Aadhaar Card Update: If you want to how many phone numbers have been issued in your name then fret not, as the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has launched a new portal that will help you to check the sim cards that have been issued against your Aadhaar card. 

This new initiative, which has been dubbed the ‘Telecom Analytics for Fraud Management and Consumer Protection’ (TAFCOP), is a portal that citizens can use to check the sim cards that have been issued against their registered Aadhaar card. According to the rules and regulations of the Department of Telecommunications, a single citizen can have up to 9 mobile numbers connected to a single Aadhaar card.

The service is called the ‘Telecom Analytics for Fraud Management and Consumer Protection (TAFCOP). The rules issued by the Department of Telecommunications clearly state that one citizen can issue only up to 9 mobile numbers connected to one Aadhaar card. 

The portal is helpful as it aids in ensuring the safety of the citizens. If you report the mobile numbers that are no longer in use then they will be discontinued to prevent fraudulent activity on your Aadhaar card-related facilities.

This web portal will work as a safeguard to the citizens whereas they can report mobile numbers which are of no use or are not recognized. The Telecom Analytics for Fraud Management and Consumer Protection(TAFCOP) About section reads as, “Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has taken several measures to ensure proper allocation of telecom resources by Telecom Service Providers (TSPs) to subscribers and protect their interests in ensuring reduction of frauds. As per existing guidelines, individual mobile subscribers can register up to nine mobile connections in their name.” 

Here is the step-by-step process of how you can check to see and verify the mobile numbers registered against your Aadhaar card:

Step 1: Visit the TAFCOP website at (https://tafcop.dgtelecom.gov.in/)

Step 2: Enter your mobile number and click on request OTP (One-Time Password)

Step 3: The Department of Telecommunications will then send you the OTP to the mobile number via SMS so that you can validate yourself and sign in to the portal.

Step 4: Sign in to the portal.

Step 5: You will be redirected to a page where you can view all the different mobile numbers that have been linked to your specific Aadhaar card. In the event you see numbers that you don’t recognize or have since been out of use by you, you can report them so that they can be removed from your Aadhaar card.

The UIDAI and IPPB Initiative 

The Unique Identification Authority of India(UIDAI), an Aadhaar issuing authority has been adding new features to ease the lives of the citizens of India. In fact, the Indian Post Payments Bank(IPPB) has announced that it can also update one’s registered phone number in Aadhaar through the postman a the user’s doorstep.