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Cabinet moves to get legal backing, allow Aadhaar for phone numbers, banks

Cabinet approves amending two laws to get legal backing for seeding Aadhaar information with mobile numbers and bank accounts

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Aadhaar  |  Narendra Modi

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Cabinet on Monday approved amending two laws to get legal backing for seeding Aadhaar information with mobile numbers and bank accounts, sources said. The Cabinet approved amendments to the Telegraph Act and the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) after a Supreme Court judgment in September restricted private companies from using Aadhaar.

Sources said the two Acts will be amended to provide for voluntary sharing of the 12-digit identification number for obtaining new mobile phone connections and for the opening of bank accounts. The Supreme Court had on September ...

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First Published: Mon, December 17 2018. 21:39 IST
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