New SIM Verification Rules: Government changes the rules for issuing new SIM cards, know everything
In order to prevent fraud, the Ministry of Communications has shut down 522,000 connections as part of its ongoing measures.
New SIM verification rules have been put in place by the government. As of now, the provision to issue large sims is no longer available. SIM card verifications will also have to be performed at the time of sale by dealers selling SIM cards. The Government took this step with a view to combating cyber crime and fraud calls. This information was communicated at a press conference by the Minister for Communications of the Union Ashwini Vaishnav.
52 lakh connections have been disabled by the Telecom Ministry as part of continuing fraud prevention efforts. These were the connections that had been acquired illegally. In addition, 67 thousand dealers, through whom these connections were issued, have been placed on a federal blacklist. According to NDTV, the minister announced three new measures for the benefit of customers on World Telecom Day. These include ASTR, Know Your Mobile, and Central Equipment Identity Register. Therefore, whether you plan to get a new SIM or you are a dealer who sells SIM cards, you should definitely review these new regulations on SIM card verification. A verification is required.
New SIM Verification Rules
Biometric checks should also be carried out for traders. Registration was also required in addition to this. The responsibility for verification of merchants will lie with the telecommunications operator. If it is not observed, the government has made provision for a fine of INR 10 lac. A period of 12 months for verification
The government has until now granted merchants who sell SIM cards the possibility of having their verifications performed and registrations carried out for 12 months. With the help of this move, the government will try to identify, blacklist and weed out fraudulent traders from the system.
Demographic data will be taken into account
The QR code printed in the base will be scanned to generate demographic data of the customer if he wants to buy a new SIM card on an old number.
There will be no issuing of bulk sim cards.
The Telecommunication Department announced that, as of this date, large SIM cards will not be issued. In its place, it was replaced by a provision of business connections. But the Government has made it clear that you can have nine SIM card connections on a single ID. Also, if a person deactivates the SIM card, the same mobile number will be issued to the new customer after 90 days.