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How to Link Aadhaar With Mobile Number – 3 Easy Methods

Aadhaar, the 12 digit unique identification number has been made mandatory for availing almost all the other government services and benefits such as PAN Card, driving license, government subsidiary schemes, mobile phones etc.

In this article we will discuss the ways to link Aadhaar Card with Mobile number.

Types of Aadhaar – Mobile Linking

There are three methods offered by the government to complete the linking process which includes OTP (One Time Password), agent assisted authentication and IVRS (Interactive Voice Response) facility. Also, if an user choose to visit the mobile stores to register their biometrics and complete the linking process.

One Time Password (OTP)

In order to make the linking procedure easy for people, government has suggested telecom operators to facilitate request of OTP on mobile phones. This OTP method will help to e – verify mobile phones through websites or mobile phones.

Because of the OTP method, the subscribers are not required to give fingerprints to local SIM card retailer for your mobile phone verification as from December 1, subscribers can link their Aadhaar card through OTP which they will receive on their registered mobile number.

Aadhaar Mobile Number linkage using OTP
Aadhaar Mobile Number linkage using OTP

Agent – Assisted Authentication

This method is easy and convenient. It is also a secured method as the telecom operators are instructed not to disclose the complete KYC (Know Your Customer) details of subscribers to agents unlike in the past. This method is used for SIM – verification and insurance verification. Also, the subscriber’s personal details are not stored on the agent’s device.

Interactive Voice Response System (IVRS)

Interactive Voice Response System (IVRS) is designed keeping the Aadhaar verification in mind.

Stepwise Procedure to link Aadhaar number with SIM Card

In case a subscriber opts for e – KYC (Know Your Customer), they are required to link their Aadhaar number with mobile. E – KYC is an Aadhaar based activation, which can be done at the time of taking the new connection. This e – KYC process is mandatory for both pre – paid and post – paid subscriber. It is an online procedure.

Follow the steps below to link your Aadhaar number to the SIM Cards:

  1. Visit the nearest centre of your respective telecom operator.
  2. Submit the mobile number and Aadhaar card details.
  3. You will be provided with 4 – digit verification code that is an OTP to the subscriber’s mobile number from the re – verification application.
  4. Submit the OTP to store executive and provide biometrics.
  5. Receive a SMS after 24 hours. Reply “Y” in order to complete the e – KYC process.

Also note that the government has instructed the telecom operators to provide the door step service to help completing the re – verification service to the senior citizens, disabled or chronically ill people. The telecom operators are setting – up an online mechanism so that citizens can request for door step Aadhaar verification.

How to Link your Aadhaar Card Airtel Mobile Number | Simple Steps Here

The Government has made to mandatory to link their Sim Cards with the Aadhaar number. The deadline date for linking Aadhaar number with the mobile phones is February 2018. The existing Airtel Subscribers who are planning to get their SIM cards linked with their Aadhaar number will able to get the solution in this article.

If you have already done the biometric process along with the Aadhaar at the time of taking the Airtel Connection, then there is no need to do this process again. And if you have given your Aadhaar card as an identity proof only then you have to get their Aadhaar card linked with your Airtel SIM.

Below are the SMS’s which Airtel is sending to all of its subscribers. This is a reminder message in Marathi to get their SIM Cards linked with the Aadhaar of how to Link Aadhaar with Airtel SIM

सरकारी निर्देशानुसार, एयरटेल मोबाइल नंबर ला आपल्या आधार नंबर बरोबर जोडणे अनिवार्य आहे. जवळच्या रीटेलर कडून निशुल्क आजच आधार अपडेट करावा

As per the Government’s directive, it is mandatory to link Aadhaar Card with your Airtel Mobile Number. Visit your nearest Retailer to ensure continued services

Aavashyak Soochana: Sarkaari nirdeshanusar, Aadhaar ko apne Airtel Mobile se jodna anivarya hai. Apni sevaon ko jaari rakhne ke liye, aaj hi apne nazdeeki retailer se sampark karein

Sarkaari nirdeshanusar, Aapla Airtel Mobile Aadhaar number barobar joda anyatha aapli seva band keli jayil. krupaya aplya jawalchya retailer shi sampark sadha

Steps to Link Aadhaar with the Airtel Mobile Number or Airtel SIM

  • Visit the nearest Airtel retail store. Take your Mobile Number as well as your Aadhaar card along with you.
  • Tell the concerned authority to link your Airtel number with the Aadhaar number.
  • The authority will ask your 10-digit mobile number and 12-digit Aadhaar card number.
  • Then you will receive a verification code OTP on your Airtel Mobile Number.
  • Provide the code to complete the verification process.
  • After that, your Biometric information will be captured for the confirmation purpose like the fingerprint or the iris scan. The details will be collected as per the information in the Aadhaar database.
  • All the KYC Details will be overwritten with the Aadhaar details.
  • Then you will receive a confirmation SMS within 24 hours after the process is completed.
  • You can also link multiple number of Airtel Mobile Numbers or Data Card Numbers with your Aadhaar Card.
  • If in case you are linking your Data Card Number with your Aadhaar then the OTP will be sent to your registered mobile number.
  • The process of linking Aadhaar with Airtel Mobile Number is completely free of cost.

How To Link Aadhaar Card with Vodafone Mobile Number | Complete Steps

As per the Government announcement, it has been compulsory to link the Aadhaar Card with the Vodafone Mobile Number. The deadline date of linking the Aadhaar with the Vodafone Mobile Number is 6th February 2018.

If you failed to link your Aadhaar with your Vodafone sim card then, your number will be disconnected. If you got your Vodafone connection by completing the biometric along with the Aadhaar then you do not have to go through this process again. But if your Aadhaar card was just used as an Identity card then, you need to get your Vodafone Number linked with the Aadhaar Number.

This can be done in any Retailer Shop or Vodafone Store. The Vodafone is sending reminder messages to all of its subscribers to get their mobile number linked with Aadhaar as soon as possible.

As per the Government’s directive, it is mandatory to link Aadhaar with your Vodafone number. Visit your nearest Vodafone outlet/ retailer now.

In this article, we will provide you the complete step by step procedure of how to link your Aadhaar with Mobile Number.

Steps to Link your Vodafone Mobile Number/SIM Number with the Aadhaar Number

  • Visit your nearest Retailer Shop or the Vodafone Store along with your Vodafone Number and Aadhaar Card Number to complete the biometric verification.
  • Then provide your 10-digit mobile number and 12-digit Aadhaar Number to the store person.
  • After that, you will receive a Verification Code (OTP) on your Mobile Number. Provide the code to that person.
  • After receiving the OTP, the person will collect your Biometric information like the fingerprint and the iris scan for the verification purpose.
  • After the above process is done, you will receive a confirmation SMS regarding the linking of Aadhaar with you Vodafone Mobile Number within 24 hours.

This complete process of linking the Aadhaar number with the Vodafone Mobile Number does not incur any charge.

Linking of Aadhaar with mobile and bank a/c will be decided in the last week of November.

On 3rd November, Supreme Court was to hear a plea which challenges the constitutional validity of Aadhaar Act and it will also ponder over the question of privacy it raises surrounding the 12 digit unique identification number.

On the hearing SC refused to pass an interim stay on linking of Aadhaar with mobile numbers and bank accounts and ask the telecom service providers to let this issue to be decided on by the constitutional bench only.

After Government mandated linking Aadhaar with mobile and bank accounts, telephone service providers started sending SMS alerts to the customers stating that in case of incomplete linkage, the customers will be exempted from the service. Also bank accounts will be making inoperational.

To that Supreme Court chastised the service providers for sending these messages to the citizens and creating panic amongst people.

The Centre denies that such messages were being sent.

To which Justice A.K Sikri says that “I don’t want to say in the presence of media people, but I also get (these) messages” (messages that threatens deactivation in case of not adhering to the linkage with Aadhaar to one’s bank account and mobile phone number).

At the hearing today, the apex court asked these service providers not to send these notification to the customers and scare people in this manner, until a constitution bench decides its validity.

And this five judge bench is expected to urgently address a bunch of petitions challenging the validity of Aadhaar on the ground that it violated citizen’s right to privacy.

On today’s hearing, SC has also asked the Centre to direct companies to incorporate the deadlines of the linkages in the notifications that they are sending to the customers in the form of SMS or email.

To which the Centre adds that

it was the SC that had approved the norm for mandatory Aadhaar – mobile phone linkage – with a window of one year – in the Lokniti foundation case on February 6.

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All the Mobile Numbers Should Be Linked With Aadhaar by 31st Mar 2018

The order that was passed by the Supreme Court has told the apex court that all the mobile numbers should get linked with the Aadhaar by 31st March 2018 under the E-KYC Verification. The court has also passed an order saying that the Aadhaar proof is mandatory while opening a Bank Account.

An affidavit of 113 pages was filed through an advocate Zoheb Hussain who said that the Supreme Court has approved the norm for the mandatory Aadhaar-Mobile Linkage in the Lokniti Foundation case on February 6 with a window of one year. The Government also said that there was no starvation death anyone because of anyone not having an Aadhaar.

As the deadline of the Aadhaar linking with the mobile number cannot be changed as it is fixed by the Supreme Court but the deadline for the Aadhaar linking with all the bank accounts has been extended to March 31st.

To know more about Aadhaar linking with Bank Account click here.

A Constitutional Bench will be held and will hear a bunch of petitions challenging the validity of the Aadhaar that it is violating the citizen’s “right to privacy”.

Find here Verdict of Is Right to Privacy a fundamental right or Not Case.

In a fresh affidavit, it has been said that The Bank accounts will stop operating on March 31st if your Aadhaar is not linked with it. But while opening a new bank account the Aadhaar or the Enrollment ID must be presented as an Identity Proof. For the existing account holders, the deadline has been extended to March 31st.

The Supreme Court has validated the Centre’s decision for mandatory linking of Aadhaar with the PAN Card or Income Tax Return Filing. The Court also added a statement of relief that, those who do not have an Aadhaar card and who do not obtain an Aadhaar card, their PAN Card will not get invalid this financial year.

For the past few years, the Centre has cited a several major cyber-attacks and hackings. But there is not a single instance of hacking or data breach in or from UIDAI.

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