“Government made some amendments in the Aadhaar and other bills on January 2, 2019, that directs telecom companies to start accepting other documents. Keep reading the article to know everything in detail.”
Aadhaar linking to almost everything had become a hassle to most of us. Literally, we need to set a reminder every now and then to have ease of any legal procedures. Don’t you remember! From banks to schools, the announcements to make Aadhar card linking mandatory were made in almost every sector.
To our relief, the Government has finally decided to introduce the Aadhar Bill that allows the voluntary linking of biometric Aadhar ID for mobile SIM card and bank account authentication purposes.
It has become much easier for people to get a new sim card as it makes you free from the Adhaar mandatory rules. Now, telecom companies have created a new app for digital e-KYC which will help complete the customer verification process and activate the SIM within 1-2 hours. You need to go through these steps for your new SIm card even without giving an Aadhhaar detail:
Have your Voter Id card, Driving License or Passport as an address proof ready.
Go to the Sim card Vendor.
He will scan your Address proof.
He will also click your photo by the time of registering your SIm and upload it in the digital application form available in the app.
He will add details like location, day, time, date, etc. so that it can be verified when and where the photo was uploaded.
Congrats you are done!
Till now, one can get up to 9 SIM on a single ID. However, under the new system, only 2 SIM cards will be issued on a single ID.
Telecom companies like Vodafone and Airtel have already started the new digital KYC system in cities like New Delhi and UP.
The numbers which are not attached to the Aadhaar number will not face de-activation at any cost.
According to the previous rules, The Telegraph Act and the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) ask to provide the 12-digit identification number for official work at a bank or getting a new SIM card.
And section 57 of the Aadhar Act made linking of biometric ID with SIMs and bank accounts mandatory that really created a headache for many. If you are unsure about whether your existing sim number is linked to Aadhaar or not we have mentioned simple steps to know that right below:
Steps to check if your mobile number is linked to Aadhaar or not
Go to the link here .
Enter your Aadhaar number, mobile number, and security code; then click on ‘Get one-time password (OTP)’
If your mobile number is linked, you will receive an OTP. Enter it and verify your mobile number.
And if it is not linked, you will get a message: “Your mobile is not enrolled in our records”