Verify Aadhaar All Pre-Paid Mobile Users Within OneYear | Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre
Centre tells SC it will verify details of all mobile subscribers within a year. In a move to finish fake cell phone users the Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre to put in place within a year an efficient mechanism to scrutinize the details of the identity of over 100 crore existing and future mobile telephone consumers.
A bench consisting Chief Justice JS Khehar and Justice NV Ramana took note of the statement of Attorney General Mukul Reheated appearing for the Centre that a mechanism will be put in place to scrutinize identification of mobile users and the new subscriber will be required to fill up Aadhar card status to Aadhaar-based eKYC forms to ensure right identification.
It is submitted an efficient system will be implemented in also and the process of scrutiny will be completed in one year.We are satisfied that the prayers made in the written petition have been substantially dealt with the bench said and hoped that the process would be completed in the near future and latest before completion of one year.
During the hearing, the bench suggested that exist prepaid mobile users who are 90 percent of the complete mobile users may be asked to provide identification information at the time of recharge as done while giving fresh SIM cards to customers.
Rohatgi said that it would be difficult as even small kiosks through the country recharge prepaid mobile phone Earlier the court had asked the Centre and the Department of Telecom (DoT) to apprise it about the steps which can be required to scrutinize the existing and future mobile users in the country.
The bench hearing a PIL to NGO Lok Niti Foundation which has sought a direction to the Centre to implemented a proper mechanism to check the authenticate of information provided by mobile users.The verification has actual more important in view of the fact that cell phones are now being used for banking purposes also it had said.
we said that proper verification of mobile phone subscribers was necessary to avoid fake identification which graves risk to national security too.The court had actual DoT and the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to also reply to the letter contact to them by the petitioner NGO giving suggestions on the mobile phone verification issue.
The petitioner had created the letter to DoT and TRAI on August 7, 2014, saying there was a serious risk to national protection due to lack of lack of verification of smartphone customers and had given suggestions for making systemic improvements to ensure the same.
In its application before the apex court, the NGO has actual directions to DoT and TRAI to make sure 100 percent All Pre-Paid Mobile Users verification of mobile phone subscribers with regard to their identity addresses and that no fake or unverified identity is approved for subscription of mobile phones.
All Pre-Paid Mobile phone verification subscribers with regard to their identity addresses and that no fake or unverified identity is approved for subscription of mobile phones.It also sought that Aadhar card correction or other biometric identification may be made compulsory for verification of the mobile phone users.
It claimed that around 5.25 crore mobile phone customers about 5 percent of the total are unverified despite the directions given by apex court and instruction issued by DoT from time to time to sure mobile phone customer verification.Unverified SIM cards presented a major threat to the country’s security as these are routinely used in the criminal and terrorist task the application said.
The plea has sought implementation of client verification guidelines which physical verification will be compulsory in future and physical re-verification of existing subscriber base be conducted in a transparent manner.