Aadhaar Card Usage

How is Aadhaar Card different from any other identity proof issued by the indian government?

Aadhaar card is essentially a paperless online anytime-anywhere identity assigned to a resident to cover his/her entire lifetime. The verification of his identity is done online with the help of authentication devices which connect to UIDAI’s Central Identity Repository and return only a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ response to the basic query-“Is the person who he/she claims to be?” based on the data available with UIDAI.
The Aadhaar card authentication service is fully functional and in use in several service delivery schemes across the country. The Aadhaar Card or the e-Aadhaar (electronic copy of Aadhaar card ) are essentially given to residents to know their own Aadhaar, but are only the first step towards the actual use of the online id as explained in the preceding para.

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


Meaning for Aadhaar  is foundation , therefore it is the base on which any delivery system can be built. Aadhaar card 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 card can be used in the delivery of the following programs:

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

Food & Nutrition – Public Distribution System, Food Security, Mid Day Meals, Integrated Child Development Scheme.

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.

Employment – Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, Swarnajayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana, Indira Awaaz Yojana, Prime Minister’s Employment Guarantee Program.

Healthcare – Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana, Janashri Bima Yojana, Aam Aadmi Bima Yojana.

Food & Nutrition – Public Distribution System, Food Security, Mid Day Meals, Integrated Child Development Scheme.

Other miscellaneous purposes including Property Transactions, VoterID, PAN Card etc.

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