26 Mar, 2017 11:14p.m.

Aadhaar to be mandatory for mobile connection

After making Aadhaar mandatory for filing income tax returns and applying for a permanent account number (PAN), the government has moved to make Aadhaar-based e-KYC (know your customer) mandatory for mobile phone connections.

In a notification, the department of telecommunications (DoT) directed all mobile phone service providers to reverify existing customers, prepaid and postpaid, using their unique Aadhaar identity number and biometric details. They were told to complete the exercise by early next year.

Aadhaar-based e-KYC would also be mandatory for customers procuring new SIM cards.

It is another step towards making the use of Aadhaar all-pervasive in a country where it is already being used to better target beneficiaries of some government subsidies and welfare programmes.




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