Mobile phone numbers to be linked with Aadhaar card by 6 February, says Centre

Mobile phone numbers to be linked with Aadhaar card by 6 February, says Centre

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The Centre has told the Supreme Court that all subscribers must link their 12 digit Aadhaar card number with their mobile phone numbers by 6 February, under the e-KYC verification.

In a report by the Times of India, this order comes in the wake of the Lok Niti Foundation case, where the SC, according to a previous report, is said to have made the linking mandatory. The apex court had also said that linking should be completed by 6 February. Failing to do so may lead to deactivation of the SIM card. This effort is to ensure that terrorists and fraudsters cannot be issued SIM cards.

The Centre further added that the 12-digit number and the mobile number must be linked within the stipulated time frame  since a decision like extending the deadline cannot be extended unilaterally.

Decisions taken by the Centre becomes crucial in the light of the privacy order passed by the SC in August. However, as per another report, the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) had said that the Supreme Court’s ruling will have no effect until the Department of Telecom (DoT) makes any changes to it.

The order has also said that the mobile operators cannot store biometric information from the user and neither can they use it. During the UIDAI authentication, the biometric information collected has to be encrypted and sent to the UIDAI immediately. And as per the Aadhaar Act, 2016, if any operator is found to be storing biometric information, it will be punishable with up to three years of jail time.

It must be noted that the Supreme Court is yet to hear a petition regarding the linking of the Aadhaar card number with mobile numbers. The Supreme Court has set up a bench comprising of Chief Justice Deepak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud. The petition would be heard, according to TOI, on 6 November.

Those who wish to get their mobile numbers linked to their Aadhaar number can do so in three ways, as directed by the DoT. It can be linked through one time password or OTP, Aadhaar app, or the IVRS facility.

Source by:-firstpost


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37 Responses

  1. Sanjeev Rajpal says:

    Very good

  2. jolly says:

    So what can i do ?

  3. mansoor ahmad lone says:

    Born date of birth

  4. Mukesh Kumar says:


  5. Deeoak says:

    I applied for address change with offline what the hell u r doing

  6. Anup Singh Thakur says:

    My aadhar no-723394692422.

  7. Anup Singh Thakur says:

    My aadhar no-723394692422.

  8. Ravi shankar says:


  9. Reena says:

    I want to link my Mobile

  10. SUNIL EMITRA says:

    sir mujhe chaiye

  11. SHALIM says:


  12. Shubham says:

    How to link my phone no. with adhaar no. In home

  13. Subrat biswal says:

    Please help me sir
    Me Avi Uttarakhand me hu sir to me kese link karu Aadhaar card

  14. BIPIN R PATEL says:


  15. Md Mustafa says:

    Iam from Assam and state of assam there is no Aadhar card. Then how i link my aadhar number

  16. Kummari Swamy says:

    Mobile number Abdret

  17. SHALIM says:

    Mobile number abdret

  18. R.Raja Lakshmi says:


  19. shahid bashir says:

    i didnt get it yet

  20. aishwarya says:

    how to link the mobile number

  21. Gursewak Singh says:

    Gursewak Singh.

  22. LATA RAWAT says:

    I have done…..

  23. Govindunareshkumar says:


  24. Vijay says:

    Adharcard all ready link he

  25. Shivam dhawan says:

    How can i link my number with my aadhar..

  26. Ashish kumar soni says:

    I feel good by added my mobile no with adhar card…

  27. shaik rabbani says:

    adhar no

  28. SUNIL says:


  29. abhay kumar says:

    I can’t understand that how we use it

  30. Pramod Roy says:

    I want my change mobile number

  31. kamlesh says:

    pls add my no with aadhar no.

  32. Harimohan Meena says:

    Link with aadhaar

  33. Rangani Nilam P says:

    Thanku so much

  34. RAMAKRISHNA says:


  35. Pankaj Anand says:


  36. Delawar Singh says:

    In certain cases particularly aged persons loose their biometric marks on fingures& facing lot of difficulties while they approach banks telecom operators a solution to this may immdly must be provided.

  37. Ravi kuamr soni says:

    Adhar card