19 October 2018 Current Affairs:
The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) said that if any mobile service customers want to get their Aadhaar details removed from the records of telecom operators, they need to provide alternative verification documents including passport, PAN card, Driving License, Voter ID etc.
COAI as also directed by the Department of Telecom said that the services will not be disconnected during the change in the documentation process. COAI mentioned that the Supreme Court in its judgement in Aadhaar case has nowhere directed that the mobile number which has been issued through Aadhaar e-KYC has to be disconnected.
Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI):
♦ Headquarters:New Delhi, India
♦ Chairman: Sunil Sood
♦ Vice Chairman : Ajai Puri
♦ Director General: Rajan S. Mathews
♦ COAI is an industry association of mobile service providers, telecom equipment, internet and broadband services providers in India
♦ It is a registered, non-governmental society