An Aadhaar card is a unique identification number which is issued to each and every individual of India. Aadhaar card is a biometric system. Indian government maintain and store in the database, all the personal detail of every Indian citizen. Aadhar card is becoming the government’s base for public welfare and citizen services. It can be used for a number of purposes, making it a universally acceptable government-issued card, without needing to register or apply for a separate card for different services. an Aadhaar card can be used as proof of identity, proof of address as well as proof of age when applying for any government service. In this way, it is a very versatile card, as it can be used for all government-related services and programme.
Benefits of Aadhaar Card
Opening Bank Accounts
Aadhar Cards can come in handy when opening a bank account. The document can be used for KYC, identification and verification purposes. Financial institutions and banks consider Aadhaar Cards as the valid address and photo ID proofs during the time of opening a bank account.
Disbursing Provident Fund
Individuals who link their Aadhar Card to their Pension Accounts can have their provident fund disbursed directly to their accounts through their PF organization.
Posting an income tax return verification acknowledgement not required:
Aadhar makes the entire process of tax returns paperless. You can now verify your income tax returns using an Aadhar OTP and log in to your vault and review past returns using your Aadhar number.
Acquisition of Passport
The acquisition of a passport can be a daunting process as it takes a lot of time. Obtaining a passport includes getting an appointment with the authorities, processing your application, dispatching of the passport and police verification checks. It usually takes multiple weeks to complete all processes and avails a passport, but thanks to the increased uses of an Aadhar Card, the process of obtaining a passport can be now expedited. People who wish to obtain a passport can apply for the same online by simply attaching their Aadhar Card as the only residence and identity proof along with their application.
By linking the Aadhar number to the 17 digit LPG ID, users will be able to avail the LPG subsidy directly in their respective bank accounts.
Universal address proof:
An address proof is required at various places in the country. If you are living away from home, it will become a huge task for you to provide an address proof. You can use your Aadhaar card as an address proof for a variety of tasks.
Digital Life Certificate
The ‘Jeevan Pramaan for Pensioners’ or the Digital Life certificate as it is also called, was initiated by Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India. The aim of the certificate was to abolish the need for the pensioner to be physically present in order to receive the pension for the continuation of their scheme. Pensioners can now avail pension without having to leave their homes as their details can be digitally accessed by the agency through their Aadhaar Card numbers.
The Jan Dhan Yojna accepts your Aadhaar Card Number as the only document for the opening of a bank account. The scheme is said to offer considerable help to people in remote and rural areas to avail the services offered by banks.