The Indian Unique Identification Authority (UIDAI) has asked all telecom companies to provide such facilities to their customers so that they can know how many mobile sims are connected with their aadhar. The Authority believes that the possibility of unauthorized use of SIM can be overcome by this initiative.
Such incidents have occurred before the authority that agents of some retailers, operators and telecom companies are issuing new SIM, abusing the premise to re-count the numbers, and they are issuing SIM through the medium of this or the other are verifying. The authority has warned the telecommunications companies that they should ensure that their retailers or agents do not make any mistakes.
Telecommunication companies have been asked to start this new facility by March 15. Under this facility, users will be able to know through SMS whether their mobile number is affiliated with aadhar or not. In the same way, they will also know how many mobile numbers are released or verified on their aadhar number.
CEO of the Authority, Ajay Bhushan said that all telecom companies have been asked to provide this service to their customers by March 15. It is worth mentioning that there has been a nomination of more than 1.2 billion people in the country for aadhar, which is a special number of 12 digits.
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