Aadhaar card is a unique identification number given to each Aadhaar Cardholder by UIDAI. Aadhaar is the proof of identity for residents of the country. If people think that Aadhaar Card is the proof of citizenship then they are wrong. It is just proof of the residence and identity. Before getting benefits of any of the Government schemes it is very much necessary to get verified through an Aadhaar Card.
Linking your Aadhaar Card has become mandatory in many fields. The government had made it compulsory to link the Aadhaar Card with Income Tax filing. Government has also come with easy steps to link Aadhaar Card with Driving License. So if you are not having an Aadhaar card yet, you must make an application at the nearest enrolment center.
Why link Aadhaar Card with Driving License?
According to the Road Transport Act, one person cannot have more than one driving license. However, after some research, it has been found that people have multiple driving licenses. In India, driving license is valid all over the country so you don’t need to have a different driving license for different states.
As Aadhaar Card has a unique identification number so if it gets linked with the driving license then it will help to identify the people having multiple licenses under one name. This will surely help in reducing the fake driving license holder.
Steps to link Aadhaar Card with Driving License
- Visit your Road Transport website of the state from where your driving license was issued
- The website will have a ‘Link Aadhaar’ button if the functionality is added on it
- Go to ‘Aadhaar Number Entry’
- Select ‘Driving License’ from the drop-down option
- Mention your Driving License number and then Click on ‘Get Details’ tab.
- Verify your displayed Driving License details
- Provide your 12-digit Aadhaar card number.
- Enter mobile number linked with Aadhaar card. ( You need to ensure that your mobile number is the same as the one registered with UIDAI at the time of filling the Aadhaar enrolment form. )
- You will receive a One Time Password (OTP) on your mobile phone
- Enter OTP and click on ‘Confirm’.
- Once all these steps are done and your details are confirmed, you will receive a confirmation message on your email ID and mobile number.
Importance of linking Aadhaar Card and Driving License:
• The driving licenses not linked to Aadhaar Card before a specific time period might get deactivated.
• The linking will help to track multiple and fake license holders.
• The vehicle owners will be identified based on their Aadhaar Card and license.
• You can either link your e-Aadhaar or Aadhaar Card.
• Illegal possession of more than one driving license will be restricted
The linking of Aadhaar card with driving license is not yet made compulsory by the government. The government is trying to make a proper infrastructure for the purpose before making it mandatory for every driving license holder in the country.