Important Highlights Of UID - Aadhar Bill 2016 Pdf - Key Functions - Uses - Composition Of UID

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The Aadhar (Target Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies. Benefits and Services) Bill. 2016 was introduced in Lok Sabha as Money Bill On March 3 , 2016 . The Bill is aimed at giving statutory backing for transferring government subsidies and benefits to targeted people by assigning the Aadhar numbers i.e. unique identity numbers.

What Is Aadhar Bill 2016 : The Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Bill, 2016

Important Highlights Of UID - Aadhar Bill 2016 Pdf

The government considers the Aadhar bill to be a significant instrument for implementing its Direct benefit transfer (DBT) schemes by better targeting its beneficiaries 

At present,  the Aadhar card is used for the public distribution system, LPG subsidies, the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGA), the Jan-Dhan Yojana, pension and provident fund schemes 


Every resident who has resided in India for 182 days in the one year preceding the date of enrollment application shall be entitled to obtain an Aadhar number.

Uses of Aadhar Number UID:

(1) Verifying the identity of a  person receiving a subsidy or a service.

(i) As a proof of identity of the Aadhar number holder for any purpose asked by any public or private entity.

(iii) it cannot be a proof of citizenship or domicile.

Key Functions of UID:

(i) Assigning Aadhar numbers to individuals.

(ii) specifying demographic and biometric information to be collected during enrollment.

(iii) Specifying the usage of Aadhar numbers for delivery of subsidies and services.

(iv) Authenticating Aadhar numbers.

Composition of UID:

It will consist of a chairperson, 2 part-time members and a Chief Executive Officer (CEO), The chairperson and members must have experience of at least 10 years in matters such as governance technology, etc.

The UID will be the nodal authority that will record the entity requesting verification of a
person's identity, time of request and the response received by the entity. The purpose of
identity verification will not be maintained.

Information to be Submitted For UID:

Individual has to submit his

(i) demographic (name, address, date or birth) information.

(ii) biometric (finger print iris scan, photograph), Other biometric and demographic information can be collected as per regulations of the Unique Identification Authority (UID).

Offenses and Penalties:

For unauthorised access to the centralised database and revealing any information stored in it, a person may be punished with imprisonment upto 3 years and minimum fine of Rs.10 lakh. If an enrolling agency and requesting entity fail to comply with rules, they shall be punished with imprisonment up to 1 year or a fine up to Rs. 10000 or 1 lakh or with both.

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