Aadhaar is a 12-digit unique number which the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) will issue for all residents. The number will be stored in a centralised database and linked to the basic demographics and biometric information - photograph, ten fingerprints and iris - of each individual.
The UIDAI has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and engaged the State Government of Karnataka as a "Registrar", authorized to enroll residents for the issuance of UID / AADHAAR. The Center for e-Governance (CEG), a Society formed by the State Government of Karnataka has taken the initiative to pioneer the enrollment of residents for UID project in the State of Karnataka. The enrolment started on the 8th of October 2010 and it has been on-going since then on a pilot basis in 2 Districts of the State namely: Mysore and Tumkur. More than 70% of the residents in the 2 Districts have been enrolled as on May 2011.
The process to get an Aadhaar will be circulated by the local media upon which residents need to go to the nearest Enrolment Camp to register for an Aadhaar. The resident primarily needs to carry certain documents which will be specified in the media advertisement and in FAQ section on this website.