For the application of Aadhaar, an applicant needs to attach a list of documents that are required for submission to complete the process. But what if the resident doesn’t have the required documents? To help them, UIDAI has come up with a solution. The residents who don’t have address and identity proof can enroll for Aadhaar with the help of an “Introducer”.
Who Are These Pre-Designated Introducers?
An introducer is the one who has been authorized and notified by the registrar of the regional office to introduce the resident who doesn’t have the required documents.
Eligibility Criteria for Being an Introducer:
- An introducer should be of 18 years of age or more.
- An introducer should not have a criminal record.
- An introducer can be the registrar's employee, a postman, a healthcare worker, local NGO representative, the elected local body's member or a doctor.
Sometimes, UIDAI also takes the responsibility of gathering the introducers for the ease of residents and the registrar. Every introducer gets appointed to a registrar. The registrar can use the same introducer more than once, but the introducer can’t introduce the same resident more than once within the authority of the registrar.
Duties of an Introducer:
- 1. Every introducer needs to attend the workshop organized by the registrar in association with UIDAI to understand their responsibilities in a better way.
- A written consent has to be given by the introducer stating that he or she is willing to be an introducer and will follow the guidelines as set by the UIDAI.
- Before introducing the residents, the introducers should get their own aadhaar numbers.
- The introducer should be available to the resident at the enrolment center during the working hours.
- The introducer should check the address of the resident as he or she has the authority to reject or approve.
- For endorsing the enrolment of the resident, the introducer needs to provide his biometrics data on the client’s Aadhaar.
- No fee can be levied by the introducer on the resident. However, the Registrar has the authority to reward and review the introducer for his/her work.