Unique Identification project is concieved by Planning Commission of India headed by Nandan Nilekani as its Chairman. The purpose of this project was to issue unique Identity cards to all the citizens of india which will provide identification for each resident across the country and would be used primarily as the basis for efficient delivery of welfare services.It would also act as a tool for effective monitoring of various programs and schemes of the Government.This will also help remove fake identity Cards.
Aadhaar is the Brand Name of the Scheme. This will identify each residents from its biometric information. By this card, any resident can be uniquely identified anywhere from the country and also in a faster manner. This card will help eliminating multiple identification cerficates required to avail a welfare service in different parts of the country. Aadhaar would also be a foundation for the effective enforcement of individual rights. A clear registration and recognition of the individual’s identity with the state is necessary to implement their rights –to employment, education, food, etc. The number, by ensuring such registration and recognition of individuals, would help the state deliver these rights.
For more information logon to :http://uidai.gov.in/