One country, one document.

Date :10th March 2017

We all know that Aadhaar is a 12 digit unique identity for every Indian individual issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). Aadhaar can be obtained by submitting:

Demographic information like name, date of birth (or Age), gender, address, mobile number (optional) and email ID (optional). Biometric information like ten fingerprints, two iris scans, and facial photograph

The magical number can be used to make a document less country with minimizing frauds. Presently, all of us hold sets of cards for different purposes. Starting from birth certificate, College degrees, PAN card, Voter card, driving license, debit/ credit cards and list goes on. If any of this gets misplaced or lost the struggle begins.

We are proposing a concept “One country, one document”. The suggested uses are:

Aadhaar Bank Account Number.

Anyone having an Aadhaar number can have bank account in any bank with three or four letter of bank name as prefix to Aadhaar. e.g. SBI123456789012 (for SBI Bank) or KOT123456789012 (Kotak Mahindra Bank). This will facilitate opening of account without photos, signature or any other documents. This will help to open zero balance account as processing and maintenance charges will be minimal, better services by bank to woo customer in free banking era.

Documentless India.

Life will be easier and comfortable if rather than linking we replace PAN, voter ID, driving license, college roll number, Provident Funds account number or such like cards/documents by Aadhaar number.

Tax-Filing.

Tax return filing and refund to be done using Aadhaar number no need of PAN.

No Voter Card.

No need of carrying voter ID card to polling booth, finger print validation followed can stop famous blue ink mark on the finger and prevent malpractices.

Driving License.

RTO inspector can issue a driving license to Aadhaar number. All faults related to driving to get recorded in Aadhaar number, which will be available to the authorities from anywhere in India.

Aadhaar Roll number.

Roll number to replace the mark-sheets, certificates, degrees issued by educational institutes. This will completely eradicate fraud degrees. One click and all educational data of the individual is there with the authorities.

Death Certificate.

No need of acquiring death certificate, it is to be linked to Aadhaar number and it will completely stop frauds related to dead persons and timely death benefits to nominees.