New Delhi: Government has said from
September ration card will not be accepted as an identity
proof for getting a new mobile phone connection in
This has been communicated to the mobile operators by the
Department of Telecom.
"It has been decided that ration card will not be
accepted as a proof of identity/proof of address at the time
of acquisition of subscribers from September 1, 2010 in
Maharashtra and Mumbai service area," DoT said.
Recently, the Maharashtra government has said a ration
card should not be considered as proof of address or
Ration card is issued exclusively for obtaining essential
commodities from shops under the public distribution system.
It was accepted as address proof by the telecom firms for
issuing mobile connections.
However, as of now it is only limited to Maharashtra and
Mumbai service area only.