UIDAI asks state governments, entities to verify Aadhaar before accepting it

NEW DELHI: Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has asked state governments and entities to verify Aadhaar before accepting it either in the physical or electronic form to check its misuse, an official statement said on Thursday.
The UIDAI said it maintains that verification of the Aadhaar number following the consent of the Aadhaar holder is the right step to establish the genuineness of any form of Aadhaar — Aadhaar letter, e-Aadhaar, Aadhaar PVC card, and m-Aadhaar, presented by an individual.
“UIDAI has requested the state governments by emphasising the need for verification before usage and has urged the states to give necessary direction so that whenever Aadhaar is submitted as a proof of identity – authentication/verification of the residents performed by the concerned entity using Aadhaar as an identity document,” the statement said.
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