Aadhaar number is a 12-digit random number issued by the UIDAI (“Authority”) to the residents of India after satisfying the verification process laid down by the Authority. Any individual, irrespective of age and gender, who is a resident of India, may voluntarily enrol to obtain Aadhaar number. Person willing to enrol has to provide minimal demographic and biometric information during the enrolment process which is totally free of cost. An individual need to enrol for Aadhaar only once and after de-duplication only one Aadhaar shall be generated, as the uniqueness is achieved through the process of demographic and biometric de-duplication.
The Aadhaar Scheme is primarily aimed at improving the delivery of social security benefits and subsidies, plugging leakages and wastes, eliminating fakes and duplicates and enhancing transparency and accountability.
For more details, visit Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) website.
Click here to know about the list of documents required for Enrolment.
How to apply?
To apply visit your nearest Aadhaar Enrolment Centre.
To find your nearest Aadhaar Enrolment Centre, click on Banks/Post Offices Enrolment Centre