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Delinking Aadhaar from Mobile may require other KYC

UIDAI asking all phone operators on Monday to formulate a plan within a fortnight by which customers who are willing to delink Aadhaar from their Mobile connection need to undergo for various other KYC process soon.

Unique Identification Authority of India to
implement the Supreme Court’s order on Aadhaar which includes a direction that the unique number cannot be used to authenticate the identity of consumers acquiring mobile connections. Unique ID will still be needed for accessing subsidised LPG cylinders, which is part of the direct benefits transfer upheld by the SC.

Telecos to notify users on Delinking of Aadhaar : -

While Aadhaar may not be necessary for getting a passport, it will be mandatory for those opting to get the document under the Tatkal scheme. “Passport rules have been amended to provide for this,” said an official.

Consumers seeking to delink Aadhaar will need to provide other documents, like driving licence, passport, ration card, election ID card, bank passbook or power bill. On mobile connections, UIDAI said, “Additionally, all TSPs (telecom service providers) shall take immediate cognisance of the request for delinking Aadhaar with mobile number... and may take appropriate action to perform fresh KYC as per DoT-approved list of proof of identity and address within six months from date of request to avoid de-activation of the mobile number.”

In the coming days, more government departments as well as UIDAI will provide clarity on various services where Aadhaar had been mandated earlier, sources said.

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