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Aadhar Card Password

The aadhar card mainly contains 12 digit unique identification number known as the aadhar number.

This number is unique for every resident Indian. An aadhar card comprises of an individual's biometric and demographic details. The Aadhar project is being carried out by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).

To ensure safety and privacy of all the aadhaar cardholders while using it in online mode, the UIDAI has protected the aadhar with a password. Once the e-aadhar card is downloaded from the official web portal of UIDAI, it will ask the user to provide a password to unlock the PDF format file. The password contains 8 characters. These 8 characters password will start with your name and then will end with your date of birth. The first four letters of the password will start with your name that will be mentioned in your Aadhar card and which will be in capital letter and then the next four letters will be your year of birth.

For example: if your is RADHIKA ACHARYA and year of birth is 1991. Then your E-Aadhar password will be RADH1991

Importance of Password in E-Aadhar

Password is one of the efficient ways of protecting any significant information. Hence UIDAI protects Aadhar Card efficiently through passwords. Moreover, E-Aadhar card is in the PDF file format which is safe and secured. As PDF is considered to be a secured, useful and protected digital file format, one can be assured that their data with Aadhar is safe. Moreover, the password has a length 8 letter characters and it is difficult for hackers to hack it.

Benefits of E-Aadhar:

  1. An E-Aadhar can be found in the UIDAI' s official website, and it is easy to download with a few steps.
  2. The person can easily download an E-Aadhar card through UIDAI link if in case it is stolen or misplaced.
  3. If there are any changes that you want to update and revise in Aadhar card, then there is no need to visit the UIDAI authorized centre to get an updated Aadhar card. One can download the latest version of Aadhar card anywhere and anytime through E-Aadhar card by visiting UIDAI official website.
  4. E-Aadhar card is PDF file and password protected. It is the combination of your name and your date of birth. So it is considered to be safe to a certain extent.
  5. Aadhar linked bank account will get many monetary benefits and govt subsidy scheme benefits will be directly credited to your bank accounts. Some of the other facilities include unemployment benefit scheme, public subsidy scheme, domestic LPG, MGNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act) and crop insurance scheme.
  6. People having Aadhar can apply for a passport and get it within one or two weeks. As per the proposed new rule, the Ministry of External Affairs wants to link the individual's Aadhar with their respective passports.
  7. To regulate our attendance, Biometric Attendance system is being planned to be linked to an individual's Aadhar card.
  8. To eliminate fake voters, Election Commission of India is planning to link electors photo ID card with their Aadhar number.
  9. EPFO (Employees Provident Fund Organization of India) has started to link Provident Funds accounts to Aadhar cardholders to get accurate pensions.
  10. To prevent fake ration card, now Aadhar card is also been linked to ration cards in some states like Telangana.

Procedure to Download and print E-Aadhar

Step1: Log on to UIDAI website
Step 2: Mouse over 'My Aadhaar' option and choose 'Download Aadhaar'. Proceed further and go to the personal details section, select one of the options given that is either you can select Enrollment ID or Aadhar according to the details you have. You can find Enrollment ID along with date stamp and another option is Aadhar where you have to fill the Aadhar number.

Step 3: If you have Enrollment ID, then fill your 14 digit Enrollment number with a date stamp in the first row, which is present in the acknowledgement slip provided to you after the completion of the enrollment process. If you select Aadhar then fill in your Aadhar number which consists 12 digits.
Step 4: Make sure that you fill your full name that is as mentioned in the Aadhar card.
Step 5: Then enter Pin code of the postal address in the next row.
Step 6: Next step is to enter Image text which is displayed in a row below.
Step 7: Then enter your mobile number which is registered with Aadhar.
Step 8: Now you will receive an OTP on your registered mobile number.
Step 9: Enter OTP received and download your E-Aadhar and click on Validate and Download tab
Step 10: Now PDF file will be shown to you to Download.


Q: What is E-Aadhar's PDF file password format?
A: It is a combination of your name and date of birth. That is, the first four letters will be named in capital letters and another four letters contains your date of birth.

Q. Is it necessary to provide Aadhar card password to apply for credit card and a personal loan?
A: Yes, it is necessary to provide Aadhar card password at the time of applying for credit card and personal loan.

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