States and other organisations are urged by the UIDAI to verify IDs before accepting Aadhaar.

Unique Identification Authority of India (UDI) urges state governments to verify the identity document . The statement also reiterates the position that any 12-digit number is not an Aadhar .

In a statement released on Thursday, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has urged state governments and entities to verify Aadhaar before accepting it in the physical or electronic form to check its misuse, and has requested that the states provide the necessary guidance so that when Aadhaar is presented as a proof of identity, the concerned entity uses it as an identity document, and it prohibits unscrupulous parties and anti-social groups from submitting Aadhaar.It also improves usage hygiene and reiterates UIDAI's position that any 12-digit number is not an Aadhaar.According to the statement, tampering with Aadhaar documents can be detected by offline verification, and tampering is punishable by Section 35 of the Aadhaar Act, and the Aadhaar QR code scanner is free to use on all Aadhaar forms, according to the statement.Aadhaar is now approved for around 1,000 government programs, and UIDAI is in active discussions with states to use the Aadhaar platform in

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