Aadhaar-Based eKYC Verification Process Likely to Be Discontinued in a Couple of Days: COAI

By November 19th, 2018 AT 8:44 PM

Telecom operators have completed the adoption of a new e-KYC (Know Your Customer) process in around 85% of the country and the rest is likely to be covered soon, the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) said on Monday. Speaking to reporters here, COAI Director General Rajan Mathews said the use of the Aadhaar-based process is likely to end in a day or two.

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“I would say a good 80-85% areas are probably compliant in terms of the new process, there may be some rural areas where the testing is going on…,” he said, adding that the rest would be covered “in two to three weeks at the most”.

Mathews further said: “The thing is that…there are areas where we have over one million points of sale and to be able to put the alternative process, mechanism, paperwork in place takes some time.”

The industry body, he said, has informed the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) that the operators would require some more time for exiting the Aadhaar-based process keeping in mind the “consumer interest” as most of the infrastructure is Aadhaar-based.

The deadline for the use of Aadhaar-based eKYC process ends on Tuesday, November 20. Earlier, the UIDAI had asked telcos to stop adding subscribers using eKYC and also sought new verification which has already become effective across the country.

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Jagmohan Rattan

Off topic: idea din take a single step to tweak its network since merger. Tower is just 20 meter away still this is the signal strength on 1st floor while standing in front of tower. Speed is too pathetic so i din take screen shot of it.

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Punekar

Same situation for me. Too lazy, ported out today to jio.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune

Only Airtel is doing good in terms of data speeds.

subhendu ( kolkata)

is there any way to stop balance deduction after data quota finish ( BSNL sim).

Vipin (Mumbai)

SMS ‘STOP’ to 1925 when no datapack is active.

AKHILESH KR SHUKLA

sms STOP to 1925

Ramesh Lodhi

send “STOP” to 1925. Your pay as you go service will be deactivated and internet will stop after consumption of data quota.

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