The Government of India (GoI) will soon make Aadhaar compulsory for  getting a new Mobile Connection. In fact GoI has already made it mandatory for filing Income tax returns and soon Aadhaar card will be the primary and only requirement for getting a new Mobile connection.

DOT (Department of Telecom) has announced that Aadhaar based eKYC will be mandatory for new connections and those who already are subscribed will need to re-verify their account with their respective providers.

DOT also mentioned that all these already existing customers both Postpaid /Prepaid will have to go through Aadhaar based E-KYC process and this exercise should be completed within a year time. The eKYC Process is simple and hardly takes any time.

You now need Aadhaar card for Mobile connections

By Sunil V