What is Aadhar Card – Why is it a must have and eligiblity for Aadhaar

When you apply for a job you need to have some documents with you that are about your qualifications, achievements e.t.c. You also need identity proofs. The most important identity proof document in India currently is the Aadhar card so we have compiled this article on what is aadhar card, why you must have it and who is eligible for it.

What is Aadhar Card ?

Aadhar Card or Aadhaar Card  is a 12-digit unique number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) by taking a person’s biometric details such as iris scan and fingerprints, and demographic information like date of birth and address.

Why you must have an Aadhaar Number or Aadhar Card ?

You need it to avail subsidies, to get a gas connection and file an income tax return. It could also become mandatory when applying for a driver’s license and when enrolling in college. In other words, it is the prefect identity document one can have. Currently it is mandatory to link your Aadhar Number with Bank Account and mobile number. Since June 2017, the government made the Aadhaar card mandatory for opening bank accounts and for financial transactions above Rs 50,000.

Who is eligible for Aadhar ?

According to The Aadhaar Act, 2016, “Every resident shall be entitled to obtain an aadhaar number by submitting his demographic information and biometric information by undergoing the process of enrolment.”

Remember that here residency is defined as follows :- “An individual who has resided in India for a period or periods amounting in all to 182 days or more in the 12 months immediately preceding the date of application for enrollment.”

Please Read the Aadhar Card Manual published by us for all the information related to this document. Also leave comments below if you have any to contribute to this article and help our readers.

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