Various reformative steps have been taken by the government of India to digitalize the country. Many options have been provided to do online transactions like Google pay, BHIM, Tez all were a step towards a cashless environment. The biggest problem the people faced while doing online transactions that there was no source to make their identity to be protected from hackers. To solve the issue the government came with an option to link adhaar from their ID on the application and can work smoothly, again a problem which arose that linking adhaar no. From the ID resulted in the leakage of information and thereby affecting their saving bank accounts. The government came with a solution to this which is ADHAAR VIRTUAL ID. Adhaar virtual ID is a unique ID which a person can create by entering some basic information and protect himself from providing with adhaar no. Everywhere and open the gates for the hackers.
ADHAAR VIRTUAL ID came with various features listed as follows:
- That the person is not required to provide his adhaar no. Everywhere to complete e-KYC of various companies.
- It’s a virtual ID and a person if need can generate a new one. The old shall remain valid until a new one is generated.
- A person if not able to create a virtual ID then can prove adhaar no. There is no compulsion of providing with adhaar virtual id only.
- It is a need-based authentication (i.e., it needs only limited information of the user) thereby lessening up the difficulties.
How to Generate Virtual Id:
This 16 digits unique identification no. Can be generated in these few easy steps:
Step 1- log on UIDAI website (www.uidai.gov.in)
Step 2- after the website opens, click on “VIRTUAL ID Generator”
Step 3- provide with your adhaar no. And other details which is required.
Step 4- an OTP shall be sent on your registered mobile no.
Step 5- after the OTP is entered, the user shall be provided with two options (either to generate a new virtual id or to retrieve the new one in case that is been misplaced by the user)
Everything which is provided to us by the government has the significance which can protect us from various cyber crimes. More the country is heading towards digitalization, more crimes are taking place and as a solution to this the facility of creating this unique identification id is provided. The companies dealing with public money requires a KYC to be completed by the customer. Now in case the customer is not in the favour of providing the adhaar no. One can provide ADHAAR VIRTUAL ID and that is so acceptable by the companies’ equivalent to adhaar. Adhaar virtual Id is a step towards not only digital India but also Safe India.