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Govt tables new bill to allow voluntary use of Aadhaar for bank accounts, SIM card
Wed, Jan 02, 2019
The bill, which seeks to amend three separate laws governing Aadhaar, telecom sector, and banking regulation, also gives a minor an option to opt out of the 12-digit identity scheme on attaining the age of 18 years. It also provides for stiff penalties for violation of norms set for the use of Aadhaar.
Aadhaar SIM linking DNA decodes: All you wanted to know
Fri, Oct 19, 2018
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:
Want your Aadhaar details removed from Jio, Airtel, Vodafone's records? Do this
Fri, Oct 19, 2018
The government Thursday said there is no threat of discontinuation of mobile numbers issued using Aadhaar, following the Supreme Court ruling that barred use of the national biometric ID by private companies.
Activate SIM without Aadhaar; this is how long it will take
Sat, Oct 06, 2018
If you are going to buy a new SIM card for your mobile phone, you may have to wait for at least two days to get it activated. Rather, it may take as many as 36 hours or more for the verification process to complete if you are opting for any other option other than Aadhaar.
Aadhaar card SIM link swap scam: This woman lost Rs 1 lakh; here is how
Mon, Jun 04, 2018
A Thane-based woman lost Rs 1 lakh in a SIM swap fraud case. A cyber fraudster posing as a telecom company executive called the victim and asked her to send her pin to customer care number of their telecom company to link phone number with Aadhaar card. Her SIM card was subsequently hacked and money was siphoned from the victim's bank account.
COAI seeks relief on tax demand over rebate on SIM sale
Thu, Jan 11, 2018
Cellular operators' body COAI today sought lowering of GST on telecom services and bringing tax withholding rate to 1 per cent over discount that companies offer for sale of pre-paid SIM cards to independent distributors.
Now you can buy Vodafone, Airtel Sim cards on Amazon
Mon, Nov 20, 2017
Operators are now turning to e-commerce sites to sell sim cards and gain subscribers.
Your phone number will be deactivated if not linked with Aadhaar by February 2018
Mon, Sep 11, 2017
Government is moving ahead with linking Aadhaar with mobile SIM cards and all un-linked phones will be deactivated after February 2018. So far, there 90% of subscribers using pre-paid connections.
Govt testing service that will allow you to block your stolen phone even if IMEI number changed
Fri, Jul 07, 2017
IMEI number -- a unique 15-digit serial number of mobile devices -- is allocated by global industry body GSMA and bodies authorised by it.
Govt asks telcos to re-verify subscribers with Aadhaar e-KYC process
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Ministry of Communications and Department of Telecommunications on Friday announced that all telecom companies will have to re-verify subscribers with Aadhaar based e-KYC process.
Upgrading your SIM card to 4G will now take 2 hours
Mon, Sep 05, 2016
Currently, the upgradation process takes only around 10-20 minutes.