An Indian citizen who wishes to enjoy some of the government welfare facilities offered by the Government of India, it will have to obtain an Aadhaar Card. The Aadhaar Card, a vital document that acts as a proof of identity and address of an individual, has a 12-digit unique identification number, known as Aadhaar Number. This is issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).
On the other hand, the E-Aadhaar is the electronic version of Aadhaar Card of an Indian citizen that is as valid as the physical copy. E-Aadhaar also is a verifiable 12-digit unique identification number issued by UIDAI. Just like the Aadhaar card, E-Aaddhaar bears the individual's biometric details, picture, Aadhaar number, and demographic details like its name, date of birth, and gender. Moreover, the E-Aadhaar also can be used as proof of identity and proof of address for an individual.
The benefits of E-Aadhaar are:
An individual can access his Aadhaar card even when he does not possess the physical copy at all times, by making use of the E-Aadhaar facility.
A person doesn't need to worry about the loss of the physical copy of its Aadhaar card since it is available virtually.
The Aadhaar card acts as a Proof of Identity as well as a Proof of Address, unlike most other documents.
Indian Government offers various subsidies like LPG subsidy and more to all individuals. However, to avail these subsidies, one has to provide its Aadhar card.
With the use of the Aadhaar Card and even with the E-Aadhaar, individuals can open bank accounts.