Masked Aadhar is a new feature provided by UIDAI – Unique Identification Authority of India which has been launched to prevent misused of an aadhar card.
The intention behind the masked aadhar card feature is to secure aadhaar card more and more.
As you know, aadhar card is 12 Digits unique identification number, which is issued to a resident of India.
Today, more than 100 million people have an aadhar card and all the data of aadhar is maintained by UIDAI.
So, keeping this data secure is the responsibility of UIDAI and as we know some previous cases, in which data of aadhar card was the stolen by some hackers. For this security reason, UIDAI has launched Masked Aadhar.
Aadhar card is a necessary document in such places like in railway, to avail subsidy, in many govt. schemes, in banks and many others.
This aadhar card is issued by UIDAI and the responsibility of security of an aadhar card is not less than a challenge for UIDAI. Therefore, the feature of masked aadhar has been launched by the Unique Identification Authority of India.
What is the Masked Aadhar card?
Mask Aadhaar card is aadhar in which your Aadhaar number is masked in your downloaded Aadhaar card.
In mask aadhar card 12 digits aadhar number is not fully visible to you. From these 12 digits, you can only see the last 4 digits of an aadhar card. Other 8 digits of an aadhar card are not visible to you.
This is called Masked aadhar card, in which some digits of aadhar number is not visible to you. Other portion of aadhar card like QR Code, Name, Gender, Photo and address are fully visible in Masked aadhar card.
You can download masked aadhar card also from UIDAI official ortal. As you know, This is important for security reason. So, you can make secure your aadhar card by downloading Masked aadhar.
How to download Masked aadhar card?
If you want to download mask aadhar follow the step below:
- Go to UIDAI official portal and click on the download aadhar link in First section “Get Aadhar” OR Click here.
- Select an option by which you want to download an aadhar card. You can download Aadhar card by Aadhar number, by Enrolment ID or by Virtual ID.
- Fill the details and check the box “I want a masked Aadhar”.
- Fill the captcha and click on “send OTP” OR “Enter a TOTP” and verify it.
- Click on “download aadhar” and masked Aadhar card pdf will download easily.
By this method, Masked aadhar card can be download easily.