There has been a recent government directive to link your Mobile number to your Aadhaar card. This directive goes out to all residents of India who are over 18 years of age. No one is exempted. As of 2017, there is a rough estimate of over 1 billion members who have already registered to Aadhaar but there are still more residents who have not completed the enrollment procedure.
The process is easy and free of charge. There are three simple ways for you to register. You can do it online, through your mobile network provider and even offline by just sending the application form by post. If you have not followed this mandate yet, you have to do it as soon as possible before the due date. But what is Aadhaar? Before you complete the registration process, why don’t you take the time to know what it is for, why it is important and who will benefit this unified ID system?
What is Aadhaar?
Aadhaar which means “foundation”, is a unique 12-digit number which all Indian residents must have and is valid all throughout the country. This includes their biometric and demographic data, which is used by the government to have a single database for all the information of the population of India. The Aadhaar card is used as a proof of identity, not for citizenship.This ID system was started in 2009.
The Aadhaar Card Project.
There has been a lot of changes since the Aadhaar Card project started in 2009. From 2009 to 2013, it’s reported that the government has spent a total of 35 billion rupees for this project. However, this budget was not enough that’s why in 2015, there is an allocated 20 billion rupees of the government budget for the said project.
Why Do You Need Your Aadhaar Card?
There are important reasons why all residents of India would need to have their Aadhaar card. These are the reasons why everyone is advised to complete their registration before the due date. You need your Aadhaar card to open a bank account. When you need to travel abroad, you need a Passport and booking your e-ticket. In applying for a Passport and e-ticket, your Aadhaar Card information is also needed. There are scholarships for students given by the state. In order for you to apply for this, they will ask you for your Aadhaar Card.
How To Link Your Mobile Number with your Aadhaar Card.
Almost everything now is linked to your Aadhaar card. From your bank accounts, income tax, and now your Mobile number is needed to be linked with your Aadhaar Card. There are ways on how to register mobile number in aadhar card. Three simple and easy steps.
- Mobile Network Center
You can just drop by the nearest store and have the store attendant register your mobile number. This process is easy and has a fast turnaround.
- Online Method.
You can also visit the UIDAI Aadhaar website, follow the online instructions and you’re good to go!
- The Offline Method.
If you’re not comfortable with doing the registration process online, or maybe you don’t have a network center near you, you can also just download an application form online, and send it by post.
Linking your Mobile Number to your Aadhaar card has been made easy and free of charge. The due date which is February of 2018 is fast approaching. Complete the enrollment process soon before the due date ends to avoid any problems in the future.