Aadhaar Card is a mandatory KYC (Know your client) document to avail the benefits of various government schemes and government subsidy. Aadhar card is also an important document for opening a bank account. However, nowadays Aadhaar card holders are also falling prey to online fraud in the name of KYC. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has launched the ‘Masked Aadhaar’ card to curb such scams.
What is a masked Aadhaar card?
The last four digits of the person’s Aadhaar number are visible in the Masked Aadhaar Card issued by UIDAI. The first eight digits of the Aadhaar card are not written but are replaced with ‘XXXX-XXXX’.
Therefore, if an Aadhaar card comes into the hands of a stranger, he does not know the entire Aadhaar number. This is how the misuse of Aadhaar card can be prevented.
How to download masked Aadhaar card?
If you also want to download Aadhaar card with the above security you can do it in six easy steps:
1) Go to ‘Download Aadhaar’ option by visiting the official website of UIDAI.
2) Select Aadhaar / VID / Enrollment ID option. Then select the masked base.
3) Fill in the required details and select the ‘Request OTP’ option.
4) OTP will come on the mobile which is linked with Aaghar.
5) Enter OTP and click on ‘Download Aadhaar’.
6) At the same time your masked Aadhaar card will be ready to download.
Password for security
The masked Aadhaar card will be available in PDF format. This PDF file will be password protected. The password for the masked Aadhaar card will be sent to your e-mail.
Here’s how to get a PVC base card
Aadhaar PVC service: Creating PVC Aadhaar Card in the open market can be a security threat. With this in mind, PIDC Aadhaar card service has been launched by UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India).
Under which PVC Aadhar card is prepared and given to the holders of Aadhar card from UIDAI by paying fixed fee.
Since the Aadhaar card is made by UIDAI itself, there is no risk of card holder information being leaked.
For this you have to apply online (Online apply for PVC Aadhaar Card). The card is then sent to your address by the Authority.