SIM Card Rule: From December 1, the government is going to change the rules for purchasing SIM cards. These rules were earlier to be implemented from October 1, 2023, but the government has now made preparations to implement them from December 1 by extending it by two months. If you are going to buy a SIM dealer or SIM card, then you should have complete information about these rules. If you do not know these rules, you are sure to get into trouble later.
SIM dealers will be verified
According to the new rule, dealers selling SIMs will have to get their police verification and biometric verification done. Besides, registration will also be necessary to sell the SIM. The entire responsibility of police verification of traders will be of the telecom operator. If someone sells a SIM ignoring these rules, a fine of Rs 10 lakh will be imposed on him. The government has given 12 months time to the traders for verification.
SIM will be available only after demographic data
If a customer wants to buy a new SIM card on his old number, then his demographic data will also be collected by scanning the QR code printed on it.
This will be the rule for disconnection of the number
According to the new rule, SIM cards will no longer be issued in bulk. The government has started the provision of business connection for this. However, you can buy 9 SIM cards on one ID proof like before. Apart from this, if a person closes his SIM card, then that number will be issued to another customer only after 90 days.
Regarding the new rule, Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnav said that with the aim of preventing cyber fraud, scam and fraud calls, the government has issued new rules for SIM cards. He said that about 52 lakh connections have been blocked to stop fraud calls. Not only this, the Union Minister also said that 67 thousand dealers selling SIMs have been banned by the government.