Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
03-November-2010 13:41 IST
Deadline for Subscribers Re-Verification Extended till December 31, 2010
The Department of Telecommunications (DoT), Ministry of Communications & Information Technology has extended the deadline for completion of re-verification by the Mobile Service Providers (MSPs) of their existing subscribers up to December 31, 2010. During this process the service providers can correct their subscriber’s record wherever they find that the documents collected from the customers earlier are inappropriate or missing.

DoT had earlier asked the Mobile Service Providers (MSPs) to complete re-verification over a window of one year starting from November 01, 2009 to October 31, 2010. MSPs were asked to provide details to the Telecom Enforcement, Resource and Monitoring (TERM) Cells of DoT in the Licensed Service Areas (LSA) on monthly basis about the re-verified customers and also provide on-line access to the scanned Customer Acquisition Forms (CAF). The service providers approached DoT in October for extension of time. They had stated in their request that creation of infrastructure for re-verification has taken some time and now since re-verification activities are in full swing, they need some more time to complete the re-verification.

After consideration of all relevant aspects and consultation with security agencies, the time limit for completion of re-verification of existing subscribers by the service providers has been extended till December 31, 2010 by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT).