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What documents will you need, to get UID?

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 30, 2011 10:18 AM
UID or Aadhaar will roll out in Bengaluru in June. Here are the various documents one can use to make the enrolment easier. This news was published in CitizenMatters.in on May 28, 2011.

During enrolment, residents have to fill an enrolment form which will have basic details such as name, address etc. Evidence of Proof of Identity (PoI), Proof of Address (PoA) and Date of Birth (DoB) should be produced. If original documents are not available, copies attested by a notary/gazetted officer will be accepted. Additionally, biometric details - which include scanning of 10 fingerprints and iris, and photograph - will be taken. For children under 15, biometric details won't be taken; their UID will be linked to their parent's after verification.

As per the UID website, here are the documents which will be accepted as proof:

  1. Passport
  2. PAN Card
  3. Ration/ PDS Photo Card
  4. Voter ID
  5. Driving License
  6. Government Photo ID Cards
  7. NREGS Job Card
  8. Photo ID issued by Recognized Educational Institution
  9. Arms License
  10. Photo Bank ATM Card
  11. Photo Credit Card
  12. Pensioner Photo Card
  13. Freedom Fighter Photo Card
  14. Kissan Photo Passbook
  15. CGHS / ECHS Photo Card
  16. Address Card having Name and Photo issued by Department of Posts
  17. Certificate of Identify having photo issued by Group A Gazetted Officer on letterhead
  18. Documents without photos will not be accepted. Older photos are acceptable.

For PoA (containing name and address):

  1. Passport
  2. Bank Statement/ Passbook
  3. Post Office Account Statement/Passbook
  4. Ration Card
  5. Voter ID
  6. Driving License
  7. Government Photo ID cards
  8. Electricity Bill (not older than 3 months)
  9. Water bill (not older than 3 months)
  10. Telephone Landline Bill (not older than 3 months)
  11. Property Tax Receipt (not older than 3 months)
  12. Credit Card Statement (not older than 3 months)
  13. Insurance Policy
  14. Signed Letter having Photo from Bank on letterhead
  15. Signed Letter having Photo issued by registered Company on letterhead
  16. Signed Letter having Photo issued by Recognized Educational Instruction on letterhead
  17. NREGS Job Card
  18. Arms License
  19. Pensioner Card
  20. Freedom Fighter Card
  21. Kissan Passbook
  22. CGHS / ECHS Card
  23. Certificate of Address having photo issued by MP or MLA or Group A Gazetted Officer on letterhead
  24. Certificate of Address issued by Village Panchayat head or its equivalent authority (for rural areas)
  25. Income Tax Assessment Order
  26. Vehicle Registration Certificate
  27. Registered Sale / Lease / Rent Agreement
  28. Address Card having Photo issued by Department of Posts
  29. Caste and Domicile Certificate having photo issued by the state government.

For DoB proof (having name and DoB):

  1. Birth Certificate
  2. SSLC Book/Certificate
  3. Passport
  4. Certificate of Date of Birth issued by Group A Gazetted Officer on letterhead

Copies of documents will be verified against the original and stored by Registrar for audit later. After registering, an enrolment number will be given. The 12-digit Aadhaar number will be issued within 20-30 days by Speed Post.

In the case of people who do not have documents for proof, there is an introducer system. The Registrar for enrolment can designate individuals who can vouch for the validity of a person's information. Introducers can be government agencies, banks, teachers, village postmen, elected representatives and NGOs. Introducers will be enrolled first and given training. Their UID will be mentioned among the details of the person who gets enrolled.

While UID enrolment is going to start in Bangalore in June, civil society organisations are raising concerns about security, feasibility and usefulness of UID. In a panel discussion organised by the Centre for Internet and Society on May 26, these concerns were raised. Congress MLA Narendra Babu, who was one of the panelists, said that the concerns were valid and that they should be considered.

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