DoT allows Aadhar-based e-KYC verification

DoT has allowed telecom operators to carry out electronic know your customer verification using Aadhaar cards for the issuance of new connections. The facility has been launched across all the circles including Jammu & Kashmir, the Northeast and Assam. The move will allow customers to give their credentials online by providing their demographic data along with a digitally signed photograph to service providers. Further, DoT has allowed operators to appoint franchisees, agents and distributors to provide this service to customers.