Aadhar card issued by the UIDAI is an important document for Indian people. It is used for KYC, photo identity proof and availing so many government benefits.
However, carrying the Aadhar card is risky as it contains the 12 digit Aadhar card number which is most sensitive. If the card is misplaced or stolen, we are afraid that this number can be misused without our information.
The most threat is that by any loophole in the system, our hard-earned money can be stolen from the bank account. The reason is that bank accounts are mandatorily linked with Aadhar.
But there is no need to be afraid as the UIDAI has come up with a new feature which is called ‘Masked Aadhar’. A masked Aadhar card contains all the demographic information like name, date of birth, address, photograph and QR code. The difference is that only the last four digits of Aadhar number are visible whereas the remaining digits are shown as crossed.
This masked Aadhar card can be used as photo-identity proof at all places where there is no need for showing our Aadhar card number. Only for getting the subsidy and availing other government schemes, we will have to carry regular Aadhar card.
We can, easily, download the masked Aadhar card by visiting the official website of UIDAI.
So why carry regular Aadhar card if we have the option of Masked Aadhar card! It is a great way to strengthen the security of our identity and to avoid getting data theft.