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  1. Aadhaar card mobile number linking via eKYC: Facing problems? Government looks to ease your burden; see how

Aadhaar card mobile number linking via eKYC: Facing problems? Government looks to ease your burden; see how

In a bid to smoothen the process of re-verification of mobile numbers using Aadhaar-based e-KYC, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has asked the operators to find new ways and methods including one-time password (OTP) based verification.

By: | New Delhi | Published: October 26, 2017 11:23 AM
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In a bid to smoothen the process of re-verification of mobile numbers using Aadhaar-based e-KYC, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has asked the operators to find new ways and methods including one-time password (OTP) based verification. According to reports, the customers were finding inconvenient to follow the process. The DoT has instructed the telecom operators to complete the process by February 6, 2018, according to The Indian Express.

As many as 50 crore mobile numbers have already been registered in the Aadhaar data base, the DoT data showed. Minister of State for Communications with independent charge Manoj Sinha said that the Aadhaar number system was designed to allow people to access critical government services and important information. He said as the mobile penetration is increasing and the subscribers need to be provided with the ease of linking of the Aadhaar number with the mobile number the report said.

Keeping the aged and disabled people in mind, the DoT also said that biometric authentication should be provided at the doorstep. “Some mobile subscribers, due to factors such as age, disability, and chronic illness are not able to visit the TSPs’ service points for biometric authentication. The TSPs should provide the facility for verification of residents at their doorstep,” the order noted.
Earlier, industry had backed the DoT’s move to re-verify the existing subscribers, but pointed out that the time frame was not enough. A representative of industry body Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has welcomed the order and said it would take some to implement the directions. The representative said that the industry is closely working with the government to improve and enhance the convenience of the consumers.

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  1. R
    Reader
    Oct 26, 2017 at 12:18 pm
    The Supreme Court is yet to take a decision on the validity of Aadhaar and whether the State can compulsorily link Aadhaar to various programs and all financial transactions. The Supreme Court is set to hear peti-tions related to Aadhaar including those for scrapping the Aadhaar Act, stopping biometric profiling, halting bank and mobile databases seeding with Aadhaar, etc. in November 2017.
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    1. R
      Reader
      Oct 26, 2017 at 12:17 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. 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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      1. R
        Reader
        Oct 26, 2017 at 12:17 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 personal 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. (Google: Identi-ty Cards Act 2006 and Identi-ty Documents Act 2010 )
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        1. R
          Reader
          Oct 26, 2017 at 12:16 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 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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