To raise awareness on Â compliance guidelines for activating new mobile SIMs
Bharti Airtel (â€œAirtelâ€), Indiaâ€™s largest telecommunications services provider, in association with the TERM Cell (NCR), Department Of Telecommunications (DoT), recently organized an awareness drive to sensitize its network of retailers and distributors on compliance guidelines for new activations. Conducted as part of Airtelâ€™s continued efforts to ensure highest standards of DoT guidelines by its retail partners, the session educated the distributors on correct measures for customer verification and documentation as prescribed by the Government.
Commenting on the initiative Sameer Chug, Director – Legal & Regulatory Affairs (India & South Asia), Bharti Airtel said, â€œAs a responsible corporate, compliance of all requisite guidelines laid down by the Government is of utmost importance to us. We ensure that thorough customer verification at the time of new activation is an undisputed mandate adherence by our distribution partners. In line with this, we have already deployed Aadhar based eKYC verification, which is not only faster but also efficient. With this drive, we plan to help our retailers and distributors to ensure full compliance with all the norms during the documentation process.â€
The session was Chaired by Sh. Ram Narain, Senior Dy. Director General (TERM), Deptt. Of Telecommunication. Also present was Sh N K Chhoker, DDG, TERM Cell Delhi along with Airtel officials. Retailers and distributors were sensitized on the important role they play in ensuring any potential misuse of mobile connections. The need for them to be well informed about the DoT guidelines and being more vigilant during documentation for new activations were also restated.