Every time your Aadhaar ID is asked as address or identity proof on different occasions and organisations, you submit a photocopy. After that, your request to do any official task is accepted by the authorities. But now, with recent developments, Aadhaar holders will have to verify their documents each time before submitting them.
Aadhaar Verification Necessary Before Submitting
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has informed, “that before accepting Aadhaar as a document, institutions should verify it.” The aadhaar managing authority also said that this will prevent the misuse of this essential ID by criminals and fraudsters during any Government or private procedure.
UIDAI further said that “to establish the genuineness of any Aadhaar card, e-Aadhaar, Aadhaar PVC card and m-Aadhaar given as proof of identity, the individual will have to verify the Aadhaar number.”
“It emphasises the stand of UIDAI that no 12-digit number is Aadhaar,” it added further.
How To Verify Your Aadhaar Card With Simple Steps?
“UIDAI has issued a notification regarding the verification of Aadhaar. Which information has been given to verify the QR code present on the Aadhaar card presented in any form by scanning it with UIDAI’s QR code mobile app mAadhaar application or Aadhaar QR code scanner, so that its veracity and reliability can be checked? The QR code mobile app of UIDAI is available on the App Store for Android, IOS and Windows formats”, mentioned by the business league.
Misusing Aadhaar In Any Form Is An Offence?
As per UIDAI, “Tampering of Aadhaar documents can be detected by offline verification, and tampering of the same is a punishable offence and is liable for punishment under section 35 of the Aadhaar Act.”