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Aadhaar Generation


The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has launched a new service, on a pilot basis, on its website allowing people to order a reprint of their Aadhaar card after paying a nominal fee. If you have the old mobile number which is already linked with AADHAAR card is active, you can do online by visiting UIDAI website.

How can I link my mobile no with Aadhar?

Once Aadhaar is generated, you also get a sms on registered mobile (if mobile number provided during enrolment). Aadhaar is a 12-digit unique identity number that can be obtained by residents of India, based on their biometric and demographic data.

All the Aadhaar card holders can avail the Aadhaar Virtual ID by visiting the UIDAI’s website. The 16 -digit number will be valid for a certain period of time. Below mentioned are the 9 simple steps that will guide you on how to generate an Aadhaar Virtual ID easily. The Aadhaar Virtual ID consists of 16-digit random numbers that is mapped to an individual’s Aadhaar card at the back end.

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What is aadhar virtual ID number?

The Aadhaar Virtual ID consists of 16-digit random numbers that is mapped to an individual's Aadhaar card at the back end. The Aadhaar Virtual ID gives access to the biometric information of an Aadhaar card holder along with the basic details like name, address and photograph that are sufficient for the e-KYC.

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There were also the associated security risks of people giving out OTPs and personal details like phone numbers and addresses for downloading and printing Aadhaar cards at the centres. Though UIDAI had said the downloaded version of Aadhaar or eAadhaar was a valid document, there was a high demand for the 'original' card sent by UIDAI.

How is Aadhaar number generated?

SMS: Short Message Service SMS is an acronym for Short Message Service. It is a communication protocol that allows to exchange text messages between mobile devices.

Can one individual have multiple Aadhar cards from different constituencies in India? If yes, can the EC prevent such fraud during elections?

What does Aadhaar mean?

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The resident’s demographics data is associated with this Aadhaar number and so it can be used as an identity proof. This information is also sent to the authentication systems, so that resident authentication can be performed successfully. Whenever you make an Address Update online with your Aadhaar, your Update Request Number (URN) is 0000/00222/0XXXX” will pop-up on your screen.

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After you download your Aadhaar card in the pdf format from UIDAI’s website, you can print your Aadhaar card online. The facility to check status and Aadhaar card download is available online. The Aadhaar Virtual ID facility aims to improve the security surrounding users' personal data mentioned on their Aadhaar card by masking it, instead generating a 16-digit randomly generated VID. The Aadhaar Virtual ID facility can only be accessed if the user's mobile number is registered in the UIDAI database.

They operate bank accounts in fictitious names/companies and run shell companies’ accounts to carry out money laundering or stash black money. As of now 96 crore bank accounts out of total 110 crore accounts have been linked to Aadhaar.

Also, ghost and shell entities and companies used to be created for tax evasion, money laundering, terror financing, etc. Verification of identity through Aadhaar has helped curb these practices. Similarly, use of Aadhaar has checked unscrupulous elements that used to resort to impersonation in various examination and tests for college admission and jobs, etc., and thereby denying the genuine candidates of their rightful dues. There are number of other areas where verification of identity through Aadhaar has brought in fairness and transparency in the system. Just, by knowing your Aadhaar number, no one can harm you.

Features of the Aadhar Virtual ID

While using Aadhaar, you should do the same level of due diligence as you do in case of other ID cards – not more, not less. Just like by merely knowing your bank account number, one cannot withdraw money from your account, similarly by merely knowing your Aadhaar number, no one can withdraw money from Aadhaar linked bank account. No Aadhaar holder has suffered any financial or other loss or identity theft on account of any said misuse or attempted impersonation of Aadhaar. Notably, everyday more than 3 crore Authentications are carried out on the Aadhaar platform. In the last eight years, so far more than 3,012.5 crore authentications (till 28th May 2019) have been successfully done.

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One of the important questions answered by the government was - "Why am I being asked to link all my bank accounts with Aadhaar?"

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The UIDAI launched the Aadhar Virtual ID facility to improve the security surrounding users' personal data mentioned on their Aadhar card by masking it, instead generating a 16-digit randomly generated VID. Through the use of Virtual IDs, service providers will not be able to retrieve the Aadhaar number of the applicant. Since the Aadhaar number cannot be accessed by agencies in any manner, it prevents potential misuse of the individual's Aadhaar details. Considering the privacy of the personal data including the demographic and biometric information mentioned on the Aadhaar card, UIDAI has recently decided to come up with a unique feature, termed as Aadhaar Virtual ID. Aadhaar is a 12-digit unique identity number that can be obtained by residents of India, based on their biometric and demographic data.

  • A. Those mobile numbers that were issued after biometric verification shall not be liable to link Aadhaar.
  • People have been freely giving other identity documents such as passport, voter ID, PAN card, ration card, driving license, etc.
  • However, you can do it offline, through IVR or through OTP.
  • This announcement followed reports that some people had obtained multiple Indian passports with different details.

How can I print my Aadhar card?

Tembhli is a village in Nandurbar district of Maharashtra state in India, from where the ambitious Aadhaar Scheme was launched on 29 September 2010. Ranjana Sonawane became the first person to be given an Aadhaar identity number.

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Your Aadhaar card will be printed and sent to the address in the card. You can now get the Aadhaar card reprinted directly from UIDIAI. A. No, you are not required to link the mobile number with Aadhaar that you had mentioned in the personal loan and credit card application as the linking service is discontinued till further notice. A. Those mobile numbers that were issued after biometric verification shall not be liable to link Aadhaar.

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It’s just like any other identity document such as passport, voter ID, PAN card, ration card, driving license, etc., that you have been using freely for decades with service providers. Aadhaar identity, instead, is instantly verifiable and hence more trusted. Also, as per the Aadhaar Act 2016, the Aadhaar card is required to be verified either by in physical or electronic formby way of authentication or offline verification, or in such other form as may be specified.

Since mobile is handy, you can check the status of your Aadhaar anytime and anywhere. One can check Aadhar Card status through mobile number via SMS and by dialing the toll-free number from your registered mobile number. The government of India has also decided to link the AADHAAR number with the citizens mobile number. All the telecom service providers need to integrate their phone number with AADHAAR and complete the verification though E-KYC Process. A. You can download your e-Aadhaar from the official UIDAI’s website or install mAadhaar in your smartphone.

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This containts the date and time of update/change among others. Do it and keep it safe, as it will help you to track the status of your Aadhaar card update. "Aadhaar to be mandatory for mobile phone verification".

The details will contain Name, Address, Photo, Gender, DOB, hash of registered Mobile Number, hash of registered Email Address and reference id which contains last 4 digits of Aadhaar Number followed by time stamp in a digitally signed XML. It will provide Offline Aadhaar Verification facility to service providers/Offline Verification Seeking Entity (OVSE) without the need to collect or store Aadhaar number. Electronic Know your Client or e KYC is the way of resident authentication used by organization like Banks, Aadhaar allows the residents to submit it as an address proof electronically which is valid as a Xerox copy of Aadhaar Card.

All Aadhaar-related online services are one-time password enabled and to avail this facility, registering your mobile number with UIDAI is a must. To prevent data misuse, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has recently introduced a new security layer termed as Aadhaar Virtual ID.

Steps for Online Mobile/Phone Number Verification

One can choose any option as and when required like locating enrolment centres, updating Aadhaar, or checking the Aadhar status online. The entire process is hassle-free and simple to understand.

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mAadhaar needs to be connected and download data from UIDAI. So ensure that internet connectivity is available on your phone.

Virtual ID can also be used for Aadhar card download from UIDAI’s online portal. "Indian state government leaks thousands of Aadhaar numbers data".

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You can provide the UIDAI virtual ID instead of your Aadhaar number to agencies and protect your Aadhaar details from being accessed by someone else. You can provide the Aadhaar virtual ID to get your e-KYC done at both private and government organisations. UIDAI has started this facility that will be implemented fully by June 1st 2018. Virtual ID has been launched to address the issue of Aadhaar data breach as it would become almost impossible to track the Aadhaar number from the virtual ID.

A.Currently, there is no provision for linking Aadhaar with sim cards online. However, you can do it offline, through IVR or through OTP. A resident desirous of using this facility shall generate his/her digitally signed Aadhaar details by accessing UIDAI resident portal.