1. SIM card not linked to Aadhar card? Your phone number to be deactivated after February 2018

SIM card not linked to Aadhar card? Your phone number to be deactivated after February 2018

The government of India has made it mandatory to link SIM card with Aadhar card before February 2018 to avoid deactivation of the phone numbers. The order was passed by the Supreme Court yesterday after hearing the Lok Niti Foundation case regarding linking of Aadhaar card and SIM cards.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: September 10, 2017 1:19 PM
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If you haven’t linked your SIM card with your Aadhaar card yet, it is the time that you do. The government of India has made it mandatory to link SIM card with Aadhar card before February 2018 to avoid deactivation of the phone numbers. The order was passed by the Supreme Court yesterday after hearing the Lok Niti Foundation case regarding linking of Aadhaar card and SIM cards. After this latest order, those SIM cards that have not been linked with the Aadhaar cards will be deactivated. The decision was taken by the Centre to prevent criminals, fraudsters, and terrorists from using SIMs in the name of ordinary citizens, according to a report by ANI.

Apart from this, the Centre has also directed the telecom companies to inform their subscribers about the linking of cell phones to Aadhaar through emails, text messages or advertisements. The decision was taken by a bench comprising of former Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice N V Ramana said the verification of existing pre-paid mobile users, running into crores, be done within one year. The decision was taken after the Lok Niti Foundation had sought the intervention of India’s top court to underline the unauthorised use of SIM cards in mobile phones.

How to link SIM card with Aadhar card? Here are few easy steps to do it:

1. When you’re linking your SIM card with Aadhaar card for the first time, you will have to do it offline.

2. Visit the nearest Aadhaar centre to get the Aadhar Update/Correction Form or download it from the UIDAI website.

3. Provide a photocopy of an Identity proof document such as PAN Card, Passport, Voter ID card. After submitting the update form along with the photocopy of your Aadhaar card you also need to provide a photocopy of an Identity proof document such as PAN Card, Passport, Voter ID card.

4. After this, your biometrics will be verified at the enrollment centre and your thumb impression will also be verified.

5. It will take 2 to 5 working days for the update to happen but as per the UIDAI helpline, the turnaround time for the update is 10 days.

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    R.Mehta
    Nov 22, 2017 at 7:04 pm
    EVEN FOR THOSE NUMBERS WHICH ARE NOT LINKED TO AADHHAR,TELECOM COMPANES SOULD SEND THE INFORMATION OF ALL SUBSCRIBERS TO UIDIA AND THUS FACILTY OF LINKING BY OTP SHOULD BE PROVIDED TO EVERYRBODY ,WITHOUT VISITING TEECOM OFFICE
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      Reader
      Oct 9, 2017 at 5:42 am
      A centralized and inter-linked biometric database like Aadhaar will lead to profiling and self-censorship, endangering freedom. Personal data gathered under the Aadhaar program is prone to misuse and surveillance. Aadhaar project has created a vulnerability to identi-ty fraud, even identi-ty theft. Easy harvesting of biometrics traits and publicly-available Aadhaar numbers increase the risk of impersonation, especially online and banking fraud. Centralized databases can be hacked. Biometrics can be cloned, copied and reused. Thus, BIOMETRICS CAN BE FAKED. High-resolution cameras can capture your fingerprints and iris information from a distance. Every eye hospital will have iris images of its patients. So another person can clone your fingerprints and iris images without your knowledge, and the same can be used for authentication. If the Aadhaar scheme is NOT STOPPED by the Supreme Court, the biometric features of Indians will soon be cloned, misused, and even traded.
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        Reader
        Sep 30, 2017 at 7:35 pm
        A centralized and inter-linked biometric database like Aadhaar will lead to profiling and self-censorship, endangering freedom. Personal data gathered under the Aadhaar program is prone to misuse and surveillance. A centralized and interlinked database can lead to commercial abuse. Aadhaar project has created a vulnerability to identi-ty fraud, even identi-ty theft. Easy harvesting of biometrics traits and publicly-available Aadhaar numbers increase the risk of impersonation, especially online and banking fraud. Centralized databases can be hacked. Biometrics can be cloned, copied and reused. Thus, biometrics can be faked. High-resolution cameras can capture fingerprints and iris information from a distance. You can change your password if it is compromised. But if someone gets a copy of your biometric data, which can be used for authentication, what would you do?
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          Reader
          Sep 11, 2017 at 8:06 pm
          The validity of Aadhaar and whether the state can compulsorily link Aadhaar to various programs and all financial transactions have been challenged in the Supreme Court. On 24 August 2017, a nine-judge bench ruled against the central government to declare that privacy is a fundamental right under the Consti-tution of India. The Supreme Court is set to hear peti-tions challenging the validity and other aspects of Aadhaar in the first week of November this year. So just wait for the verdict.
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            Reader
            Sep 11, 2017 at 8:05 pm
            UK’s Biometric ID Database was dismantled. Why the United Kingdom's biometrics-linked National Identi-ty Card project to create a centralized register of sensitive information about residents similar to Aadhaar was scrapped in 2010?? The reasons were the massive threat posed to the privacy of people, the possibility of a surveillance state, the dangers of maintaining such a huge centralized repository of sensitive information, and the purposes it could be used for, and the dangers of such a centralized database being hacked. The other reasons were the unreliability of such a large-scale biometric verification processes, and the ethics of using biometric identification.
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              Reader
              Sep 11, 2017 at 8:04 pm
              The US Social Security Number (SSN) card has no biometric details, no photograph, no physical description and no birth date. All it does is confirm that a particular number has been issued to a particular name. Instead, a driving license or state ID card is used as an identification for adults. The US government does not collect the biometric details of its own citizens.
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                Reader
                Oct 9, 2017 at 5:46 am
                The US government DOES NOT collect the biometric details of its own citizens for the purpose of issuing Social Security Number. The US collects the fingerprints of only those citizens who are involved in any criminal activity (it has nothing to do with SSN), and the citizens of other countries who come to the US.
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              2. megha khullar
                Sep 10, 2017 at 9:21 pm
                Please, Also link our to Aadhar card , so that Government can track our also or how many times we defecate....LOL
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                  k
                  Sep 10, 2017 at 7:59 pm
                  Senior citizens above sixty years of age ..their fingerprints get erased due to age .Many of Them had tried to link their mobile numbers with service providers but of no result.Govt of India should make change ...accept aadhaar card copy to link with mobile numbers for senior citizens. FE is requested to highlight this problem to Govt of India.Thanks and best wishes.
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                    Anirban Ghosh
                    Sep 10, 2017 at 6:18 pm
                    What about if Adhar Card and Sim are from different states? What is the process for linking? Can you please give an idea?
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                    1. Mandalika Murthy
                      Sep 10, 2017 at 5:25 pm
                      When Aadhaar itself is a valid iden y why another iden y card ? What is going on? Why they were asking for aadhar all the time to obtain a new SIM when they are not linking it? Is it a fun way of acting? One time courts say Aadhaar need not be insisted upon because of its privacy and on the other hand insist aadhar for some. Why not we have some thing like the Security No. as in U.S.A and get done away with all these things? To carry Aadhar, a lengthy one, is a cumbersome thing. Give it in a small plastic card which can be carried in the purse pocket , like the Driving license. Include PAN in the same card and whatever other things the law wants to avoid carrying too many cards with us always.
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                        m
                        Sep 10, 2017 at 4:16 pm
                        why govt shifting deadline of august 31 because matter is in SC
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                          Abby
                          Sep 10, 2017 at 3:55 pm
                          Wait till SC ruling on Aadhar (on validity and privacy issue) on first week of November, 2017.
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                          1. Virendra Sason
                            Sep 10, 2017 at 3:21 pm
                            वित्त विभाग यदि ऐसे ही भय का माहौल बनता रहेगा तो क्या 2019 में सूपड़ा साफ होने में कोई शक है क्या ?
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                              Pally Naidoo
                              Sep 10, 2017 at 3:11 pm
                              Any idea how OCI card holders with Indian Sim will be effected.
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                              1. Ab Saleem Khan
                                Sep 10, 2017 at 12:58 pm
                                Rejected by BSNL and JIO to link aadhaar. My both sim are from U.P west area. My aadhaar is of delhi state (i also have number too.) While taking sim card used my national passport ID which issued from U.P state. Currently we own houses in 3 states for more then 20 years I also tried maintain ID of each states. 1)passport and voter from U.P state. 3)driver licence of Kerela state. 6)Aadhaar and ration card from delhi. Either my goverment is stupid or the telecome industry. Their are many people who work in different state, why should keep number from home state instead of working state. Aadhaar should have option of adding multiple states. This goverment is making us fool.
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                                1. Anil Roy
                                  Sep 10, 2017 at 12:45 pm
                                  Govt. has to think about too old and invalid,ieI know Nirmal Mukherjee,of 74yrs age and two legs amputed from above knee cannot move, hiring rishkaw he gone for Adhaar Card,paying high to rishkaw, now what has to do ,how it is possible for him .
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