Srinagar, May 29 (ANH): The central government on Sunday withdrew its press note cautioning citizens on sharing Aadhar card details with any organisation to prevent misuse. In a new press release, the government cited possibility of ‘misinterpretation’ as a reason to withdraw it.
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Further, Aadhaar holders are only advised to exercise normal prudence in using and sharing it, the notice issued by the Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology said.
“This is in pursuant of the Press Release dated 27 May 2022 by the Bengaluru Regional Office, UIDAI,” the Ministry of Electronics & IT said today.
“It is learnt that it was issued by them in the context of an attempt to misuse a photoshopped Aadhaar card. The release advised the people to not to share photocopy of their Aadhaar with any organization because it can be misused. Alternatively, a masked Aadhaar which displays only the last 4 digits of Aadhaar number, can be used,” the statement read.
It added, “In view of the possibility of the misinterpretation of the Press Release, the same stands withdrawn with immediate effect.”
Earlier, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) had asked citizens to only share masked copies of their Aadhaar cards to prevent misuse.