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11 Benefits of having an Aadhaar Number

Aadhaar comes with several benefits. Linking Aadhaar with different services can help to avail different benefits and

Here are 11 benefits of having an Aadhaar Number:

Benefit 1: E-filing of your Income Tax

With the help of your Aadhaar number, you can verify your filed returns through some easy steps online. It helps you cut down on the documents to be kept handy for the filing of tax returns. This mode has turned out to be more cost effective.

Following are the steps for E-filing your tax returns:

  • Use your PAN number to log into the e-filing website of the Income Tax department.
  • Then Link your Aadhaar number. You can upload your Income Tax Return forms.
  • Choose the option to generate an Aadhaar OTP. Your verified mobile number will receive the Aadhaar verification OTP.
  • Furnish the code you receive on your registered mobile phone to verify your Income Tax return.
  • By choosing Aadhaar verification option, you can also verify returns uploaded on an earlier date.

Benefit 2: Aadhaar Virtual ID

UIDAI has recently decided launch Aadhaar Virtual ID (VID) that aims to safeguard the privacy of the personal data, including the demographic and biometric information mentioned on the Aadhaar card.

The Aadhaar VID is a 16 digit temporary random number mapped with the Aadhaar number that offers limited KYC access, providing only the information that is required for verification rather than offering all the details of an individual’s Aadhaar card.

Benefit 3: E-Aadhaar Card

You can download the electronic version of an Aadhaar card online on submitting the individual’s Aadhaar or the enrolment ID.

This is as valid as the physical card.        

Benefit 4: Get your passport quickly!

At the time of applying for your passport online, you can attach your Aadhar card for verification, as it will act as a proof of identity and address.

Benefit 5: Get timely Pension

Pensioners just need to register their Aadhaar numbers to get timely pension payouts. This helps senior citizens avoid the completely cumbersome and time-consuming process of documentation.

Benefit 6: Get your Digital Life Certificates

You can get your Digital Life Certificate by using your Aadhaar card registration number online. This will help you get a timely pension without the hassle of physically going to the bank and submitting the life certificate.

Benefit 7: LPG and other subsidiaries

Having an Aadhaar card can be quiet helpful as it can directly transfer your LPG subsidies to your bank account. You do not have to register for each government benefit separately.

Read: How To Link Aadhaar with Bank Account?

Benefit 8: Provident Fund Disbursement

One of the significant benefits of having an Aaadhar card linked to the pension account is that the provident fund is disbursed directly to the pensioner’s account.

Benefit 9: Ration Card

The primary objective behind linking Aadhaar with Ration card is that not only does it help to avoid multiple issuances of duplicate and multiple identities, but it also helps to streamline the benefits attached with a ration card.

Benefit 10: Open Instant Online Savings Account

You can open a digital savings account online like Kotak 811 through your PAN and Aadhaar card instantly from the comfort of your home. However, you need to have an updated mobile number linked with Aadhaar as you will receive an OTP on your Aadhaar-registered number for verification. These accounts are e-KYC accounts, and you have to complete the KYC process by meeting a bank official to continue using the account without any limitations.

Benefit 11: Udyog Aadhaar      

Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India has provided Small and Medium Enterprises with a 12 digit UID number known as the Udyog Aadhaar. The objective is to promote micro, small and medium enterprises.

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