The government made a plan to give Indian residents a unique identity a decade ago. UIDAI, the body authorized to carry out this task, has generated Aadhaar card for more than 123 crore residents of India as per the data published on its website. The government asked people to link their Aadhaar cards with a number of services and instruments to expedite and improve the service delivery mechanism which was challenged in the apex court on account of privacy infringement. In an answer to these calls, UIDAI has come up with masked Aadhaar.
What is Masked Aadhaar?
Masked Aadhaar is similar to a regular Aadhaar with a difference that the Aadhaar number is partially hidden. Only last four digits of the Aadhaar number are visible and the rest are crossed. Other details in the Aadhaar card remains the same such as the name, date of birth, gender, address and the QR code. You can download Aadhaar card quite easily online.