Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Still carrying physical Aadhaar card? Stop that! Just use this

UIDAI has also eliminated the risk of carrying the physical Aadhaar card for citizens. By boosting digitalization move, the UIDAI introduced e-Aadhaar which holds similar value just like any other hardcopy of an Aadhaar card. In fact, one
does not even need to carry physical Aadhaar card for various authentication purposes such as opening a bank account, or travelling in train, or for applying PAN card, even for filing Income Tax Return among others. UIDAI reveals that, e-Aadhaar is equally valid like physical copy of Aadhaar card for all purposes. 

An e-Aadhaar is a password protected electronic copy of Aadhaar card that is digitally signed by the competent authority - UIDAI. 

Residents can download e-Aadhaar by visiting UIDAI websites - https://uidai.gov.in/ or by visiting https://eaadhaar.uidai.gov.in.

Here’s how you can you download e-Aadhaar, as per UIDAI.

There are two ways for downloading e-Aadhaar either by using enrollment number and secondly by using Aadhaar number. 

In case if you are using enrollment number, then residents can download e-Aadhaar using 28 digit enrolment no. along with Full Name and Pin code. In this download process OTP is received on registered mobile number. Additionally, a resident can also use TOTP to download e-Aadhaar instead of OTP. TOTP can generated using mAadhaar mobile Application.

Further, if using Aadhaar number, then residents can download e-Aadhaar by using 12 digits Aadhaar number along with Full Name and Pin code. In this download process OTP is received on registered mobile number. Just like enrollment number, you can also use TOTP to download e-Aadhaar instead of OTP in this option. 

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