HOW AND WHY TO VERIFY AADHAAR

VERIFY YOUR AADHAAR NUMBER BEFORE ACCEPTING THE CARD

Published By Livemint | 24 Nov, 2022

Before accepting Aadhaar, in physical or electronic form, as proof of identity, it must be verified

Aadhaar can be verified using QR code available on all forms of Aadhaar using mAadhaar App, or Aadhaar QR code Scanner

QR code scanner is available for both Android, iOS based mobile phones

Verification prohibits unscrupulous elements, and anti-social elements

It also promotes usage hygiene, and reasserts UIDAI’s stand that any 12-digit number is not an Aadhaar

Tampering of Aadhaar documents can be detected by offline verification

Tampering Aadhaar document is a punishable offence and liable for penalties 

UIDAI has emphasised on need for verification before usage, and has urged states to give necessary direction