50 Crore Indian Mobile Phones Where SIM Cards Were Issued via Aadhaar Proof To Be Discontinued?

DoT and UIDAI order to remove eKYC facts

In a combined report, the Department of Telecommunication (DoT) and the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), disproved media news that stated around 50 crore handset users stand to lose their mobile connections if they got SIM cards via Aadhaar proof and are not supported by fresh documentation.

According to a media report, Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan met representatives of handset corporations in order to discover a way out of the Aadhaar KYC matter and suggested substitutes for the same. The telecom section has also talked to the Unique Identification Authority of India. The administration wishes to confirm that clients are not troubled during this procedure and that it gets attained with slight or no troubles for them, Aruna Sundararajan added up.

The clients may have to provide a fresh ID proof in order to fulfill the KYC that could be the print out of their passport, driving licence or PAN card, the sources also said. But, in the combined report, the Department of Telecommunication (DoT) and the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) cleared up that the Supreme Court, in its ruling in the Aadhaar incident, had nowhere addressed that handset numbers released via Aadhaar eKYC had to be cut off.

“There is completely no reason for panic or dread at all,” the declaration read.

DoT and UIDAI order to remove eKYC facts

DoT and UIDAI stated that SC has asked the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), and not telecommunication giants, to erase the eKYC facts after a period of 6 months.

“There is no need for telecommunication firms or AUAs/KUAs to remove verification records at their end. They are, in actual fact, needed to keep verification logs at their end according to Aadhaar rules to decide any consumer complaints,” the report added.

The numbers of clients will not get cut off anyhow, the two authorities added up.

Should anybody wish to get their Aadhaar eKYC replaced by a fresh KYC, they may request their telecom service provider to delink their Aadhaar by submitting a fresh document, as per DoT circulars on mobile KYC.

DoT and UIDAI are working to reveal a totally hassle-free and digital procedure for rolling out fresh SIM cards via an app.


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