What is Plastic Aadhaar ? why UIDAI bans it? FAQ on Plastic Aadhaar

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What is Plastic Aadhaar ?

It is a plastic card made of PVC material (a tough plastic) in which one’s adhaar data is printed, which looks like laminated Driving licence / college id card / employee card  and compact enough to fit inside the pouch similar to credit card or Pan card size.

Plastic or PVC Aadhaar Smart Card is not usable:

UIDAI  the government agency for Aadhaar Authority has warned public not to use “Plastic Aadhaar”  as it is not usable and prone to data theft.  News source: Plastic or PVC Aadhaar Smart Card is not usable- UIDAI

Why UIDIA bans plastic Aadhaar card printing?

Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) asked citizens to stay away frm vendors or outlets that make plastic Aadhaar card or PVC smart cards as it is unusable. This is due to unauthorised printing of QR codes on the card at these shops which makes the card dysfunctional.

Elements who are printing Aadhaar on a plastic/PVC sheet and charging anywhere between Rs 50 and Rs 300 or more.

Aadhaar UIDAI reiterates Aadhaar letter or its cutaway portion, downloaded versions of Aadhaar on ordinary paper, mAadhaar are perfectly valid and

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