MeitY notifies on verification of Aadhaar before accepting it as proof of identity

Nov 24, 2022 | by TeamLease RegTech Legal Research Team

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Industry Specific ComplianceThe Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) on November 24, 2022, notified that before accepting an Aadhaar either in physical or electronic form for establishing the identity of an individual, entities should verify the Aadhaar.

It is stated the state governments emphasize the need for verification before usage, and has urged the states to give necessary direction so that whenever Aadhaar is submitted as a proof of identity – authentication/verification of the resident is performed by the concerned entity using Aadhaar as an identity document.

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has also issued circulars addressing requesting entities, authorized to do authentication/verification, and other entities emphasizing the necessity of verification and specifying the protocol to be followed.


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