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The Government of India has been supporting the residents in the process of linking up the Aadhaar card details to the different services such as the bank accounts and the mobile phone number. By complying with the initiative, all of the telecom operators around the country have been informing their respective subscribers of the same.
For the purpose of ease of the mobile phone users, the government has even instructed the telecom operators to provide doorstep services in order to perform the re-verification for the senior citizens, the disabled, and the chronically ill people. All of the telecom operators are even deploying the iris scanning devices at the service points, so as to make the linking process much smoother. The facility can be easily used by those individuals who may pose difficulties in verifying their identities through the fingerprint-based Aadhaar authentication. The individuals who wish to apply for a new mobile connection have been advised to update the Aadhaar-based e-KYC details.
Methods of Aadhaar-Mobile Linking
A subscriber does not need to link the Aadhaar with the mobile if he goes for the e-KYC—an Aadhaar based activation—by giving the biometrics details at the time of taking a new connection. Other than that, all of the prepaid and the postpaid subscribers are suggested to finish the e-KYC process. The telecom operators perform a few methods in order to complete the process of Aadhaar and SIM linking. These methods include the verification through the OTP (one-time password), the agent assisted authentication and the IVR facility. The individuals can even choose to go to the mobile stores in order to register their individual biometrics and to complete the linking process.
By following the below-mentioned steps, the subscribers can easily complete the linking process by sitting in the comforts of their homes. Below mentioned are the important Stage-by-Stage details of the procedure of linking the Aadhaar to the mobile number.
Stage 1 : Check out the respective telecom subscriber’s online website for Aadhaar and mobile number linking page.
Stage 2 : Enter the mobile number which is to be linked to the Aadhaar card.
Stage 3 : The telecom service provider would send an OTP on the registered mobile number.
Stage 4 : Enter the OTP and then click on the “Submit” button to proceed ahead.
Stage 5 : The consent message would be reflected on the screen. Add the 12-digit Aadhaar number which is to be linked to the mobile number.
Stage 6 : The telecom service company will then send a request to the UIDAI for an OTP generation.
Stage 7 : The person will receive a consent SMS from the UIDAI for the e-KYC details. It is important to check them thoroughly.
Stage 8 : Agree to all of the terms and conditions and then enter the OTP.
Stage 9 : On completion of this process, there will be a receipt of a confirmation message of the Aadhaar card and phone number re-verification.
Linking the Aadhaar number with the sim card number is not mandatory requirement as per the Supreme Court. To link the Aadhaar card with the phone number, one must visit the service provider’s outlet. The following process that is mentioned below in order to link the Aadhaar card with the mobile number may be followed:
Let’s look at this with an example. In case you have an Airtel SIM card, here’s what you need to do-
In order to help the people, the government of our country and all of the telecom subscribers have come up with a unique number for connecting the Aadhaar to the Sim by using an interactive voice response (IVR) services. The pre-paid customers, as well as the postpaid subscribers, must follow the below-mentioned stages in order to seed the Aadhaar with the phone number.
How can I register my mobile no. in Aadhar card?
One can register a mobile number with the Aadhaar card by going to an Enrolment Centre and then submitting the form there. A nominal processing fee of ₹ 30 is to be submitted and there are no other documents that are required for the purpose.
How can I know my registered mobile number in Aadhar card?
There are various ways to check this out. Firstly, the mobile number will be printed on the Aadhaar card if it had been provided at the time of making the card. Secondly, if the number has been added later on, one can go directly to the Aadhaar website and check out the details. Also, the m-Aadhaar app offers this service.
How to link Aadhaar with mobile number offline
The method of linking Aadhaar card with a mobile number in the offline version has many alternatives. These have been discussed in detail above. To briefly mention the methods, the following are the methods to link Aadhaar with mobile number offline.
Can I use the m-Aadhaar app for Aadhaar and phone number seeding?
Yes. If an individual is an Aadhaar card holder, he can use the m-Aadhaar app for the purpose of linking the Aadhaar card with the mobile number.
Is the method of verification same for postpaid and prepaid subscribers?
Yes, in order to accomplish this biometric verification process, the subscribers must visit their nearest store.
I have three mobile numbers. Do I have to do verification for each separately?
Yes, a biometric verification must be completed for each of the mobile numbers separately.