Aadhaar Card offers various features and benefits to the citizens of India, and an electronic signature is one among them. An E-signature is cryptographically designed to hold the same value as that of a manual signature and avoid fraudulent activities.
E-signature lets the user sign the documents digitally, especially during online form and application procedures and eliminating the additional paperwork. The user will have to get Aadhaar signature verification to enable the e-sign Aadhaar feature.
If your Aadhaar card signature is not verified, you can contact the below-mentioned certifying authorities registered under CCA (Controller of Certifying Authorities). The objective of these certifying authorities is to ensure that there are no fraudulent activities carried out in this e-sign Aadhaar feature. Therefore, a reliable method has been set up by CCA that involves user authentication.
To use your Aadhaar e-signature, you will have to use your UIDAI ID (Aadhaar card number), and Aadhaar card linked mobile number. A KYC enabled OTP will be sent to you, upon which the certifying authorities will issue the cryptographically designed Aadhaar e-signature.
The three certifying authorities by NSDL e-Gov are -
Follow these quick and simple steps to validate the signature in the Aadhaar card using a mobile -
Step 1: Visit the Google Play Store or App Store to install the mAadhaar app.
Step 2: An OTP will be sent on your registered mobile number.
Step 3: Enter the OTP to start the installation process of the mAadhaar app on your android and iOS devices.
Step 4: Open the mAadhaar app to create an account. Mention relevant details to complete your profile.
Step 5: Enter your 12-digit Aadhaar card number.
Step 6: Scan the QR code.
Step 7: After the OR code is scanned, the user will be able to see its demographic and other details like photographs on the mobile.
Step 8: Download the e-Aadhaar card to validate the signature in the Aadhaar card.
Follow the below-mentioned steps for Aadhaar signature verification using Adobe reader -
Step 1: Open the UIDAI resident portal to download an e-copy of the Aadhaar card.
Step 2: Click on the ‘Validity Unknown’ tab and then select the ‘ Validate Signature’ option.
Step 3: A new screen will display the current status of signature validation; select ‘Signature Properties’.
Step 4: In case the signature is not verified in the Aadhaar card, select the ‘Show Certificate’ option.
Step 5: Authenticate NIC sub-CA for NIC 2011 (National Informatics Centre) for the certification path by clicking on the ‘Trust’ option.
Step 6: Select ‘Add to Trusted Identities’ and click on ‘OK’ to continue the procedure.
Step 7: Select ‘Use this certificate as a trusted root’ option and double click on ‘OK’ to close both windows.
Step 8: Lastly, click on ‘Validate Signature’ to validate the signature in the Aadhaar card.
**Note - National Informatics Centre (NIC sub-CA for NIC 2011) is the owner of the digital certificate issued during the e-signature of the Aadhaar card.
There are various benefits of Aadhaar signature verification that one can avail of after validating their e-sign.
The e-sign Aadhaar feature ensures the confidentiality and privacy of the information provided by the Aadhaar card user. The validating process does not require the entire document.
The e-sign Aadhaar feature offers multiple authentication methods like biometrics, OTP, etc., as per the comfort and convenience of the user.
The Aadhaar signature verification process is online managed and governed under CCA to avoid the hassle and stress of visiting the office of NSDL e-Gov.
The documentation process can be completed online using multiple authentication methods, eliminating the stress and hassle of the physical submission of documents.
The validated Aadhaar signature is accepted in all legal paperwork.
The physical copy of the Aadhaar card does not have a signature encrypted on it. The e-signature information is stored and protected in the database of UIDAI.
The Aadhaar digital signature refers to the cryptographic design of the signature used to sign the digital documents. The digital signature is authenticated with the Aadhaar card information and, therefore, can be used for legal documents.
The Aadhaar based e-sign is a digitally encrypted design of the signature of an Aadhaar card user used for signing digital documents.
You can change your signature on the Aadhaar card via online and offline procedures.
The Aadhaar card user will have a verified signature after the digital associate certificate is validated.