You must have an Aadhaar card. And why won’t it happen, because Aadhaar card has become such an important document these days. But there are some people who still have doubts on the safety of Aadhaar. Especially for these people, the Unique Identification Authority of India i.e. UIDAI has launched a new feature called Mask Aadhaar.
What is this Masked Aadhaar card and what is its benefit, we are going to give you this information.
Masked Aadhaar Card is a facility in which the 12 digit Aadhaar number is partially covered. That is, we all know that the first 8-digits of Aadhaar are the most important digits. So this 8 digit number would have been hidden in this Masked Aadhaar Card. Only the last 4 digits of such Aadhaar card will be shown i.e. it will remain uncovered. And with this, photo QR code and demographic information are all present in this Aadhar card like the rest of the Aadhar card.
Masked Aadhaar cards are digitally signed. And it can also be presented as a simple proof of identity. This is most useful in situations where you do not want to share your Aadhaar number.
How to Get Masked Aadhaar Card
Now let us know how you get ‘Masked Aadhaar Card’ i.e. how to get Mask Aadhaar Card. For this you just have to follow some simple steps.
First of all, go to the official website of UIDAI, click on login, then fill your Aadhaar number and capture and click on the Send OTP button. After this, the OTP that will go to your Aadhaar registered mobile number has to be filled in place of Enter OTP. After that, your account will be logged in as soon as you click on the login button.
Only after this you will be able to see the option ‘Do you want to Masked Aadhaar?’ at the top. So you have to click on that option and only after that you will be shown the preview of your Masked Aadhaar card. The download option will also be shown next to the same option. Now download the PDF format of your Masked Aadhaar Card and print it out, then you will get your Masked Aadhaar Card.
When you download the PDF file of Masked Aadhaar, then you get it on the locked format. Let us tell you that it is locked with a password and this password is the first 8 digits of your Aadhaar number.
Where you cannot use Masked Aadhaar card
Now let us also tell you that where you cannot use this Masked Aadhaar card of yours. Masked Aadhaar is used as identity proof but it cannot be used for government schemes like LPG subsidy, Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana etc. Because for this, full Aadhaar details of the beneficiaries are required.