- To use the 'mAadhaar' app, a registered mobile number is a must
- The app is currently available for Android users only
- It is developed by Unique Identification Authority of India
However, this is a beta version of the app and some of the services will only be applicable after subsequent updates.
The app comes with a biometric locking/unlocking feature to secure the personal data. Once a user enables the locking system, the app remains locked till he/she chooses to either Unlock it (which is temporary) or disable the locking system. It also has a "TOTP generation" (Time-based One-Time Password) process which can be used instead of SMS based OTP.
From July 1, PAN-Aadhaar linking 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 assessees.