BSNL sets deadline for Aadhaar link

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) on Friday urged its customers to link their mobile numbers with Aadhaar.

Published: 29th July 2017 01:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th July 2017 09:04 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BHUBANESWAR: Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) on Friday urged its customers to link their mobile numbers with Aadhaar.Odisha circle, BSNL, CGM Satyananda Naik said on Friday, as per the Supreme Court order and TRAI guidelines, all existing post-paid and pre-paid mobile customers must link their phone numbers with their Aadhaar through E-KYC verification by February 6, 2018 failing which their numbers will get deactivated. The BSNL officials pointed that out of 56 lakh existing mobile customers, only three per cent have so far followed the guidelines.

Naik also said BSNL is going to instal its own tower in the Secretariat here in a fortnight.
A new landline plan, ‘Aseem’, which was introduced on July 18 with a charge of `99 per year, allows the BSNL customers to carry their own landline number everywhere. But, no outgoing calls can be made through this facility.
General Manager AK Pahi said, a customer can choose a land phone number of his choice, which will be a virtual number, where all his incoming calls will be forwarded to his mobile number of any network without any charges.

“Assem plan number can be connected with the mobile number of any network and also with BSNL land phone numbers. So far, when customers shifted from one city to another, their land phone numbers were changing, but with this facility they can connect their Aseem plan numbers with their new land phone numbers also,” he said.
BSNL officials also said, the customers will get free one month rental if they book a landline or broadband connection from its Facebook page or Twitter account.

Broadband facility in Twin City police stations

Bhubaneswar: TO improve coordination among the police stations in the Twin City and better delivery of public services, Commissionerate Police will now use BSNL broadband connection. Police Commissioner YB Khurania said, close to 50 police stations and zonal ACP offices in the two cities will now be provided BSNL broadband services under a D1, 200 per month scheme so that they can upload and share various information. Commissionerate Police officials had sent a proposal in this regard to the State Government and they received a green signal. The police stations under the Twin City will be the first in the State to have such a facility. Currently, police stations are covered under Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) in the State but it is an Intranet network. The Commissionerate Police has also decided to give cash award of D1,000 to people who bring road accident victims immediately to the hospital. Its Red Cross unit will also fund service charges of 100 patients seeking blood from blood banks operating in the two cities. The police will also launch a blood donation drive to meet scarcity.

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