The Unique Identification Authority of India (AIDS), which issued the Aadhaar number, has launched a beta version to create a virtual ID (VID).
New arrangements have come into effect from today regarding base and passport. Changing some rules or new rules will apply only from June 1. Learn about them –
No need to provide Aadhaar number:
From today you do not have to give your 12 digit base number to anyone. Instead of generating a virtual number, you will be able to make any official verification. Giving a base number kept the risk of exposing private information.
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), which issued the Aadhaar number, has launched a beta version to create a virtual ID (VID). From 1 June 2018, any kind of service providers will accept this VID instead of Aadhaar number.
Address proof will not be included in the passport:
According to the Ministry of External Affairs’ guidelines, the address details will not be available on the last page of the passport booklet from June 1. There will be a barcode in place of this, which can be scanned by the officials to gather information. However, these details will be on the new series of passport booklets. Until the old booklet stock is available near the Regional Passport Office, the address will be written on the last page. But it will no longer be used as proof of address.
UIDAI extended a deadline for virtual ID system
UIDAI has extended the deadline for accepting the virtual system for banks and telecom companies and accepting it instead of one month to July one. The objective of Virtual ID is to provide users with this option that they do not have to give their Aadhaar number at the time of certification. The issuing UIDAI had earlier said that it will be mandatory for all the agencies to accept a virtual ID from June 2018.
UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey said that we are ready for this. However, agencies need more time to adopt a new system. So we have given them time till July 1. In January this year, while addressing the concerns related to personal privacy, the Indian Unique Identification Authority had announced the introduction of the virtual system. Through this system, any Aadhaar card holder will be able to withdraw the virtual ID from his website and will be able to use it for various identification purposes.
By:- Abhay kushwaha