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Telecom operators inform DoT of sites to test alternate KYC process

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Telecom service providers have informed the (DoT) about the sites to excercise the Proof of Concept (POC) of the new non-KYC process.

Each operator would carry out the process at two sites, as per a DoT notification.

The notification dated November 6 said that would carry out the process at and while has listed two sites in Idea, the newly merged entity would perform the exercise at and in Maharastra.

The other has listed two sites in for the Proof of Concept exercise.

Among the public sector players, BSNL would carry out the process at two sites in Telangana, while MTNL has listed and for the same.

"Based on the POC results, further directions for any change in the process, if any, will be issued on the subject," the notification said.

As per the alternate digital KYC process proposed by the telecom industry, the Customer Appliation Form (CAF) is to be embedded with live photograph of subscriber along with the original proof of indentity (POI) and proof of address (POA) document thereby digitizing the end-to-end process, it said.

According to the department, the entire process shall only be used through the authenticated applications hosted by the licensees.

DoT further said that "only two mobile conections shall be provided per day per POI/POA document to a customer by a licensee". The proposed process would be applicatble to each connection, it added.

The DoT had asked the telecom operators to be ready with the alternate KYC process by November 5, in line with the Supreme Court's verdict on September 26, in which the apex court disallowed private entities from possessing the details of their customers.

--IANS

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First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 21:24 IST
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