New Delhi, NFAPost: Department of Telecommunication (DoT) has launched a portal that lets individuals check how many phone numbers are registered on their Aadhaar number. The portal is initially working for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana consumers.
It is helpful essentially if anybody wants to block any connections that no longer exist. The phone numbers that are registered against their Aadhaar number can also help them speed up the know-your-customer (KYC) process required by banks and various government authorities.
The DoT launched the Telecom Analytics for Fraud Management and Consumer Protection (TAFCOP) portal in April to allow telecom subscribers to search for all the phone numbers registered against their Aadhaar number.
The portal is currently available only in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, though the DoT mentioned that it would soon be extended to all consumers in the country.
The TAFCOP portal is designed to “help subscribers, check the number of mobile connections working in their name, and take necessary action for regularising their additional mobile connections if any.”
The DoT has guidelines that permit registration of up to nine mobile connections for each single subscriber. After exceeding that count, every new connection purchased on the same name will be considered under a bulk connection that is meant for commercial purposes. Users should, therefore, check the count from the TAFCOP portal.
Below are the steps to check all phone numbers registered against one Aadhaar number.
Go to the TAFCOP portal and enter an active mobile number.
Click on the Request OTP button.
Enter the OTP you have received on your phone and hit Validate.
The TAFCOP portal will now show you the numbers associated with your Aadhaar number.
The portal also lets users report whether the numbers are not in use by themselves or are not required.