The Aadhaar or UIDAI card is one of the most important documents for any citizen of India. Earlier, the voter ID card was seen as the primary proof of identity in the country, but now it has been replaced by the universal Aadhar card which can serve as an ID even for the children.
The Aadhaar card is a crucial document needed for many public and private purposes, whether it is for registering of government policies or the authentication of personal identity at the country’s exit portals such as airports and railway stations. The Aadhaar card is needed for the most basic services such as availing of telecom services or the connection of LPG at home.
The Aadhaar card has achieved what other cards have seldom achieved: streamlining of the implementation of government welfare schemes and other processes such as voting during elections. This has introduced an ease in the linking of names under the schemes and the transfer of the benefits to the grassroots level in the country. The Aadhaar has enabled transparency and smoother interaction between the government and the common people of India.
Since the Aadhaar card plays such a pivotal role in everyday activities of all Indians, it only makes sense that the government has decided to make the card more pocket friendly by printing it as a new polyvinyl chloride (PVC) card which is easier to carry and is durable. No more will it come as a long strip of paper which has to be cut and laminated separately to be used for a long period. As a PVC card it will be equal in appearance with your PAN Card or any ATM card that stays in your wallet. The PVC card will also come equipped with an array of security features which make your Aadhar card more attractive and useful. To start with, the PVC card will come with a digitally signed QR code which can be scanned to confirm your identity. The card will also come with your photograph and demographic details. The new PVC card will come with a hologram, Guilloche Pattern, ghost image & Microtext.
The new Aadhaar PVC Card can be ordered from the UIDAI Official Website by registering with one’s 12-digit Aadhaar Number or Virtual Identification Number. The service can also be availed by applying through one’s 28-digit Enrolment ID. The printing fee for that is Rs 50 rupees. The good thing is that the citizens who have not registered their mobile number under Aadhaar can also get the card printed by using an alternative mobile number. The UIDAI will take five working days to hand over the card to the applicant’s nearest post office and from there they can get it by speed post.
Given the ease of the process of getting a PVC card for Aadhaar, the new initiative from UIDAI is all set to be a success in coming years.