Tech: Will the rules of buying SIM cards also change? These documents will be needed!

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Mobile has become the need of the hour now. A SIM card is required to operate the mobile phone. The government has made some rules for buying SIM cards. But keeping in mind the incidents of security and fraud, the government has now changed the rules for buying SIM cards. Now buying a SIM card is not going to be as easy as before. Getting a new SIM card will be more difficult than ever. To prevent SIM card fraud, the government is now going to tighten the rules for obtaining SIM cards. Presently any customer can get a new SIM card by producing any one of 21 types of documents. But to prevent fraud, the government is going to reduce these documents to 5.

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Earlier, where 21 types of documents could be used for the issuance of SIM cards, now only one of the 5 documents can be used for proof of identity and address. The central government can issue rules in this regard in the next 10 to 15 days.

On the basis of which documents will the SIM card be issued?

According to sources, now the SIM card will be available only on the basis of Aadhar Card, Voter Card, Passport, Ration Card, and Electricity Bill. As per the current rules, currently, a SIM card can be obtained with the help of documents like an arms license, driving license, PAN card, ration card, letter of MP or MLA, gazetted officer, pensioner card, freedom fighter card, Kisan passbook, CGHS card, a photo can be done.

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It is also not easy to open a bank account-

Also, the government can increase the strictness on opening new bank accounts. Currently, for opening a new account in any bank, the details are verified with Aadhaar through online e-KYC. But soon a physical exam may also be necessary. The central government is contemplating changing the rules in this regard. In fact, the incidents of fraud in banks have increased rapidly in the last few years. According to a report by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the amount stuck in such cases in 2021-22 was Rs 41,000 crore.