It is no longer needed to link your Aadhaar with mobile and bank account, here’s a step by step process to delink. The Supreme Court (SC) declared center’s Aadhaar project as constitutionally valid. Out of compulsion, a number of people had linked their mobile number and bank accounts with Aadhaar. But given the recent survey breach reports related to Aadhaar data, as many as 31 petitions were challenged on the grounds that the scheme violated the right to privacy of citizens. As per the supreme court verdict, you it is no longer mandatory to link your Aadhaar with a bank account and mobile number.
The SC has also stick towards the Section 57 and Section 33 (2) under Aadhaar Act, 2016, which means private and corporate companies cannot ask for Aadhaar, nor they can access your biometric data. Necessarily, what this means is that you no longer need to give your 12-digit Aadhaar number to open a bank account, or to get a new SIM connection. However, for LPG subsidies and welfare related projects, you’ll still need to link your Aadhaar. So, if you want to delink your Aadhaar, below are the steps you need to follow.
How to delink your Aadhaar mobile number:
To begin with, you’ll need to personally visit the branch or telecom operator’s store.
You need to give a written application about your consent with Aadhaar data, and that you want to delink it from their database.
Your Aadhaar number will be delinked within 48 hours. To cross check, you can call the customer care as enquire about the same.