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Aadhar to be linked with mobile SIM

Written By GOVIND PATEL on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 | 10/28/2014 09:03:00 AM

Centre is working hard to link mobile SIM with the Unique Identification (UID) number or Aadhaar, a senior official said here on Monday.
“The Prime Minister has directed us to link the SIM of the mobiles with the Unique Id. We are working on that issue and I am sure we will be able to resolve issues,” said RS Sharma, Secretary of the Department of Electronics and Information Technology.
“The idea is the mobile should become a very strong factor in authentication and also a factor for getting information and transaction. If that happens, then it will an enable and empowering tool for the people of India,” he said.
Sharma was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of an event oragnised by Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and the Communications and Information Technology Ministry.
He said the secretary of the department of telecom is having deliberations with various departments to facilitate the work of linking mobile SIM with Aadhaar cards. This project is a part of the Digital India programme.
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