Govt. mulls making fingerprints compulsory for new SIM cards subscribers
Government is looking forward to make it mandatory for the telecom service providers to take fingerprint or any other biometric feature of the subscriber when he/she applies for a mobile connection in future.
As per the suggestions of Ministry of Home Affairs the Department of Telecom (DoT) may need to maintain a central database of all subscribers with bio-metric parameters similar to the Aadhaar. The final decision is still due.