UIDAI Warns Agencies Printing Plastic Aadhaar Cards - Aadhaar Printed on Paper is more than valid

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has warned those online as well as offline unauthorized agencies who are taking orders of printing customer's Aadhaar Card on plastic card calling it as smart card.

UIDAI Warns Agencies Printing Plastic Aadhaar Cards - Aadhaar Printed on Paper is more than valid

e-Aadhaar Card Copy downloaded from UIDAI Website can be printed on normal paper even in black and white will be valid as original card. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) also cleared that there is no concept like plastic card or smart card in Aadhaar Card and it is unnecessary.

UIDAI has also advised people not to share their personal details with such unauthorized agencies who are printing Aadhaar Card in PVC Plastic, instead you can take printout of the downloaded e-Aadhaar Card on normal paper whether it may be color or black and white it will be accepted as a valid original Aadhaar Card for all purposes. Also if a person has Aadhaar Printed on normal paper there is no need to get it laminated by paying money.

Several such agencies who print Aadhaar Card on plastic card calling it as smartcard as changing anywhere between Rs.50/- to Rs.200/- or more for printing.

Unauthorized agencies who are collecting such information for unauthorized printing of Aadhaar Card will be charged under criminal offence punishable with imprisonment under the IPC and, also, Chapter VI of The Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016.”

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