Government issued new rule for Aadhaar verification

The government has issued a new rule regarding Aadhaar Verification. This new rule is related to offline verification of Aadhaar. Now under the new rule, you will be able to verify your Aadhaar offline or without any internet or online.

Now you will have to provide a digitally signed document for verification. This digitally signed document should be issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the government body of Aadhaar.

The government notified the Aadhaar (Authentication and Offline Verification) Regulations, 2021 (Regulations) on 8 November 2021 and published them on the official website on 9 November 2021. These rules lay down the detailed process for offline verification of Aadhaar for e-KYC. Here KYC stands for ‘Know the Customer’ which will be completely electronic. Hence its name has been given as e-KYC.

Types of Offline Aadhaar Verification

As per the rules, UIDAI will provide the following types of offline verification services.

  • QR code verification
  • Aadhar Paperless Offline E-KYC Verification
  • E-Aadhaar Verification
  • Offline paper based verification

Aadhar Verification Methods
There are many other existing systems for online Aadhaar verification. Following are the various methods of Aadhaar Verification which are present along with offline options:

  • demographic authentication
  • One-time PIN based authentication
  • biometric based authentication
  • multi factor authentication

Government has made Aadhaar Verification E-KYC process more convenient through offline or online mode. Authorized agencies verifying Aadhaar data can choose any suitable authentication mode and can also opt for multi-factor authentication to enhance security.