Linking Aadhaar with SIM card gets easier with OTP
New Delhi : The government is trying its best to ease the process of linking Aadhaar card with various services in India. Now, they have announced a three-step process that can be done from the comfort of the home.
Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha announced that from now mobile numbers can be linked to Aadhaar cards via simple OTP verification, app or IVRS facility.
Announcing the new modes, the minister said: "The Aadhaar number system was designed to allow all residents to access to critical government services. It is the government's endeavour to improve convenience and reduce time and energy spent by consumers to accessing government information and services."
Operators have been directed to facilitate request for the OTP to e-verify the cell phone numbers through websites or mobile apps. Keying in the OTP would complete the process seamlessly.
Similarly, the Interactive Voice Response System or IVRS can be used as also verification through specially designed apps.
So far, over 50 crore mobile number have already been verified and registered in Aadhaar database.
The deadline for linking Aadhaar with PAN for tax returns is December 31 and the same for linking the biometric number with mobile number (SIM) is February 6, 2018.