71.24 crore mobile numbers linked with respective Aadhaar; Govt informs upper house
The government today informed the Rajya Sabha that near about 71.24 crore mobile numbers (including new connections and existing ones) along with 82 crore bank accounts have been linked with 12-digit biometric identifier Aadhaar.
Union Minister for Electronics and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad informed the Rajya Sabha that linking with personal bank accounts is being done based on the amendments that have been effected in the Prevention of Money Laundering Rules 2005.
The Aadhaar based re-verification of existing mobile subscribers is expected to be carried out by telcos by March 31, 2018, Prasad said in the reply dated December 22, 2017. >