In this article, we will discuss about two major terms Aadhar card vs NPR card and their differences.
Most of the people are confused in the difference between both the terms. Therefore, here we will try to absolve the confusion from individuals.
However, first of all, we briefly define about these two major terms:
Aadhar Card is a 12 digit number card which is enforced by the Government of India on every resident of India. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is responsible for securing or managing the Aadhaar identification cards or the numbers. It works as a proof of Individual identity and Identity of residence in India. The authority has inspected that nobody can have the same identification number.
NPR Card is an abbreviation of the National Population Register (NPR) Card. It is valid for every citizen or resident of india. Common resident means an individual, who has been residingl in their local area from the last 6 months or who intends to reside for the next 6 months too. It enforces under the Citizenship Act 1955 and Citizenship rule, 2003, where the National Identity Card or Registration of Citizen also falls. Registration of NPR card is mandatory for every individual or usual resident of India.
The objective of NPR card is to accumulate the database to create a comprehensive identity of every resident in india. The database has been collected on the basis of biometric or demographic particulars.
Well, after discussing about these terms, here we will discuss about the objectives of both major terms. For differentiating between both of them, we have to explain their objectives and the purpose present on their backside. Therefore, first of all, we will discuss about the objective of NPR card . Let us take a look:
1. The first objective of enforcing NPR Card is getting more information about the residents of India. In India, Census work is the most difficult task for the authority. Census is carried out after every 10 years. The first Census in India was carried out in 1872 in an Asynchronous manner. On the other hand, in order to make the entire process easy, the Government has decided to enforce a NPR card where entire information of each individual is designated and the process of census has become easier compared to the past.
2. The second objective of the Government is to enforce this card to get more information for each individual, who lives in India. Any information such as, name of applicant, sex, DOB, current marital status, educational level, name of father, mother and spouse, occupation, nationality, permanent address and more. Authority also requires biometric database of applicant, such as iris test, fingerprints and requirement of passport size photos. However, this entire information can be obtained by people who are more than 15 years old.
3. On the other hand, the next objective of government is that, an individual does not carry all their relevant documents during their one time journey. However, their need comes up anywhere and at anytime. Therefore, government enforces this card, where the entire information of an individual is designated and he can use at anywhere in place of other documents.
4. By this card, the government can easily diversify people into different categories. Government can easily maintain their census records by this card.
5. The other objective of government is to get all of the information of each individual and preserve their record. By this, if an individual is related to any crime or civil offence, he can be easily searched or arrested by this information.
Well, after discussing about objectives of NPR Card, here we will discuss about the objective of Aadhaar card. Let us have a look:
1. First objective of the government to enforce this card is that, the card is used in any place in respect of other relevant documents of an individual. Individuals can use this card in the case of lack of identification documents.
2. On the other hand, second objective of Aadhar card is to be used for KYC Policies. It can be used for individual identification proof when we apply other things. We can also use this card as Know Your Customer (KYC) norms, which are required by banks, financial institutions, telecom firms and other enterprises maintain their customer profiles.
3. Another objective of Government is that, they want to know those individuals who are using fake identities or are stealing important information of companies thereby getting more benefits by them. By using this card, possibilities of offences are lower in comparison to before.
4. Government does not aid poor or needy people due to the lack of documentation. Therefore, for providing same opportunities or benefits as rich or robust people, they enforce Aadhaar card. With the help of this card, poor or needy people do not require maintaining a lot of documentation for getting benefits from the Government.