An Aadhaar is a unique 12 digit number issued to every Indian Resident based on his/ her demographic and biometric details. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has opened a large number of Aadhaar Enrolment Centres for providing Aadhaar related services and issuing Aadhaar Card. UIDAI also collects all the essential data and stores it in their secured database.
An Aadhaar Card has many important details of a person like the fingerprints, Iris details, and other important information.
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is a statutory authority established under the provisions of the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services Act, 2016) or "Aadhaar Act 2016" on 12 July 2016 by the Government of India, under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY).
UIDAI is mandated to issue an easily verifiable 12 digit random number as Unique Identity - Aadhaar to all Residents of India. Prior to its establishment as a statutory authority, UIDAI was functioning from 28 January 2009 as an attached office of NITI Aayog.
|Demographic Data||Biometric Data|
|Name, Date of Birth & Gender||IRIS of both the eyes|
|Address, Mobile Number & Email Id||Fingerprints of all 10 fingers|
|Relationship Status||Facial Photograph|
An Aadhaar Card contains all the personal information of the Aadhaar Card Holder. Following information is available on Aadhaar Card:
Aadhaar Card has become very significant and important as:
Following are the features of Aadhaar:
It is to be noted that even new-borns can enrol for Aadhaar. However, there will be no biometric data captured in case of children below 5 years of age.
For enrolment of Aadhaar Card following documents are required:
|Type||Name of the Document|
|Optional Documents||Proof of Relationship (PoR)|
The person can get following items updated or changed on Aadhaar Card details by submitting a updation request form: