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Aadhaar card printed on paper valid, clarifies UIDAI

Aadhaar card printed on paper valid, clarifies UIDAI

New Delhi: The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on Sunday cautioned against unscrupulous entities charging anywhere between Rs 50-200 for a plastic Aadhaar card.

It emphasised that paper-printed Aadhaar is “perfectly valid” and there is no concept such as smart or plastic card. Warning the public not to fall for such ploys, UIDAI said the Aadhaar letter or its cutaway portion or a downloaded version of the Aadhaar on ordinary paper is valid for all uses.

“…If a person has a paper Aadhaar card, there is absolutely no need to get his/her Aadhaar card laminated or obtain a plastic Aadhaar card or so called SMART Aadhaar card by paying money,” Ajay Bhushan Pandey, CEO of UIDAI, said in a statement.