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Now, Carry Your Aadhaar On Mobile, Take Help Of This Just launched App!

न्यूज़ वर्ल्ड इंडिया | 0
| July 20 , 2017 , 12:29 IST

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has just launched the mAadhaar app for syncing Aadhaar data on your smartphone.

Users of this mAadhaar app will have all the details of Aadhaar card in their smartphones.

Information like name, date of birth, gender and address along with the user's photograph (that is linked with Aadhaar card) will be available in the app.

The app is currently available for Android only. "LAUNCHING #mAadhaar- Carry your Aadhaar on your Mobile.

 The android app from UIDAI is now available on Google Play," a tweet from Aadhaar's verified account stated.

UIDAI has said that the app is currently in beta mode which means that users may encounter bugs and issues. Some of the services will only be applicable after subsequent updates, it added. mAadhaar also has a "Time-based One-Time Password (TOTP)" feature that can be used instead of SMS (short messaging service)-based OTP (one-time password).

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From July 1, linking of PAN and Aadhaar had been made mandatory for filing income tax returns (ITRs) and obtaining a new Permanent Account Number (PAN). While Aadhaar is issued by the UIDAI to a resident of India, PAN is a 10-digit alphanumeric number allotted by the Income Tax department to a person, firm or entity. The tax department has in the past few months used multiple platforms to ensure linking of Aadhaar with PAN by assesses.