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.
It has an authority to collect the biometric and demographic data of Indian residents such as photo, iris scan, fingerprints, etc. This data is stored in a centralised manner in Manesar of Haryana state.
UIDAI was created with the objective to issue Unique Identification numbers (UID), named as "Aadhaar", to all residents of India that is:
UIDAI offers all the services related to Aadhaar on its online as well as offline platforms. Some of such services offered are:
To get the offline services of UIDAI, you have to visit to the enrolment centre with the required documents.
|Headquarters||Unique Identification Authority of India, Government of India (GoI), Bangla Sahib Road, Behind Kali Mandir, Gole Market, New Delhi - 110001|
|Toll Free Number||1947|