In order to verify your name and address, people are issued Aadhaar in India. This is a 12 digit number and is unique in nature. UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) is the body that regulates the entire system of enrollment. Aadhar enrollment centers work under the umbrella of the UIDAI to register as many residents as possible. In a very short span of time, we have seen the large population of the country get themselves registered with the UIDAI. In order to qualify as an Aadhaar applicant, one has to be in India for a minimum of 182 days in a year. Aadhaar Act clearly disqualifies NRI (Non-Resident Indian) to obtain an Aadhaar card as they do not live inside the country for at least 182 days.
The process to obtain an Aadhaar card is very simple. Just visit any nearby Aadhaar Kendra to get enrolled. If you want to apply for the Aadhaar card, you must carry the necessary documents that can verify your address and other details. It will take around 90 days from the date of application to get your Aadhaar card at your registered address. Please keep in mind that the enrollment process is 100% free from the Government. The purpose of this is to bring as many people to the UIDAI database as possible. There are two important pieces of information that are saved during the Aadhaar enrollment process. One is demographic details while the other is biometric details. By demographic data, we mean the applicant’s name, address, and DoB (Date of birth) of the person applying for Aadhaar.
The Government of India is very stringent when it comes to the identification of the people. Any negligence can render the overall system’s worth in danger. There are detailed SOPs (standard operating procedures) employed by the UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) to make the whole Aadhaar enrollment process easy and simple. But for anyone who plays with the system, strict action is taken to penalize the culprits. The same is the story that happened in the biggest state of India UP (Uttar Pardesh). In UP, several Aadhar centers have been black-listed on the order of the city government. The reason behind such blacklisting is that these card centers were engaged in malpractices.
The city government has received numerous complaints regarding these centers that they are taking bribes as a consideration of making the Aadhaar card. The city government has also made it clear that if any center is found in malpractice or taking bribes, it would be blacklisted, and to deter this trend, a fine of rupees ten thousand to fifty thousand will be levied. Not just that if the penalty is not paid, strict legal proceedings will be taken against the Aadhaar enrollment center guilty of misconduct. If you want to enroll in Aadhaar or want to update your Aadhar demographic or biometric details, make sure to check whether the center is clean from all aspects. If any of the staff ask any sort of bribe from you to make your Aadhaar card, do not pay any dime. Instead, immediately file a complaint against the Aadhar center. This will help others as well and demotivate people who are making this a business.