What are various stages before you proudly hold your aadhaar card ?
Aadhaar: What is it and how can I get it, several questions like this are there, find below the answer in steps -
Aadhaar number is based on demographic and biometric statistics of individual and it is a unique identification number issued by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). Demographic and biometric details such as: photograph, iris and ten fingerprints of resident Indians form base to mark unique identity of resident Indians. Profiling for this card will not be on the basis of caste, creed or religion but the focus will be to establish uniqueness of individual with an aim to provide clear identity to individual. It will also help avoid establishment of fake identities which become otherwise possible in present system of Know Your Resident (KYR).
UIDAI has worked in association with PDS (Public Distribution System), Civil Society Organizations (CSO) to ensure its reach to poor sections of society as well.
Each Indian resident will be allotted a unique identity card known as U.I.D. card; brand name for this card is Aadhaar card. This card will not replace existing ID cards; however efforts are being made to introduce this card in banking and other legal procedures in future.
Enrolment - How to enrol for Aadhaar?
Forms for enrolment are available at authorised enrolment centres located in all the cities, towns, villages of India. Well you can visit any empanelled enrolment centre anywhere in India of your choice with valid documents for ID proof also. Your, the Applicant’s iris scan, thumbprints and photo are collected at enrolment centre as the part of enrolment process.
Supported PoI Documents Containing Name and Photo
2. PAN Card
3. Ration/ PDS Photo Card
4. Voter ID
5. Driving License
6. Government Photo ID Cards/ service photo identity card issued by PSU
7. NREGS Job Card
8. Photo ID issued by Recognized Educational Institution
9. Arms License
10. Photo Bank ATM Card
11. Photo Credit Card
12. Pensioner Photo Card
13. Freedom Fighter Photo Card
14. Kissan Photo Passbook
15. CGHS / ECHS Photo Card
16. Address Card having Name and Photo issued by Department of Posts
17. Certificate of Identify having photo issued by Gazetted Officer or Tehsildar on letterhead
18. Disability ID Card/handicapped medical certificate issued by the respective State/UT
Supported PoA Documents Containing Name and Address
2. Bank Statement/ Passbook
3. Post Office Account Statement/Passbook
4. Ration Card
5. Voter ID
6. Driving License
7. Government Photo ID cards
8. Electricity Bill (not older than 3 months)
9. Water bill (not older than 3 months)
10. Telephone Landline Bill (not older than 3 months)
11. Property Tax Receipt (not older than 3 months)
12. Credit Card Statement (not older than 3 months)
13. Insurance Policy
14. Signed Letter having Photo from Bank on letterhead
15. Signed Letter having Photo issued by registered Company on letterhead
16. Signed Letter having Photo issued by Recognized Educational Instruction on letterhead
17. NREGS Job Card
18. Arms License
19. Pensioner Card
20. Freedom Fighter Card
21. Kissan Passbook
22. CGHS / ECHS Card
23. Certificate of Address having photo issued by MP or MLA or Gazetted Officer or Tehsildar on letterhead
24. Certificate of Address issued by Village Panchayat head or its equivalent authority (for rural areas)
25. Income Tax Assessment Order
26. Vehicle Registration Certificate
27. Registered Sale / Lease / Rent Agreement
28. Address Card having Photo issued by Department of Posts
29. Caste and Domicile Certificate having Photo issued by State Govt.
30. Disability ID Card/handicapped medical certificate issued by the respective state/UT Governments/Administrations
31. Gas Connection Bill (not older than 3 months)
32. Passport of Spouse
33. Passport of Parents(in case of Minor)
Supported PoR Documents containing Relationship details to Head of Family
1. PDS Card
2. MNREGA Job Card
3. CGHS/State Government/ECHS/ESIC Medical card
4. Pension Card
5. Army Canteen Card
7. Birth Certificate issued by Registrar of Birth, Municipal Corporation and other notified local government bodies like Taluk, Tehsil etc.
8. Any other Central/State government issued family entitlement document.
Supported Proof of DoB Documents
1. Birth Certificate
2. SSLC Book/Certificate
4. Certificate of Date of Birth issued by Group A Gazetted Officer on letterhead
If there are no documentsfrom above list available ,applicant can take help of authorised introducers present at enrolment centres.
In case of absence of any documents for address proof - you can take help of introducers at enrolment centres to apply for aadhaar card.
Introducer system is a boon to those individuals who lack any valid document to apply for aadhaar card. Besides, introducers approved by registrar, there are following examples where introducer system is applicable:
1. Head of family introducing family members
2. Sarpanch introducing panchayat members
3. MLA introducing candidates from his/her ward
4. Head of department introducing employees working under him/her
In all the above cases, introducer needs to have received his aadhaar card as you will have to quote introducer’s aadhaar number in your application form.
You will receive an acknowledgment bearing your details,like name, address, list of documents submitted and most importantly your enrolment no in 1234/12345/12345 format. You can even track your aadhaar status using this number at following link
https://portal.uidai.gov.in/uidwebportal/enrolmentStatusGet.do (copy paste in your browser)
Application processing - What happens after enrolment done
Your application will be processed centrally by UIDAI(Unique Identification Authority of India).Documents provided will be sent to central repository of documents(CIDR).A check for duplication will be done. If your details are found to be unique and not recorded earlier, Aadhaar card will reach you in 90 days.
Issuance of letter to verified individual
A letter similar to PAN intimation letter will be sent to your mailing address confirming the completion processing of documents and release of Aadhaar number to you. This aadhaar number will be helpful to you wherever you need to show or submit or quote your ID/ID number.
Dispatch of Aadhaar cards - Letter is printed ready for dispatch
Your Aadhaar card will be delivered at your mailing address.
Point of Note - After filing application, if your mailing address change, please visit your nearest registrar approved by UIDAI and furnish your valid proof of new address over there. If you just want to include some minor details like street name, floor name etc. something that does alter your base address in the proof given, then that can be done verbally with the registrar.
Final step: Receiving of your aadhaar card - India Post Service helps
This step is only where your address is verified physically while delivering your card. Please note that nobody visits you anytime while processing your application form. Still, you need not be physically present at your mailing address at the time of delivery of card.
Aadhaar cards are issued to genuine applicants within 90 days from the day of enrolment.
Reasons for rejection of aadhaar application - If everything not go as expected
If there is any error in data provided, or in process, your application can be rejected. In this case, you have option to re-enrol it
There is a remote possibility of matching of biometric data of 2 individuals. In this case, you have every right to register a complaint. A field investigation will be carried out confirming genuineness of the cases and then on the basis of report provided by field investigation office, UIDAI will issue you Aadhaar card.
So, join it in as many numbers as you can and receive your unique identity. The flavour of aadhaar project is acceptance and inclusion.
Till the typing of this blog 7,22,98,343 aadhars have been issued (source:portal.uidai.gov.in, date:21/11/2011).