the life of the person.

AADHAR CARD AND KNOW YOUR CUSTOMER (E-KYC)
The letter issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) shall be accepted as a valid proof identity and address. This was notified by the PFRDA (Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority).
Advantages of e-KYC:
• According to the Information Technology Act 2000, E-KYC documents have the same legal weight as paper documents.
• The entire procedure is electronic and no paper-work is involved, so chances of cheating are very less.
• The work will be done real time and instantaneously.

DETAILS MENTIONED ON AN AADHAR CARD
• Name of the person
• The Aadhar number-UID
• The enrolment number- EID
• Photograph, date of birth, gender, and address of the person
• A barcode representing the Aadhar number itself.

WHO CAN APPLY FOR AADHAR CARD?
• Any Indian citizen
• Children above of age 4
• Non-resident Indians (NRI) can also avail this
• Foreigners residing in India are also eligible.

HOW TO GET AN AADHAR CARD?
The right to get an Aadhar Card is free and discretionary for Indian residents and one can avail this service anywhere and anytime in India.
To make your task simple, we have listed the step by step procedure following which you can easily avail your Aadhar Card at the earliest.
• Firstly appointment has to be taken at an Aadhar Card center. Chose the one which is most near to you.
• Appointment at an Aadhar Card center can be taken online. Once you have been assigned your respective date and time, you need to visit the center on that particular date and time with the required documents. Please understand that one cannot apply for Aadhar Card online, you can only apply for appointment date online.
• If the Aadhar Card center near you doesn’t have an online appointment facility, you can go there anytime with the required documents.
• Documents required: One document of each- “Proof of Identity”, “Proof of Address” and “Proof of Date of Birth” documents. Make sure that you carry a Xerox copy of these. There is no need of carrying a photograph as they will be taking one picture of yours instantly.
• You will be given an enrolment/application form which has to be filled properly. Following which you need to submit this form along with the required documents.
The enrolment/application form is also available online at the UIDAI website. You can download and fill it prior going to the center to save time.
• After this procedure is complete and your documents have been accepted, you need to undergo a biometric test.
• The biometric test includes scanning of an impression of your fingerprint and your iris as well as a photograph will be taken.
• You will be given an acknowledgment slip. It will mention your 14 digit enrolment number-EID. Through this, you can update and check the status of your Aadhar Card application.

FOLLOW-UP PROCEDURE:
• You need to keep a track of your Aadhar Enrolment Status to see if you have been assigned an Aadhar Card number or not. To check this, you can visit the UIDAI website and use the enrolment number-EID which was given to you.
• The process of checking this status is very easy and can be done even when you misplace the enrolment number.
• You can get the status of your Aadhar number even via an SMS. You have to visit the UIDAI website and enter the enrolment number, the date and time of the appointment, and the registered mobile number.
• The Aadhar Card is usually delivered within a period of 90 days or 3 months via the Indian Post.

HOW TO GET AN E-AADHAR CARD? / HOW TO GET AADHAR CARD ONLINE?
If there is an urgency of Aadhar Card then you can download that online. The procedure for this has been mentioned below.
• You need to visit the e-Aadhar card section on the UIDAI website.
• Choose either enrolment number or Aadhar number.
• Enrolment number-EID: If you chose enrolment number you have to enter: enrolment number, date and time mentioned on the slip, your name, pin code of your area and your registered mobile number.
• Aadhar number: If you chose Aadhar number you need to enter the Aadhar number and your name, pin code and registered mobile number.
• Once you complete this procedure either through enrolment number or Aadhar number an OTP (One Time Password) will be generated. It will be sent on the registered mobile number.
• By entering the OTP, you can get your Aadhar letter which is equivalent to Aadhar Card for official purpose.

WHAT TO DO IF OTP IS NOT GENERATED?
There are situations when the unique OTP is not sent on your mobile number.
There are four possible reasons for this:
1. The mobile number was not registered successfully during the application/enrolment procedure.
2. There was a network issue.
3. Your sim card might be blocked.
4. There is a chance that there is not enough space on your device to receive the SMS.
You must make a prior assurance that your mobile number has been registered properly during the application/enrolment procedure. If encase your SIM has been unused for a period of more than two months, then there are chances that they might have been blocked by your network provider. All you have to do is contact your network provider at the earliest and get it unblocked. If there was a network issue, you can ask for an OTP once again. Delete the unrequired storage on your phone and request for an OTP once again.

AADHAR CARD APPLICATION IS REJECTED
The application is usually rejected due to improper documents. It can be even rejected if you have enrolled earlier.
If your application is rejected due to improper documentation, you have to follow the entire procedure again.
And in case you have enrolled earlier use that enrolment number and other details to generate OTP.

MISPLACED ENROLMENT NUMBER (EID):
If in case you have misplaced the EID number, follow this procedure:
• Visit the UIDAI website.
• Chose Retrieve Lost UID/EID under the Aadhar Online Services.
• Select lost EID
• Enter your name, registered mobile number and security captcha to get the OTP on your registered mobile number.
• Enter the OTP to validate your request.
• One the verification is complete, EID will be provided.

MISPLACED AADHAR NUMBER (UID):
• Visit the UIDAI website.
• Chose Retrieve Lost UID/EID under the Aadhar Online Services.
• Select lost UID
• Enter your name, registered mobile number and security captcha to get the OTP on your registered mobile number.
• Enter the OTP to validate your request.
• One the verification is complete, UID will be provided.
• By entering the UID you can get your Aadhar Card.

CORRECT/UPDATE AADHAR CARD DETAILS:
Aadhar Card can be updated/ corrected via two ways:
1. Online procedure
2. Offline procedure
Details that can be changed online:
1. Date of Birth
2. Address
3. Name
4. Registered mobile number

PROCEDURE TO BE FOLLOWED IN THE ONLINE METHOD:

• Visit the UIDAI website and select update Aadhar.
• Enter the Aadhar number.
• Click on the Send ‘OTP’ button.
• You will receive the OTP on your registered mobile number.
• Enter the same.
• Even enter the Captcha code and submit.
• Enter the details that you want to change in the form when the ‘Data Update Request’ tab appears.
• After this, you need to upload soft copies of identity proofs to verify the above changes.
• On completion of the entire process. A UIN number will be given. This number is extremely important to check the status of your correction request.
Procedure to be followed in the offline method:
In order to update or correct any information other than the four mentioned previously, you have to follow the offline procedure.
You need to download the Aadhar card updating or correction form from the UIDAI website and fill the form properly. After filling the form it has to be posted to the address mentioned in the form.
It is extremely important to mention the registered mobile number while filling the form.
General details asked in the Aadhar card correction form:
Name, gender, Date of birth, address, Aadhar number, registered mobile number, and email id.
Along with this, you need to attach a Xerox copy of the identity proofs.
• POI -For correction of name.
• PoI -For change of name
• DOB -For change in date of birth
• POA -For change in address
General and important guidelines to be followed while filling the form:
o The entire form must be filled using capital letters only.
o You have to fill the entire form regardless of the fact whether you want to correct it or not. In short, no blank should be left empty.
For example, even if you don’t want to correct your date of birth, still you have to fill that.
o The form has to be filled in English and even in the local language
o It has to be posted to the address mentioned in the form, and nowhere else.
o Proof supporting only correction and update must be sent and no other documents are to be sent.
o Any information which is incorrect may lead to rejection and or cancellation of the form.

REASONS FOR UPDATE OR CORRECTION REJECTION:

Your Aadhar Card Details Update request has been rejected if it reads “Rejected”.
The following can be the reasons for rejection:
1. Documents summited along with the form are inadequate.
2. Details submitted are incorrect.
3. There was a human error while filling the form.
In order to change or update again, you need to follow the entire procedure again.
Hope this article was useful. Please give your feedback or any other queries in the comment box below.

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