Mobile SIM Card Rules: The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has made significant changes in the rules for taking mobile SIM. Recently, the KYC rules were changed by DoT. So that the customer can get a mobile SIM card sitting at home. Also, easily port the SIM from pre-paid to postpaid and postpaid to pre-paid.
However, now, DoT has issued new guidelines regarding the rules for the issuance of mobile SIMs so that the fraud of SIM cards can be stopped. The Department of Telecom has asked telecom operators not to issue SIM cards to minors below 18 years in the country. Also, there has been a ban on giving SIM cards to people whose mental condition is not good. If found doing so, then the telecom operator will be held guilty for this.
Mobile SIM Card Rules
According to a report by Telecom Talk, customers have to fill in the Customer Acquisition Form (CAF) to get a new SIM. It is a kind of contract between the customer and the telecom companies. This form contains several terms and conditions. This contract is enforced under the Indian Contract Law 1872.
Under this law, any contract must be between the age of 18 and above. A person in India can buy a maximum of 12 SIMs in his name. Out of this, 9 SIMs can be used for mobile calls. At the same time, 9 SIMs can be used for machine-to-machine communication.
Changed rules for getting a new sim
DoT has started the eKYC and Self KYC process for getting mobile SIM. Under this, a new mobile connection can be obtained sitting at home. Also, there will be no need to change SIM porting SIM from pre-paid to postpaid and postpaid to pre-paid. For this, a charge of Re 1 has been fixed by DoT.