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BSNL launches Aadhaar-based online SIM verification service for NRIs, elderly: How it works

Here’s how BSNL users can re-verify their mobile number.

tech Updated: Jan 04, 2018 13:20 IST
Press Trust of India
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An Indian visitor gives a thumb impression to withdraw money from his bank account with his Aadhaar or Unique Identification (UID) card during a Digi Dhan Mela, held to promote digital payment, in Hyderabad earlier this year.(AFP)

State-run telecom firm BSNL on Thursday rolled out Aadhaar-based online verification of mobile connections for non-resident Indians, senior citizens above 70 years and physically challenged persons.

“Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has introduced simplified reverification process for...NRI, senior citizens and physically challenged persons. This web based application can be used from the comfort of home...,” the company said in a statement.

The service can be used by senior citizens above 70 years as on January 1, 2018, physically challenged people and non- resident Indians (NRI) who do not have Aadhaar number or have the biometric ID but their mobile number is not registered with the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).

How it works

The BSNL customer in the eligible category can reverify his mobile number through the company’s website where the link for the process is given. They need to sign in or sign up and fill up the details and upload required documents.

“To link up and accept the details submitted by you, it is mandatory that the details submitted are to be confirmed by a trustee to complete the task,” BSNL says on its website.

You can enter your existing mobile number and then the one-time password sent on that number.

Once the online process is complete, the entered details will be sent for verification to the local circle administration.

If the circle administrator verifies or approves the details, an SMS will be sent to the customer about successful completion of re-verification process, as per the details available on BSNL website.

Important links (pdf) a) NRI Customer process flow , b) Sr. Citizen Process flow c) Physically Challenged person process flow

First Published: Jan 04, 2018 13:19 IST