Procedure to link Aadhaar to Voter ID – EPIC Card Seeding: Government of India has started a project called Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) which was conceived by the then Planning Commission. The aim of this initiative is to give a identification to each and every resident across the country. The primary use of this identification also called as Aadhaar card is to effective delivery of welfare programmes and schemes. It will also help to effective monitoring of programmes and schemes. Government of India first linked LPG subsidy with Aadhar number such that to avoid unauthorized sale of subsidized cylinders, this was successful in effectively curbing subsidy leak in LPG cylinder distribution. In some other states flats registration was also linked to Aadhaar number to restrict benami transactions.
Now the Election Commission of India under a programme called National Electoral Rolls Purification and Authentication has decided to link Electoral Photo Identity Card (EPIC) also called Voter ID with Aadhaar card to revise electoral rolls thoroughly. It will remove duplicate lists, double names, will update voter status etc.., In many districts across India the Aadhar card seeding with Voter ID has begun and every voter can now seed their Aadhaar card with Voter ID . This can be done in three ways. Let us have a look at those procedures that links Aadhaar Card with Voter ID.
Method 1/ Through SMS
It is very easy through SMS, all you need to do is just type an SMS in the following format
SEEDEPIC(space)VOTER ID(space)AADHAR NUMBER
Example: SEEDEPIC BXY12345789 342567253456
Method 2/ Through Online or Mobile Application
By visiting site CEOAndhra.nic.in (CEOAndhra Pradesh) or CEOTelangana.nic.in (Telangana CEO website) and enter the details in the fields provided. If you have a Smartphone download an App by name “EpicAdhaar” and then link up your two cards very easily at the comfort of your palm.
Method 3/ Through Call Center
Just dial 1950 from your mobile and give your Voter ID and Aadhar card numbers, the call center executive will link up your cards.
Therefore by using any of the above methods you can seed Voter and Aadhaar cards which will not only benefit you but also the Election Commission in preparing authenticated , revised , error free electoral rolls which are pre requisite for conducting any election.