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Having an Aadhaar card is now a mandatory requirement. Read on to know how you can lock or unlock your Aadhaar number.
The UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) is a government institution responsible for providing Aadhaar cards to the Indian Citizens. Apart from providing the unique identification number and the Aadhaar card, it is also responsible for upgrading various features and facilities offered by Aadhaar Card. One of the newest features offered by the Aadhaar Card is that now you can Lock and unlock your Aadhaar Card Number. The introduction of this feature by the authority is taking one step ahead towards strengthening the security and privacy of the Aadhaar card and its holders. Let us understand how the LOCK feature of Aadhaar number is beneficial and its benefits.
Now-a-days, with technological advancement, there is ample opportunity for identity theft. Just with a click of a button, any person can hack your Aadhaar details and use it inappropriately. So, in order to stop such malicious activities, the Unique Identification Authority of India has introduced the LOCK feature on every Aadhaar number. Putting a Lock on your Aadhaar Number will ensure that no malicious activity like changing of Aadhaar details such as Name, Date of Birth, Biometric details etc. cannot be carried out. This thus bars each and every one from performing any authentication tasks based on Aadhaar Number. In case you want to perform authentication of your KYC, you first need to unlock your Aadhaar Number.
Before undertaking the task of putting a lock on your Aadhaar Number, there are certain key highlights that you need to pay attention to. They are as follows:
Before understanding how to lock your Aadhaar number, let us first see how to generate 16-digit virtual ID number:
Let us now understand with the help of step-by-step guide, the ways of locking your Aadhaar Number.
If you do not have access to the internet or do not know how to operate internet, but want to lock your Aadhaar number, don’t worry! You can now easily lock your Aadhaar Number within minutes with the help of your mobile phone. By sending an SMS, you can easily lock your Aadhaar number. Following is a step-by-step guide to lock your Aadhaar number through SMS facility: