Aadhaar is a 12-digit unique number which the
Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) will issue for all residents in
The number will be stored in a centralized database and linked to the
basic demographics and biometric information – photograph, ten fingerprints and
iris – of each individual.It is easily verifiable in an online, cost-effective
way. So also, it is unique and robust enough to eliminate the large number of
duplicate and fake identities in government and private databases The random
number generated will be devoid of any classification based on caste, creed,
religion and geography.
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI)
is an agency of the Government of India responsible for implementing the
envisioned AADHAAR a unique identification project in India. It was established
in February 2009, and will own and operate the Unique Identification Number
database.The authority will aim at providing a unique number to all Indians, but
not smart cards. The authority would provide a database of residents containing
very simple data in biometrics.
The agency is headed by a chairman, who holds a cabinet rank. The UIDAI is part
of the Planning Commission of India.Nandan Nilekani, a former co-chairman of
Infosys Technologies, was appointed as the first Chairman of the authority in
June 2009. Ram Sewak Sharma, an IAS Officer of Jharkhand Government is the
Director General and Mission Director of the Authority.
1.Aadhaar will become the single source of
identity verification. Residents would be spared the hassle of repeatedly
providing supporting identity documents each time they wish to access services
such as obtaining a bank account, passport, driving license and so on.
2.By providing a clear proof of identity, Aadhaar will also facilitate entry for
poor and underprivileged residents into the formal banking system and the
opportunity to avail services provided by the government and the private sector.
3.Giving migrants mobility of identity.
4.Financial inclusion with deeper penetration of banks, insurance and easy
distribution of benefits of government schemes
Joke ( humour ) about Aadhaar
( National ID )
How the national ID card will work....!!!
Operator : "Thank you for calling Pizza Hut . May I have your..."
Customer: "Heloo, can I order.."
Operator : "Can I have your multi purpose ID card number first, Sir?"
Customer: "It's he..., hold..........on......889861356102049998-45-54610"
Operator : "OK... You're... Mr Singh and you're calling from 17 Jal Vayu.....
Your home number is 2x26xxxx, your office 250xxxxx and your mobile is
09xxxxxxxx. Which number are you calling from now Sir?"
Customer: "Home! How did you get all my phone numbers?
Operator : "We are connected to the system Sir"
Customer: "May I order your Seafood Pizza..."
Operator : "That's not a good idea Sir"
Customer: "How come?"
Operator : "According to your medical records, you have high blood pressure and
even higher cholesterol level Sir"
Customer: "What?... What do you recommend then?"
Operator : "Try our Low Fat Pizza. You'll like it"
Customer: "How do you know for sure?"
Operator : "You borrowed a book entitled "Popular Dishes" from the National
Library last week Sir"
Customer: "OK I give up... Give me three family size ones then, how much will
Operator : "That should be enough for your family of 05, Sir. The total is Rs
Customer: "Can I pay by! Credit card?"
Operator : "I'm afraid you have to pay us cash, Sir. Your credit card is over
the limit and you owe your bank Rs 23,000.75 since October last year. That's not
including the late payment charges on your housing loan, Sir.."
Customer: "I guess I have to run to the neighbourhood ATM and withdraw some cash
before your guy arrives"
Operator : "You can't Sir. Based on the records, you've reached your daily limit
on machine withdrawal today"
Customer: "Never mind just send the pizzas, I'll have the cash ready. How long
is it gonna take anyway?"
Operator : "About 45 minutes Sir, but if you can't wait you can always come and
collect it on your Nano Car..."
Customer: " What!"
Operator : "According to the details in system ,you own a Nano
car,...registration number GZ-05-AB-1107.."
Customer: " ?"
Operator : "Is there anything else Sir?"
Customer: "Nothing... By the way... Aren't you giving me that 3 free bottles of
cola as advertised?"
Operator : "We normally would Sir, but based on your records you're also
Operator : "Better watch your language Sir.. Remember on 15th July 2010 you were
convicted of using abusive language on a policeman...?"
( Courtesy: Internet )