The Government issued 125 Crore Aadhaar Cards Till Date: The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has announced a milestone of sorts with the total number of Aadhaar cards issued so far crossing the 1.25 billion mark. With this, 125 crore residents of the country have received their own 12-digit unique identity number since the service was rolled out in 2009, the government said on Friday.
Over the years, the Aadhaar card has evolved as a primary identification document for a number of purposes in India. The Aadhaar-based authentication services have been used almost 37,000 crore times since inception. As per UIDAI records, about three crore authentication requests are received on an average every day.
It has also been observed that people are updating their Aadhaar details. The UIDAI has recorded about 331 crore successful Aadhaar updates (biometric and demographic) till date. At present UIDAI receives about 3-4 lakh Aadhaar update requests every day, the government said. The Aadhaar, with a unique identity number, was introduced in 2009. It is the world’s largest biometric identification system. _ IANS.
Government issued 125 Crore Aadhaar Cards
The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government had implemented Aadhaar in the year 2010. The 12-digit biometric card was created to serve as an identity proof of every single Indian resident and can be used to avail of certain government benefits.
The Income Tax (I-T) department had earlier this month said that it is mandatory to link your PAN card with your Aadhaar by December 31, 2019. The I-T department in the statement said, “Building a better tomorrow! To reap seamless benefits of income tax services, complete the vital link before 31st December 2019”. The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) had extended the deadline of linking PAN with Aadhaar through an order issued in September this year.