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What is Aadhar?

Curious about Aadhar

What is Aadhar?

Aadhaar is a 12digit unique identification number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), a statutory authority established by the Indian government. Aadhaar serves as a proof of identity and address for Indian residents. It is based on biometric and demographic data of individuals, including their fingerprints, iris scans, and basic personal information.

Aadhaar is used to streamline the identification process and facilitate various government services and programs. It is considered one of the world's largest and most sophisticated biometric identification systems. Aadhaar is widely used for activities such as opening bank accounts, filing income tax returns, availing government subsidies, accessing digital services, and more.

The purpose of Aadhaar is to provide a unique and portable identity that can be easily verified and authenticated, helping to ensure efficient and transparent service delivery while reducing fraud and duplication. However, it's important to note that Aadhaar is not a proof of citizenship, and its use is governed by applicable laws and regulations to protect individuals' privacy and data security.

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