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About UID / ADHAAR and How to Get It

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What is the difference between UID and Aadhar?

Both are same, UID project is known as AADHAAR which means ‘support’ or ‘foundation’.

What is Aadhar?

Aadhaar is a 12 digit individual identification number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India on behalf of the Government of India. This number will serve as a proof of identity and address, anywhere in India. Any individual, irrespective of age and gender, who is a resident in India and satisfies the verification process laid down by the UIDAI can enroll for Aadhaar.

Each individual needs to enroll only once which is free of cost.

Each Aadhaar number will be unique to an individual and will remain valid for life. Aadhaar number will help you provide access to services like banking, mobile phone connections and other Govt and Non-Govt services in due course.

How to Apply for Aadhar?

If you want to get this UID (I am planning to apply for one, as I hear UID is being made mandatory for certain services like, gas connection, EPF etc.) then here’s what you need to do:

Aadhaar enrollment is free so you need not pay anyone for this. You need to go to one of the authorized Aadhaar enrollment center anywhere in India with your identity and address proof.

UIDAI process accepts 18 PoI (Proof of Identity) and 33 PoA (Proof of Address) documents and below is the list of nationally valid list of documents:

Supported PoI Documents Containing Name and Photo:

  1. Passport
  2. PAN Card
  3. Ration/ PDS Photo Card
  4. Voter ID
  5. Driving License
  6. Government Photo ID Cards/ service photo identity card issued by PSU
  7. NREGS Job Card
  8. Photo ID issued by Recognized Educational Institution
  9. Arms License
  10. Photo Bank ATM Card
  11. Photo Credit Card
  12. Pensioner Photo Card
  13. Freedom Fighter Photo Card
  14. Kissan Photo Passbook
  15. CGHS / ECHS Photo Card
  16. Address Card having Name and Photo issued by Department of Posts
  17. Certificate of Identify having photo issued by Gazetted Officer or Tehsildar on letterhead
  18. Disability ID Card/handicapped medical certificate issued by the respective State/UT Governments/Administrations

Supported PoA Documents Containing Name and Address

  1. Passport
  2. Bank Statement/ Passbook
  3. Post Office Account Statement/Passbook
  4. Ration Card
  5. Voter ID
  6. Driving License
  7. Government Photo ID cards/ service photo identity card issued by PSU
  8. Electricity Bill (not older than 3 months)
  9. Water bill (not older than 3 months)
  10. Telephone Landline Bill (not older than 3 months)
  11. Property Tax Receipt (not older than 3 months)
  12. Credit Card Statement (not older than 3 months)
  13. Insurance Policy
  14. Signed Letter having Photo from Bank on letterhead
  15. Signed Letter having Photo issued by registered Company on letterhead
  16. Signed Letter having Photo issued by Recognized Educational Instruction on letterhead
  17. NREGS Job Card
  18. Arms License
  19. Pensioner Card
  20. Freedom Fighter Card
  21. Kissan Passbook
  22. CGHS / ECHS Card
  23. Certificate of Address having photo issued by MP or MLA or Gazetted Officer or Tehsildar on letterhead
  24. Certificate of Address issued by Village Panchayat head or its equivalent authority (for rural areas) Income Tax Assessment Order
  25. Vehicle Registration Certificate
  26. Registered Sale / Lease / Rent Agreement
  27. Address Card having Photo issued by Department of Posts
  28. Caste and Domicile Certificate having Photo issued by State Govt.
  29. Disability ID Card/handicapped medical certificate issued by the respective State/UT
  30. Governments/Administrations
  31. Gas Connection Bill (not older than 3 months)
  32. Passport of Spouse
  33. Passport of Parents(in case of Minor)

Supported PoR Documents containing Relationship details to Head of Family

  1. PDS Card
  2. MNREGA Job Card
  3. CGHS/State Government/ECHS/ESIC Medical card
  4. Pension Card
  5. Army Canteen Card
  6. Passport
  7. Birth Certificate issued by Registrar of Birth, Municipal Corporation and other notified local government bodies like Taluk, Tehsil etc.
  8. Any other Central/State government issued family entitlement document.

Supported Proof of DoB Documents

  1. Birth Certificate
  2. SSLC Book/Certificate
  3. Passport
  4. Certificate of Date of Birth issued by Group A Gazetted Officer on letterhead

When you are going to apply for Aadhaar Card then make sure that you must have below stuff ready,
1.ID Proof (Your ID Proof can be Pan Card, Driving Licence, Passport etc).
2.Address Proof (It could be Telephone Bill, Electricity Bill etc).

Common proofs of identity and address are election photo ID card, Ration card, passport and driving license. Photo ID cards like PAN card and Govt ID cards are permissible for identity proof. Address proof documents also include water – electricity – telephone bills from the last three months.

In case you do not have above common proofs, Certificate of Identify having photo issued by Gazetted Officer/Tehsildar on letterhead is also accepted as PoI. Certificate of Address having photo issued by MP or MLA /Gazetted Officer/Tehsildar on letterhead or by Village Panchayat head or its equivalent authority (for rural areas) is accepted as valid PoA.

Where to apply for Aadhaar card?

You need to go to one of the official Aadhaar enrollment center in India to get your Aadhaar card done.

Use the link below to find out your nearest Aadhaar enrollment center details based on your location:

At the enrollment center you need to fill the Aadhaar application form. At the center fingerprints, photograph and iris scan will be done to feed into database. A temporary slip with enrollment number will be provided as an acknowledgement.

Based on your documents your details will be verified and in case if all comes right an Aadhaar number will be send to your address.

Here you can look up the sample Aadhaar enrollment form:

You can also download the enrollment form here

Apply Online and get Appointment for Aadhaar Enrollment:

If you want you can apply online and take an appointment. Below is the link for online Appointment for Aadhaar enrollment at your nearest aadhaar enrollment center

Note: Online Booking of Appointment for Aadhaar Enrollments has been started on a trial basis at selected Enrollment Centers.

More details about this online Appointment for Aadhaar Enrollment please visit below link,

How to Check your Aadhaar Enrollment Status
You can check the status of your Aadhaar enrollment online. To check your Aadhaar card status, you need the enrollment number, date and time. You can find these details on the acknowledgement copy issued at the Aadhaar enrollment center.

Hope you find this information useful and get your UID soon 🙂


Dandeli Trip – Day 2

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Day 2 – I got up very early, went out on the roads, started exploring the nearby area. Last night we decided that Manju will take me to placed along with the Pune family. So I was completely dependent on the Pune Family, as to what they are interested in doing and their schedule.

So Day 2, Pune family decided to go to Syntheri Rocks. I’hv heard its a nice place. But, they decided not to take me along with them 😦 May be little skeptical about me. I thought Day 2 will also pass silently.

Spoke to Ravi once again, he introduced me to a guy named Bapu Ji (@9880062897). I was expecting him to be an old man, but to my surprise he was not old at all. He should be in mid 30’s.

Bapu Ji took me to Nissarga Dhama at Dandeliappa on his bike. The owner of that place has got abut 2-3 acre land on the bank of Kali River ( ). This is the place at which waste from Paper Mill also comes.

We started spotting few crocs. Just their rocky head in almost black water. It was very hard to spot them because of the blackish water partly due to the waste coming from paper mill. The water was glittering, so was their head.

It was a little difficult to spot these monsters, but after some time in about 30-45 minutes time, there were plenty. They started coming out. I say one of the Crocs getting into water from the opposite side of bank. I managed to see the whole body of Croc, but didn’t had enough time to take a snap. It was very quick & I was unprepared.

Here are few more –

By the time it was noon, there were plenty of crocs. They were just every where, various size, doing just one thing – charging their battery!!!

In the mean while we spotted two birds. I have got no idea as to what they are called –

This sums up Day 2 at Dandeli. Overall it was a fruitful day. At least for me!!!

Written by Sushil Katre

January 30, 2010 at 10:18 AM

Dandeli Trip – Day 1

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Day 1 – After reaching the lodge, I spoke to a person name Ravi (@9986031762). I cam to know about him through a common friend. He has got a resort and organises activities in Dandeli. If you go unplanned this is what happens – Ravi was not there in town. Fortunately he was returning back and said he should be reaching by noon.

I met Ravi in the afternoon and discussed as to what could be done. He introduced me to his friend Manjunath (@9900671757). So the whole day I was just wandering here and there. I went to Manju’s resort in the night. There was a family from Pune staying at his resort (no place for me to stay, so I had to stick with the same old lodge for few more days). We had dinner together along side a small fire. I have to say that the dinner was really tasty.

While having dinner, we heard some nice, which was coming from the tree. It was as if someone is jumping from one tree to the other or from a branch to other branch. Along with Manju we spotted the Flying Squirrel as its called.

Wiki –
According to Wiki “Flying squirrels are not capable of sustained flight, instead they glide between trees, with flights recorded to 90 meters”.

After having nice dinner, we went on the track, it was very dark outside. This resort is very close to Kali River. We went up the place where a bridge is constructed. The sound of water flowing, when there was no disturbance and in complete darkness was amazing.

That’s it so day 1 passes by silently.

Written by Sushil Katre

January 30, 2010 at 9:59 AM

Trip to Dandeli (Karnataka) [India] – My Fun Travel

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Ok, so here I am, posting after a long gap. Reason – didn’t had a chance to go out on a travel for a long time.

So this month I decided let me a take a week off and go somewhere and roam around. I selected Dandeli for my trip which is about 480 Km from Bangalore. I booked a train for Bangalore to a place called Alnawar which is about 35 Km from Dandeli. I was supposed to leave on Friaday reach Alnawar on Saturday Morning and then to Dandeli (I had no idea as to how I would go to Dandeli from Alnawar). So that Friday I reached home at around 6:30 PM. I though my train is at 11:30 PM, so I was pretty relaxed and started packing my luggage. As always I do the packing at the last moment. all of a sudden when I saw the ticket the departure time mentione was 21:15. The time was 7:30 PM when I saw this. Somehow I managed to catch hold of an auto at 8:00. I had 1 hr 15 mins to reach the railway station. To my surprise I reached the station exactly at 9:00 PM. I breathed a sigh of relief. I got into the train and my journey started.

I didn’t had dinner that night. I had some biscuits and water, managed to get some sleep in the night and landed Alnawar at about 6:30 AM. I come out of the station (which is a very small railway station) and saw few 4 wheelers outside. On enquiring I came to know they are all booked in advance and are going to Dandeli (where I wanted to go), but can’t accomodate me. I was disappointed. I had no clue as to how I can go Dandeli. After asking few people overe there, they told me I have to catch a bus for Haliyal, which is a about 20 mins drive from Alnawar and then I can get another bus from Haliyal to Dandeli which is about 45 mins drive.

I came out of the station and saw a bus whcih just came. I ran towards the bus and IT WAS GOING TO HALIYAL!!! I reached there in about 20 mins. Then I went to Dandeli in a 4 wheeler since the bus was going to take some more time to arrive.

As soon as I reached Dandeli, the next question was where do I go now??? I had no booking for stay… This was a completely unplanned trip apart from the fact that I had railway booking from bangalore to Alnawar. Opposite to the bus stand there was a lodge called State Lodge. I called one of my friends friend who organises adventure activities in Dandeli. He said on a Saturday/Sunday there is very little chance that I would get accomodation here easily and suggested I should stay at State Lodge is I find a place there. I went there, booked a room WHICH WAS PATHETIC, REALLY BAD. But I didn’t had any choice.

This is all for today. I’ll be posting about what I did on each day till I was there at Dandeli.

In summary you can find more information at
How to reach Dandeli from Bangalore??? The route I followed was –

1) Bangalore to Alnawar (480Km) – Rani Chinamma Exp train, takes about 9 hrs
2) Alnawar to Haliyal (20 Mins) – Go out of the Alnawar Station, bus stops right opposite to the exit near few shops
3) Haliyal to Dandeli (45 Mins) – From Haliyal Bus Station, you can either get a bus or 4 wheelers and you’ll land up at Dandeli Bus Station, opposite to which is ??? STATE LODGE

Written by Sushil Katre

December 27, 2009 at 9:51 PM

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