If you have been finding it difficult to visit your telecom service provider's store (like Airtel, Vodafone) to allow them to biometrically verify your Aadhaar, you are likely to get an alternative method by January 1, 2018. Considering the problems faced by senior citizens and others, Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has directed TSPs to offer alternative options to make the KYC re-verification (by verifying Aadhaar) process seamless and hassle-free from January 1, 2018. Mobile subscribers, who do not re-verify their KYC by verifying Aadhaar card with their TSP will face disconnection of mobile services.At present, to undergo this re-verification process you need to visit your telecom service provider's store with your Aadhaar card. There's no fee for the verification.However, going by DoT's latest directive, from January 1, 2018 you will have two more options which will allow you to re-verify your Aadhaar details with the TSP without visiting the store. The subscriber needs to share this transaction ID with a trusted person whose mobile number is registered with Aadhaar.• This trusted person will have to enter the transaction ID and subscriber's phone number on TSP's portal.• After verifying the mobile number and the transaction ID, the trusted person needs to enter his Aadhaar number.
Source: Economic Times December 07, 2017 04:41 UTC