Documentation is imperative for those individuals that form the present day 21st Century society. With the modernisation and digitisation, it is essential for citizens to own appropriate documentation that validates their citizenship in the country. The 'Aadhar Card' campaign is one such initiative taken up by the government of India, to ensure validation of every citizen of the country, without any hassles or difficulties. If you've not already sorted your papers out and have been struggling with the procedures, make sure you apply for your Unique Identity Cards right now, in order to receive all due benefits from the government. 'The Aadhar Card', is a drive, initiated by the Government in 2009, to collect the biometric and demographic validation of citizens, and issue a 12 digit Unique Identity Number which is referred to as "Aadhar". Here is the step-by-step procedure to apply for your UID- Unique Identity Number, absolutely free of cost. The Aadhar Card can be acquired at any location by directly visiting an Aadhar Card Centre throughout India. Prior appointment can also taken online before visiting the centre. However, not all centres have the ‘online appointment' facility.Once the appointment is fixed, all you have to do is carry the necessary documents alongside and visit the centre at the appointed date and time.The list of documents include:Proof of Identity:Bank Statement or Passbook.Ration Card.Passport.Post Office Statement or Passbook.Voter ID.Government Photo ID Cards or PSU Issued Service Photo Identity Card.Driving License (not be more than 3 months old).Proof of Address:Bank Statement or Passbook.Ration Card.Passport.Post Office Statement or Passbook.Voter ID.Government Photo ID Cards or PSU Issued Service Photo Identity Card.Driving License.Water Bill (Not more than 3 months old).Electricity Bill (Not be more than 3 months old).Property Tax Receipt (Not be more than 1 year old).If a citizen does not have the necessary documents, they can enrol for an Aadhar Card if their name is mentioned in the family entitlement document. However, in such a case, the Head of the Family will be required to apply first, with the appropriate proof of id and proof of address. Thereafter, the head of the family can introduce each member in turns.If there are no documents accessible to the individual, introducers are present at every enrolment centre, for any necessity assistance. The applicant must contact the concerned registrar office.If an Aadhar Card Centre does not facilitate online registration, you can directly visit the Aadhar Card Centre without prior appointment.Due to its easy accessibility and online registration services, The Aadhar Card has become an extremely convenient identity document to acquire. This decreases the chance of losing the card or theft situations. Should such a situation arise, The Aadhar Card can easily be downloaded onto any device and displayed as and when required Citizens that acquires an Aadhar Card receive several benefits from the government which include:Acquisition of PassportDigital Life CertificateOpening of bank Accounts which can also be linked to your Aadhar CardMonthly pension acquisitionLPG SubsidyThe Aadhar Card campaign has witnessed immense success over the years with approximately 93% of India's adult population currently owning an Aadhar Card. The World Bank has accredited the Aadhar initiative while stating that the scheme has managed to save the government about 1 billion annually due to its anti corruption efforts,. If you're one of those who haven't applied for the Aadhar Card, make sure you enrol as soon as you can.
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