Aadhaar not mandatory for mobile SIMs, you can submit other documents too : Today we have good news for you that recently a new updates comes according to which Aadhar is not required to buy a Mobile SIM card. Yes, now all telecom companies can collect other alternative document from the customers such as Driving License, Passport and Voter ID etc.
This has announced by the center that Aadhar not mandatory for mobile SIMs, you can submit other documents too. Aruna Sundararanjan, who is the Telecom Secretary, told TOI that all the telecom operator need to direct this new rule immediately to the Customers in order to ensure them through any inconvenience.
Aadhaar not mandatory for mobile SIMs, you can submit other documents too
Few months ago, the Supreme Court ordered the center to ask the customer about to link their mobile number with Aadhar for authentication of the user. But now the apex court has cleared that Aadhar is not mandatory to get SIM Card. Also the ministry has given instructions to all the telecom companies that they do not deny a SIM Card to any individual user who does not have an Aadhar Number or Aadhar Card.
Aadhar is not required for KYC
This move is great victory for NRIs and Foreigners who comes for visiting our country. Now telecom companies will accept other forms of KYC process like as Voter id and continue to issue the Mobile SIM to new user. Earlier all the telecom companies has started of denying customers to issue SIM card if they don’t have Aadhar Number because they took this move very serious.
Although the government told the mobile companied to take it easy but when majority of customers do not have Aadhar Card then company started deny peoples to issue Mobile SIM Card. As pet the new instructions, now Aadhar not mandatory for mobile SIMs, you can submit other documents too. However this is great news for all those who were struggling to collect Mobile SIM without having Aadhar Card.