‘Mobile phone connections only after physical verification’

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Nov 5: Prepaid and post-paid mobile phone connections will from this weekend be issued only after physical verification of subscribers, with police inquiry against those submitting forged documents.
 The Department of Telecommunications' tougher guidelines that make telecom operators responsible for any inaccurate information provided by subscribers for both pre-paid and post-paid mobile phone connections will come into effect from November 9.
 Under the new rules, the authorised person selling SIM cards will have give an undertaking that he has seen the applicant and matched the photograph attached on the application form.
 The retailer will also have to sign authenticating the documents submitted by the customer have been verified with original copies of proof of address and identity.
 Retailers and franchisee selling mobile SIM cards will have to register police complaint against subscribers if they submit forged documents to get mobile connections.
 According to the guidelines, "In cases where forged documents are submitted by the subscriber and originals are also forged, police complaint or FIR shall be lodged by the PoS (Point of Sale) or franchisee against the subscriber within 15 days of bringing it to the notice of licensee (telecom operator)."

Lastupdate on : Mon, 5 Nov 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 5 Nov 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Tue, 6 Nov 2012 00:00:00 IST




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