The Aadhaar number is unique to citizens of India willing to apply for the program. It is completely free to obtain and provides an Indian citizen with a number unique to them.
How to Apply for an Aadhaar Card
Any individual regardless of gender or age who is a resident of India may enroll to get an Aadhaar number voluntarily . To do this, you must provide some demographic and biographic information about yourself. This number is unique to the applicant and cannot be duplicated. The application process is free of charge and is available to any resident of India.
Required Demographic Information
To apply for an Aadhaar number you need to supply demographic information about yourself. This includes name, date of birth and gender. Optional information like mobile number and email address can also be provided, ensuring that there is no confusion regarding who the Aadhaar number belongs to. This demographic information that is unique to you will ensure that there is no mix up between you or any other person and assign one specific Aadhaar number to you individually.
Required Biometric Information
In addition to demographic information about yourself, some biometric information is also required to ensure your identity can be verified. Two retinal scans of the iris, as well as a facial photograph and 10 fingerprints, are required to obtain an Aadhaar number.
Checking Aadhaar Card Online
Once your application has been submitted, the status can be checked by visiting the UIDAI’s official website. There is no fee to check the status of the application. Enter the enrollment ID, date and time of enrollment and security code and click the appropriate button to view the current status. The official government website will give the user the current status of their application.
Benefits of the Aadhaar Card
Because the Aadhaar number is unique to you, it can eliminate fake identities and be used as a primary government identification. This allows for deliberate and easy delivery of social programs from the government to qualifying individuals while ensuring personal details like health, religion and caste are deliberately left out. This identity platform is one of the key pillars of a modernizing India, where every resident is provided with a unique identity.