Lost Aadhaar Card or Not Received? Get e-copy in 10 Easy Steps

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Aadhaar card has become a mandatory document. It acts as a valid proof of address and identity for various government schemes. Aadhaar card helps people cut down documentation that is required when verifying filed returns. Aadhaar has also eased the process of PF disbursement. With Aadhaar card, you can now get your LPG subsidy in your bank account. Also, the process of getting a passport has become simpler and time-saving with Aadhaar.

If you have lost your Aadhaar card or have enrolled for it but have not received it yet, you can get an e-copy of Aadhaar card online in a few simple steps, which are given as follows:-

  1. Visit the official UIDAI website https://uidai.gov.in/.
  2. Click the “Download Aadhaar” option present on the home page of the website.
  3. You will be then directed to a webpage wherein you will need to fill out the e-Aadhaar form.
  4. In this form, enter your enrolment ID or Aadhaar number, your full name – as printed on your Aadhaar card or as mentioned by you during the Aadhaar enrollment.
  5. Type pin code of the area you stay.
  6. Enter the captcha code.
  7. Enter your mobile number.
  8. Click the “Get one-time password” button.
    An OTP will be sent to your registered mobile number or email ID, which you need to enter in the form next.
  9. Lastly, click the “Validate & Download” button.

On completing this process, you will be able to view your Aadhaar card on your computer screen. Since it is a password-protected PDF file, download this e-copy of your Aadhaar and use it as a fully valid Aadhaar card to avail a number of government-based services. The password to open this file is the PIN code of your residential address. Also know how to get protected e-Aadhaar card pdf password.

Aadhaar is a 12-digit unique identification number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). Every Indian citizen should have an Aadhaar card as it is used as the universal identity card that can verify an individual’s age, address, identity, etc. which are required to apply for a gas connection, phone connection, bank account, pension schemes, PF disbursement, LPG & other subsidies to name a few.

The details in the Aadhaar card include:-

  1. The name of the person (it belongs to).
  2. The 12 digit unique Aadhaar number or the UID (Unique Identification Number).
  3. The enrolment number.
  4. A passport size photograph.
  5. A person’s permanent address and date of birth (as per the records).
  6. A person’s gender.
  7. A barcode representing the Aadhaar number.

The purpose of Aadhaar card is to make the life of people simpler. Gone are the days when people had to go through a long tiring process to avail a single government benefit. Today all can be done online by furnishing just a single Aadhaar card as it would work as a valid proof of address and a proof of identity. In real terms, Aadhaar is not just a card to avail government benefits. It can also replace the need of driving licence, passport and Voter ID card. Linking Aadhaar with PAN Card has also been made mandatory by the Indian Government without which one cannot file their Income Tax Return (ITR). Also it is worth mentioning the fact that Aadhaar comes with no validity and hence can be used by a person for lifetime.

Considering the above mentioned factors, it can be well stated that the Government of India is changing the way it operates. Not only it is making the regime simpler but also making efforts to enrich the citizens’ experience. The key to this improved service is the process of delivering information and processing government transactions digitally through web and mobile applications that make government services easily accessible to each and every category of people.

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