Aadhaar as Identity Document
As a part of building a Robust Digital ID, it is essential that key demographic data was verified properly to facilitate authentication of identity by various systems. To achieve this 3 distinct methods of verification were adopted:
- Based on supporting documents
- Based on Introducer system
- Based on the NPR (National Population Register) process of public scrutiny
Further, as part of Aadhaar issuance process, each enrolment request undergoes requisite quality checks with the necessary bio-metric deduplication, thereafter UIDAI issues a digital ID to the resident. This ensures that one Aadhaar is issued only to one Resident and one Resident gets only one Aadhaar for the lifetime. This uniqueness property of Aadhaar allows it to act as a robust ID, hence, Aadhaar is accepted as Proof of Identity and Proof of Address for an Aadhaar Holder. Currently, it has been notified as PoI and PoA by RBI, SEBI, PFRDA, DoT, PMLA and SEBI. Also, some of ministries/ departments and State governments too have notified acceptance of Aadhaar as an Identity document.