India’s leading telecommunications services provider, Bharti Airtel has rolled out Aadhaar based e-KYC solution in Bihar from today following the notification by the Department of Telecom, Government of India. Airtel has claimed that it is the first company to roll out e-KYC solution in Bihar.
Airtel says that the consumers in Bihar have appreciated the initiative and started taking SIM based on Aadhar e-KYC. The e-KYC process will enable instant activation of Airtel mobile connection through the digital verification. This will also eliminate paperwork and benefit the environment.
The process requires customers to purchase a new Airtel prepaid/postpaid mobile connection and then need to submit/verify their Biometrics (iris scan / fingerprints) at the point of sale. The details will be instantly matched with the UIDAI database and following the validation, the connection gets activated instantly in the name of the customer. The process is fully secure and the retailer/representative at the point of sale will also be registered under Aadhaar.
Bharath Uppiliappan, CEO (Bihar and Jharkhand), said, “Aadhaar based e-KYC for a mobile connection is a milestone for the telecom industry and will enhance customer experience through faster onboarding. Customer’s sim will now be activated in few minutes. The solution also complements the Government’s Digital India vision and will add to Airtel’s green initiatives.”