In the light of the increasing unauthorised use of one’s Adhaar number for the purpose of obtaining mobile SIM cards and misusing them for illegal activities, the Department of Telecommunication has launched a web portal. Using this tool people can find out how many mobile numbers are in active use on their name. Here is a step by step guide on how to check how many SIMs are registered on your Aadhar card.
With the assistance of this tool, an individual can easily get rid of the unauthorised active SIM card numbers that they are not actually using. According to the departments, there have been such incidents where someone’s details are being used to issue mobile SIM cards and are being used in their name without their knowledge for unlawful or illegal purposes.
So that you dont get into trouble the Department of Telecommunication has come up with a portal- tafcop.dgtelecom.gov.in. This particular website will assist users in determining the number of mobile connections issued in their name. An individual can request that numbers issue in their name but not used by them be blocked.
According to the government, the number of mobile connections that can be issued to a single person is limited to nine only but more than nine mobile connections are active in the names of specific users. However, the portal aims to simplify the process for users in the licenced service area. (Currently, this service is available in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh but it has worked for some in Delhi as well.)
The Department of Telecommunication will notify consumers via SMS of the number of mobile connections active in their names. The portal can be used to report numbers that are no longer in use or are no longer required. After the user takes the action, the telecom service providers will block or deactivate the numbers. In addition to this, the customers will be given ticket IDs that will allow them to track the progress of the requested action.
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Here is how to find out how many cards are registered to your Aadhaar card:
To begin, navigate to https://tafcop.dgtelecom.gov.in/ in your web browser.
Then subscribers with more than 9 connections will receive an SMS notification.
The link provided above can be used to check the status of multiple connections.
The subscribers can now access the portal by entering their mobile number in the link.
Then, in the Request Status box, enter the Ticket ID Ref No.
You can now see if any mobile numbers have been issued using your Aadhaar card.
An OTP will be generated after you open the link and enter your mobile number.
Ultimately, you will be able to view information about all SIM cards purchased with your Aadhaar number.
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