The Supreme Court of India on Monday directed the Central government to make necessary arrangements to register details of identity of every mobile user in India within a year.

The Supreme Court in the direction said that there are over 100 crore mobile subscribers in India and everyone should get their sim-cards linked to the Aadhaar Card including the pre-paid sim card holders.

The court also asked the Central government 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 Centre on Monday told the Supreme Court that it would put in place within a year an effective mechanism for the verification of pre-paid mobile users.

A bench of Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar and Justice NV Ramana expressed their satisfaction that the verification plea was “substantially dealt” with and an “effective process” would be in place.

The verification mechanism would apply for both existing and fresh subscribers, said Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi.

He also told the court that 90 per cent of the mobile connection holders have pre-paid connection.

(With inputs from IANS)

First Published | 6 February 2017 1:56 PM
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