Verification of Mobile Users:SC Gives 2 Weeks’ Time To Union Govt

Srinagar: Supreme Court on Monday asked the Union Government to apprise it within 2 weeks about steps to be taken to verify identity of around 5 crore mobile users in India.

A bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khekar said mobile numbers are now being used for banking purposes also and “You should tell us as to what mechanism you are going to have to scrutinise the identity of mobile users.”

The bench was hearing a PIL filed by NGO Lok Niti Foundation which has sought a direction to the Centre to put in place a proper mechanism to check the authenticity of information provided by mobile users.

The verification has become more important in view of the fact that mobile phones are now being used for banking purposes also.

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