Here’s the step-by-step guide:
1. To start with, subscribers need to enter the mobile number that they want to verify on the telecom service provider’s website.Read more ↓
2. The telecom provider will now send an OTP (one-time password) on the mobile number shared on the website. The mobile subscriber now needs to submit the same on the telecom service provider’s website.
3. This will be followed by a ‘consent message’, which will then appear on the service provider’s website. The subscriber now needs to properly check the ‘consent box’ and enter his/her Aadhaar number there.
4. The telecom company will now send an OTP request to UIDAI.
5. The mobile subscriber will now receive an OTP on the mobile number linked (shared) with that Aadhaar number.
6. UIDAI will also send the mobile subscriber a ‘consent message’ about his e-KYC details. He/she then needs to share the OTP after accepting the due terms and conditions.
7. Once accepted, the authentication and confirmation will then be sent to the mobile subscriber saying that the number has been re-verified with the related Aadhaar number.
The second method is via voice-based IVR helpline of telecom service providers
1. Here the mobile subscribers will be greeted by telco’s IVR, which will play the ‘consent message’. The message will ask subscribers to share their mobile number.
2. This will be followed by an OTP request to UIDAI to verify the Aadhaar number linked to that account.
3. Like above, the OTP message will appear on the number linked to that respective Aadhaar card. This will agian be followed by a ‘consent message’ played on IVR.
4. The subscriber needs to share the OTP. Once verified, the UIDAI will fetch the subscriber’s e-KYC details.
Last month, the minister for electronics and IT, Ravi Shankar Prasad informed Rajya Sabha that as by December 8, 2017, 71.24 crore mobile numbers (new and re-verified) and 82 crore bank accounts have been linked with their Aadhaar numbers.