3 new methods for Aadhaar,mobile phone number linking

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 26 Oct 2017 09:09:39



THE Government has introduced three new methods, including through one-time password (OTP), to ease the process of linking the 12-digit Aadhaar identity number with individual mobile phone numbers, Communications Minister Manoj Sinha said here on Wednesday.

The Department of Telecommunications has introduced the three new rules - through one-time password (OTP), App based and the IVRS facility, to link the Aadhaar with the mobile phone number. With this, the subscribers can now link their registered mobile phone numbers to Aadhaar without visiting the telecom service providers’ stores.

“For the ease of senior citizens and the people with disability and chronic illness, DoT has also recommended for the re-verification at subscribers’ doorstep,” a DoT statement said. According to the new guidelines, the telecom operators should provide an online mechanism for people to request such service.

“The Aadhaar number system was designed to allow all residents of the country access to critical Government services and important information that they may need from time to time,” the Minister said.