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Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) says verify Aadhaar as ID proof using QR

UIDAI telling entities to “verify” an Aadhar card’s authenticity using the QR code provided highlights that Aadhar is not a foolproof unique ID

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What’s the news: Entities should verify Aadhaar be it in physical or electronic form before accepting it as proof of identity, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) said in a press release on November 24, 2022. As per the government department, any Aadhaar can be verified using the QR code available on all forms of Aadhaar (Aadhaar letter, e-Aadhaar, Aadhaar PVC card, and m-Aadhaar) and the mAadhaar App, or Aadhaar QR code Scanner. “The QR code scanner is freely available for both Android and iOS based mobile phones, as well as [W]indow[s]-based applications,” said UIDAI. It urged state governments to give necessary direction so that whenever Aadhaar is submitted as a proof of identity, entities authenticate or verify the resident’s document. Similarly, it also issued circulars to entities, authorized to do authentication/verification, and specified the protocol to be followed. Why it matters: Aadhaar was supposed to serve as a unique ID for Indian citizens before it was diluted to its current version of a document that helps in availing government subsidies. Previously, the UIDAI also said that it will not vouch for Aadhaar’s demographic data accuracy. In such a case, it is not surprising that UIDAI is asking governments to verify people’s Aadhaar. However, a bigger question that pops up is: if Aadhaar is in fact not a unique then what is the rationale of the government in trying to link it with Voter-ID and other important documents? Considering, the government is also pushing for Baal Aadhaar, it is…

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