Identity evidence in India is done using a unique number called Aadhaar. It is complete evidence of the Aadhaar cardholder all across the country. To keep the exact statistics of the population, the Union Government of India established UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) in 2009. The enrollment and updating process of Aadhaar is completed through Aadhaar Kendra. Within just ten years, a large population of the country has been registered in the UIDAI database.
Any person who is living in the country for at least 182 days or more is eligible to apply for aadhar. We would like to make it clear that Aadhaar is not for NRI (Non-Resident Indian). In order to obtain aadhar, you can visit any aadhar enrollment center nearest to your location. Please keep in mind that the applicant can apply for the aadhar by submitting the required documents. There is a long list of documents that is sufficient to prove your identity and address. Once your application is received, you will get an Aadhaar card within 90 days from the date of application.
The enrollment fee is zero as the Government wants to enroll as many people as possible to make its population statistics up to date. 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. Demographic details include name, DoB (date of birth), and address of the applicant.
As we have discussed the importance of Aadhaar in our lives. But there is something unique happening in the remote village in Telangana which is a state in southern India. In that village, outsiders are not allowed to enter the village without submitting an Aadhaar card. This sounds quite strange but there is a long story behind this rigid step from the villagers.
This rule of depositing Aadhaar at the entrance of the village is in practice for 10 years. This is the mutual decision taken by panchayat members, local people, and heads of the tribes. There is a purpose-built secretariat where outsiders are required to submit the unique identity card Aadhaar.
The population of the village is just 2500 and the people’s source of income has purely relied upon the farming sector. That is why the villagers left their home early in the morning. In order to protect their belonging at the home, they are exercising this technique. Around 10 years ago, a person in saffron clothes entered the village in the afternoon. He described himself as Swamiji to the villager and convinced him very easily due to his sacred appearance.
The so-called Swamiji persuaded the villagers to do puja for increased wealth, prosperity, and good health. To perform the puja, he asked the villager to bring gold ornaments so that he could double them. We believe that this step is no doubt good for protecting the interest of the villagers. But we have to look at the other side of the perspective. What will happen if every area is restricted in such a way, then the situation will become worst.