Airtel rolls out alternate digital KYC process to replace Aadhaar-based verification

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Telecom operator Bharti Airtel Monday started rolling out, in choose circles, an ‘alternate digital KYC process’ for brand spanking new connections, to replace Aadhaar-based digital verification, an organization official mentioned.

The alternate digital KYC process has begun with choose circles together with Delhi, UP (East) and UP (West) and will likely be prolonged to different areas within the coming days, the official privy to the event advised PTI.

The alternate digital process for KYC entails scanning of the proof of handle and identification, embedding reside buyer photograph and on-line buyer acquisition type, the supply mentioned including that your complete process will likely be digital.

The official additional pointed out that the corporate will likely be phasing out the eKYC process, because the digital KYC system is rolled out to new areas.

An e mail despatched to Bharti Airtel on this regard remained unanswered.

When contacted, a Vodafone Idea Ltd spokesperson confirmed {that a} new digital KYC process has been launched for onboarding prospects throughout Vodafone and Idea manufacturers however didn’t instantly provide particular particulars.

On October 26, the Telecom division had requested operators to cease utilizing Aadhaar for digital verification of present cell phone prospects in addition to for issuing new connections to adjust to a current Supreme Court order. The apex court docket had, final month, in a landmark verdict restricted the usage of Aadhaar by non-public entities within the absence of a authorized provision.

The Department of Telecom (DoT) in its October 26 round had additionally taken observe of the truth that the trade mooted an alternate process for KYC (know your buyer) which entailed buyer acquisition kinds to be embedded with reside photograph of the subscriber and scanned photos of proof of identification and proof of handle, thereby digitising the end-to-end process for on-boarding of latest cell subscribers and making it paperless.

Accordingly, all Telecom service suppliers had been requested by the DoT to make sure the readiness of their methods and provide the proof of idea of the proposed digital process by November 5 for approval.

The DoT had issued detailed directions to Telecom firms on stopping the usage of Aadhaar-based e-KYC and report compliance by November 5.

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