Aadhaar SIM Linking

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Step-by-step guide to delink your Aadhaar from mobile-number, and e-wallets

27 Dec 2018

Step-by-step guide to delink your Aadhaar from mobile-number, and e-wallets

After the September 26 Supreme Court judgement on Aadhaar authentication, entities like banks, telecom operators, and e-wallet services providers can no longer ask you to provide your Aadhaar information.

Soon, Aadhaar details will be optional for bank accounts, SIM-cards

11 Dec 2018

Soon, Aadhaar details will be optional for bank accounts, SIM-cards

On the first day of the Winter Session of the Parliament, the Modi government has decided to make Aadhaar details optional for those applying for new mobile connections and those opening new bank accounts.

How you can de-link Aadhaar from your bank and e-wallets

09 Nov 2018

How you can de-link Aadhaar from your bank and e-wallets

In an important judgment, the Supreme Court, on September 26, struck down some provisions relating to authentication of the Aadhaar programme, and the Section 57 of Aadhaar Act.

How to link your Aadhaar with PAN, online and offline

02 Nov 2018

How to link your Aadhaar with PAN, online and offline

The Supreme Court, on September 26, struck down some provisions relating to the authentication of Aadhaar, and the Section 57 of Aadhaar Act.

Aadhaar: Where the document is mandatory and where not

26 Oct 2018

Aadhaar: Where the document is mandatory and where not

The Supreme Court, on September 26, struck down some provisions relating to the authentication of Aadhaar, and the Section 57 of Aadhaar Act.

Re-verification of mobile-subscribers voluntary post SC verdict on Aadhaar: DoT-UIDAI

18 Oct 2018

Re-verification of mobile-subscribers voluntary post SC verdict on Aadhaar: DoT-UIDAI

After the Supreme Court's verdict on Aadhaar, the Department of Telecom (DoT) and Unique Identity Authority of India (UIDAI) issued a joint statement stating that the government will not push for re-verification of mobile service customers.

How you can de-link Aadhaar from your bank and e-wallets

30 Sep 2018

How you can de-link Aadhaar from your bank and e-wallets

In an important judgment, the Supreme Court, on September 26, struck down some provisions relating to authentication of the Aadhaar programme, and the Section 57 of Aadhaar Act.

Aadhaar: How to verify mobile number and retrieve lost UID

22 Aug 2018

Aadhaar: How to verify mobile number and retrieve lost UID

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), which issues Aadhaar cards to the citizens of India, offers a number of allied services like online correction and updating the details in users' Aadhaar cards.

You can de-link Aadhaar from different services. Here's how

15 Jun 2018

You can de-link Aadhaar from different services. Here's how

The government has been embroiled in a legal battle with citizens' groups since months, over the apparent usefulness of Aadhaar and its alleged drawbacks.

Despite SC and government's orders, sellers still refusing SIM without-Aadhaar

11 May 2018

Despite SC and government's orders, sellers still refusing SIM without-Aadhaar

What does one do if establishments blatantly refuse to heed the Supreme Court's (SC) orders?

Aadhaar no longer mandatory to get new SIM cards

02 May 2018

Aadhaar no longer mandatory to get new SIM cards

A week after the SC lashed out at the Center for misinterpreting its order on Aadhaar-SIM linking, the government has made an about-turn on the matter.

'We never ordered mandatory SIM-Aadhaar linking': SC slams Center

26 Apr 2018

'We never ordered mandatory SIM-Aadhaar linking': SC slams Center

For months, the government kept urging telcos to link subscribers' SIM cards with Aadhaar. In turn, telcos kept harassing customers with constant messages.

Open to extending Aadhaar linking deadline: Center

07 Mar 2018

Open to extending Aadhaar linking deadline: Center

As the debate over mandatory Aadhaar rages on, the Center has informed the SC that it is open to extending the deadline for linking it to various schemes beyond March 31.

80% bank accounts, 60% SIM have been linked with Aadhaar

04 Mar 2018

80% bank accounts, 60% SIM have been linked with Aadhaar

A month before the expiry of the deadline, around 80% of bank accounts and 60% of mobile connections have been linked with national biometric identifier Aadhaar, according to a senior official at UIDAI.

How to change Aadhaar details without a registered mobile number

26 Jan 2018

How to change Aadhaar details without a registered mobile number

Aadhaar can be used as proof of identity at many places. It is even mandatory for several schemes.

Linking Aadhaar with SIM cost this man Rs. 1 lakh

12 Jan 2018

Linking Aadhaar with SIM cost this man Rs. 1 lakh

Trying to link his mobile number with Aadhaar card, as per government directives, has cost a man in Jaipur Rs. 110,000.

Here's how to link Aadhaar with SIM from your home

03 Jan 2018

Here's how to link Aadhaar with SIM from your home

The process for linking Aadhaar to SIM is now ongoing, and the deadline is March 31.

Should Aadhaar-linking be mandatory? Chidambaram, Narayana Murthy argue

23 Dec 2017

Should Aadhaar-linking be mandatory? Chidambaram, Narayana Murthy argue

Infosys co-founder NR Narayana Murthy and former finance minister P Chidambaram had an argument at IIT-Bombay yesterday over linking Aadhaar to welfare schemes.

No proposal to link Aadhaar to property, says govt

19 Dec 2017

No proposal to link Aadhaar to property, says govt

A month after MoS Housing Hardeep Puri hinted that Aadhaar would be linked to property transactions, the government claimed in the Parliament there's no such proposal under consideration.

European Court judgement to be cited against Aadhaar

17 Dec 2017

European Court judgement to be cited against Aadhaar

Lawyers for the petitioners who have challenged Aadhaar are likely to cite a landmark judgement of the European Court to the Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court who are examining the constitutionality of Aadhaar.

SC extends Aadhaar-linking deadline to all services to March 31

15 Dec 2017

SC extends Aadhaar-linking deadline to all services to March 31

The SC has extended the deadline for linking of Aadhaar to all government schemes till March 31, a week after the Center said it is willing to make the change.

Aadhaar-SIM linking deadline may get extended to March'18

14 Dec 2017

Aadhaar-SIM linking deadline may get extended to March'18

After extending the deadlines for linking PAN and bank accounts to Aadhaar, the Centre has requested the SC to allow the same for mobile-Aadhaar linking too.

Centre takes back December 31 deadline for Aadhaar-bank account linking

13 Dec 2017

Centre takes back December 31 deadline for Aadhaar-bank account linking

The Centre has revoked the December 31 deadline for linking Aadhaar to bank accounts. The new deadline is March 31, 2018, or six months from the date of commencement of the account, whichever is later.

Aadhaar-SIM linking: Can do it at home using OTP-based system

09 Dec 2017

Aadhaar-SIM linking: Can do it at home using OTP-based system

If you haven't linked your Aadhaar and SIM yet, you can soon do that sitting at home, thanks to a new OTP-based system being rolled out on 1 January.

Centre extends date for Aadhaar-PAN linking to March 31

08 Dec 2017

Centre extends date for Aadhaar-PAN linking to March 31

A day after submitting to the SC that it will extend the deadlines for Aadhaar, the Centre has confirmed the last date for Aadhaar-PAN linking is now March 31.

Centre to extend deadline for mandatory Aadhaar-linking to March 31

07 Dec 2017

Centre to extend deadline for mandatory Aadhaar-linking to March 31

The Centre has told the SC that it will extend the deadline for linking Aadhaar to various schemes, including bank accounts, to March 31, 2018.

How to link Aadhaar with LPG connection

28 Nov 2017

How to link Aadhaar with LPG connection

The Indian government allows citizens to receive 12 LPG cylinders every year at subsidized rates.

Here's how to re-verify your SIM through Aadhaar

23 Nov 2017

Here's how to re-verify your SIM through Aadhaar

A week after saying Aadhaar-SIM linking through SMS is not "safe", UIDAI has approved the blueprints presented by telcos for linking through OTP.

Mandatory Aadhaar linkage with property, is it happening?

21 Nov 2017

Mandatory Aadhaar linkage with property, is it happening?

In an attempt to weed out illegal wealth hidden as assets, Union Housing Minister Hardeep Puri has hinted that linking Aadhaar with property transactions would be made mandatory.

SBI may block your account if you don't link Aadhaar!

19 Nov 2017

SBI may block your account if you don't link Aadhaar!

If you have an account with State Bank of India, make sure you link Aadhaar number to it before 31 Dec'17, else the account will "cease to be operational".

SIM re-verification: SMS method "not safe", use IVR or website

17 Nov 2017

SIM re-verification: SMS method "not safe", use IVR or website

The UIDAI has rejected one of the three ways which the DoT had proposed for customers to re-verify their SIM with Aadhaar.

Aadhaar-insurance policy linking: Deadline, process, consequences and more

16 Nov 2017

Aadhaar-insurance policy linking: Deadline, process, consequences and more

The IRDAI (Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India) recently announced that linking Aadhaar to insurance policies, both general and life, is mandatory.

Three new ways for you to re-verify SIM with Aadhaar

15 Nov 2017

Three new ways for you to re-verify SIM with Aadhaar

The UIDAI has approved three new ways for citizens to re-verify their SIMs with Aadhaar without having to visit retailers.

Here's how to check if your Aadhaar-bank account are linked

12 Nov 2017

Here's how to check if your Aadhaar-bank account are linked

Aadhaar is an essential document as of today and has to be linked to different services.

Aadhaar linkage deadlines: Know the complete list

12 Nov 2017

Aadhaar linkage deadlines: Know the complete list

With each passing day, Aadhaar is becoming more and more important as the government has mandated linking of Aadhaar cards for various services, especially in the BFSI (Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance) sector.

How to change your address in Aadhaar database online

10 Nov 2017

How to change your address in Aadhaar database online

Aadhaar is essential today for accessing a range of services including opening bank accounts, using SIM cards and more.

You might be able to link Aadhaar-SIM from home

06 Nov 2017

You might be able to link Aadhaar-SIM from home

Telecom operators have come up with options for customers to re-verify their Aadhaar-registered phone number without having to visit stores.

Don't create panic, inform customers deadline for Aadhaar linking: SC

03 Nov 2017

Don't create panic, inform customers deadline for Aadhaar linking: SC

The SC has directed telcos and banks not to create panic among customers and inform them of proper deadlines to link Aadhaar instead of threatening immediate deactivation of services.

Mandatory to link Aadhaar-SIM by February 6, Centre reiterates

03 Nov 2017

Mandatory to link Aadhaar-SIM by February 6, Centre reiterates

The Centre has reiterated in the SC that linking of Aadhaar and SIM is mandatory by February 6, 2018. It submitted this was in accordance with a February'17 order passed by the court itself.

Aadhaar-SIM linking: Here's what Vodafone, Airtel, Idea subscribers should do

01 Nov 2017

Aadhaar-SIM linking: Here's what Vodafone, Airtel, Idea subscribers should do

The SC is hearing several petitions against the mandatory need for Aadhaar to access various schemes, including telecom services.