BSNL launches alternate digital KYC process for new connections across circles

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NEW DELHI, Nov 8: State-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has launched an alternate digital KYC process for issuing new connections across numerous circles, a prime official has mentioned.
The Telecom PSU has knowledgeable the Department of Telecom (DoT) concerning the new system which has been rolled out, Chairman and Managing Director Anupam Shrivastava mentioned.
“We have conveyed that we have launched the new system across all our circles and it has stabilised,” Shrivastava mentioned.
Earlier this week, massive non-public Telecom operators together with Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel mentioned they’ve begun rolling out ‘alternate digital KYC (know your buyer) process for new connections, which can change Aadhaar-based digital verification process.
Airtel has began rolling out the alternate digital KYC in choose circles together with Delhi, UP (East) and UP (West) with plans to increase to different areas within the coming days.
Vodafone Idea has additionally confirmed its new digital KYC process is dwell and being rolled out nationally, and added that the DoT directions enable for provisional rollout of digital KYC.
Reliance Jio sources, too, had indicated that the operator has a plan on alternate digital KYC and can roll it out quickly.
However, it isn’t clear if Telecom service suppliers are, for now, concurrently persevering with Aadhaar eKYC for verification of new subscribers — a breather they’ve sought from the federal government whereas the new system is about in place.
In the wake of the current Supreme Court verdict on Aadhaar, the Telecom Department had issued detailed directions to telcos on stopping the usage of Aadhaar-based electronic-KYC (eKYC) and had requested them to report compliance by November 5.
But the operators, subsequently, approached the federal government requesting that they be allowed to proceed with Aadhaar-based eKYC process until November 20, whereas they implement the new digital process.
The Supreme Court order of September restricts the usage of Aadhaar authentication by non-public entities within the absence of a authorized provision. On October 26, the Telecom division requested operators to cease utilizing Aadhaar for digital verification of current cell phone clients in addition to for issuing new connections to adjust to order of the apex courtroom.
The DoT additionally took be aware of the truth that the trade had mooted an alternate process for KYC which entailed buyer acquisition varieties to be embedded with dwell photograph of the subscriber and scanned photos of proof of id and proof of deal with — digitising the end-to-end process for on-boarding of new cell subscribers and making it paperless.
Accordingly, all telcos had been requested by the DoT to make sure readiness of their programs and provide the proof of idea of the proposed digital process by November 5 for approval. (PTI)

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