There had been a long pending requirement of a centralized and universal identification number for the citizens of India and the Aadhar card has come as a welcome respite for everyone.
Yes, being a biometric document, the data of an individual is stored with the government which simplifies the process during welfare schemes.
Let’s now take a look at the immense utilities associated with Aadhar card
Being the UID, (universal identification number), it is associated with series of purposes, with the obvious reason; that it is the universally acceptable government issued card. Yes, an individual can show his/her aadhar identity as an address proof, identity proof as well as a proof of age. These facilities are greatly associated with the aadhar card especially when an individual is enrolling for government services
Aadhar card is used as a proof to speed the process
Does your bank require you to fill KYC form? If yes, then the most obvious identity proof which comes to your mind and is acceptable is none other than your Aadhar card. So, naturally, when the identification is done quickly, government related tasks are done speedily as well.
Eligible for government sponsored subsidies
As we know, that government has complete data of an individual which is possible through this versatile card, so it is easy for the person to avail government sponsored subsidies. For example, in the case of subsidized gas where the government has made it compulsory for an individual to link their Aadhar card to the bank, so that the subsidized money can be directly sent to the bank. This also removes the chance of any sort of fraudulent malpractices which may happen otherwise.
Yes, you can present this proof anywhere and at anytime. Yes, on being asked, the individual can greatly show it as a proof. Above all, since the details are very much intact online, so an individual can download it from any place. Similarly, if you are applying for the first time, then it is very easy to know how to check the status.
Getting a passport
A passport being quite a prominent identity has made it compulsory for people to have their aadhar card. Yes, getting a passport earlier, used to take lots of time right from taking appointment with authorities to getting the application processed followed by police verification. Now, the long and seemingly never ending process has been cut short, thanks to the universal identification number which has made it easy for the authorities to move forward.
Opening of your bank account
Yes, you can present it as a proof with regards to your address and photo identity proof, while you are going to open the bank account.
Similarly, there are different government sponsored programs and yojnas which require you to have aadhar card. This is the most obvious and prominent card authenticating you as an individual and we know the immense benefits aadhar card has created in our lives.