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Aadhaar, which means “foundation” in many Indian languages, is the term for the unique identity number issued by the UIDAI. No resident can have a duplicate number since it is linked to their individual biometrics; thereby identifying fake and ghost identities which result in leakages today. Savings from eliminating duplicates and fakes through Aadhaar-based identification will further enable governments to expand benefits to other eligible residents. 

Features and benefits of Aadhaar

One Aadhaar

Aadhaar is a unique number, and no resident can have a duplicate number since it is linked to their individual biometrics; thereby identifying fake and ghost identities which result in leakages today. Savings from eliminating duplicates and fakes through Aadhaar-based identification will further enable governments to expand benefits to other eligible residents.

Portability

Aadhaar is a universal number, and agencies and services can contact the central Unique Identification database from anywhere in the country to confirm a beneficiary’s identity.
Inclusion of those without any existing identity documents. A problem in reaching benefits to poor and marginalised residents is that they often lack the identification documents they need to receive State benefits; the “Introducer” system which has been approved for data verification for the UIDAI will enable such residents to establish an identity.

Electronic benefit transfers

The UID-enabled-Bank-Account network will offer a secure and low-cost platform to directly remit benefits to residents without the heavy costs associated today with benefit distribution; the leakages in the current system will also be stemmed as a result.

Aadhaar-based authentication to confirm entitlement delivered to the beneficiary

The UIDAI will offer online authentication services for agencies who wish to validate a resident’s identity; this service will enable confirmation of the entitlement actually reaching the intended beneficiary. Improved services through increased transparency: Clear accountability and transparent monitoring would significantly improve access and quality of entitlements to beneficiaries and the agency alike.
Self-service puts residents in control: Using Aadhaar as an authentication mechanism, residents should be able to access up-to-date information about their entitlements, demand services and redress their grievances directly from their mobile phone, kiosks or other means. In the case of self-service on the resident’s mobile, security is assured using two-factor authentication (i.e. by proving possession of the resident’s registered Mobile Number and knowledge of the resident’s Aadhaar PIN). These standards are compliant with the Reserve Bank of India’s approved standards for Mobile Banking and Payments.

Information required to be provided by an individual to get Aadhaar

  1. Demographic information required:
    Name
    Date of Birth
    Gender
    Address
    Parent/Guardian details (required for children, adults may provide)
    Contact details phone and email (optional)
  2. Biometric Information required:
    Photo
    10 fingerprints
    Iris

The UIDAI set up the Demographic data standards and verification procedure committee under the Chairmanship of Shri N. Vittal to define the data fields to be collected by the UIDAI and the verification process to be followed. The Data Standards Committee submitted its report on December 9, 2009. The full report is available at documents/UID_DDSVP_Committee_Report_v1.0.pdf. UIDAI also set up the Biometrics standards committee under the Chairmanship of Dr B.K Gairola (Director General, National Informatics Centre) to define the standards and the nature of biometric data that is required to be captured. The report of the Biometrics standards committee was submitted on January 7, 2010 and is available at /documents/Biometrics_Standards_Committee_report.pdf

FAQs

1. After I get enrolled, how long will it take to get my Aadhaar letter? And how do I get my Aadhaar letter?

Aadhaar generation may take upto 90 days. Aadhaar letter is delivered by post. Once Aadhaar is generated, you also get a SMS on registered mobile (if mobile number provided during enrolment).

2. What use can aadhaar be put to? What are the Aadhaar enabled applications? How a resident gets benefited through Aadhaar enabled applications?

Aadhaar means foundation, therefore it is the base on which any delivery system can be built. Aadhaar can be used in any system which needs to establish the identity of a resident and/or provide secure access for the resident to services/benefits offered by the system. Aadhaar can be used in the delivery of the following programs:

  • Food & Nutrition – Public Distribution System, Food Security, Mid Day Meals, Integrated Child Development Scheme.
  • Employment – Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, Swarnajayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana, Indira Awaaz Yojana, Prime Minister’s Employment Guarantee Program
  • Education – Sarva Shikhsha Abhiyaan, Right to Education
  • Inclusion & Social Security – Janani Suraksha Yojana, Development of Primitive Tribe Groups, Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme
  • Healthcare – Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana, Janashri Bima Yojana, Aam Aadmi Bima Yojana
  • Other miscellaneous purposes including Property Transactions, VoterID, PAN Card etc.
3. Where can I enroll for Aadhaar?

You have to visit an Aadhaar Enrolment Center set up by Enrolment Agency to enrol for Aadhaar. You can also search nearest Enrolment Center by clicking on “Locate Enrolment Center” or https://appointments.uidai.gov.in/easearch.aspx . You have to enter State, District and locality for finding the nearest enrolment centre.

4. What are the documents required for enrolment for Aadhaar?

You need to fill up an application form available at Enrolment center along with supporting documents which are Proof of Identity (PoI) & Proof of Address (PoA) document. UIDAI accepts 18 PoI and 35 PoA documents. Please click here for a nationally valid list of supporting documents.

5. Do I have to pay any fee for Aadhaar enrolment?

No, Aadhaar enrolment is totally free of cost, therefore, you need not pay anything at the enrolment centre.

6. What kind of data gets captured during Aadhaar Enrolment?

There are two types of data gets captured for Aadhaar enrolment i.e. Demographic (Name, Gender, DoB, Address, Mobile number and email id) & Bioemtric (10 Finger Prints, Both Iris and photograph). Mobile number and email id are optional.

7. What if my demographic details mentioned on acknowledgement / enrolment slip are not matching with supporting documents?

You can get your details corrected within 96 hours of your enrolment. 96 hours window starts from the time stamp mentioned on your Enrolment Slip/ Acknowledgement slip.

8. How much time it takes to get my Aadhaar generated after the enrolment?

It takes up to 90 days for Aadhaar generation from the date of enrolment.

9. I don’t have required documents for enrolment of Aadhaar, can I still enroll?

Yes, even if someone in a family does not have required documents, the resident can still enrol if his/her name exists in family entitlement document. In this case the Head of Family in entitlement document needs to be enrolled first with valid PoI & PoA document and then other family members can enrol based on EID/Aadhaar number of head of family. UIDAI accepts 8 document types as Proof of Relationship (PoR). Please click here for a nationally valid list of documents.

10. Whether the Ration card NEREGA Card etc can be accepted as Valid Proof of Identity/Address for the family members listed in the document in case they do not have separate PoI or PoA document?

Yes. The family entitlement documents is accepted as proof of Identity/Address for family enrolments as long as the head of the family whose photograph appears on the documents presents and verifies the identity and address of the family members and the Registrar authorised verifier countersigns the copy of the document as proof of acknowledgement.

11. Can I update my details in Aadhaar?

Yes, you can always update your details in Aadhaar.

12. What are the documents required for updation in Aadhaar details?

Please click here for a nationally valid list of documents. List contains 18 Proof of Identity (PoI), 35 Proof of Address (PoA), 9 Proof of Relationship (PoR) and 9 Proof of Date of Birth documents.

13. Is there any fee involved for updation in Aadhaar details?

Yes, for updation in Aadhaar, either Demographic or Biometric, you have to pay Rs. 25/- to the service provider each time you get your details updated. You can also click on “Charges for Various UIDAI Services at Aadhaar Kendra (PEC)” on uidai.gov.in for UIDAI approved Fee Structure

14. How can I update my details in Aadhaar?

There are 3 different ways you can get your details updated:

  • By Visiting Permanent Enrolment Center. Search nearest enrolment center by clicking on “Locate Enrolment Center” on uidai.gov.in.
  • Online using Self Service Update Portal (SSUP). Click “Update Aadhaar Details (Online)” on www.uidai.gov.in
  • Through Post, Application form alongwith Self-Attested Supporting Documents to be sent to UIDAI. Click “Update Request by Post” on www.uidai.gov.in
15. What details can I get updated in case I am visiting Permanent Enrolment Center for updation?

In case you are visiting Permanent Enrolment Center, you can get both Demographics (Name, Address, DoB, Gender, Mobile & Email) & Biometrics (Finger Prints, Iris & Photograph).

16. Do I need to visit same enrolment center for updation also where my original enrolment was done?

No, you can visit any of the permanent Enrolment center for updation.

17. What are the grievance redressal channels in UIDAI?

UIDAI has set up a Contact Centre for handling queries and grievances related to Aadhaar Enrolment, Updation and other services. At the enrolment center, the Enrolment Operator gives a printed acknowledgement slip to the resident after the enrolment process which contains the EID(Enrolment Number). By using the EID a resident can approach UIDAI Contact Center on following channels.

Contact Centre Detail

  • Voice – 1947
  • Email – help@uidai.gov.in

Resident portal – File a Complaint
In addition to above, grievances may be lodged through following channels:

  • By post: Grievances may be lodged in UIDAI HQ and ROs through post/hardcopy. The grievances are examined and then forwarded to concerned Regional Office/ Concerned Section at HQ after approval of Assistant Director General, who is Public Grievance Officer at UIDAI. The concerned Regional Office/Concerned Section disposes the grievance by replying directly to the complainant under intimation to the grievance cell, UIDAI, HQ. Interim replies, if required, are given by the concerned Regional Office/concerned Section at HQ.

 

  • Through Public Grievance Portal of the Government of India: Grievances may be lodged in UIDAI through the PG portal pgportal.gov.in
    The grievances are examined and then forwarded online to concerned Regional Office/ Concerned Section at HQ after approval of Assistant Director General, who is the Public Grievance Officer at UIDAI. The concerned Regional Office/Concerned Section disposes the grievance online. Interim replies, if required, are given by the concerned Regional Office/concerned Section at HQ.

What is a Ration Card and why is it needed?

A Ration Card is a document issued under an order or authority of the State Government, as per the Public Distribution System, for the purchase of essential commodities from fair price shops. State Governments issue distinctive Ration Cards to Above Poverty Line, Below Poverty Line and Antyodaya families and conduct periodical review and checking of Ration Cards.

 

A Ration Card is a very useful document for Indian citizens. It helps save money by aiding in the procurement of essential commodities at a subsidised rate. It has also become an important tool of identification now-a-days. You may need to produce a copy of your Ration Card as proof of identification when applying for other documents like Domicile Certificate, for inclusion of your name in the Electoral Rolls, etc.

 

Families living below the poverty line are entitled to Blue Cards, under which they can avail special subsidies. In addition to permanent Ration Cards, States also issue temporary Ration Cards, which are valid for a specified number of months, and are issued for relief purposes.

What You Need to Do to Obtain a Ration Card

You may obtain the application form for making a new Consumer (Ration) Card from any Circle Office. You will require passport-sized photographs of the head of your family attested by a gazetted officer/MLA/MP/Municipal Councillor, the specified proof(s) of residence, and the Surrender/Deletion Certificate of the previous Ration Card, if there was any.

In case you are not able to provide any proof of residence, the Circle FSO conducts spot inquiries by recording the statements of two independent witnesses in your neighbourhood. The standard prescribed time schedule for the preparation of a Ration Card is generally 15 days. However, the procedure and time limit may vary from State to State.

Types of Ration Card

Antyodaya Ration Card: This type of Ration Card is issued to the poorest families having no stable income. Old age men, women, unemployed peole and laboures come under this category.

 

BPL Ration Card: This type of Ration Card is issued to the families that live below the poverty line. In India, you will be on BPL list if your annual income is Rs.27,000 or less

 

APL Ration Card: APL Ration Card is issued by the State Government to the people who live above the defined Poverty line. Anyone can apply for this Ration Card and there is no annual income limit under this category.

Colour-wise Ration Card

Blue/Pink/Red Ration Card: Blue Ration Cards are issued to families above poverty line in the state. Special subsidies are provided to these Blue Ration Card holders. This card is used to take Kerosene from Ration shops on subsidy rates. Families who do not have a Gas/LPG connection can apply for a Blue Ration Card.

 

Orange Ration Card: Orange Color Ration Cards are issued to those who live above the poverty line. The annual income may be different by state

 

Yellow Ration Card: The people fall in the Below Poverty Line category can apply for a Yellow Ration Card. Each state may have a different annual income defined for Poverty Line.
Different States may use different colours for BPL and APL.

Ration card procedure

  • Applicant will apply in the prescribed form D-1 in the office of District Food and Supplies Controller/Assistant Food and Supplies Officer/Inspector Food and Supplies in the jurisdiction in which the applicant’s residence falls. These application forms are available in the office of District Food and Supplies Controller/ AFSO/IFS and on the official web-site of the Department.
  • Fee for APL ration card is Rs.10. BPL families are exempted from the payment of the fee.
  • The applicant will give an affidavit declaring that he has not got prepared any ration card anywhere in India earlier and the name of the members of his family are not included in any of the ration cards.
  • He/she will also declare his permanent address and also disclose his place/places of residence during the last five years.
  • The Sub-Inspector/Inspector will verify the particulars by physical visiting the residence of the applicant and making necessary enquiries and he will also consult voter list/census record while making a recommendation. After considering the recommendation, the DFSC/AFSO/IFS will issue the ration card and paste one copy of the family photograph on the same.

Time period

  • 15 days for issuance of a new ration card.

Required documents

  • Two attested group photographs of the applicant’s family.
  • Address Proof (Any One): Electricity bill, bank pass book, driving license, PAN card, Voter ID Card, Landline phone bill or Aadhar Card.
  • Age Proof: Birth Certificate or Educational qualification certificate.
  • Colour Code: APL- Green, BPL- Yellow, Antyodaya families- Pink.

In case of any complaint, consumer can contact:

Tier I: Fair Price Shop owner

 

Tier II: Food & Supply Officer of District or Department of Food & Civil Supplies of State / Union Territory

 

Tier III: Consumer Forum

 

National Consumer Helpline – 1800-11-4000

Voter ID or Electors Photo Identity Card (EPIC) is an identification card issued by the Election Commission to all the eligible voters to enable voter identification on the day of the election. All those who have been enrolled as voters are eligible to be issued the voter’s card.

The Voter’s ID gives every citizen the identity proof to participate in elections. However only the Voter’s ID does not ensure the right to vote, the most important aspect of voting is to find ones name in the list of registered voters. It is a useful tool to provide identity to the citizens especially when specific deals are to be done.

Who can become a voter?

1) a citizen of India
2) 18 years of age or above
3) Ordinarily resident of any Indian state. This includes a student in a University, Institute etc.
4) not disqualified to be voter e.g. not of unsound mind etc.

How do I Enrol as a voter and get my voter ID card?

Option I – Online Application

Step I – Go to Enrol Online on the home page

 

Step II – If you are a new user, please sign up, you will obtain a user name and password.

 

Step III – Upload one passport size colour photograph in the space mentioned in the Form. This is mandatory.

 

Step IV – Upload the following documents in the space mentioned in the Form. Uploading is optional.

 

In case you are unable to upload the documents below then the Booth Level Officer (BLO) who will come to your residence to verify the information, will collect both the documents from you so please keep these ready.

 

a) Proof of your residence (such as driving license, passport, bank pass book, any postal letter received in your name on your address etc).

In case you are a student residing in a Hostel of your University / Institute or elsewhere (e.g. PG) etc., then please get a Declaration in the proforma at Annexure One to Form 6. A scanned copy can also be uploaded.

b) Proof of your age, such as birth certificate, school leaving certificate etc. However this is only required if you are between 18 and 21 years of age.

Option II – Download Form 6 from the website and send it by post.

Step I – Go to Forms on the top of the home page.

 

Step II – You will get a number of choices, click on Form 6: Application for Inclusion as a New Voter for the First Time.

 

Step III – Down load the Form, fill it, and stick one passport size photograph on the space given.

 

Step IV – Sign the Form and attach the following:

a) Proof of your residence, such as driving license, passport, bank pass book, any postal letter received on your address etc.

b) Proof of your age if you are between 18 and 21 years of age ( such as birth certificate, school leaving certificate etc.)

 

Step V – Send the Form and documents by post to the VREC (Voters’ Registration and EPIC Centre) of your Assembly Constituency. The procedure to identify the VREC of your Assembly Constituency is given in the Answer to Question No.3 below.

Option III – Download Form 6 from the website and deliver it personally.

Step I – Go to Forms on the top of the home page.

 

Step II – You will get a number of choices, click on Form 6: Application for Inclusion as a New Voter for the First Time.

 

Step III – Down load the Form, fill it, and stick one passport size photograph on the space given.

 

Step IV – Sign the Form and attach the following :

a) Proof of your residence, such as driving license, passport, bank pass book, any postal letter received on your address etc.

b) Proof of your age if you are between 18 and 21 years of age ( such as birth certificate, school leaving certificate etc.)

 

Step V – You can deliver the Form and the documents to any one of the following:

a) The VREC of your Assembly Constituency. To know your VREC, please see the Answer to Question No. 3 given below. This facility is available throughout the year.

b) You can go to the closest Designated Location and deliver it there. For details of your closest Designated Location please see the Answer to Question No.4 below. This option is available only during the Special Summary Revision of Electoral Rolls during 01.10.2011 to 01.11.2011.

c) You can give the documents to your Booth Level Officer (BLO). To know your BLO, please see the Answer to Question No.5 below. This option is only available during the Special Summary Revision of Electoral Rolls during 01.10.2011 to 01.11.2011.

Option IV – Personally collect and deliver Form 6.

Step I – You can go to the VREC of your Assembly Constituency, or to the closest Designated Location or your BLO. You can pick up Form 6, attach the documents in proof of your residence and age (if you are between 18 and 21) and submit this to any of the following:

i) Your VREC.
ii) Closest Designated Location.
iii) Your BLO.
iv) By post to your VREC.

The facility of collecting and delivering Forms at the Designated Location and the BLO is only available during the Special Summary Revision of Electoral Rolls, that is during 01.10.2011 to 01.11.2011.

I am already enrolled as a voter but I have shifted my residence and I have a new address. What do I need to do now?

In case you are already enrolled as a voter and have shifted your address, then the procedure to be followed to enrol you at your new address will depend on whether you are residing in the same Assembly Constituency or your new residence is in a new Assembly Constituency.

a) In case your new residence is in a different Assembly Constituency then you have to fill in Form 6. For this, you can either fill it Online or give it personally or by post.

The only document that you are required to submit is the proof of your new residence such as electricity bill etc. No other document is required to be submitted by you.

b) In case your new residence is in the same Assembly Constituency then you have to fill Form 8A.

For this you can either fill it Online or give it personally or by post

The only document that you are required to attach is proof of your new residence such as electricity bill etc. You are not required to submit any other document.

What documents do I need to submit to show proof of age?

There are many suggested documents suggested for submission of proof of age. You can choose any one of the following:-

a) Birth certificate issued by a Municipal Authority or district office of the Registrar of Births & Deaths or Baptism certificate; or

b) Birth certificate from the school (Govt./Recognized) last attended by the applicant or any other recognized educational institution; or

c) If a person is class 10 or more pass, he should give a copy of the mark sheet of class 10 or 12, if it contains date of birth as a proof of date of birth.

d) Mark sheet of class 8 if it contains date of birth; or

e) Mark sheet of class 5 if it contains date of birth; or

f) A declaration in prescribed format given in Annexure-1 made by either of his parents if the person is not educated till class 10 (in those cases where parent himself for verification before BLO/ERO/AERO); or

g) A certificate of his age given by a sarpanch of the concerned Gram Panchayat or by a member of the concerned Municipal Corporation / Municipal Committee, the person is not educated till class 10 and both the parents are not alive.

h) Any other Government document showing age e.g. Passport.

What documents do I need to submit as proof of residence?

There are many documents suggested to prove your place of residence and you can choose any one of the following:-

a) Bank / Kisan / Post Office current Pass Book, or

b) Applicant’s Ration Card / Passport / Driving license / Income Tax Return filed or Assessment Order, or

c) Latest Water / Telephone / Electricity / Gas Connection Bill for that address, either in the name of the applicant or that of his / her immediate relation like parents etc. or

d) Postal department’s post received/delivered in the applicant’s name at the given address.

If a person does not have any proof (for Age, photo, address, Identity). How can he/she become a Voter?

The person can become a voter, provided he is an ordinary resident of the given address and above the age of 18 years on the qualifying date and is not disqualified to be a voter. As per ECI instructions, age proof is required in case of applicants between the age group of 18-21 years. The applicant is required to either submit a photograph affixed on the application Form or get himself photographed directly at Voter Center. In case the applicant is not having any proof of residence /identity, the verifying officer i.e BLO may take witnesses from the neighbourhood about the factum of residence and identity of the applicant.

I have received my Voter Identity Card (EPIC).However, this card contains a mistake. How do I get it corrected?

Such mistakes are usually in respect of age, spelling of name and address etc.

(a) Please fill in Form-8 along with proof of the correct information. For example, for getting age corrected, please attach proof of age such as School Board Examination Result Certificate. For proving correct residence, please give proof of residence etc.

(b) In case the mistake has been due to an error on the part of the Election Officials then the correction will be made free of cost. In case you are responsible for the mistake in the first place such as by entering incorrect information, then you need to pay Rs.25/- in cash at your VREC for receiving the corrected Voter Identity Card (EPIC). Please remember to take the receipt for the amount paid by you.

Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana was launched in early 2008 and was initially designed to target only the Below Poverty Line (BPL) households, but has been expanded to cover other defined categories of unorganised workers, covering:

  • Below Poverty Line families (State governments prepare BPL lists from all the districts)
  • Building and other construction workers registered with Welfare Boards
  • MNREGA workers who have worked for more than 15 days during the preceding financial year
  • Licensed Railway Porters
  • Street Vendors
  • Beedi Workers

  • Domestic Workers
  • Sanitation Workers
  • Mine Workers
  • Rickshaw Pullers
  • Rag Pickers
  • Taxi/ Auto Drivers

RSBY has two-fold objectives:
1. To provide financial protection against catastrophic health costs by reducing out
2. To improve access to quality health care for below poverty line households of pocket expenditure for hospitalization and other vulnerable groups in the unorganized sector

Procedure

  • Eligible family has to visit the enrolment stations which are set up at local centres i.e government schools in each village.
  • An enrollment schedule for each village along with dates is prepared by the insurance company with the help of the district level officials. As per the schedule, the BPL list is posted in each village at enrollment station and prominent places prior to the enrollment and the date and location of the enrolment in the village is to be publicised in advance.
  • The identity of the household is confirmed by the authorised official.
  • The applicant at the enrolment station has to provide one photograph of the head of the household, one photograph of the family and fingerprint of each of five members of a listed beneficiary household at the enrolment centres.
  • Biometric smart cards are then given to the beneficiary family.
  • Registration fee is Rs. 30.

Features

  • RSBY extends to five members of a family- Head of the household, spouse and up to 3 dependents.
  • Beneficiaries are entitled to up to Rs 30,000 if their illness requires hospitalisation.
  • The benefits available are part of a defined disease package list.
  • Transport expenses of Rs. 100/- per hospitalisation will also be paid to the beneficiary subject to a maximum of Rs. 1000/- per year per family.
  • A beneficiary who has been enrolled in a particular district will be able to use his/ her smart card in any RSBY empanelled hospital across India.
  • Cards can also be split for migrant workers to carry a share of the coverage with them separately.
  • Central and State Governments pay the premium as per their sharing ratio to the insurer selected by the State Government on the basis of a competitive bidding.
  • State Government sets up a State Nodal Agency (SNA) that is responsible for implementing, monitoring supervision and part-financing of the scheme by coordinating with Insurance Company, Hospital, District Authorities and other local stakeholders.
  • State Governments through a competitive public bidding process selects a public or private insurance company licensed to provide health insurance by the Insurance Regulatory Development Authority (IRDA) or enabled by a Central legislation.
  • After the insurance company is selected, they need to empanel both public and private health care providers in the project and nearby districts.
  • It is the responsibility of the insurer to empanel enough hospitals in the district so that beneficiaries do not have to travel long distances to get health care services.
  • For empanelment of the public hospitals, the insurer has to coordinate with the respective health department of the state.
  • The insurer must also provide a list of RSBY empanelled hospitals, to the beneficiaries at the time of enrolment.

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