Don’t go for laminated Aadhaar cards: UIDAI

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 07 Feb 2018 08:41:52



THE UIDAI on Tuesday cautioned the public against going for plastic or laminated Aadhaar smart cards saying their unauthorised printing could render the QR code dysfunctional or even expose personal data without an individual’s informed consent.

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) asserted that the Aadhaar letter, its cutaway portion, downloaded versions of Aadhaar on ordinary paper or mAadhaar are “perfectly valid”. Moreover, unauthorised printing of Aadhaar smart cards could cost between Rs 50-300, or even more, a payment that is completely unnecessary, it said.

“...The plastic cards are often not usable as the QR code (Quick Response Code) commonly becomes dysfunctional during such unauthorised printing at some vendor/shop,” UIDAI said in a statement. It further said: “Also, there could be a possibility of sharing Aadhaar details without informed consent with some devious elements”.