AADHAAR CARD ID PROOF OF NATIONAL LEVEL
AADHAAR CARD ID PROOF OF NATIONAL LEVEL : Generally, ID proofs in India are required for 3 objects. ID proofs are required for Photo Identity Proof, Address Proof and Date Of Birth Proof. For this purpose, following are the national level ID proofs in India for above said 3 requirements :-
1. Aadhaar Card : Aadhaar Card is the best National ID proof for all the 3 objects such as Photo Identity Proof, Address Proof and Date Of Birth Proof. But it has also one drawback. It is generally verified for specific purpose such as for pancard etc. In maximum cases, Aadhaar Card as ID fails in verification even for very small difference.
2. Passport : Passport is one of the best National ID proof . It is best for all the 3 objects such as Photo Identity Proof, Address Proof and Date Of Birth Proof. It has two drawbacks. First, average Indian has no Passport. Second, it is not small to keep readily in pocket.
3. Pan Card : Pan Card is also one of the best National ID proof but only for 2 objects such as Photo Identity Proof and Date Of Birth Proof . It has three drawbacks. First, pan card does not contain address of pan card holder and therefore, it is not a address proof for any purpose. Second, in many matters, it is not valid DOB proof. Even for reprint of pancard, pancard is not valid as DOB proof. Third, many old pan cards contain initials as part of the name which are not matching with even Aadhaar.
Conclusively, passport is the best national level ID proof and next is Aadhaar Card and at last Pan Card.
In future, Aadhaar Card will be the most important ID proof , document for all the Indians. Therefore, Aadhaar Card holders should try to remove all the defects / shortcomings/ mis-matchings in their Aadhaar Card by updating / correcting the data of their Aadhaar. In case of new Aadhaar Card, all the precautions should be taken for perfect and correct information .