What is Aadhaar?
Aadhaar is a project from the government of India under which the residents of this country will be given a unique identification number (UID). The Aadhaar number is a 12 digit unique number for every single individual whose uniqueness is determined through the biometric (fingerprints, iris scan, photograph) and demographic (residential address) details of the individuals.
Which is the regulatory body for Aadhaar?
The Unique Identification?Authority of India (UIDAI) is the regulatory body for Aadhaar.
Who is eligible for Aadhaar?
?Any resident of this country including infants can enrol for Aadhaar. Even NRIs and foreign citizens residing in India can also enrol for Aadhaar.
Is Aadhaar a smart card?
?As per the UIDAI facts Aadhaar is not a card rather it is a number which is unique for every beneficiary.
Is it compulsory/mandatory to enrol for Aadhaar?
Aadhaar is not a compulsory scheme but a voluntary based scheme and anyone can enrol for Aadhaar. Recently aadhaar card has become compulsory for certain utilities like LPG ,CGHS,Railways etc.
What is the fee charged for enrolling for Aadhaar?
No fee is charged at any stage under this scheme. Aadhaar is free for everyone and no fee will be charged at any time in the future as well.
How can I enrol for Aadhaar?
Visit any authorised Aadhaar enrolment centre nearby you with some documents of your identity and address proof where you will need to fill up the Aadhaar enrolment form and give your biometric and demographic details. After which you will get an acknowledgement slip which will be used to track your Aadhaar status. This completes the process of getting your Aadhaar number, the rest is up to UIDAI which will send you your Aadhaar letter after some time.
What are the documents required for Aadhaar enrolment?
You need to bring Proof of Identity (PoI) and Proof of Address (PoA) documents at the enrolment centre.
I have enrolled for Aadhaar now how can I track my Aadhaar status?
It is possible to track your Aadhaar status online. For this you need to have the Enrolment No. and Date Time with you which were provided to you at the time of enrolment/registration in the form of acknowledgement slip. Both fields of the form are mandatory and you must ensure that you insert the fields in correct format which is shown just below the input field box. Besides these you must?enter the image-text shown on the page in the third field. After filling all the entries click on the ?Check Status? button.
Where can I contact for any query or complaint?
You can?contact to UIDAI through any of the following means:Telephone Number: 1800-300-1947 (Toll-free) Fax: 080-2353 1947 Mailing Address: PO Box 1947, GPO Bangalore ? 560001 Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org and ?email@example.com
What is the use of Aadhaar Number?
Your Aadhaar Number will serve as the single source for your identification that can be used in various services like ticket booking, opening of bank accounts, transfer of welfare payments etc. Aadhaar will help the poor and needy people into the proper banking system, give them chance get benefits from the services provided by the government and the private sector. It will provide migrants mobility of identity.
What are the areas where Aadhaar card is compulsory?
Sr. Citizens in Railway reservation, CGHS card holders, LPG subsidy, Direct bank transfers, School admission in Delhi, Pension life certificate
How the information on Aadhaar Card can be updated ?
For updating information on Aadhaar card please visit https://resident.uidai.net.in/check-aadhaar-status.
Redressal of Complaints related to Aadhaar Card
Residents can contact Helpline number: 1800 3001947, FAX 080-23531947 or Send letter to P.O. Box number 1947, Bengaluru - 560 001 or E-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org Also residents can visit https://resident.uidai.net.in/check-aadhaar-status to check the status of Aadhaar Card.