Saturday, June 30, 2018

Virtual Identity (VID) Provides More Secure Layer To The Aadhaar Card

By Jitendra Indave On Saturday, June 30, 2018

     Last time, In the month of January 2018, there was a report of leaking of Aadhar card data. The user could easily search data just by entering query “Mera aadhar meri pehchan” in the Google. As result, thousands of records details were available on the screen. There is more than one billion users record in Aadhaar database which consists of biometric information of the citizen of India. Such leaked information can be used to open a bank account, to get a bank loan, to purchase mobile SIM card or for any illegal activity. Anything illegal can happen without acknowledgment of actual Aadhar card holder. Such cases may lead to a serious issue in the term of financial for the Aadhaar card holder.

     To overcome on it the Indian government is going to implement new security layer called virtual Identity (VID) from 1st July 2018 across the country. The new 16 digits alternative number series will be used as Aadhaar number. The cardholder doesn’t need to provide his original. The reserve bank of India, already given instructions to the banks to make necessary changes in their system to implement virtual identity system up to 30 June 2018. It is confirmed that from 1st July 2018 Virtual ID system will come into effect. The virtual id is sixteen digit computer generated code. It can be generated any numbers of time. But it will be valid for the certain time period. After that, It will not be a valid number. The virtual id code can be generated using authorized UIDAI portal, aadhar enrollment center or m-Aadhar app. To generate virtual id you should have Aadhaar number and mobile number.

Here is the step by step process to create Virtual ID

Go to the official website
Enter Aadhaar Number
Enter security code and click on "Send OTP".
Enter received OTP. Make sure generate VID is selected
Soon, within a minute you will receive your Virtual Identity in the registered mobile number.   


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