Aadhaar is a 12 digit unique identification number issued by the UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) for every Indian on behalf of the Indian Government. The Aadhaar card can be availed by every individual and it serves as both identification and residential proofs.
Once people are done with the application process, they can print their Aadhaar card online.
How to Download Aadhaar Card Online?
The process of downloading the Aadhaar card online is very simple. You will need a computer and an internet connection for the same. To download the card, you will also need your enrolment number or Aadhaar number.
Mentioned below are a few steps that you can follow to download your e-Aadhaar card:
- Visit the e-Aadhaar website.
- Choose ‘Enrolment ID’ or ‘Aadhaar’.
- Enter your Aadhaar number or Enrolment ID and other details such as name, PIN code, mobile number, etc.
- Click on ‘Get One Time Password’.
- You will receive the password on your phone via a text message.
- Input the OTP and click on ‘Validate and Download’.
- The e-Aadhaar card will be downloaded on your computer.
To open the e-Aadhaar card, you will have to enter a password as the file is password protected. This password will be your PIN Code.
How to Print Aadhar Card?
Once you download the e-Aadhaar Card, you can print it. To print your card, you have to first open the downloaded file using the Acrobat Reader in pdf format. After the file is opened, you can print via CTRL+P (the shortcut for print command) or by clicking on the ‘Print’ option present on the ‘File’ menu of Acrobat Reader.
If you do not have a printer, you can copy the downloaded file on a pen drive and visit any cyber cafe or printing office and get the file printed.
The process of printing an original and a duplicate Aadhaar card online is the same. If you have lost your Aadhaar card, then you can print a duplicate card by following the steps mentioned above. If you do not remember your Aadhaar number and Enrolment ID, you can get it online on the website of UIDAI.
News About Aadhaar Card Download
BSNL implements Aadhar verification for SIM cards in Maharashtra
BSNL has introduced Aadhaar-based eKYC verification for SIM cards in the state of Maharashtra. This follows the implementation of the scheme in the Mysore circle. The company announced this through a tweet on 25th November. In the same month, Telenor has already implemented Aadhaar verification for SIM cards in 6 circles, totalling 700 stores. In the month of August, Vodafone, Idea, Airtel, and Reliance had implemented the scheme across its outlets.
The framework for the scheme was supported by the Department of Telecommunication (DoT). According to the system, customers of prepaid or postpaid SIM cards can get these activated instantly at an authorised Point of Sale (PoS) outlet when they submit their Aadhar card as identity proof. The customer’s signature can be substituted by biometrics using verification technology, such as fingerprint scanner and Iris detectors.
DoT has also advised all telecom operators to keep track of the addresses of the outlets where Aadhar verification is done. They also have to maintain the codes of all PoS machines and the Aadhar card details of the salesmen. This information will be utilized by the telecom operator when they receive a request for customer enrolment.
2nd December 2016