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Vikash Sharma

Aadhaar card is now one of the important documents which is required to meet several compliances and also acts as a proof of identity. However, the issue of verifying the genuineness of an Aadhaar card appears to be a herculean task on part of organisations after they receive such documents as proof of identity.

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has now come to the rescue of such organisations and listed out multiples steps to establish the veracity of Aadhaar.

In a statement, UIDAI stated that the veracity of ‘Aadhaar’ can be easily established both in an online and offline mode.


Online Mode- Age Band, Gender, State and last three digits of Mobile of an Aadhaar holder can be verified by visiting https://myaadhaar.uidai.gov.in/verifyAadhaar by feeding the Aadhaar number.

Offline Mode- Every Aadhaar card /Aadhaar letter/e Aadhaar has a Secure QR code printed on it, which contains demographic details (Name, Gender, Date of birth and address) as well as photograph of the Aadhaar number holder.

Even if the Aadhaar card is tampered with by photoshopping another person’s photograph, the information in the QR code is secure and tamper-proof as it is digitally signed by UIDAI. The QR code can be read by “Aadhaar QR scanner” App available on Play Store and App Store.

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