In the recent years, there was a news that the government of India was trying to make Aadhaar card mandatory and Indian citizen without Aadhaar card would not be able to acquire commodities like cooking gas, cellular connections etc. However, the latest apex court ruling states that Aadhaar card should not be made mandatory under any circumstances.
However, today, there are certain government and private institution that has made Aadhaar card mandatory to avail their services. For example, one cannot acquire a new gas connection and its subsidy without an Aadhaar card, in the same way, a person cannot open a new bank account without possessing an Aadhaar card. Therefore, to be simple, an Indian citizen should possess an Aadhaar card.
The recent development from the Aadhaar card issuing authority UIDAI was the introduction of the all new mAadhaar app that could enable the user download the Aadhaar card to their Smartphone, therefore, allowing the user to avoid carrying the hard copy of Aadhaar card with them. Here is everything you need to know about the app and procedure to grab the app. Before going into the steps to download the mAadhaar app, here is some of the major advantages of mAadhaar app.
Advantages of having an Aadhaar card
- The cardholder does not have to carry all the documents in his/her hands as the Aadhaar card holds almost every personal information of the cardholder
- Availing services from both government and private institution have been made easy if an Aadhaar card is submitted as an identity proof or address proof
- There are apps that are officially tagged by the government that would allow the cardholder to download the Aadhaar card into them, allowing the cardholder to avoid carrying around the hard copy of Aadhaar card in hand.
- To avail provident fund and the pension from the state or central government, Aadhaar card could help you.
The systematic procedure of downloading Aadhaar card to your Smartphone
There are several apps available on the Google Play Store that could allow you to download the Aadhaar card to your Smartphone. However, there is only one official app certified by the UIDAI. The mAadhaar app. We recommend you to download and use this app only.
Step 1: Pick up your Smartphone
Step 2: Open the Google Play Store on your device and search for “mAadhaar” app or click here to download the app directly https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=in.gov.uidai.mAadhaarPlus&hl=en_IN
Step 3: Once, the app is installed, open the app and agree to the terms and conditions of the app. Confirm to agree to the terms and conditions.
Step 4: On the next page in the app, you would be asked to generate a 4-digit password. Generate this password by inputting all the required details.
Step 5: Now on the next page, enter the Aadhaar card number or simply scan the QR code in the Aadhaar card by clicking the scan QR option.
Step 6: Once, the Aadhaar card linking is initiated; you would receive an OTP on your Aadhaar registered mobile number. Enter this OTP and verify to complete the linking procedure.
Step 7: if the verification is completed successfully, you would be redirected to a page that would prompt you to enter the password created in the “step 4” enter this password
Step 8: Once, the password matches the records; you could access all your Aadhaar card details through the app at the same time download the Aadhaar card using the download option.
You would have noticed above that I have mentioned that the user could access all the Aadhaar details through the mAadhaar app, yes, it is true, and you could access the biometric settings in your Aadhaar card through this app.
The mAadhaar app could be one of the most innovative apps from the UIDAI as it helps any user with a Smartphone to avoid carrying hard copies of their Aadhaar card in hand. However, we recommend not sharing the password of your mAadhaar app with anyone.