Aadhaar as a proof

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Aadhaar numbers can be used as a Proof of

  • Identity
  • Residential Address

New LPG connections

Applicants for new domestic LPG cooking gas connections can now produce the letters of allotment of Aadhaar Numbers issued by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) as proof of identity and proof of address.

Three OMCs, Indian Oil Corporation, Bharat Petroleum Corporation and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation, have advised their respective LPG distributors to include the Letter of issue of Aadhaar numbers with photograph and address issued by UIDAI as proof of identity and address for release of new LPG connections. Henceforth, the Aadhaar (Letter issued by UIDAI) will be included in the list of documents sufficient for issue of new domestic LPG connections.

Bank accounts

Banks can open small account on basis of Aadhaar letter. A Ministry of Finance, Government of India, notification dated the 16th of December 2010 has recognized Aadhaar number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) as an “officially valid document” to satisfy the Know Your Customer (KYC) norms for opening bank accounts.

This notification is expected to promote the financial inclusion of the poor and the hitherto excluded by making it possible for them to easily establish their identity and open bank accounts. The UIDAI is facilitating opening of bank accounts for the residents at the time of enrolment for Aadhaar through partner banks and acceptance of Aadhaar as a valid KYC will make the process seamless.


The Aadhaar number can be used as a proof of identity and address for issuing a new telephone / mobile connection.

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