The e-Aadhar Card is an electronic version of Aadhar card, subscriber can download e-Aadhar Card online by submitting his Aadhar or the enrollment ID. However, the card is equal to aadhar card.
The Unique Identification Authority of India under section 11 of Aadhaar Act, 2016 which came into force on September 12, 2016. e-Aadhaar carries details of the subscriber such as:
- Photograph, and
- Date of Birth
e-Aadhar is a document which is digitally signed by UIDAI as per IT Act, which provides for legal recognition of electronic record with digital signature also e is a legal valid proof of identity under section 4(3) of the Aadhar Act, 2016 and it is a printed version of Aadhaar letter. An e-Aadhaar card is a secure electronic document which is treated at par with printed Aadhaar letter.
The process to download e-Aadhar Card
Downloading of an e-Aadhaar card is not cost consuming or time-consuming as it is done free of cost and there is a very easy way to download e-Aadhaar Card. you can download your e-Aadhaar card by steps given below:
|Step 1||First of all visit the official website of UIDAI and click “Download Aadhaar”|
|Step 2||Furthermore, you will be redirected to the page https://eaadhaar.uidai.gov.in/#/popup.|
|Step 3||Enter your 12 digit Aadhaar number or 14 enrollment ID whichever is available to you and click on Aadhaar next to “I have”.|
|Step 4|| |
|Step 5||Furthermore, mention the Captcha code.|
|Step 6||Click “Get One Time Password”|
|Step 7||You will receive the OTP on your registered mobile number, mention it inside the box|
|Step 8||At last click on “Validate & Download”.|
The process to open e-Aadhar card PDF file after downloading
In two ways PDF file of Aadhaar Card can be open
- Enter the Pin code of your postal address, or
- The password can be the combination of the first four letters of your name which is mentioned in Aadhaar Card and you need to mention it in capital alphabets.
Name of the applicant is Akshat
Year of Birth is 1993
Then the password will be: AKSH1993
Information Available on e-Aadhaar
e-Aadhaar contains the biometric and demographic information. The subscriber can visit UIDAI website in order to check the various information
- Biometric details such as fingerprint etc.
- Aadhar number
- Cardholder’s Date of Birth
- Gender, and
- Address of the cardholder
The process to check the e-Aadhaar status
When the process of aadhaar enrollment is completed by the subscriber then the subscriber can visit the official website of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to check Aadhaar status of the card also he can download the e-Aadhaar.
- Keep your acknowledgment slip handy which would give to you at the time of Aadhaar application.
- Visit the original website of UIDAI and enter the required details such as:
- Enrollment number
- The date provided in your acknowledgment slip, etc
- Click on OTP to get One Time Password.
- The applicant will receive an OTP on the registered mobile number which is to link with Aadhar.
- Mention the OTP on the screen
- First four letter of your name in capital words and mention your date of birth as the password to open your e-Aadhaar PDF file.
The process to know your Enrollment ID (EID) Number
An Enrollment ID number is must to download the Aadhaar and the steps given below can tell your EID number in a very easy and quick way.
|Step 1||First of all visit the official website of UIDAI.|
|Step 2||Below the “you want to retrieve your lost” statement on the side of the left panel select “Enrollment ID”|
|Step 5||Fill the Captcha Code|
|Step 6||Click on “send One Time Password”|
|Step 7||When you receive the OTP on your registered mobile number mention that in the box.|
|Step 8||After fulfilling the above requirements you will receive your Enrollment ID (EID) number.|
Benefits of e-Aadhaar Card
The e-Aadhaar card can be download in a very easy form and it is very helpful. It is equally valid as Aadhaar card and helps in reducing the trouble if something goes wrong with your Aadhaar Card.
Update Aadhaar card details reflects the benefits of e-Aadhaar Card and latest version can be downloaded from anywhere at any time.
Government link all the information and data with the Aadhar card database of individuals which helps the authority to collect the numerous information.
It helps in many ways like reduction in fraud, corruption etc. An individual can also avail many government schemes.
e-Aadhar helps to cut down the documentation need and this mode is more effective and no cost consuming. A person can visit the website of Income Tax department and by using the PAN number then by linking it with e-Aadhaar number an individual can upload the Income Tax Return.
Beating the passport blues
As e-Aadhaar is equally valid as Aadhaar card so the person can get his passport just in 10 days with the help of e-Aadhaar. Apply for the passport online and attach a copy of your e-Aadhaar as it serves a proof of identity and address as well.
An open bank account in a flash
Need to collect the multiple identity proofs or run around for various documentation is not necessary.
With the help of e-Aadhaar you can open a bank account and keep yourself updated in respect of your account details.
Receive Pension money on time
e-Aadhar is helpful especially for senior citizens. However, when it comes to the pension of senior citizens they face a lot of trouble and suffering. Furthermore, e-Aadhaar finished all that suffering and troubles as it includes no documentation. It is not time-consuming process also it ensures timely pension payouts.
Digital life certificate
With the use of e-Aadhaar card number an individual can get digital life certificate online. Consequently this helps to get a pension without any formalities and unnecessary. However, it also reduce the physical work.
LPG and other subsidies
An individual can get LPG subsidies in bank account all he need to furnish the details related to e-Aadhaar card. Till the time he does not receive the Aadhar Card he can take the benefits of all government subsidies directly.
Banks to accept e-Aadhar Card as Valid Document
RBI said that Banks cannot deny accepting e-Aadhar Card which is downloaded from UIDAI official website as a valid document also e-Aadhaar should be accepted as a proof of address as well as identity hile opening the bank account.
Bank may print costumer’s e-Aadhar directly from UIDAI portal or adopt Aadhaar e-KYC procedure. If a customer carries a copy of e-Aadhaar the bank may print the same directly from the website.