Aadhaar – No Longer Right of Common Man

Aadhaar will no longer bear the tagline “Aam Aadmi Ka Adhikar”. Government of India has decided to change the Aadhaar tagline from Aam Aadmi Ka Adhikar” to “Mera Aadhaar, Meri Pehchan“. Previous Aadhaar tagline in English means “Right of Common Man” while the new tagline in English means “My Aadhaar, My Identity”.

Government decided to change Aadhaar tagline after suggestions from BJP politicians from Delhi and some people as well. New Aadhaar cards issued by UIDAI will bear the new tagline “Mera Aadhaar, Meri Pehchan“.

BJP spokesperson Ashwini Upadhyay said that he wrote to Prime Minister Office requesting to change the Aadhaar tagline “Right of Common Man” on 19th September 2015 because Aadhaar is right of every Indian irrespective of their income, age, caste or religion.

However, UIDAI did not made any immediate comment on this but a source revealed that the tagline was changed six months ago and discussions were going on this after the constitution of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

UPA government constituted Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) in 2009 to issue every resident of this country a unique identity number after confirming their demographic and biometric details. UIDAI issues 12-digit unique number to an individual who enrolls for Aadhar card. Aadhaar is now used widely across the country as a valid document proof for identity and address. Aadhaar also facilitates electronic verification of an individual.

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