Mobile number to Aadhaar Link: With an aim to ease the process of mobile number and Aadhaar card linking for the public and make it more consumer friendly, the Central government is considering implementing a raft of measures. These measures will help people especially the senior citizens to link their mobile numbers with their Aadhaar card in a hassle-free manner, according to Times of India report. The options such as iris scanning for persons who have issues with fingerprints, providing home service for senior citizens are being discussed by the Centre and the telecom companies. The government is considering another option which will enable senior citizens to choose a person to verify Aadhaar linking, according to report.
Earlier, on August 27, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had said JAM (Jan Dhan, Aadhaar and Mobile) trinity has ushered in a social revolution which will eventually bring all Indians into a common financial, economic and digital space, similar to how GST has created a unified market. “Within reach of the country is what might be called the 1 billion-1 billion-1 billion vision. That is 1 billion unique Aadhaar numbers linked to 1 billion bank accounts and 1 billion mobile phones. Once that is done, all of India can become part of the financial and digital mainstream,” he had said.
Whether you wish to keep your old mobile number or get a new one, you need to verify it using your Aadhaar Card number. eKYC is basically an online method of the usual “Know Your Customer” form. In the case of Aadhaar based KYC, your name, location and other details need to be verified through the Aadhaar authentication online. You will have to provide your Aadhaar number and do the biometric verification in order to complete the KYC.