Friday, April 20, 2018

UIDAI Updates Aadhar QR code for offline verification

UIDAI has introduced an new updated 'QR code' on Aadhar card which will now have details like name, address, photo, and date of birth.Earlier Photograph was not embeded in QR code .For  offline user verification can be done  without  providing the 12-digit aadhar number. number.

This would be especially handy for establishing the identity with non-statutory entities, say, the likes of online shopping portals when delivering goods.

Aadhaar holders can download and print their biometric ID with the QR code from the website of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) or its mobile app.
A QR code is a form of barcode label which contains machine-readable information.
Users can manually blacken the Aadhaar number and use the printout with the new QR code for establishing their identity, offline too.

For example, when an online shopping delivery delivers the item and  delivery man asks for ID, Aadhaar holder can show him the printed QR code which when scanned (through an updated QR code reader on Aadhaar site) would read non-sensitive information.With this name, address, date of birth and photo, can be feteched and thus easily identity, It will also ensure that Aadhaar holder is genuine and not using any tampered ID documents.

Ajay Bhushan Pandey, CEO of Aadhaar-issuing body UIDAI, said: "The offline QR code is a landmark development which will allow everyone to establish their identity through offline verification without giving out Aadhaar number".
He added: "Only in those places where Aadhaar number is required under the law including banks, telecom companies, or for availing subsidies, one will have to go through the authentication process.