The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Centre to ensure that the Aadhar number of every phone subscriber should be registered within a year. The SC set an outer limit of 1 year for the Centre to register details of each mobile phone subscriber including those with pre-paid connections.
The court said that there are over 100 crore mobile subscribers. The court made it mandatory that all the customers' Aadhar numbers be registered without fail within one year.
The court also directed the Centre to device a way so that each person with a pre-paid sim would have to fill and deposit a form whenever he or she recharges. The court asked the Central government to make policies within a year regarding framing of rules and regulations so that SIM cards are not misused.
The court said that the verification has become important in the view of mobile phones being used for banking purposes.