Registering on the Aadhaar database can help an individual avail government subsidies he or she is eligible for.
When an individual registers for an Aadhaar number, information about them (including biometric information in the form of fingerprints and iris scans) gets registered in the Aadhaar database. Each person who registers for Aadhaar gets a unique 12-digit number, which you can get printed in the form of an Aadhaar card.
Note: The Supreme Court on 26 September 2018 delivered its verdict on the constitutionality of Aadhaar. The five-judge bench held that Aadhaar card cannot be made mandatory for all services. Private entities cannot make Aadhaar linking or authentication mandatory.
The court upheld Aadhaar-PAN linking for Income Tax Returns (ITR) but the deadline for this has been extended by the government of India. Aadhaar can be made mandatory for government benefits, subsidies and welfare schemes but no person can be deprived of any benefit/subsidy/welfare scheme if they do not have Aadhaar.
If you want to update or make a new Aadhaar card, these documents will be required:
- Ration card
- Voter ID card
- PAN card
- Arms license
- Freedom fighter photo card and many more
- Bank statement of passbook
- Voter ID
- Electricity bill
- Water bill
- Credit card statement
- Gas connection bill
Date of birth (DOB) proof:
- Birth certificate
- PAN card
- Government photo ID cards
- Mark sheet issued by any government university or board.
- Pension card
- Army canteen card
- Marriage certificate issued by government
The listed documents will be required if an individual needs to make any update in their previous Aadhaar card or if they want to apply for a new one.
For any further information you can check the official website of UIDAI that is uidai.gov.in/
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