What is Aadhar Card?
UIDAI works under Planning Commission of India. The Planning Commission is responsible for managing and functioning of Aadhar Card.
The Aadhar Project was started for having a single & unique identification document. It would capture all the details of an individual in a government database. Hence it doesn’t mean to replace all existing identification documents like Pan card, Voter ID & Driving License etc. In addition, now Aadhar Card number is used as a single identification document. Many Financial Institutions, Banks, Telecom Companies and also other business use Aadhar to verify the KYC (Know-your-customer) norms.
Following are the areas where Aadhar is mandatory:
- Proof of Identity
- For Government Subsidies
- While Verifying electoral roles
- To open Bank Accounts
- While applying for Passport or PAN
- In Provident Fund
- For Digital Payments
- While Filing Income Tax Returns