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.

SNLTR shall take charge for Identities Data Repository of AADHAAR

Information Technology and Electronics,

Department of Information Technology & Electronics hereby establishes Unique Document Identification Number (UDIN) to perform the functions assigned to it under Aadhaar Authentication for Good Governance (Social Welfare Innovation Knowledge) Rule, 2020.

Registration Form Fill Up for Higher Secondary Examination, 2023

Higher Secondary Education, ,

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.

Mandatory Inclusion of Aadhaar Number in database of WBHS

Finance, ,

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.

Aadhaar Linking with Ration Card through ePOS by eKYC

Food and Supplies, , ,

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


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 as Proof of Identity and Local Residence


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.

Aadhaar is Mandatory for Scholarships wef 2016-17

Higher Secondary Education, ,

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.

Salient Features of The Aadhaar Act, 2016


Every resident shall be entitled to obtain an Aadhaar number by submitting his demographic information and biometric information during enrolment.

Supreme Court Interim Order on Aadhaar Data Collection

State Election Commission, ,

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.

Whether Aadhaar Card is Mandatory for getting Subsidy?


For getting subsidy benefit and benefits under Government social welfare schemes, no one should be denied any benefits for want of Aadhaar number.