Unique Identification Authority of India notifies Aadhaar (Authentication and Offline Verification) (First Amendment) Regulations, 2022

Unique Identification Authority of India notifies Aadhaar (Authentication and Offline Verification) (First Amendment) Regulations, 2022

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) notified the Aadhaar (Authentication and Offline Verification) (First Amendment) Regulations, 2022.

The Unique Identification Authority of India made the regulations to further amend the Aadhaar (Authentication and Offline Verification) Regulations, 2021 (No.2 of 2021).

Insertions in the regulation

The notification stated the insertion of certain regulations as; Insertion of new Regulation 2(1)(ab) -“Aadhaar Letter” after Regulation 2(1)(aa) of the Aadhaar (Authentication and Offline Verification) Regulations, 2021; Insertion of new Regulation 2(1)(bd) “Aadhaar PVC Card”  after Regulation 2(1)(bc); Insertion of new Regulation 2(1)(ib) “Digital signature” and Regulation 2(1)(ic) “e-Aadhaar” after Regulation 2(1)(ia); Insertion of new Regulation 2(1)(la) “mAadhaar” after Regulation 2(1)(l); Insertion of new Regulation 16B “Manner of voluntary use of Aadhaar number” and Regulation 16C “Conditions for accepting an Aadhaar number as proof of identity of the Aadhaar number holder” after Regulation 16A of the Aadhaar (Authentication and Offline Verification) Regulations, 2021.

As per the notification mAadhaar is the official mobile application developed by the Authority to provide an interface to Aadhaar Number holders to carry their Aadhaar details as registered with CIDR which inter alia includes Aadhaar number along with demographic information and photograph of the Aadhaar number holder.

Conditions 

The notification stated that no offline Verification Seeking Entity shall accept Aadhaar number, in physical or electronic form (without authentication), as a proof of identity for a lawful purpose, without first verifying the digital signature of the Authority as provided in the Aadhaar secure QR Code on Aadhaar Letter or e-Aadhaar or m-Aadhaar or Aadhaar Paperless Offline e-KYC (XML), as the case may be and;

No requesting entity shall accept Aadhaar number as a proof of identity of the Aadhaar number holder, in electronic form by way of authentication, unless it is for a lawful purpose which is in conformity with the relevant provisions of the Act and only with the informed consent of the Aadhaar number holder and in a manner as provided in these Aadhaar (Authentication and Offline Verification) Regulations, 2021.

Title: Aadhaar (authentication and offline verification) (first amendment) regulations, 2022 (no. 01 of 2022)

Citation: No. K-11020/240/2021/Auth/UIDAI (No. 01 of 2022)

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