1. What is UIDAI?
UIDAI stands for the Unique Identification Authority of India. It is the government agency with the duty of providing unique identity numbers to Indian citizens. The Government of India launched this type of organization in January 2009. UIDAI is created with the aim to improve services and benefits for Indian citizens. The issuance of an Aadhaar card is done by the UIDAI which contains a unique 12-digit identity number. UIDAI has been the best online established nation's biggest platform for delivering national proof of identification to every citizen of India. However, we know very well that the Aadhaar card is now the most essential document proof for proving an individual's identity. In April 2010, Nilekani created was as the creator of the UIDAI symbol, and the identifier Aadhaar was popularized. Later after a couple of years, On February 7th, 2012, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) formally came on the internet and started providing its services via online method.
2. Aadhar And UIDAI
Aadhaar card is a unique identification number that is issued to all Indian citizens. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) was developed to issue Unique Identification Numbers (UID) under Aadhaar to all Indian citizens. All the responsibilities related to Aadhar such as from the registration process to the issuance of the Aadhar card must be handled by the Unique Identification Authority of India. Their duties involve the operation and management of all stages of the Aadhaar card issuance to develop the policy, process, and process to provide Aadhaar numbers to individuals. UIDAI is to make ensure the protection of identity information and personal identification records.
Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) developed an application name mAadhaar. It is an official mobile application to provide an interface for Aadhaar card Holders to carry their demographic details such as Name, Date of Birth, Gender, and Address as well as a linked photograph with the Aadhaar number on their smartphones. There are multiple benefits of the mAadhaar application but before that let's understand how to create a profile on the mAadhaar application. To create the profile on mAadhaar, first you have to enter your Aadhaar number. Then in the second step, make sure your presented linked mobile number is active, And here you are required to enter the details and click confirm. Then you will an OTP your Aadhaar registered mobile number enter that OTP and your profile is ready to use.
4. There are certain benefits of this application as follows-
It becomes easier for Aadhaar owners to easily lock and unlock their biometrics identification resources at any time. Aadhaar owners can share their eKYC via message/email easily. You can opt for the timed OTP location of the mAadhaar application, which will be valid only for 30 seconds. This application let the users share data or information using a QR code, which plays a vital role in the prevention of any data leaks. Aadhaar owners can ask for a newly printed Aadhar card from the mAadhaar application just by furnishing the Aadhaar details of the verification and payment process.
5. Services offered by the UIDAI
There are numerous services that UIDAI provides. Major of them are mentioned below- Confirm Aadhaar Number: Authority of Aadhaar can easily verify whether the Aadhaar card is valid or not just by the allotted number on your Aadhar. Certify Contact/Email Number: This facility lets service providers and Aadhaar number holders verify if their Aadhaar number is valid instead of deactivated. Lock/Unlock Biometrics: No one can access the biometric if it is locked, and can not be used by anyone for authentication. Therefore, make sure that proper biometrics verification is performed adequately. Aadhaar and Bank Account Linking: Aadhaar owners can ensure to see whether the Aadhaar card is linked to one of their savings accounts or not. The status of the Aadhaar is received from the domain controller of NPCI. Can Create a Digital ID: The owner of an Aadhaar Number can create their 16-digit Digital ID.
6. UIDAI Regional Offices
The below-mentioned table describes the address of UIDAI regional offices as well as phone number details, and the director’s city name: Address City Phone Number Khanija Bhavan, South Wing, Race Course Rd, Bengaluru Bengaluru 080-22340104 GD Somani Marg, Cuff Parade, Colaba, Mumbai Mumbai 022-22163492 JIADA Central Office Building, Near STPI Lowadih, Ranchi Ranchi 9031002292, 9031002298 Gomti Nagar, Samaj Kalyan Nirman Nigam Building Lucknow 0522-2304979 East Block, Swarna Jayanthi Complex, Hyderabad Hyderabad 040-23739269 SCO 95-98, Sector 17- B, Chandigarh Chandigarh 0172-2711947 Supreme Court Metro Station, New Delhi Delhi 11-40851426 11-40851426 Housefed Complex, Beltola-Basistha Road, Dispur, Guwahati Guwahati 0361-2221819
7. functionalities of UIDAI
The UIDAI is operated by the government. It's a responsible organization for developing various strategies and programs for the welfare of people. UIDAI is working continuously to bring effectiveness offered to Aadhar card holders. We have expressed some of the main key functions of UIDAI below— Modernity of the underserved The foremost goal of UIDAI is to bring the backward classes before the eyes of the government. So that they do not lack their rights and benefits provided by the government. However, they can also take advantage of all perks and schemes of the government. The UIDAI prepares strategies and facilities to provide every undeserved or deserved federal welfare amenity. Customer Enrolment The UIDAI has an authentic and genuine format to keep an eye on the registration procedures and ensure secure verification for Indian citizens. Moreover, it is vital to identify invented activities. The method is operated by collecting the iris fingerprints from the database of UIDAI. Online verification UIDAI believes that privacy of the individuals is a major concern, and therefore, the UIDAI department ensures the strictness and security of online authentication. Prevention of duplication The UIDAI has developed software that will prevent the duplication/collisions of information on the database platform to eradicate the duplication of data. For instance, Central ID Repository (CIDR) software saves the enrolment of each customer encoded when they complete the registration process.
8. Organizational Structure of UIDAI
The DDGs is supported by Assistant Directors-General (ADGs), Deputy Directors, Divisional Officers, and Assistant Divisional Officers. HQ has a total of 127 authorized officers and employees, including accounts and IT departments. Each regional office is headed by a Deputy Director-General (DDG) and the support structure includes Assistant Directors-General, Deputy Directors, Divisional Officers, Assistant Divisional Officers, Chief Accounting Officer, Auditor-General, and independent staff.
9. The vision of UIDAI
UIDAI aims to develop such policies, methods, and a framework that can enable Aadhaar card enrollment, issuing, and verification. Ensuring carefully that all the details furnished by the Aadhaar card holders are kept confidential under security. Furnishing proper and accountable administration while offering Aadhaar card holders subsidization and incentives. Ensure that all organizations and individuals follow the Aadhaar regulations. UIDAI offers a full framework and structured system for individuals and organizations to connect with all types of Aadhaar facilities. Make sure that the complete details of the system are scalable, flexible, and accessible.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there any mobile app for Aadhaar?
Yes. UIDAI provided an application named mAadhaar for Aadhaar card holders. You can download it for both OS and IOS. For android- https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=in.gov.uidai.mAadhaarPlus&hl=en_IN&gl=US For IOS - https://apps.apple.com/in/app/maadhaar/id1435469474
️How long do modifications take time for the Aadhaar card?
It takes 90 days to get updated the card details.
What Should I do if I lost my Aadhaar card?
In this case, you can visit the following link- https://myaadhaar.uidai.gov.in/retrieve-eid-uid
Is the UIDAI website safe?
Yes. The website is completely safe and secure. All the data of Aadhaar card holders are kept in Central ID Repository (CIDR).
Can UIDAI Aadhaar cards be made online?
No, Adhar registration is a one-time physical procedure that can be performed at any Aadhaar registration center.
What is Biometric locking/unlocking?
Biometric locking/unlocking is a type of system where individuals can lock or unlock their iris fingerprints.