The central government has introduced three new methods for making the easing process of linking the Aadhaar number with the mobile numbers. The three methods include the one-time password, App based and the interactive voice response (IVRS) facility. These methods have been introduced by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT).
By using the above three methods, the citizen can easily link their 12-digit Aadhaar identity number with the mobile number. Now the mobile users will not need to visit the telecom service providers’ stores. In addition, the senior citizens and the people with disability and chronic illness will get service on their doorstep for the re-verification of their mobile number.
Moreover, the central government has extended the date for linking Aadhaar to various government schemes till March 31, 2018.
Link Aadhar Number with Mobile Number
Accordingly, the telecom operators will provide an online mechanism for people. The people can complete the registration process by using the online mechanism based on availability schedule. The government has informed that linking of Aadhaar is essential for subscribers going for new SIM.
Therefore, the government has urged that the mobile operators to re-verify existing prepaid and postpaid customers. The re-verification process should be completed by early 2018. The Department of Telecom has directed to telecom operator to extend the iris devices within a reasonable distance. This iris device will help for people who face a problem with fingerprint authentication.
Besides, Aadhaar is administered by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), a nodal agency. This agency has introduced a mAadhaar app. This app is called time-based one-time password (TOTP). The mAadhaar app will also help to ease the authentication process. Below given the link to download the app.
The people can complete the verification process in two modes – online mode and offline mode. The Department of Telecom has given the instruction to telecom service providers to initiate a scheme to use OTP based re-verification of mobile subscribers using SMS or IVRS or on their mobile app.