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Big changes regarding SIM cards coming in the new year, Reliance Jio, Airtel and Vi are doing Bhangra

HIGHLIGHTS

  • From January 1, 2024, there are going to be major changes regarding SIM cards.
  • It is emerging that there will be major changes regarding KYC from January 1.
  • Let’s know what changes are going to bring to the SIM card.

In fact, it has been announced by the DoT i.e. Telecom Department that the paper KYC used for mobile user enrollment is going to be closed and it is going to be made paperless. Reliance Jio, Airtel and Vodafone Idea ie Vi are very happy with this move.

Let us tell you for information that this big change is going to start from January 1, 2024. It is believed that this step is going to make the process easier, besides reducing the financial burden on telecom companies. Apart from this, security regarding SIM fraud is also going to increase.

How is KYC for SIM card done so far?

If we talk about the current process, then let us tell you that till now paper forms have to be filled to get any SIM. Apart from this, photos are also attached to it. Apart from this, a copy of your identity and address proof is also to be attached with it. However, now this process is going to be changed. In fact, now the digital KYC process is going to be used in place of this process. This means that the KYC process is going to be completely paperless.

It may be noted that, since December 2023, DoT has also issued some rules for taking SIM cards. According to these new rules, you are no longer going to get a SIM card very easily. These are the rules that you have to follow.

Here you can get information about all these new rules.

New SIM card rule comes into effect from today, see what has changed, 10 lakh fine for not obeying

The new SIM card rules were first introduced by the government in August this year. However, now it has come into effect from December 1 i.e. today. First they are going to be implemented in the month of October. With the introduction of these rules, there can be a massive change in some things. For example, the sale of bulk SIM cards has now been banned.

Apart from this, if you have POS Franchisees, then its registration is very important. Apart from this, it is also necessary to register the agent and distributor on behalf of the telecom operator. Apart from this, police verification of SIM Dealer is also necessary.

See here what changes have taken place from today, it can also be said that here you can see all the changes that have come into effect from today.

Registration Process

Under the new rules, PoS agents are required to sign an agreement with the telecom service provider, this is being done today to prevent the licensee from indulging in illegal activities. If an agent is found involved in any illegal activity for any reason, he can face a fine of Rs 10 lakh, besides termination of his association with the telecom company for three years.

The seller will have about 1 months for new registration, starting December 12. This step is being taken so that any disease seller can be removed from the telco system, besides blacklisting it. Not only this, everyone can have a government identity.

KYC Rules

Under the new rule, demographic details have been validated for buying any new SIM or getting a new SIM for your current number. All the details are going to be taken by scanning the QR code on the Aadhaar card of any person. This rule has now been implemented on the purchase of SIM card.

However, one thing to note here is that any new number can be allotted to a new user only when it has been 90 days since the number has been closed by the current customer. Not only this, the entire KYC process is going to be implemented during SIM replacement. During this time, outgoing and incoming SMS facility is going to be discontinued for about 24 hours.

Bulk SIM Buying

To prevent any kind of digital fraud, the government has closed the bulk SIM card sale. However, the SIM or connection has been continued after KYC for business, corporate or any event. However, one person can still buy up to 9 SIM cards on a single ID.

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