Aadhaar SIM linking DNA decodes: All you wanted to know
After Supreme Court's verdict on Aadhaar, many people have confusion about the use of Aadhaar as an ID proof. From SIM-Aadhaar linking to document verification, here are the most frequently asked questions and answers:
I have not done Aadhaar verification for my SIM. Will my number be invalid?
I’ve purchased SIM using Aadhaar. Will I have to revalidate my KYC?
I had linked my SIM to Aadhaar details. Will it be deactivated if I didn’t submit fresh KYC details?
I had linked my SIM to Aadhaar. Will the telecom firm keep my data?
If any mobile user wishes to delink Aadhaar from existing mobile connection, they need to contact operator and provide other documents (voter ID, passport, PAN, driving licence) as prescribed under DoT guidelines. [SC had asked UIDAI not to keep authentication logs for more than six months. The restriction is on UIDAI and not on the telecom companies. Therefore, there is no need for telecom companies to delete authentication logs unless desired by mobile users.]
Can I ask the telecom company to delete my Aadhaar data and submit other documents for verification?
I want to buy a new SIM. Do I still need to submit Aadhaar?
Aadhaar remains a valid document for customer verification like other Govt authorised documents including passport, PAN, driving licence & Voter ID. However, while getting a new connection, no biometrics (real-time) authentication of subscriber details by UIDAI will be done. —Compiled by Mansi Taneja Source: COAI, DoT and UIDAI.