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Aadhar

What is Aadhaar?

Aadhaar is a 12-digit unique number which the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) will issue for all residents. The number will be stored in a centralised database and linked to the basic demographics and biometric information – photograph, ten fingerprints and iris – of each individual. The details of the data fields and verification procedures are available here.
Aadhaar will be:

  • Easily verifiable in an online, cost-effective way
  • Unique and robust enough to eliminate the large number of duplicate and fake identities in government and private databases
  • A random number generated, devoid of any classification based on caste, creed, religion and geography

 

How to apply for UID?

  • The residents are required to fill up the pre-enrollment forms with enrollment agency-"ABHIPRA".
  • Residents may also fill the online pre-enrollment form available on the site. 
  • Along with the pre-enrollment forms, residents are required to arrange copy of the ID proof and the address proof.
  • Residents may approach the preferred Aadhaar - Abhipra Enrollment Center along with the above documents.
  • Operators will key in all the demographic and biomatric information in the Aadhaar software.
  • On successful input of the demographic and biometric data, operator will provide enrollment id, along with the acknowledgement receipt.
  • Residents will be issued an Aadhaar number within 20 to 30 days.
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