Telecom Operators Propose New e-KYC Process as Alternative to Aadhaar


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Telecom administrators have moved toward the Department of Telecom (DoT) looking for endorsement for new e-KYC process as an option in contrast to Aadhaar-based check.

This pursues the Supreme Court arrange confining utilization of Aadhaar data by privately owned businesses including telcos and banks.

“We are proposing minor alterations to the DoT guidelines…allowing shopper application shape (CAF) to be inserted with photo and examined pictures in this manner digitize the conclusion to end process for on boarding of new endorsers by making it totally paperless,” the Apex Advisory Council for Telecom in India (ACT) said in a letter to the DoT.

The arrival to paper-based procedures ought not be a choice as that will turn around the means taken by the business towards an advanced India and would result in wastage of existing ventures and foundation, the letter dated October 5 said.

Under the steady gaze of the pinnacle court arrange, telecom administrators had built up a framework for moment online check of clients utilizing Aadhaar which brought about snappy actuation of administration at insignificant expense.

The ACT, which incorporates industry body COAI and other telecom administrators, has recommended an application based client enrolment strategy in which photo of client will be clicked by the SIM dealer and implanted in the shape alongside self-bore witness to duplicate of any character and address evidence.

The shape will be then stamped by a water characteristic of the organization alongside retailer name, circle where exchange occurred, date and time with the goal that the pictures can’t be re-utilized.

The letter marked by Cellular Operators Association of India Director General Rajan S Mathews proposed that once the buyer application shape is carefully filled on the application, the retailer will make required statement after which the merchant will get one-time secret key (OTP) and client will get OTP on his substitute number.

“OTP will be entered and approved, upon fruitful OTP approval, it will be treated as client signature,” the letter said.

Following approval, the application will send purchaser application shape (CAF) to the arrangement of telecom administrator for confirmation of the frame, character and address evidence; and after effective check, the number allocated to the endorser will be prepared for tele-check.

“This progression is pivotal to restrict any risk on the telecom benefit providers(TSPs) since PoS may enter improper qualities and without approval the number can get into tele-check or enactment organize,” the letter said.

As an extra defend, the framework will likewise confirm that the geotag of client’s photo and last accommodation of demand by deal point isn’t in excess of 50 meters away, the ACT recommended.

The TSP will produce and send a five digit stick to a substitute number given by the client.

The number will be actuated after client finishes tele-confirmation by either entering PIN number send to him or last 4 digits of character verification amid the call, the ACT recommended.


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