Progressing with the digital India campaign, now you can carry your Aadhaar information within your smartphone by creating a profile on the new mAadhaar App. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) recently said, “Carry your Aadhaar on your mobile. Use the #mAadhaar app to import your Aadhaar profile on your smartphone. You can also add the profile of your family member having the same Aadhaar registered mobile number.”
To make the app user-friendly, they have made it very easy to create a profile on the app and transfer the information.
Here is your 5 pointer guide on how to do so:
- Step 1: Take your Aadhaar card letter or e-Aadhaar card and scan the QR code printed in it.
Or, input your Aadhaar card number.
- Step 2: An OTP or one-time password will be sent to your mobile.
- Step 3: The app will auto feed this OTP.
- Step 4: Tap on ‘Verify’.
- Step 5: Your Aadhaar card number is now on your mobile.
This mAadhaar App can be used as a valid identity proof for air and rail travels. It also allows for biometric locking and unlocking of the personal data of Aadhaar card holders – either unlock it (temporarily) or disable the locking system. The app remains locked after a user enables the locking system till he/she chooses to either disable or unlock the locking system.