- Aadhaar is a 12-digit unique identity number issued to citizens of India based on their biometric and demographic data.
- Biometric data collected for the Aadhaar card includes an individual’s photograph, fingerprints and iris scans.
- This information is stored in a centralised database.
- Simply put, Aadhaar is official proof of an individual’s identity.
- The Aadhaar card can be produced as an identification document in banks or to procure a SIM card, for instance.