Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha said versatile numbers can be connected with Aadhaar through OTP (one time secret key), application or IVRS office.
This has been done to streamline the procedure and make it helpful for individuals, the minister said.
While the authentication of mobile phone number with Aadhaar, a process called re-verification, by visiting stores of telecom firms will continue, the government has also ordered the companies to carry out the exercise at the doorsteps of the disabled, chronically ill and senior citizens.
For users who do not have the 12-digit biometric identification number, a separate mechanism for e-verification – an exercise designed to weed-out dummy and unscrupulous users – will be put in place shortly, a source said.
For instance, such verification could be done through passports (in case of NRIs) or ration cards, the source pointed out.
Announcing the new modes, the minister said: “The Aadhaar number system was designed to allow all residents to access to critical government services. It is the government’s endeavour to improve convenience and reduce time and energy spent by consumers to accessing government information and services.
OTP mode will use the versatile number which is as of now enrolled with the Aadhaar database, and can be utilized for re-check of endorsers’ other portable numbers as well.
Administrators have been coordinated to encourage ask for the OTP to e-check the PDA numbers through sites or versatile applications. Entering in the OTP would finish the procedure consistently.
Correspondingly, the Interactive Voice Response System or IVRS can be utilized as likewise confirmation through uncommonly planned applications.
If there should be an occurrence of operator helped biometric validation for SIM re-confirmation or issuance, telcos have been made a request to guarantee that full e-KYC points of interest of supporters are not made noticeable to the specialist. Nor should information be put away on the operator’s gadget.
In the present allotment, e-KYC information of the supporter including photo is noticeable to the specialist of the telecom administrator.
The administration has made it required to connect Aadhaar cards with financial balances, perpetual record numbers (PAN), wage government form (ITR), standardized savings plans and cell phones. The due dates for each fluctuate.
The due date for connecting Aadhaar with PAN for government forms is December 31 and the same for connecting the biometric number with portable number (SIM) is February 6, 2018.
The declaration went ahead a day when the administration told the Supreme Court that the due date for obligatory connecting of Aadhaar to profit advantages of different government plans would be reached out till March 31 one year from now.