Aadhar Act

Aadhaar (Target Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Bill, 2016

Aim : The Bill is aimed at giving statutory backing for transferring government subsidies and benefits to targeted people by assigning them Aadhaar numbers i.e. unique identity numbers
Key Features:
  • Determines eligibility criteria for enrolling persons
  • Determines what information they need to submit
  • Determines use of Aadhaar number:
    • Verifying the identity of a person receiving a subsidy or a service
    • as a proof of identity of the Aadhaar number holder for any purpose asked by any public or private entity
    • It cannot be a proof of citizenship or domicile
  • Determines composition and function of UID
  • Provides for protection of information



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