SC approves govt plan to verify mobile users' identity

SC approves govt plan to  verify mobile  users' identity

 The Supreme Court on Monday approved the Centre’s plan to register details of the identity of over 100 crore mobile phone subscribers on the basis of e-KYC within one year.

A bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice N V Ramana took on record a submission made by Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi that all new mobile connections should be provided through the Aadhaar-based e-KYC.

The court also noted Rohatgi’s contention that more than 90% of mobile phone subscribers were using pre-paid cards, which has to be periodically renewed.

Expressing satisfaction with the plea by the attorney general, the bench disposed of a PIL by NGO Lokniti Foundation saying, “The process for identifying the subscribers and their address should be put in place within one year.”

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