The SMS service can be start from March 15th.
Some retailers and telecom companies are misusing Aadhaar to issue new SIMs.
Supreme Court has dismissed the petition filed for extending the date for linking.
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has asked all telecom companies to provide such facilities to their customers so that they can know which of their mobile SIM linked with their Aadhaar card (UID). The Authority believes that the possibility of unauthorized use of SIM can be overcome by this initiative. Such incidents have occurred before the authority that agents of some retailers, operators and telecom companies are misusing the Aadhar Card number to issue new SIMs, reissue numbers, and they are issuing SIM from it to another person or the other are verifying.
The authority has warned the telecommunications companies that they should ensure that their retailers or agents do not make any kind of issue like this. Telecom companies have been asked to start this new facility by March 15. Under this facility, users will be able to know through SMS whether their mobile number is linked to the Aadhaar card or not. In the same way, they will also know how many mobile numbers are released or verified on their Aadhaar number.
Ajay Bhushan, CEO of the Authority, told that all telecom companies have been asked to provide this service to their customers by March 15th. Let us tell you that there has been a nomination of more than 1.2 billion people in the country. The UID card is a specific number of 12 digits. Significantly, the last date for linking bank account, financial services and mobile network service provider is to March 31st.
Your services may be discontinued if your Aadhaar not linked to the mobile network service provider. Let us tell you that the Supreme Court has already dismissed the petition filed for extending the date of linking bank and mobile numbers with the Aadhaar number. You should take certain precautions while linking the Aadhaar.
Verify Linked Email/Mobile Number
Go to the official website of UIDAI, click on Verify Email/Mobile Number button, after that fill your Aadhaar number, Mobile Number and given Security Code in the fields and then click on the Get One Time Password button. You will get an OTP on your registered number with Aadhaar, enter the OTP in the field and click on Verify OTP button. A message will show on the screen “Congratulations! The Mobile Number Matches with Our Records”
Use mAadhaar App
Considering Digital India, UIDAI took a decision to make the digital version of Aadhaar card available to the general public. For this, UIDAI has launched an Android app mAadhaar (m-Aadhaar). This app can be downloaded from Google Play Store on Android Smartphones. After downloading this app, you will avoid the hassle of carrying the Aadhaar card.
Only Use Official Websites
Use the official bank website to link the Aadhaar number to the bank account. You can also complete this process by going to the branch of the bank. Many questions have arisen regarding the privacy of Aadhaar card and misuse of biometric data. Although some cases of negligence have surfaced, but if you do not give any information of the Aadhaar card then it will be safe.
Do Not Share Aadhaar Number
If any person asks you for Aadhaar number on call. Do not share the information related to your Aadhaar with any other person. If you have any such call, then immediately give her information to the bank or service provider. With the information of the basis given by you, it can be fraudulent by withdrawing money from your bank account. Also other important secret information can be public.
Online Aadhaar to Mobile number linking
Your SIM card can never be linked to the Aadhaar number through call or online mode. You will have to go to the Customer Care office of the respective Service Provider to link the Aadhaar number because UID linking can’t be completed without finger print process.