The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) had requested Telecom operators to be prepared with another verification course of by November 5 and ordered the operators to cease utilizing Aadhaar e-KYC for the verification course of.
However, the operators have requested that they be allowed to proceed with Aadhaar-based eKYC till November 20 in order to implement the new digital verification course of. Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) director basic Rajan S Mathews stated that on behalf of its members that they had requested DoT to enable the present Aadhaar-based eKYC course of to proceed till November 20. “We had accomplished in order not to inconvenience clients whereas the new e-KYC course of proposed by operators was being put in place.,’’ stated Mathews.
COAI officers stated that they required extra time as that they had to attain out to tens of millions of retail shops.
The various digital course of envisages a buyer acquisition kind (CAF) being embedded with dwell images of subscribers and scanned photos of proof of tackle and determine, which is able to make the complete course of paperless. Telcos stated that though operators have began engaged on various strategies, implementation of the digital course of will take time as they’ve to attain out to operators in distant areas.