Aadhaar is a unique identification number that consists of 12-digits. For the very first time, it was issued on 28 January 2009. Aadhaar is issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India. It contains the demographic and the biometric data of an individual.
Aadhaar plays an important role in the identification process as it is considered ID proof at various spots. Aadhaar is a gift from the Indian government to their residents because the enrollment for the first time is voluntary as it will charge nothing from the residents however, the future changes in the demographic and biometric data will charge the amount of INR 30 or might be INR 50.
Nowadays the UIDAI department is facing a lot of problems and allegations. Previously it was claimed that the UIDAI is sharing the personal data and information of the residents for various purposes. However, the department clarified and committed that they are not sharing the data and they are only allowed to transfer or share the data with the department which are listed in the Aadhaar Act Section.
Recently a piece of news has been reported in New Dehli, India that many of the people are considering their Aadhaar card as a Citizenship certificate. The UIDAI regarding this matter clears the misconception about the Aadhaar as Citizenship Document. According to reports in some sections of the media, the UIDAI is issuing notices of inquiry to some citizens for obtaining Aadhaar under making false beliefs based on complaints from the State Police, who believe they are illegal immigrants. The UIDAI clarifies that these reports are used for informational purposes. Aadhaar has little to do with citizenship and is not viewed in the correct light as an issue.
It is recorded that Aadhaar has no concerned with the citizenship document. Aadhaar is not a document of citizenship, and the Aadhaar Act allows the UIDAI to check a person’s residency in India for 182 days is a must for the applying of their Aadhaar. In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court of India ordered the UIDAI not to issue Aadhaar cards for undocumented immigrants. It should be noted that the State Police reported to the RO Hyderabad that 127 people had obtained Aadhaar under making false belief after they detected illegal immigrants who were not eligible for an Aadhaar number during their preliminary investigation.
According to the Aadhaar Act, if you don’t have a valid Aadhaar number, It is possible that Aadhaar numbers will be revoked. As a result, the RO Hyderabad has given summonses to them, requiring them to appear in person and prove their eligibility for an Aadhaar number. After receiving and examining their responses, if it is discovered and proven that any of them obtained Aadhaar by sending false documents or under false presences, their Aadhaar will be canceled. Depending on the seriousness of the transgression, the punishment can be revoked or suspended. Significant blunders, such as forged documents, among other items, will result in penalties such as suspension or cancellation of Aadhaar.