UIDAI directs telecom companies to inform users about Aadhaar linking status

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More than 120 crore residents have already been enrolled with Aadhaar and with such a large data Aadhaar data is the world’s largest biometric database.UIDAI notices instances of misuse of the Aadhaar data for issuing new SIM to subscribers other than Aadhaar holder.

After above notices, UIDAI has instructed telecom companies to ensure that their retailers or agents do not indulge in fraudulent activities. UIDAI further directed all the Telecom operators to enable a facility latest by 15th March 2018 that will allow subscribers:-

  • To check whether their mobile number is linked with Aadhar.
  • To check the mobile Sims which are issued/verified/linked to their Aadhaar number.

Telecom operators will provide such facility through customer care number, email, web portal, sms, or mobile app. Subscriber will be able to report any unauthorised mobile number linked with Aadhaar number. Telecom operators are directed to invalidate unauthorised Linking and initiate action in such cases.