Aadhaar is a 12 digit identification number stored in a centralized database and linked to the basic information i.e. photographs, ten fingerprints and iris of each individual.
Filling up of the field “Aadhar Number” in the online Registration form is being made “optional”. Please note that, Aadhar No. will be needed for these students at the time of enrolment for H.S Examination 2024.
Last date of incorporation of Aadhar Number of existing beneficiaries above the age five years is 30.06.2022 failing of which they may face inconvenience to avail uninterrupted benefit under this scheme.
Seeding and validation of Aadhaar will be done instantly at FPSs through ePoS machine on the basis of Aadhaar based Biometric Authentication. Aadhaar seeding process is started from 22.07.2021 onwards.
Progress of Aadhaar enrolment in West Bengal is presently 54% in the 0-5, 73% in the 5-18 and 105% in the 18+ age group have been issued Aadhaar numbers.
AADHAR card needs to be treated as valid document in regard to proof of identity and local residence for the purpose of issuance of caste certificates.
From 2016-17 onwards, Aadhaar has been made mandatory for all Govt subsidies/ scholarships which would be disbursed directly into the beneficiary’s bank account seeded.
Every resident shall be entitled to obtain an Aadhaar number by submitting his demographic information and biometric information during enrolment.
No Aadhaar data shall be collected from any other agency/data hub/organization of Central Government/State Government, nor should the data collected so far be used for any authentication/other purpose.
For getting subsidy benefit and benefits under Government social welfare schemes, no one should be denied any benefits for want of Aadhaar number.