>> Tuesday, August 23, 2011
The prestigious UIDAI project is renamed as ‘AADHAAR’, with its own new logo. Unique Identification Authority of India project is known as AADHAAR which means 'support' or 'foundation'. Its logo is such design as a yellow sun with a fingerprint in its centre.
Aadhaar is an unique 12-digit number which is provided to every resident of India. This 12 digit number will be contains all basic demographics and biometric information about the owner like – photograph, ten fingerprints and iris in a central database. UID card will be Easily verifiable. Getting UID is not mandatory but it will be valuable.
UID card can contain all the personal information hence t can be used as ration card, passport or any ID based application.
The enrollment camps list needs to be updated as at present it is not covering all regions. If you are not able to find the list of centers, one of the possibility is that the centers for the area are yet of be finalized, but if you have the information about the centers, help updating it
Timing: The timing of most of the camps is from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
Working days: Most of the camps are open on working days e.g Monday to Friday. Some might be open on weekends but confirm that before planning to go to one.Click here for AADHAR enrollment Centers!
Along with the filled Aadhaar enrollment form, following documents need to be produced in original or attested copies from notary/gazetted officer.
- Proof of Identity (PoI)
- Proof of Address (PoA)
- Date of Birth (DoB)
As per the UID website, following are the documents which will be accepted as proof. If you don’t have some or any of the listed documents, see the bottom section ‘In case one does not have documents for proof’ for the procedure to be followed.
Proof of Identity (PoI) (containing name and photo)
- PAN Card
- Ration/ PDS Photo Card
- Voter ID
- Driving License
- Government Photo ID Cards
- NREGS Job Card
- Photo ID issued by Recognized Educational Institution
- Arms License
- Photo Bank ATM Card
- Photo Credit Card
- Pensioner Photo Card
- Freedom Fighter Photo Card
- Kissan Photo Passbook
- CGHS / ECHS Photo Card
- Address Card having Name and Photo issued by Department of Posts
- Certificate of Identify having photo issued by Group A Gazetted Officer on letterhead
Documents without photos will not be accepted. Older photos are acceptable.
Proof of Address (PoA) (containing name and address)
- Bank Statement/ Passbook
- Post Office Account Statement/Passbook
- Ration Card
- Voter ID
- Driving License
- Government Photo ID cards
- Electricity Bill (not older than 3 months)
- Water bill (not older than 3 months)
- Telephone Landline Bill (not older than 3 months)
- Property Tax Receipt (not older than 3 months)
- Credit Card Statement (not older than 3 months)
- Insurance Policy
- Signed Letter having Photo from Bank on letterhead
- Signed Letter having Photo issued by registered Company on letterhead
- Signed Letter having Photo issued by Recognized Educational Instruction on letterhead
- NREGS Job Card
- Arms License
- Pensioner Card
- Freedom Fighter Card
- Kissan Passbook
- CGHS / ECHS Card
- Certificate of Address having photo issued by MP or MLA or Group A Gazetted Officer on letterhead
- Certificate of Address issued by Village Panchayat head or its equivalent authority (for rural areas)
- Income Tax Assessment Order
- Vehicle Registration Certificate
- Registered Sale / Lease / Rent Agreement
- Address Card having Photo issued by Department of Posts
- Caste and Domicile Certificate having photo issued by the state government.
For Date of Birth (DoB) proof (having name and DoB)
- Birth Certificate
- SSLC Book/Certificate
- Certificate of Date of Birth issued by Group A Gazetted Officer on letterhead
In case one does not have documents for proof – Introducer System
In the case of people who do not have documents for proof, there is an introducer system. The Registrar for enrollment can designate individuals who can vouch for the validity of a person’s information. Introducers can be government agencies, banks, teachers, village postmen, elected representatives and NGOs. Introducers will be enrolled first and given training. Their UID will be mentioned among the details of the person who gets enrolled.Aadhaar enrollment process
- Resident goes to enrollment camp. (In coming times there might be online appointment) to get an application and token number of appointment for a particular day.
- On that day the applicant visits the camp with original residential documents of address proof, identity proof and proof of relationship (for children below 5 years) and proof of date of birth along with photocopies of the documents.
- En-roller (operator) enters resident data into system.
- Resident validates data entry.
- Face photograph of resident is captured.
- Iris scan is done.
- Fingerprint capturing of Left hand.
- Fingerprint capturing of Right hand.
- Thumb-print capture (both thumbs).
- En-roller (operator) signs with his own finger print.
- Resident receives printed acknowledgement.
- He/she will receive Aadhaar number is 60 – 90 days by speed post.
Who can get an Aadhaar?
An individual who is a resident in India and satisfies the verification process laid down by the UIDAI can get an Aadhaar.
A person of any age can get an aadhaar. For children below 3 years, biometric details will not be taken and the aadhaar will be linked to guardians/parents. They shall have to register biometrics when they turn 5 years of age. For children between 5 to 15 years, the biometric shall be re-registered again when they turn 15 years of age, as biometrics change with age.
- Great potential for not-so-privileged, poor and the marginalised people, mostly living in the rural areas
- Clear proof of identity
- Facilitate entry for poor and underprivileged residents into the formal banking system
- Opportunity to avail services provided by the government and the private sector
- Giving migrants mobility of identity
- Financial inclusion with deeper penetration of banks, insurance and easy distribution of benefits of government schemes.
Once a person is on the Aadhaar database the person will be able to establish identity easily. Aadhaar will become the single source of identity verification. Residents would be spared the hassle of repeatedly providing supporting identity documents each time they wish to access services such as obtaining a bank account, passport, driving license and so on. By providing a clear proof of identity, Aadhaar will also facilitate entry for poor and underprivileged residents into the formal banking system and the opportunity to avail services provided by the government and the private sector. Aadhaar will also give migrants mobility of identity.Aadhar for NRI
The Aadhaar Number/ UID would be issued to every individual resident in India that satisfies the verification process laid down by the UIDAI, including NRIs, and foreigners residing in India. The physical presence in India for providing fingerprints and other bio-metrics etc is necessary. Aadhaar UID doesn’t establish citizenship and is not only for Indians.
Registration/ Enrollment of Aadhaar Number/ UID Card
Residents of India need to visit the nearest Enrollment Camp and need to fulfill some formalities (given below) in order to register for an Aadhaar.
- Documents Verification.
- Biometric Scanning of Ten Fingerprints.
- Biometric Scanning of Iris.
Here are some of the stages of enrollment:
After these stages, residents will get an Aadhaar number within 20 to 30 days.Code
# - Use for Unique Identity cards (Indians)
* - Use for NRI.
// - Use for foreigners working in embassies or Ministers/ Officials.
= - Use for foreign visitors in India.
*/ - Foreigners are working in Indian.
0xxx - Country code for NRI where he is living now..
0011 - Delhi (state code) NRI belongs to Delhi state
0000 - NRI belongs to particular district.
**** **** **** - The 12 digits will belongs to UID Number
# 0091 0011 0000 **** **** **** - for Indian
* 0001 0212 0000 **** **** **** - for NRI (US Citizen)
// 0001 0212 0000 **** **** **** - for other foreigners working in India.
= 0001 0011 0000 **** **** **** - for foreign visitors.
*/ 0001 0032 0000 **** **** **** - for foreigners working in India.
How UID is useful- Debit Card
- Credit Card
- No need carry huge amount of currency
- Bank Account opening
- Recruiters get all information about person.
- Shopping purpose
- As driving license
- Personal detail like, height, finger prints, etc.
- Voting card
- Property dealing
- Paying Electricity bill, Water bill, house tax or other bills itself.
AADHAR REGISTRATION VERIFICATION
UNIQUE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
Kindly Note: * Aadhaar is provided free of cost, No need to pay anyone. * There is no deadline (last date) for getting enrolled, If there is rush at enrollment centers, Don’t stress , have patience, there will be more centres, more counters in the days to come. * Aadhaar is a Number not a Card * Do NOT share/disclose your Aadhaar number publicly (e.g on this site). * It’s good to have an Aadhaar number, though its not mandatory (as of now).