NEW DELHI: The Aadhaar-issuing body UIDAI on Thursday allowed Bharti Airtel to conduct eKYC verification for its telecom subscribers till January 10 with stiff riders but maintained its ‘suspension’ order on Airtel Payments Bank.
Airtel, the India’s largest telecom company with 282 million subscribers, got the temporary reprieve with conditions after ₹138 crore Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) was repaid into 55.63 lakh original accounts of its customers, people privy to the development told PTI. The second interim order to this effect has been passed by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) keeping in view convenience of customers and also the looming March 31 deadline given by the Supreme Court for mobile SIM re-verification.
The authority will take a view on the issue after it receives a report from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the Telecom Department on January 10.
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