By 1 Dec 2017, you can also choose to verify your mobile SIM with Aadhaar without giving your biometrics to Telecom Service Providers. pic.twitter.com/zcCKYbYgwP— Aadhaar (@UIDAI) November 2, 2017
OTP or One-Time Pin is a mode of authentication offered by the UIDAI. Under one-time PIN-based authentication, an OTP with a limited period validity is sent to the mobile number and/ or e-mail address of the Aadhaar number holder registered with Aadhaar. "The Aadhaar number holder shall provide this OTP along with his Aadhaar number during authentication and the same shall be matched with the OTP generated by the Authority," according to the UIDAI website - uidai.gov.in. Besides OTP, the UIDAI also offers biometric-based authentication.
In its bid to simplify the process to link Aadhaar with mobile SIM, the Department of Telecom (DoT) recently introduced three options to link UID with mobile connection: an app-based method, an OTP-based method and an IVRS facility. The telecom operators have welcomed the latest clarifications by the DoT on Aadhaar card linking.
Telecom users will soon get more options to complete the process of linking their Aadhaar card with the mobile connection. "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 (DoT) said in a press release dated October 25.
The UIDAI recently clarified on this in a separate post on Twitter.
Verifying mobile no. with Aadhaar adds extra layer of security to ur SIM as nobody else can use your identity to get connection in ur name. pic.twitter.com/D9dMTuCU6r— Aadhaar (@UIDAI) October 31, 2017
Verifying mobile number. with Aadhaar adds extra layer of security to your SIM as nobody else can use your identity to get connection in your name, the UIDAI noted.
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