Aadhaar UID has actively started registering people for Multipurpose National Identity Card or Unique Identification card (UID Card) project in India. I have registered for it last week at my home town in Nidubrolu (Guntur dist.). The pilot was a success in neighboring Krishna dist and the Govt. of India has started registering people nationwide. Aadhar UID or Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is an agency of the Government of India responsible for implementing Unique Identification card (UID) project. It was established in 2009 and will operate and issue unique identification numbers to the citizens of India and also to Non-Resident Indians (NRI’s).
Every Indian is requested to register for this Unique ID as every resident is entitled to the Number. It will also act as an identification document for services like banking, state and public sector units, telecom companies, etc… to name a few. For more please visit the UIDAI website.
Any individual that is a resident of India can get the UID. You will need to provide and a Photo and Address proof to submit the application. Biometric data is being collected from the applicant.
These are my experiences and suggestions about UID. I had to wait for hrs to get an application form and submit it. You will be asked to get a photo and Address Id’s. Two photocopies are required (Both front and back). Registration centres must have a photocopying machine, so you can get it there. You will need to fill the form with care as you will be asked for your personal, educational and professional information. Personal information like you name, address, and your family members details needs to be filled. Professional details like, your job, salary and Pension ID. You are also asked, if you need a bank account. If you are concerned about your privacy (like me) do not disclose Email ID and Mobile No. Staple the photocopied proof and application form and wait for your turn.
When called, you will be asked to verify your details, as they are being entered into the system (a monitor will be in front of you). You will be asked to confirm the details. Then a photograph of you will be snapped and a Scan of your eyes is done to get the IRIS scan. Then your thumb impressions taken. You will be given a print out confirmation with your details on it. Sign the confirmation sheet and get your copy. Your UID card will arrive by post at a later stage.