In a bid to ease the process of linking Aadhaar with a mobile number, the Department of Telecommunications launched three new methods – OTP based, App based and the IVRS facility. These new methods will aid subscribers to get their number linked to Aadhaar without facing any hassle to visit the stores.
The DoT has also recommended the telecom firms to complete the verification process of senior citizens and the people with disability and chronic illness at their doorsteps. The telecom companies were asked to 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. Mobile penetration is increasing rapidly in the country and the subscribers need to be provided with the ease of linking of the Aadhaar number with the mobile number,” said communication minister for state, Manoj Sinha.
Earlier in August, the DoT had given directions to the telecom service providers to provide iris or fingerprint-based verification of Aadhaar. “The new regulations have specified that the telecom service providers must deploy iris readers for this purpose within a reasonable geographical area,” the department said.