The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) touched the historic point in a range of five and a half years by producing the 100thcrore Aadhaar.
- The first Aadhaar was issued in 2010.
- This major landmark had achieved just after the government notification of Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and other Subsidies, benefits and services) Act, 2016 which will give statutory support to exchange of subsidies and advantages to qualified individuals having Aadhaar (UID) number.
Let’s take a look at Aadhaar Achievements
The largest online digital identity platform in the world
- Persons with Aadhar – More than 100 crore individuals, 96 Crores (93%) of Indian adults, 25 Crore (67%) Children of age 5-18 Years, 30 Crore (20%) and Children of Age <5 years. Every day more than 5-7 lakhs people get enrolled for Aadhaar.
- Working capacity – Now, it has a capacity of generating and dispatching over 15 lakh Aadhaars every day and has 37,304 enrolment stations managed by 3,76,543 certified operators.
- Aadhaar Payment Bridge (APB) – It enables disbursal of advantages directly to the recipient through his Aadhaar number without requiring his bank details.
- Aadhaar Enabled Payment System (AEPS) – It is a system through which a recipient in a remote town, without having admittance to a bank office is able to withdraw or deposit money at his doorstep by giving his Aadhaar and fingerprint on a micro-ATM.
GOI has linked Aadhaar to various schemes and initiatives, including the PMJDY, MGNREGS, Pensions, Scholarships, DBTL, UAN (EPFO), PDS, Passports, Attendance system in government offices, etc.
Director General and Mission Director – Ajay Bhushan Pandey