The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), beneath the Ministry of Electronics & IT, on Thursday asked the kingdom governments to confirm the Aadhaar earlier than accepting to establish the identity of an individual. The Authority stated it prohibits unscrupulous elements, and anti-social elements from indulging in any feasible misuse.
“UIDAI has asked the state governments via emphasizing the want for verification earlier than utilization, and has entreated the states to provide necessary route so that on every occasion Aadhaar is submitted as a evidence of identification – authentication/ verification of the resident is finished by using the worried entity the use of Aadhaar as an identification record,” the Ministry of Electronics and IT stated in a assertion.
It introduced that earlier than accepting an Aadhaar either in bodily or digital shape for setting up the identification of an individual, entities need to verify the Aadhaar.
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) keeps that verification of Aadhaar range following the consent of the Aadhaar holder is the proper step to establish genuineness of any form of Aadhaar (Aadhaar letter, e-Aadhaar, Aadhaar PVC card, and m-Aadhaar) supplied with the aid of a character.
It prohibits unscrupulous elements, and anti-social elements from indulging in any possible misuse. It additionally promotes utilization hygiene and reasserts UIDAI’s stand that any 12-digit wide variety isn’t always an Aadhaar. Tampering of Aadhaar documents can be detected by using offline verification, and tampering is a punishable offence and liable for consequences under Section 35 of the Aadhaar Act.
The ministry stated the UIDAI has additionally issued circulars addressing inquiring for entities, approved to do authentication/verification, and other entities emphasizing the need of verification, and specifying the protocol to be accompanied.
“Any Aadhaar can be tested the usage of the QR code to be had on all kinds of Aadhaar (Aadhaar letter, e-Aadhaar, Aadhaar PVC card, and m-Aadhaar) the usage of mAadhaar App, or Aadhaar QR code Scanner. The QR code scanner is freely available for both Android and iOS based mobile telephones, in addition to window-based totally programs,” the announcement introduced.