An overview of recent news related to Aadhaar, which points towards the increase in government schemes being linked to the scheme, and issues faced by citizens: Mobile numbers not linked to Aadhaar won't be disconnected, says DoT Aruna Sundararajan, secretary in the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has said that mobile numbers that aren't connected to Aadhaar will not be disconnected till the Supreme Court has passed its final judgement in the Aadhaar cases pending before it, reports PTI. DoT will also wait for the SC judgement before deciding what action to take in regards to people who already have an Aadhaar but do not want to link it to their respective mobile numbers, according to Sundarajan. DoT to make the process of Aadhaar-mobile number linking easier The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has held discussions with telecom operators to identify methods of making the process of linking Aadhaar to mobile numbers easier. Some of the suggestions include setting up a designated number to which consumers can send their Aadhaar details and mobile number for verification. Telcos will validate the data with UIDAI and complete the verification. In case of senior citizens or those with disabilities, who can't physically complete the verification process, telcos have suggested a fee of Rs 200 for home visits. Note that UIDAI has set up a one-time passcode (OTP) process for Aadhaar-mobile number linking which is expected to go live from December 1. More on the story here. So far 13.28Cr PANs have been linked with Aadhaar…
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