Currently, Aadhar card is one such card which is necessary for almost every important work. Many government schemes are not available without Aadhar card, so nowadays you have to show Aadhar card at every necessary place to register your identity. Aadhar card has now become an important part of life but have you ever thought that if you give photocopy of Aadhar card or give your Aadhar number to prove your identity then can it be misused?
Aadhaar number is used in many places
Support is used if you want to open a bank account, travel somewhere, book a ticket, for any government service, stay in a hotel, join a job, etc. In such a situation, people also give their Aadhaar number to many agents. Also, sometimes a photocopy of the Aadhar card is required. In such a situation, some people also take the risk of misuse of Aadhaar number. However, let us tell you that giving Aadhaar number cannot be misused.
According to UIDAI, no one can harm you just by knowing your Aadhaar number. It is like any other identity document like passport, voter id, pan card, ration card, driving license etc which you are using with service provider for many years.
Instead the Aadhar card can be instantly verified for identification and is therefore more reliable. As per the Aadhar Act 2016, Aadhar card can be authenticated in physical or electronic form or in offline verification. Verification is done by fingerprint, iris scan, OTP authentication and QR code etc.
In such a situation, if you use support to prove your identity, then it is almost impossible to copy it. People are freely giving other identity documents like passport, voter id, pan card, ration card, driving license etc. Where fraud takes place, law enforcement agencies act in accordance with the law. The same logic applies on this basis as well.
In fact, Aadhaar is more secure than many other identity documents because unlike other IDs, Aadhaar can be verified instantly by biometric and OTP authentication and QR codes. In addition, the Aadhaar Act, 2016 provides for severe punishment, including fine and jail, whenever any person misuses your Aadhaar number or tries to harm you.