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DoT may soon ask telecom operators to stop Aadhaar authentication: report

DoT may soon ask telecom operators to stop Aadhaar authentication: report

DoT may soon ask telecom operators to stop Aadhaar authentication: report
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By CNBC-TV18 Oct 26, 2018 9:45 AM IST (Published)

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) will soon come up with a notification asking telecom operators to stop biometric authentication using Aadhaar, Business Standard reported.

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) will soon come up with a notification asking telecom operators to stop biometric authentication using Aadhaar, Business Standard reported.

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The DoT will withdraw its previous petition on Aadhaar authentication, the report said citing unidentified sources.
According to the report, around 95 per cent of the verification of customers takes place through Aadhaar authentication and going back to physical verification will increase the cost for mobile operators, which are in financial stress.
The maximum impact will be borne by Reliance Jio, which has been adding millions of customers every month, said the report.
The development comes after the Supreme Court upheld the constitutional validity of India's ambitious biometric identity project 'Aadhaar' and said it cannot be made compulsory for services such as bank accounts, mobile connections or school admissions.
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RIL, the promoter of Reliance Jio, also controls Network18, the parent company of CNBCTV18.com.
 
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