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Telcos seek more time for Aadhaar verification

The Cellular operators association of India has termed the timeframe to implement new system ‘unrealistic’.

Published: 23rd November 2017 07:56 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd November 2017 07:56 AM   |  A+A-

Cellular companies seek more time for the implementation of one-time password (OTP) for Aadhaar-based re-verification of mobile subscribers’ SIMs.

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: Cellular operators have approached the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) seeking more time to implement new modes like one-time password (OTP) for Aadhaar-based re-verification of mobile subscribers’ SIMs.

The current deadline is December 1.In a letter sent to the UIDAI, the Cellular operators association of India (COAI) has termed the timeframe to implement new system ‘unrealistic’.
“We are not ready. We have told the UIDAI and the Telecom Department…,” Rajan Mathews Director-General of COAI said.

He added that the SMS-based OTP should be included as part of the new mechanism, in which web-based and IVRS-based processes have been already approved. Mathews also pointed out that the customer acquisition form needs to be modified, which would require at least a month after a key issues have been decided.

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