Now Online Authentication Possible by Aadhaar for New Mobile Connections [ Current Affairs ]

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The online authentication has been allowed by Union Government using Aadhar for new mobile connections for this Aadhaar Electronic-Know Your Customer (e-KYC) has been issued by Department of Telecom (DoT).

Key Facts

  • The main aim behind the launch of e-KYC is to make the online process of application and authentication faster and simpler for subscribers.
  • With this Customer can online authorize UIDAI by themselves and provide demographic details using their Aadhaar number and biometrics.
  • The details will include
  1. Name
  2. Address
  3. date of birth
  4.  gender
  5. digitally-signed photograph
  • The e-KYC aims to decreases the cost of subscriber acquisition significantly to reduce expense of physical transportation of forms, verification, scanning and storage of telecom companies.
  • It is an instant, secure and green mobile subscriber verification project, which include  Aadhar card and fingerprints of customer for validating and activating prepaid and postpaid connections.

- Published on: August 22, 2016