SC panel to recommend SIM card issuance procedure to Telcom firms

The Supreme Court has set up a joint expert panel to recommend the procedure for the telecom firms for properly identifying the customers before issuing SIM cards to them. The panel comprising officials of the DoT (Department of Telecommunications) and the TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) will submit its report to the government within 3 months.

  • The Supreme Court passed the order on a plea by a petitioner seeking its direction to the government to frame guidelines for telecom firms for issuing SIM cards.

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