Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Aadhar Card Introduction

The inability to prove identity is one of the biggest barriers preventing the poor from accessing benefits and subsidies. There is No nationally accepted, verified identity number in the country that can be used with ease and confidence by both the residents and agencies. Different service providers also often have different requirements in the documents they demand from the residents, the forms that require filling out and the information they collect on the individual. Such duplication of effort and identity silos increase the overall cost of identification and cause inconvenience to the resident. Any process that uniquely identifies a resident and ensures instant identity verification would help to reduce transaction costs, transform delivery of a host of social welfare programs and help to eliminate duplicate identities and fraud. The savings on this account can be immense and today when States are fiscally stressed, freeing up of resources would provide the desired flexibility in either extending the welfare net or increasing the benefits under the existing programs or simply improving the fiscal situation .

Keeping the above in mind, the Unique Identification number (Aadhaar) has been conceived by the Government of India as a means for residents to clearly and uniquely verify their identity anywhere in the country.
This handbook is meant to give an overview of Aadhaar, the process to generate Aadhaar numbers, use its authentication services and update it on an ongoing basis. Detailed process manuals, which are or will be available on the UIDAI website, may be referred for implementation.
Previous attempts at building ‘unique’ databases have been beset by quality issues and challenges in the lack of consistent implementation. This project therefore has defined detailed guidelines and templates for the same; especially keeping in mind that Aadhaar will be built through a network of Registrars and enrolment agencies dispersed across the country. The success of the project will be strongly determined by the quality of data collected; as such all partners may therefore keep in mind the need to adhere to these guidelines.
Version 2.0 – April 2012 Page 4
As our partners, Registrars are requested to share feedback extensively and engage with the UIDAI in making this a robust and successful exercise. The handbook and the manuals will be updated on the basis of feedback and will be posted on our website on a continuous basis.


  1. Adhar Card is very valuable concept .... it should be followed by all
    for its introduction prefer this site also

  2. to be aware for finance is most important please prefer