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Allow Digital Self-KYC Process For New SIM Cards: Telecom Firms

Allow Digital Self-KYC Process For New SIM Cards: Telecom Firms


The telecom companies have written to the government to allow a digital self-KYC process for issuing SIM cards to eliminate the need of physical visit to the stores.
“During this unprecedented lockdown period, there are no options available for buying a new mobile connection. Hence there is an urgent need for a self-KYC process which can be performed by an end to end online digital process by the customer himself/herself,” Rajan Mathews, Director General of the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) said in letter to Telecom Secretary Anshu Prakash.
In the letter dated April 2, Mr. Mathews said social distancing also makes the process imperative. “Due to unavailability of the process, the public at large are being devoid of telecom services.”