Aadhaar no longer necessary for mobile number KYC, says DoT

The Department of Telecom (DoT) has said Aadhaar will not be one of the 29 parameters required by telecom operators to validate the identity of their subscribers. The regulatory body directed all telecom operators in the country to develop a mechanism that employs virtual IDs in lieu of Aadhaar biometric data, thereby shifting to a “limited KYC” system for user verification. In a circular dated June 12, DoT said UIDAI has proposed to introduce some changes in Aadhaar ecosystem and telecom operators must comply with these changes by adopting the…

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