Indian Government Imposes Police Verification on SIM Dealers, Ends Bulk Connections

  • Verification of police and biometric required for new SIM card dealers, a ₹10 lakh penalty for rule violators.
  • Government deactivates 52 lakh fraudulent connections, blacklists 67,000 dealers and files FIRs against 300 since May 2023.
  • Minister Vaishnaw announces the end of bulk connection provision, introduces a new business connection concept with KYC requirements.
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