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The Unique Identification Authority of India is a legal force set up under the plans of the Aadhaar Act, 2016 by the Govt, under the Ministry of Electronics and IT. The Aadhaar Act 2016 has been altered by the Aadhaar and Other Laws Act, 2019. 

Before its formulation as a legal power, it was operating as a connected office of the then Planning Commission dated 28th January 2009. Afterwards, the Govt altered the Allocation of Business Rules to attach the UIDAI to the DEITY of the then Ministry of Communications and IT.

The first UID number was circulated on 29 September 2010 to a citizen of Nandurbar, Maharashtra. The total number of Aadhaar numbers that have been given to citizens of India by the authority is 124. 

UIDAI is answerable for Aadhaar registration and confirmation, including application and administration of all aspects of Aadhaar life cycle, building up the plan, strategy and framework for giving Aadhaar numbers to people and performing confirmation and the security of character data and validation records of people.


The major purpose behind the establishment of the Unique Identification Authority of India is for issuing the Unique Identification Numbers(UID numbers), termed as “Aadhar” to citizens of India. The UID thus issued must be two things: 

  • Strong enough to remove any duplicate and fabricated identities.

  • Valid and genuine in an effortless, profitable way.


To enable citizens of India with a rare existence and an automated program to validate at any moment, anywhere.


  • To administer great law, effective, straightforward and focused on the distribution of financial aid, favour and help, the expense for which is acquired from the Consolidated Fund of India to citizens of India through entrusting of unique identification numbers. 

  • To create a scheme, methodology and framework for the circulation of Aadhaar numbers to the citizens of India, who demand for the same by presenting their analytical data and biometric data by going through the procedure of enrolment. 

  • To create guidelines, methodology and frameworks for Aadhaar holders for upgrading and validating their cyber integrity. 

  • Guarantee accessibility, adaptability and strength of the hi-tech framework.

  • Core Values

  • encouraging great authority

  • esteem trustworthiness

  • focused on comprehensive country building

  • seek after a community-oriented methodology and benefit associates

  • endeavour towards greatness in schemes for occupants

  • concentrate on continuous learning and quality development

  • driven by improvements and give a stage to associates to improve

  • straightforward and open association

Security in UIDAI System

Safety of the individual, and defending their data is constitutional in the plan of the UID policy. From having an odd number which doesn't uncover anything about the person, the UID venture keeps the participation of the citizen at the focus of its aim and purpose. 

  • Gathering restricted data: Data gathered by the UIDAI is absolutely to issue Aadhaar, and affirm the personality of Aadhaar holders. 

  • No profiling and following data gathered: The UIDAI approach bars it from gathering touchy individual data, for example, religion, position, network, class, ethnicity, pay and wellbeing. 

  • Discharge of data - yes or no reaction: The UIDAI is banished from uncovering individual data in the Aadhaar database, the main reaction allowed is yes or no to solicitations to check a personality. 

  • Information insurance and protection: The UIDAI commits to guarantee the security and privacy of the information gathered. The information gathered on programming given by the UIDAI is encoded to forestall spills in travel. The UIDAI has an extensive security approach to guarantee the wellbeing and honesty of its information. 

  • Merging and connecting of UIDAI data to different databases: The UID database isn't connected to some other databases or data held in different databases. Its sole intention is to confirm an individual's personality at the purpose of getting an assist, and that too with the assent of an Aadhaar holder. The UID database is protected both truly and electronically by a couple of chosen people with high ability.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. What is the use of Aadhaar?

The Aadhaar policy is essentially planned for improving the conveyance of government disability advantages and endowments, stopping discharge and misuse, disposing of fakes and duplicates and upgrading straightforwardness and answerability. Aadhaar is the base on which any conveyance framework can be assembled.

2. What is SRN?

SRN is 28 digits Service Request Number, which is produced in the wake of raising an appeal for Order Aadhaar Reprint on UIDAI's site. SRN is created every time whenever an enquiry is raised, irrespective of payment completed, or not.

3. What is the “Order Aadhaar Reprint” Service?

"Order Aadhaar Reprint" is another assistance propelled by UIDAI w.e.f. 01-12-2018 on Pilot premise which encourages the citizens of India to get their Aadhaar letter reissued by paying simple charges, if, Aadhaar letter of the inhabitant has been forgotten, lost or if they need another duplicate. Citizens who don't have enlisted mobile numbers can likewise "Order Aadhaar Reprint" adopting Non-Registered/ Alternate Mobile Number.

4. For How Many Times the Name in an Aadhaar Card can be Changed?

Other than the Date of Birth, which can be changed only once or can be corrected once, there is no restriction to evolving name, address, gender. Numbers and email are voluntary. These variations are called Updation.