UIDAI has provided the facility to lock and unlock the Aadhaar number.
The need of Aadhaar card is increasing day by day. Its need has increased the most in government schemes, banks. If you have to transfer money then it is not possible without Adhaar Card.
Lock-unlock facility for Aadhaar number
To avoid banking and financial frauds, UIDAI has provided the facility of Aadhaar card holders to lock and unlock Aadhaar online. To strengthen the data security and privacy of Aadhaar card holders, UIDAI has provided the facility to lock and unlock the Aadhaar number. Once you use this facility, fraudsters will never be cheated with your Aadhaar card. The reason for this is that it will require a virtual ID to authenticate, which is held by the Aadhaar card holders. Which can prevent its misuse.
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Card holders need a 16-digit virtual ID to lock someone’s Aadhaar card. This is necessary to lock the Aadhaar card. If you do not have a 16-digit virtual ID, you can get it by sending an SMS on 1947.
Know how to lock Aadhaar card via SMS
First of all, you have to send a GETOTP SMS to 1947 from your registered mobile number. After this, an OTP will come on your mobile number. This OTP will have to be sent to the 1947 number again by writing the LOCKUID Aadhaar number. After this, your Aadhaar number will be locked and in case of loss it will not be misused in any way.
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Know how to unlock
If you want to unlock the Aadhaar number, then for this you will have to send an SMS from your registered mobile number. For this you will need a virtual ID. You will have to SMS the last 6 digits of GETOTP space and virtual ID to 1947 from your registered mobile number. Now after OTP arrives, again you have to message the last 6 digits of UNLOCKUID virtual ID and writing OTP on 1947. After this your Aadhar card will be unlocked.