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Aadhaar-Mobile/SIM Linking: Here Are Five Latest Developments

4 November, 2017 8:30 AM
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Aadhaar-Mobile/SIM Linking: Here Are Five Latest Developments

The Department of Telecom (DoT) has introduced a new OTP- or One Time Password-based option to link Aadhaar with mobile connection.

The Supreme Court on November 3 refused to cancel the government's rule to link Aadhaar with mobile numbers and bank accounts. The court refused to pass any order on it, leaving the decision to a constitution bench.

From December 1, 2017, Aadhaar card holders can link their UID or Unique Identity Number with mobile number or SIM from the comfort of their home through an OTP (One-Time Pin) received on the mobile number registered with Aadhaar, according to the UIDAI. "No need to give finger prints to local SIM card retailer for your mobile phone verification," the UIDAI noted.

How secure is it to link your mobile number with Aadhaar? The UIDAI addressed this recently on Twitter.

Verifying your mobile number with Aadhaar adds an extra layer of security to your SIM as nobody else can use your identity to get connection in your name, the UIDAI said.


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6 November, 2017 5:02 AM

I think linking of Aadhaar with mobile be not made mandatory as there is every possibility of misuse of secret information by private telecom companies.