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8 Quick Facts on Aadhaar Card


Most of us have Aadhaar card or planning to have one for self and family. Here are few quick facts one should be aware of.


To apply for Aadhaar card, a person should be an Resident of India and the documents needed are Aadhaar application form, resident proof, identity proof. How to Download Your e-Aadhaar Card Online?

8 Quick Facts on Aadhaar Card

  1. Aadhaar card has a 12 digit unique identification number which stores demographic and biometric information of the resident with photograph.
  2. Aadhaar number is a 12 digit unique identification number which never starts with "0" and "1". The last digit of the Aadhaar number is a check sum digit.
  3. This is issued by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on behalf of Government of India. Aadhaar serves as a proof of identity and address, anywhere in India.
  4. Aadhaar enrolment is not mandatory.
  5. Each Aadhaar number issued will be unique to an individual and will remain valid for lifetime.
  6. There are no charges for Aadhaar enrolment for an individual.
  7. After Aadhar card is received, individual needs to submit an application along with a copy of the Aadhaar Card to the bank branch where he/she is maintaining an account. Bank will link the account making the account as Aadhaar Enabled Bank Account (AEBA).
  8. Aadhaar Payment Bridge (APB) System is a unique payment system implemented by National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), which uses Aadhaar number as a central key for electronically channelizing the Government subsidies and benefits in the Aadhaar Enabled Bank Accounts (AEBA) of the intended beneficiaries.

Story first published: Saturday, February 21, 2015, 10:07 [IST]
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