Recently, Aadhaar card has been made the most essential government identification proof, which is required for proving one’s identity. Government is keen in making sure that, each and every individual in India is having their own aadhaar card. The officials has requested all the citizens to register for their aadhaar card, in their nearest aadhaar enrolment centre. Individual can take their documents and walk in to their nearest aadhaar enrolment centre and register for aadhaar card, which will be delivered to them in approximately two weeks time.
Once we receive the aadha card, we have to make sure that the aadhaar information is safe and secure, since these informations are crucial, for each and every individual. While we register for the aadhaar card, we provide biometric informations like fingerprint scan and retinal scan, in order to prove our identity. And with the help of this biometric information, we can also avail other aadhaar based services. Like we can use Aadhaar card for availing SIM card, Gas connection, etc. During this, the company can get our biometric details, so that they can process the information quickly and speeds up the KYC verification.
Since we are using our aadhaar card in many places, we can secure the aadhaar card details, so that we reduce the chance of mishandling. We can avoid mishandling by simply locking the biometric data that is stored in UIDAI servers. This data can be unlocked, whenever you need to access them personally.
In this article, we are going to let you know the step by step procedure for locking and unlocking your biometric information in the UIDAI website.
Procedure for Locking and Unlocking Biometric Information:
Step 1: Visit the UIDAI official website: https://resident.uidai.gov.in/biometric-lock
Step 2: In this page, click on the ‘Aadhaar Services’ tab. Below this page, login using your 12 digit aadhaar number and enter the verification code given.
Step 3: After entering the details, you will receive your OTP in your registered mobile number.
Step 4: Enter the OTP and you will be redirected to another page and in this page you will find an option ‘Enable Biometric locking’.
Step 5: Click on ‘Enable’, once you have checked the option, in the checkbox provided.
Step 6: After this, your biometric information are secure.
Step 7: If you wish to unlock your biometric information, you have to visit this page and uncheck the ‘Enable Biometric locking’, after which you can choose the option ‘Disable’.
Step 8: Once this is done, your biometric information are ready to be accessed.
Since this is a simple procedure, your information can be secured with one simple click, in this official website.