Aadhaar linking using OTP

Now, linking your mobile number with Aadhaar has just become easier. The government of India issued a single number for Interactive Voice Response (IVR) services to facilitate the linking. At present, the telecom subscribers can make a call to a single number for verification of your all mobile numbers with Aadhaar, irrespective of the network by using the OTP based verification system.

This brings in a sigh of relief for the consumers across the country. As they had the only option to visit offline stores which are run by their operators to link the two till now.

The OTP that you will receive for Aadhaar-mobile phone re-verification is valid for 30 minutes. Therefore you can use it even there is some network glitch and the call terminates prematurely.

How to link Aadhaar with the mobile phone number?

If you want to re-verify your phone number by linking it to Aadhaar, the procedure is quite simple. You just need to keep your Aadhaar number with you. Whether you use Jio, Airtel, Vodafone, and Idea or any other operator. You simply need to call the toll-free number 14546 from the phone number. After that follow these steps, which are directed by the IVR, to finish-up the re-verification process.

Step 1– When you call 14546, you will be asked to choose whether you are an Indian or an NRI.

Step 2– You will have to give consent to link Aadhaar with your phone number by pressing 1.

Step 3– Then you need to give your Aadhaar number and press 1 for confirmation.

Step 4– This step generates the OTP, that you will receive on your mobile phone

Step 5– Enter your mobile number

Step 6– After that, you have to provide your consent to your operator to pick your name, photo, and date of birth from UIDAI database.

Step 7– The IVR mentions the last four digits of your phone number to make sure that you have keyed in the correct number.

Step 8– If the number is correct then you can enter the OTP that you have received on SMS.

Step 9– You must press 1 to finish the Aadhaar verification process

Step 10– If you hold another number, even you can link that too by pressing 2 and following the same steps as mentioned by the IVR system. You need to keep the other mobile phone access as you will receive the OTP on this number.

The IVR system declares that February 6 is the last date to link your mobile number with Aadhaar number.