Here are 10 things to know on linking of Aadhaar card with mobile number:
Mobile users now have three new options to link their mobile number with Aadhaar: OTP (One Time Password) based, app-based and IVRS facility.
"These new methods will help subscribers to get their mobile number linked to Aadhaar without visiting the stores of the telcos (telecom companies)," the Department of Telecom said in a statement dated October 25.
"For the ease of senior citizens and the people with disability and chronic illness, DoT has also recommended for the re-verification at subscribers' doorstep," it noted.
As per the latest guidelines, telecom companies "should provide an online mechanism for people to request such service and based on availability schedule the visit and complete the process", the DoT release added.
"...Mobile penetration is increasing rapidly in the country and the subscribers need to be provided with the ease of linking of the Aadhaar number with the mobile number. It is the government's endeavour to improve convenience and reduce time and energy spent by consumers to accessing government information and services that is their right to access," said Manoj Sinha, Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Communications.
The telecom operators have welcomed the latest clarifications by the DoT on Aadhaar card linking.
The DoT has mandated that telecom service providers' agent should not have access to the subscribers' e-KYC data.
Only the name and address of the subscribers should be visible, the telecom department added.
Subscribers can verify or re-verify their mobile numbers from anywhere in the country irrespective of which service area their mobile connection belongs to, the telecom department said.
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