New Delhi: All current subscribers of cell suppliers ought to go for Aadhaar-based re-verification shortly, with the federal authorities instructing telecom operators to impress the tactic.
Cell operators' physique COAI talked about its members may meet this week to debate the modalities of rolling out the verification course of for the current one billion-plus cellular phone clients.
"…all licencees shall re-verify all existing mobile subscribers (pre-paid and postpaid) through Aadhaar-based eKYC process…," a notification issued by the telecom division talked about.
It extra added that every one licencees ought to inform current subscribers — by the use of advertisements in print and digital media along with SMS — regarding the order of the Supreme Court docket docket for re-verification train.
They’ve moreover been requested so as to add the details of the practice on their web page. The Supreme Court docket docket, in an order in February this yr, had seen that, "an environment friendly course of has been developed to ensure the identification verification, along with, the addresses of all cellular phone subscribers for the model new subscribers.
Inside the near future, and additional considerably inside one yr from proper now, the identical verification shall be completed, in case of current subscribers". The telecom division has talked about the operators will use and share frequent gadget eco-system by the use of mutual agreements, and might work out mechanisms to stay away from public inconvenience and prolonged queues.
When contacted, cell operators affiliation COAI talked about that the enterprise supported the switch, nevertheless recognized that every one the practice will worth Rs 1,000 crore for infrastructure and training, which must be borne by the operators.
"The issue of fake subscribers will go away. We will try our best to cover the entire base within the stipulated time frame of one year but in case we cannot, we may ask DoT for an extension," COAI Director Fundamental Rajan Mathews talked about.
For re-verification by the use of Aadhaar-based eKYC course of, the operator will ship a verification code to the cell number of the subscriber. Earlier to starting the eKYC, the operator will affirm this code from the subscriber to be able to confirm the SIM card of the cell connection is bodily on the market with the subscriber.
"After the completion of the eKYC process, before updating or overwriting the old subscriber detail in database with the data received through eKYC process, the licencee will seek confirmation from the subscriber about the re-verification of his/her mobile number after 24 hours through SMS," the notification talked about.
The operator can re-verify a number of cell connection in a single service area by the use of a single eKYC nevertheless not bulk connections. For issuing additional cell connections to re-verified subscriber, the operator should adjust to a separate eKYC course of. Verification of a subscriber would not be required in case of conversions – that is pre-paid to postpaid connections or vice versa, it clarified.