Aadhaar Authentication: How to verify Aadhaar card details
UIDAI has listed out online as well as offline methods to verify the Aadhaar’s authenticity. Know how you can do it
Aadhaar card is one of the important documents which act as a proof of identity and is needed almost everywhere for KYC purposes and to source govt services. From a newborn to a senior citizen, it is mandatory for every Indian resident to have an Aadhaar card. Since Aadhaar is used as a valid form of identification and proof of address, its authenticity must be verified by the organization where it is submitted as proof of identity. So, to ease the process of Aadhaar authentication, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has come up with an easy process to establish the veracity of Aadhaar. In a statement, UIDAI says that the veracity of ‘Aadhaar' can be easily established both in an online and offline mode. Here's all you need to know about Aadhaar authentication
What is Aadhaar authentication?
“Aadhaar Authentication” is a process by which the Aadhaar number as well as demographic details of person like name, date of birth, gender etc or biometric information i.e, Fingerprint or Iris are verified by submitted to UIDAI's Central Identities Data Repository (CIDR). UIDAI verifies the authenticity of the details submitted or the information available with it.
How to do Aadhaar card authentication?
The Age Band, Gender, State and last three digits of Mobile of an Aadhaar holder can be verified online by visiting https://myaadhaar.uidai.gov.in/verifyAadhaar by feeding the Aadhaar number. However, in offline mode, users simply need to scan the QR code printed on Aadhaar card /Aadhaar letter/e Aadhaar. It contains demographic details like Name, Gender, Date of birth and address) as well as a photograph of the Aadhaar number holder.
Even if the Aadhaar card is tampered with by photoshopping another person's photograph, the information in the QR code is secure and tamper-proof as it is digitally signed by UIDAI. The QR code can be scanned by using the “Aadhaar QR scanner” app available on Play Store and App Store.
The PIB in its release said, “UIDAI recommends verifying ‘Aadhaar' as an additional check for residents, for instance, at the time of hiring an employee, domestic worker, driver or renting out to a tenant. The general public can also verify another person's Aadhaar as a part of the background check at any point of time.”
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