Aadhaar is a 12 digit unique identification number, issued to all citizens of India. You have to link Aadhaar with Bank account by December 31st 2017 and Aadhaar with PAN by March 31st 2018. You also have to link Aadhaar with Insurance plans and Aadhaar with mutual funds. It is mandatory to link Aadhaar with LPG gas connection, to receive LPG subsidy benefits, offered by the Government of India.
If you are linking Aadhaar to mobile, PAN, Bank account, Insurance plans, mutual funds, LPG and pension plans, you also have to protect it. Have you protected your Aadhaar from misuse?
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Worried about Aadhaar misuse? UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) has an online service to show you, when and where Aadhaar card was used. Your mobile number must be linked to Aadhaar to make use of this facility. Aadhaar must be linked to mobile number to generate the OTP (One Time Password).
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Aadhaar is very safe and your biometric details will not be leaked. Still....it would be wise to protect biometric details. The Aadhaar biometric locking system allows you to lock and temporarily unlock your biometrics.
After your Aadhaar is locked, it cannot be used for any biometric-based authentication.
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You have locked the Aadhaar. What if you want to authenticate an Aadhaar-based KYC at a later time? Simply unblock the biometrics which results in temporarily unlocking the biometrics, which leaves it usable for a period of 10 minutes. Your biometrics are automatically blocked after 10 minutes.
Use the biometric locking system with care to prevent denial of authentication services.
Aadhaar is very important and biometric details must be protected. With Aadhaar enabled payments taking off, make sure your Aadhaar is not misused. Be Wise, Get Rich.
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