The recent issue behind a lot of trouble for every Indian has been Aadhaar Card, and so is the SIM Card issue
SC in its ruling sided with Aadhaar Card Verdict issue. This stated that the mobile numbers which are registered for activation via Aadhaar Card’s eKYC, won’t be terminated or disconnected and, vice versa for mobile numbers registered before Aadhaar Card.
Central Government ensures that the SC ruling won’t affect any mobile user whether before or after Aadhaar Card verification.
Supreme Court in its judgment last month took down Section 57 of the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and other Subsidies, benefits and services) Act, 2016.
Supreme Court has stated in its previous ruling about the issue of Aadhaar Card Verification not important for mobile numbers authentication or for Bank Accounts.
The ruling before kept the common mass under everyday fear of the consequences of their Aadhaar Card not being linked to their important documents and various necessary points of interest.
- New SIM cards will not be issued through Aadhaar eKYC authentication process
- Government is now working on a new mobile app-based process to make authentication hassle free
Now that, the Central Government has stated its order, this would relieve the layman from the constant fear of getting their mobile numbers disconnected.
The Department of Telecommunications (DOT) and Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) in a joint statement on Thursday clarified, that the Apex Court in its judgment has not directed the mobile numbers issued through Aadhaar eKYC to be disconnected.
An alternate form for buying new SIMs through a mobile app that will time capture photograph of the persons along with an ID proof such as Aadhaar card, voter ID or passport is in the works.https://t.co/vmgKFyCzD5
— The Indian Express (@IndianExpress) October 18, 2018
Statements released in lieu of Aadhaar Card’s validation
“The Court has also not asked to delete all the eKYC data of telecom customers after 6 months,” the agencies said in a joint statement.
“What the apex Court has asked that UIDAI should not keep authentication log for more than 6 months. The restriction is on UIDAI and not on the telecom companies. Therefore, there is no need for telecom companies to delete authentication logs,” they added in the statement.
To put it simply, the SIM cards verified using the eKYC process done using the Aadhaar will not be disconnected.
In the proposed process, live photograph of the person with latitude, longitude, and time stamp will be captured. The photo of her ID such as Aadhaar card, voter ID, etc., will be captured. 10/n
— Aadhaar (@UIDAI) October 18, 2018
However, since Aadhaar is no longer significant for verification, customers can replace their Aadhaar eKYC with another identification proof such as their voter IDs or driving licenses.
“But in any case, his mobile number will not be disconnected.”
The future steps may ease the process of getting a SIM Card and even bring mobility
The 2 agencies in their joint statement added that the Supreme Court has denied from the issuance of new SIM cards through Aadhaar eKYC authentication process. This means customers will have to submit alternate documents for the eKYC process.
The 2 agencies are working on a different and alternate method to provide verification and issuance of SIM Cards via a mobile application.
“If the proposed process gets an approval, live photograph of the person with latitude, longitude, and time stamp will be captured.”
“The photo of the user ID such as Aadhaar card, voter ID, etc., will be captured. The SIM card agent will be authenticated through OTP and SIM card will be issued. This process will be completely hassle-free and digital,” the statement said.