Know more about – Aadhaar

The buzz about the Aadhaar is huge and it is mandatory to link Aadhaar to your PAN card. Also to get many other benefits AAdhaar is made mandatory. Even though there are huge opposition to make Aadhaar mandatory for basic needs , it is made made mandatory for many things.  So here we are with a new article based on the most buzzed word in the news.



Aadhaar is a 12 digit unique-identity number issued to all Indian residents on their biometric and demographic data. The data is collected by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) , a statuatory authority established by the Government of India on July , 2016 , under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology under the provisions of the Aadhaar Act 2016.

The UIDAI was functioning as a entity under the NITI Aayog (previously called as the Planing Commission) and later came under the Department of Electronics and Information and Technology.

This ambitious project of the Government of India is to provide Unique Identification Number (UIN) which is predominantly called as “Aadhaar” to all the residents of India.



  • Eliminate Duplicate and fake identities of various identities like PAN Card , Driving License , Bank Accounts , etc.
  • Can be used for verification process , Since the biometric of individuals is recorded for that purpose.
  • Can be a single identification card for all the purposes ( For many beneficial benefits aadhaar is mandatory).
  • Government schemes benefits could be directly given to the beneficiaries without any hassles which can lead to the abolishment of bribe in many fields.


UIDAI Authorities and their Roles :


Role & Responsibilities

Dr. Ajay Bhushan Pandey

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Anand Deshpande

Member *

Shri Rajesh Jain

Member *

Shri J Satyanarayana

Chairman *


  • ——> Part Time

UIDAI – Unique Identification Authority of India

Headquarters – New Delhi

TaglineMera Aadhaar , Meri Pehchan


  • Eight regional offices
  • Two data centres , One at Hebbal (Karnataka) and the other at Manesar(Haryana)


Announcement by Government where Aadhaar is mandatory :




To avail training under the Integrated Child Development Services of the Ministry of Women and Child Development. June 30
Supplementary Nutrition Programme March 31
For availing Housing subsidy for Beedi/Iron Ore/Limestone Workers
Crop Insurance Benefits March 31
To avail benefits under the welfare schemes under Integrated Department of horticulture , national Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme & Janani Suraksha Yojana _
To avail benefits under the Grih Kalyan Kendra Scheme June 30
National Mission for Empowerement of Women March 31
Scheme for Adoloscent women to students to avail the Central scholarship and financial support under the Nation merit cum scholarship. March 31
E-Panchayat training benefits June 30
To avail central scholarships June 30
Soil Health management Scheme March 31
Soil Health Card Scheme March 31
Maternity benefit Programme Mrach 31
Integrated Child Protection Scheme March 31
To get Supplementary meals creches March 31
Mid Day Meal scheme beneficiaries June 30
Deendayal Antyodya Yojana & National Rural Livelihoods
To book tickets on the IRCTC website
Pradhan mantri Ujjwala Yojana May 31
To get compensation and benefits to people under the Bonded labour Rehabilition Scheme June 30
Made to file income tax returns or applying for PAN. June 30


NOTE : If you find any schemes other than which is mentioned in this list, feel free to comment with appropriate source of the information.