The brand name and the new logo of the ‘Unique Identification Number (UID)’, namely the ‘AADHAAR’ is the current hot topic in India. According to this number, every resident in India would be issued a unique number called as the AADHAAR.
Unique identification project was initially conceived by the Planning Commission (Niyojan Ayog) as an initiative that would provide identification for each resident across the country and would be used primarily as the basis for efficient delivery of welfare services. It would also act as a tool for effective monitoring of various programs and schemes of the Government.
Mandates and Objectives
Its role is to develop and implement the necessary institutional, technical and legal infrastructure to issue unique identity numbers to Indian residents.
Benefits and uses
Aadhar card can be used for opening
- Bank account
- Gas connection
- Ration card
- Phone connection
- PAN card
The first UIDAI numbers will be issued over the next 12-18 months counted from August 2009. The first number would be issued between August 2010 and February 2011. Over five years, the Authority plans to issue 600 million UIDs. The numbers will be issued through various ‘registrar’ agencies across the country.
How to reach Aadhar camp?
The process to get an Aadhaar will be circulated by the local media upon which residents need to go to the nearest Enrolment Camp to register for an Aadhaar. The resident primarily needs to carry certain documents which will be specified in the media advertisement.