Countries With Similar Concept Like Aadhaar!

Published on: 7/05/18 11:00 AM

All About Aadhaar!

The Aadhaar Bill was initially introduced in 2010 but was rejected by the parliamentary committee on grounds of security, and privacy concerns. Later NDA government passed the Aadhaar Act in March 2016, as a Money Bill. And the same was later issued by the government basis the Aadhaar Act 2016. Whereas the SSN is governed by federal legislation under the SSN Act, 1935 Moreover Privacy Act 1974 and state-level legislation supervise the access and sharing of the SSN number.


Who Are Responsible Enrollment Agencies?

Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is responsible for issuing Aadhaar numbers and registrars are responsible for receiving and processing those enrollment requests.

What Does Aadhaar Represent?

Aadhar is for resident’s personal identification of a country that stayed in India for 182 days. Its most acceptable way of representing a person’s nationality. Therefore its a unique way of representation of an individual’s identity. While SSN number is used for tracking worker’s earnings to help with proper record keeping.

 Why Is Aadhaar Popularity?

How Is Data Collected Via Aadhaar?

Data collection via Aadhaar includes data extraction basis biometric and demographic data. Data collection is done by scanning fingerprints of all fingers, face, and iris of both eyes. It also provides supporting documents that are proof of one’s age, DOB, and address of resident. While SSN can only collect demographic data and require documents such as proof of age, identity, and US citizenship.

All About SSN!

SSN doesn’t store biometric details and is used for tracking an individual for tax compliance. The first three digits of the Social Security Number(SSN) represent the location of issuing authoring popularly called as Social Security Administration (SSA). While the middle two number define the Social Security Number that represents the order of allotment done by SSA to the new applicant.While SSN is given to the permanent residents of US, or have the permission of working in the country.

What Is The Difference Between Aadhaar And SSN?

SSN is a good record keeper that is governed by Federal Legislation and is capable of collecting demographic data. Its data is stored in a centralized database. While Aadhaar Cards are proof of ones national identity that is monitored under the Aadhaar Act 2016. This card extracts data with the use of biometric data that is further linked to the database. SSN is 9 digit number while Aadhar is 12 digit number.

How Is SSN Called In Various Countries?

 SSN is used worldwide but has a different name as soon it crossed the boundary it gets different name basis their regional language and expression. SSN in India is called as Aadhaar number while in the USA, Malta, Hungary, UK, Germany, Italy, and Portugal call it SSN itself.

Some Systems Used Abroad Namely-

NI -National Insurance Number (United Kingdom)

This NI Number is used in the United Kingdom in the administration of the National Insurance or social security system. It is also used for some purposes in the UK tax system. The number is described by the United Kingdom government as a “personal account number” The number is sometimes referred to as an NI No or NINO

NISS Number (Portugal)

NISS denotes- “National Information Services And Systems”. Its used in Portugal social security and is locally called as “Número de Identificação na Segurança Social”. This number is an SSN number having 9 digits. These nine-digit SSN is issued to more than 400 million different sequences and is divided into three parts such as- Area Number, Group Number, and Serial Number.

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