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.
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. Aadhaar-based e-KYC would also be mandatory for customers procuring new SIM card.
Takeaways from above News-
- Aadhaar is a 12-digit unique identification number issued by the Indian government to every individual resident of India
- Aadhaar card is issued by The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI)
- Aadhaar is now mandatory for getting new sim card connection.
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Source- The Hindu