After successful completion of Proof of Concept using Aadhaar’ electronic-Know Your Customer (e-KYC) service for issuing mobile connections to subscribers, the regulator has decided to launch the ‘Aadhaar’ e-KYC service across all the Licensed Service Areas including I&K, North East and Assam for issuance of mobile connections as an alternative process to the existing PoI/ PoA document based processes.
In the e-KYC service, the customer will online authorize UIDAI through Aadhaar authentication using their Aadhaar number and biometrics to provide his/her demographic data (name of the customer, address, date of birth, and gender) along with his/her photograph (digitally signed and encrypted format ) to Licensees.
As per UIDAI, digitally signed electronic KYC data provided by UIDAI is machine readable, making it possible for the Licensees to directly store it as the customer record in their database for purposes of issuing a mobile connection.
Licensees are allowed to appoint or employ franchisee, agents, distributors and employees for provision of the service by them. The Licensee shall keep proper control over them and the Licensee shall be liable for the acts done by its franchisee, agents, distributors and employees in the provisioning of service.