Moving Abroad – Advantages and disadvantages of an Aadhar Card in India
Do you know what an Aadhar card is? Well, it is a unique Identification evidence that Indian Government has given to all of the citizens residing in India in the present day. Aadhar is particularly a specific identification of a person living in the India.
Those who are unaware of the Aadhar card should know that it is a combination of 12-digit numbers that differentiate you from other Indian citizens. In order to check the status of the Aadhar card, you can access the official website of the UAIDAI, where you will be required to enter your Aadhar number and the status will appear instantly on your screen.
Indian Government is planning to use Aadhar card for the various other important purposes instead of just limiting it to the identity. Here are some expected uses:
Advantages of Aadhar Card: –
- The various documentary evidence is required in all government departments, but a load of many identity proofs will be reduced with Aadhar.
- The Income Tax Authority of India has decided to use UIN as PAN card as noted on euidai aadhar.
- Submitting your Aadhar Number to your bank officials is mandatory if you want to open a “bank account”. So, RBI may not have to face any difficulty in finding out the bank account of a person.
- Providing UIN detail would be necessary for the different monetary transactions as it will reduce the ‘black money’ transfer.
- LPG Subsidy will be set directly to your bank account if you link your Aadhar card to a bank account.
- UIN would be helpful in stopping the duplication of different kind of data and fake identities that frauds are creating in India for a long time, for their individual benefits.
- Aadhar is used as the main document proof under the Prime Minister’s ‘Jhan Dhan Yojana’ to open a ‘bank account’.
- There is no need of providing personal details again and again as Aadhar card contains all the necessary data of a person.
- Aadhar will also play the role of a ‘license’.
Disadvantages of Aadhar Card: –
- The votes of illiterate people will probably be misused during elections.
- The swiping system is not included in Aadhar Card.
- The frauds will easily misuse the Aadhar Card if it is used for bank transactions or ATM and Debit Cards.
- The privacy of a person will become unsafe as finding the personal details of a person will be easier.
- In future, the centralization of data will become a danger. It is expected to keep the data and information as ‘electronic computer database’ which will make it more insecure as you can see that our Government is facing the hacking of our computer network data.
- Most people living in India do not have id cards or evidence like SC, ST etc. so it is hard enough to cover those populations.
- Some private and foreign companies have accomplished the Aadhar India project; hence, the personal information of people will be insecure.
- The government has planned to use Aadhar for infants as well which is another indication of the risk of misuse.
There are several advantages and disadvantages of Aadhar card but we hope that the Government will overcome these issues and will turn the disadvantages into advantages.