Aadhaar is the name given to Unique Identification Number, to be allotted to each resident of India as per the Aadhaar Act 2016. As per the Government of India, an Aadhaar card contains a unique 12-digit number issued by UIDAI, on its front, to eliminate duplication of identities. Besides the Aadhaar No., it includes all the personal information related to individuals residing in India. The front face of the card displays demographic information related to Name, Sex, Date Of Birth of the holder, along with the QR Code.
On the backside, other information is present including Holder’s Father’s Name and Address. This information is available on the card both in Hindi and English language.
Aadhar card displays a text “Aadhar Card is a proof of identity, not citizenship” which means it is clear that the Aadhar Card can be used anywhere in India as the Proof of Identity only. Aadhar card cannot be used as proof of Citizenship. However, as per Govt. norms, it can be used at govt. departments in place of Voter ID Card.
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) maintains the project of Aadhar Card in India. It was established by the Government of India in Jan 2009 by the Planning Commission of India.
Who can get Aadhar Card
Any India resident of any age and sex can apply for Aadhar Card. There is no requirement of having Citizenship of India to apply for Aadhar card; anyone can easily apply and get their Aadhar Card. even children of any age can apply for Aadhaar.