Friday, June 30, 2017

Benefits of linking Aadhaar with Phone number

Aadhaar has been made mandatory for PAN card application and for filing income tax returns. The Government of India is now taking this a step ahead to ensure security and better management. In an announcement, they have unveiled that Aadhaar card will be mandatory for mobile phone connections now. Since the first day of introduction, the government has emphasised the necessity of having an Aadhaar card, and now, by announcing aadhaar based e-KYC (Know your customer) compulsory to procure new mobile phone connections, they have proved that; ‘Aadhaar cards are the Aadhaar (Base) for development and security’.

But what’s the benefit?
The people of India have experienced numerous changes since the inception of the Narendra Modi-led government. The list includes some dramatic transformations like demonetization which have taken the nation by storm. People are welcoming these changes since they have started understanding the benefits of the same. Even Aadhaar eKYC procedure has its fair share of advantages, which will benefit the nation over the course of time. They are, 

1. Reducing fraudulent activities
The methods of fraud adopted by the people have seen many changes over the course of time.The incorporating of advancements in technologies into committing a fraud has been a source of a headache for many governments in the past. The routine news of various cons happening over mobile phones has affected us to an extent where we feel afraid to receive calls from unknown numbers. The compulsion of linking a phone number to Aadhaar card is one step to prevent such events. Aadhaar eKYC procedure will establish users’ identity, and it would be easier to catch a person committing malpractices.

2. Eliminating sustaining frauds
We can’t deny the fact that there are individuals who own a phone number by using fake ID proofs. With the successful implementation of Aadhaar eKYC, it will become easier for the government to identify such people and allow the telecom operators to disengage the numbers of such people. This might eventually unveil numerous frauds present amidst us.

3. Will help in Counterterrorism
Terrorism is one of the biggest concerns of our nation. By linking phone numbers to Aadhaar card, telecom operators can quickly identify them and can track their location and disconnect the phone numbers to prevent terrorist attacks. Apart from this, it will also become easy to find those people who are a part of this nation but spread false propagandas using their smartphones. Such people can be easily identified after the successful implementation of Aadhaar eKYC.

Undoubtedly Aadhaar card has been formulated in a way that the population of the entire nation can be tracked if required for security purposes. UIDAI has been implementing the linking of Aadhaar cards to the other services for the betterment of the country and to support the officials in perpetrating transparency in administration. The linking of Aadhar to phone numbers will surely help in preventing the chances of fraud and countering terrorism.

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