Aadhaar Launched In Kerala
Aadhaar or Unique Identity Number was launched by the Chief Minister | By Yentha
On Jul 05, 2011


Trivandrum: Chief Minister Oommen Chandy inaugurated ‘Aadhaar’ or UID Number in the state today. He said that state Government will render all support for the success of Aadhaar. “If Aadhaar succeeds, then India will be the centre of attraction for the entire world,” the Minister said.



“The state has demanded the Centre that UID be made accessible for NRIs too,” he said. “Majority of the NRIs is from Kerala and hence this will benefit them too,” the minister said. He observed that the NRIs have been regularly complaining about the lack of sufficient id proofs for them.


Aryadan Muhammed, Minister for Electricity and Posts and Telegraph presided over the function. In his address, he said that introduction of UID will help in the internal security of the nation. “Day by day the number of migrants from our neighboring countries is increasing and this poses a serious threat to our internal security. If UID is made compulsory then we can resolve this to an extent,” said the minister.



 Aadhaar is a 12-digit unique number which the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) will issue for all residents. The number will be stored in a centralised database and linked to the basic demographics and biometric information – photograph, ten fingerprints and iris – of each individual.

Keltron, IT@school and Akshaya are responsible for the project in the state while post office holds the responsibility for the functioning of Aadhaar nationwide. The advantage of Aadhaar is that even a small child too can enroll his/her name using Aadhaar.

Ten post offices have been selected for enrolling in the city. Trivandrum GPO and Thycaud Head Post office will start enrolling from July 5 onwards. Rest of the centres will be open by 15 July. The Post offices where Aadhaar centres have been set up are- Nalanchira, Trivandrum Fort, Medical College, Vikas Bhavan, Manacaud, Sasthamangalam, Kowdiar and Peroorkada.


Features and Benefits of Aadhaar:

•Beneficiary: Aadhaar is a unique number, and no resident can have a duplicate number since it is linked to their individual biometrics; thereby identifying fake and ghost identities which result in leakages today. Savings from eliminating duplicates and fakes through Aadhaar-based identification will further enable governments to expand benefits to other eligible residents.


•Portability: Aadhaar is a universal number, and agencies and services can contact the central Unique Identification database from anywhere in the country to confirm a beneficiary’s identity.




•Inclusion of those without any existing identity documents: A problem in reaching benefits to poor and marginalized residents is that they often lack the identification documents they need to receive State benefits; the ‘Introducer’ system which has been approved for data verification for the UIDAI will enable such residents to establish an identity.

•Electronic benefit transfers: The UID-enabled-Bank-Account network will offer a secure and low cost platform to directly remit benefits to residents without the heavy costs associated today with benefit distribution; the leakages in the current system will also be stemmed as a result.

•Aadhaar-based authentication to confirm entitlement delivered to the beneficiary: the UIDAI will offer online authentication services for agencies who wish to validate a resident’s identity; this service will enable confirmation of the entitlement actually reaching the intended beneficiary.

•Improved services through increased transparency: Clear accountability and transparent monitoring would significantly improve access and quality of entitlements to beneficiaries and the agency alike.

•Self-service puts residents in control: Using Aadhaar as an authentication mechanism, residents should be able to access up-to-date information about their entitlements, demand services and redress their grievances directly from their mobile phone, kiosks or other means. In the case of self-service on the resident’s mobile, security is assured using two-factor authentication (i.e. by proving possession of the resident’s registered Mobile Number and knowledge of the resident’s Aadhaar PIN). These standards are compliant with the Reserve Bank of India’s approved standards for Mobile Banking and Payments.

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@Yentha Thanks for the detailed report. It will be really great if you can add more details such as, who all can enroll (geographcally) & formalities.
Naveen Nair, on Jul 05, 2011 12:14:21 PM
How to get Aadhaar? Registration/ Enrollment of Aadhaar Number/ UID Card Residents of India need to visit the nearest Enrollment Camp and need to fulfill some formalities (given below) in order to register for an Aadhaar. Documents Verification. Biometric Scanning of Ten Fingerprints. Biometric Scanning of Iris. Photograph.
Naveen, on Jul 05, 2011 12:19:48 PM
we want this AADHAARA Hi sir your UID (Unique identification) is not perfect project because it not perfect and complete id but take one new project this project include all features with u r UID This one is implementing for your BVM (biometric voting machine) and UID some features this card filled the your date of birth, blood group,age,address,contact no,DL No or PAN card NO and same your photo this card used everywhere and this important in banking system and stopped loans s, and vehicle license it is a Indian id card like pass port it is use in BPL family's and agriculturally important to police department some one death person find his/her name and address like just him/her finger touch the finger print machine then Internet tell her/him name and address just five second And UID it is only used in like INDIAN ID card but BVM card displays your voting authority and u r religions this card security in Indian country this card we used life time every where it is help full for peoples because UID is perfect but not full perfect that’s way stop the issue the ID’s and create BVM project with success and another one is first we can save peoples fingerprints and address photos (softcopy ) and this softcopy send to all polices head office because someone is dead when we can identification her / his address like just touched those finger to machine BPM (Biometric POLICE machine ) in five seconds this softcopy we used in BANK,RTO,AIRPORT, in important place it is perfect AADHAARA
Anaveer, on Jul 05, 2011 01:19:22 PM
@Anaveer, I dont think, it is designed in such a manner. Aadhaar is just an authentication instument. Any government department / private companies / Banks can use this to authenticate. But It will not store any details. It looks neat for me, as that will encourage people to take this. Institutios can keep details of Customers to Track History, like Banks can keep a consolidated list with the help of CIBIL. I dont think, if we start storing all informtions to this, anybody will take this.
Naveen, on Jul 07, 2011 10:21:35 AM
yentha aadhar form submissionulla last date ennanu?
Mubeena Nibin, on Aug 09, 2011 02:48:13 AM
For more details about the enrollment and if you are interested to open an aadhaar enrollment centre in Trivandrum/Kollam, please contact Mr. Suresh Babu, Ph: 9895991479
Anitha S, on Feb 09, 2012 07:22:49 PM
Aadhaar is a very good project from the Indian government. How to get aadhaar
Rahul, on Jun 21, 2012 08:24:53 PM
Naveen : Ok I accept u r reply but UID take the my idea and NPR department Submit my ideas to UID department u want conform see UID latest News article and Updates
Anaveer, on Jul 07, 2012 09:06:55 AM
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