#aadhaar card is a 12 digits unique identity number which is generated on the basis of fingerprints, iris scan, and demographic data. The Unique Identification Authority of India collects the data and validates Aadhaar card as an identity proof acceptable in both government and non=government establishments. The government also introduced Aadhaar card for children.

One Aadhaar Card for every purpose

In clear government orders, all Indian citizens were told it is mandatory to link their bank account, Pan card, and SIM card with their Aadhaar card. This came in lieu of the crackdown on black money and unaccounted wealth as citizens who don't pay their taxes and will be easily investigated by the Income Tax Department.

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Further linking Aadhaar with SIM card will help in identifying genuine mobile users and prevent identity fraud and misuse. Last but not the least Aadhar card are used for direct benefit transfer in which it becomes easier to avail public subsidy and unemployment benefits.

Numbers Game

There are 109.9 crore bank accounts in India and out of them 87 crores have been linked successfully with Aadhaar. This is a huge achievement given the population of the country, and this is not all. 58 crore out of the 87 connected have been original and genuine. Documents for the rest are underway, and it won't be long before their legitimacy and illegitimacy are found. Moreover out of 142.9 crore active mobile connections 85.7 crores have been linked with Aadhaar.

Another huge figure which has been eclipsed by Aadhaar is 1 billion as there are 1.2 billion residents enrolled with Aadhaar.

Opinion remains divided between the safety of disclosing Aadhaar details to a person, and this is the reason that #UIDAI recently made an announcement which introduced the concept of Virtual ID. Virtual ID is a 16 digit number which can be generated from Aadhaar's website and can be used for the verification purposes along with SIM verification. It will help people keep their Adhaar card details to themselves and make them feel that their personal information is safe and secure.

This is not all as a further proposal of adding an iris scan and a fingerprint scan as methods of verifying the users are being considered as viable options particularly due to worn out fingerprints. Aadhaar card is the digital identity of every citizen of India which represents and a carry a simple mission that is to make India corruption free and transform it into a developed economy where the government looks after the citizens as much as the citizens look after the government.