Telcos propose alternate e-KYC to Aadhaar

Telcos propose alternate e-KYC to Aadhaar

This follows the Supreme Court order restricting use of Aadhaar information by private companies including telcos and banks.

Telecom operators have approached the Department of Telecom (DoT) seeking approval for new e-KYC process as an alternative to Aadhaar-based verification.

This follows the Supreme Court order restricting use of Aadhaar information by private companies including telcos and banks.

"We are proposing minor modifications to the DoT guidelines…Allowing consumer application form (CAF) to be embedded with photograph and scanned images thereby digitise the end to end process for on boarding of new subscribers by making it completely paperless," the Apex Advisory Council for Telecom in India (ACT) said in a letter to the DoT.