Aadhaar Card: Know TOP features and benefits of 12-digit unique identity number

ZeeBiz WebTeam | Aug 16, 2021, 05:28 PM IST

Aadhaar is a 12-digit unique identity number that can be obtained by residents of India, based on their biometric and demographic data. Aadhaar has lots of features and offer several benefits to the holders. Check the features and benefits here:

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One 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. (Image source: PTI)

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Inclusion of those without any existing identity documents

Inclusion of those without any existing identity documents

A problem in reaching benefits to poor and marginalized 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. (Image source: PTI)

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Aadhaar-based authentication to confirm entitlement delivered to the beneficiary

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. (Image source: Reuters)

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Improved services through increased transparency

Improved services through increased transparency

Clear accountability and transparent monitoring would significantly improve access and quality of entitlements to beneficiaries and the agency alike. (Image source: PTI)

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Self-service puts residents in control

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. (Image source: Reuters)

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Electronic benefit transfers

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. (Image source: PTI)