Aadhar Card or Aadhar System is basically a unique identification system for Indian citizens. Each registrant who applies is entitled with a unique Aadhar number, by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).
Also Read: How to Check your Aadhar Card Status.
Is Aadhar Card Compulsory
Several users are still skeptical whether Aadhar card is compulsory/ mandatory or optional. In a true sense, Aadhar system is completely voluntary and optional. It is not compulsory for you to get enrolled in literal sense.
However, several organizations require this number for identity verification. It is mandatory for Bank account registration, Gas and Power subsidy schemes, e.t.c.
Moreover, it is absolutely free of cost and doesn’t have any renewal or hidden fee. It is advisable to get yourself registered for it. Central Government is organizing numerous awareness campaigns across the country.
How to Get an Aadhar Card
- To apply, First you need to go to an authorized enrollment center allotted by the government.
- You need to submit your identity and Address proof at the enrollment center.
- Your documents will be thoroughly verified and you will need to enter your personal details after verification.
- After filling the application, bio-metric scanning is performed and your iris and fingerprints will be stored in a database.
- Your passport sized photograph would be captured during bio-metric scanning.
- After completion, you will be handed an acknowledgement receipt featuring your enrollment number, Date and time.
It is advisable to secure this enrollment number along with Date and time, these details are mandatory if you desire to check your Aadhar Card status in future. You will receive your 12-digit Unique Aadhar card number in 2-3 months.
Benefits of Aadhar Card
Identity: The basic purpose of UID is providing an unique identification platform for every Indian citizen.
Security: This UID system provides numerous intuitive national security benefits. Identification of criminals through fingerprints is now easier. It serves as a perfect anti-corruption measure as well.
Fake identities: It eliminates fake identities in previous unreliable public databases. It makes it easier to track down illegal immigrants residing in our country.
Weaker Sections: UID serves as an alternative identity measure for weaker, illiterate sections of the community, who are deprived of public services such as Banking, Subsidy, e.t.c due to lack of proper identity proof.
If you have any questions or queries during registration / enrollment procedure or while checking your Aadhar status, Feel free to contact me.