People have many misconceptions regarding Aadhar Card. In this Post, We will try to solve all the misconception regarding uidai as well as Aadhar Card. Keep reading this post till the End and If you still found any doubts or questions kindly Comment below.
Aadhar Myths and Facts
Q.) Why are some agencies not accepting eAadhaar and insist on original Aadhaar?
You can download eaadhar
also Called as Eaadhar from UIDAI website is as legally valid as original Aadhaar issued by UIDAI. Both should be acceptable to all Agencies.
In fact, downloaded eAadhaar, mAadhaar
profile has updated address etc of the Aadhaar holders and therefore should be preferable.
If anyone refuses to accept downloaded eAadhaar, the Aadhaar holder may lodge complaints with higher authorities of those departments/ agencies.
Q.) Aren’t the poor being denied essential services like pension & ration for want of Aadhaar?
No. It is clearly mentioned in Section 7 that until a person is assigned an Aadhaar number, he/she cannot be denied ration or pension or such other entitlements for want of Aadhaar and the concerned department
should verify the identity of the person using alternate means of identification as per the relevant notification.
If any government official of a department denies the benefits or services for lack of Aadhaar or failure of verification for technical reasons contrary to the relevant notification, a complaint should be lodged against the higher authorities of those departments for such unlawful denials.
Q.) Do NRIs need Aadhaar for banking, mobile, PAN and other services?
A.) Aadhaar is only for residents of India. NRIs are not eligible to get Aadhaar.
The respective service providers like banks and mobile companies have laid down NRI -specific exemptions.
NRIs should simply tell the banks and other service providers such as credit card Companies etc that they are not required to provide Aadhaar numbers by virtue of being non – resident Indians.
Q.) Why am I being asked to verify and link my mobile numbers with Aadhaar?
A.) For your own security
and security of our country, it is necessary to verify the identity of all mobile subscribers & link them with Aadhaar to weed out mobile numbers being operated by fraudsters, money – launderers, criminals etc.
It has been found that most criminals and terrorists get SIM cards issued in the name of fictitious and even real people without their knowledge and use them for committing frauds & crime.
When every mobile number is verified and linked with Aadhaar, then fraudsters, criminals, and terrorists using mobiles can be easily identified and punished in accordance with law.