Envisioning a role for aadhaar in the public distribution system
The Unique Identification number (Aadhaar) was conceived by the Indian government as a means for residents to clearly and uniquely verify their identity anywhere in the country. The mandate for
the UIDAI includes defining the usage of the number across critical applications and services. The Public Distribution System is one such application, and the UIDAI has accordingly laid out the
potential role Aadhaar can play within the PDS.