Published On: Fri, Aug 3rd, 2018

UIDAI clarifies on invalid toll-free number

New Delhi: Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on Friday clarified on the issue of default inclusion of its outdated and invalid toll-free number in users’ phone.

UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey \

UIDAI said that it has not asked or communicated to any manufacturer or service provider for providing any such facility whatsoever.

“UIDAI emphasised that the said 18003001947 is not a valid UIDAI Toll-free number and some vested interest are trying to create unwarranted confusion in the public,” an official statement read.

The Aadhaar body further clarified that its valid toll-free number is 1947 which is functional for more than the last two years.

“UIDAI has reiterated that it has not asked or advised anyone including any telecom service providers or mobile manufacturers or Android to include 8003001947 or 1947 in the default list of public service numbers,” the statement added.

ANI

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