UIDAI approves blueprint on new SIM re-verification modes

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The Unique Identification Authority of India has approved the blueprint to operationalise new modes like OTP for Aadhaar-based SIM re-verification of existing subscribers from 1st of next month. An official in the UIDAI said, the blueprint presented by telecom operators have been approved and will be implemented from 1st of December.

Last month, the government had announced three new ways to complete the process of linking mobile phone numbers with Aadhaar to enable existing subscribers to undergo SIM re-verification exercise from the comfort of their home.

As per the new rules, there will be three new methods to link the registered mobile number with Aadhaar. They are OTP (One Time Password), App based and the IVRS facility. These new methods will help subscribers to get their mobile number linked to Aadhaar without visiting the stores of the telecom companies.

For the ease of senior citizens and the people with disability and chronic illness, Department of Telecommunications has also recommended for the re-verification at their doorstep.

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