State Minister for Posts and Telecommunications Tarana Halim today said the government will not extend the deadline for re-registration of SIM cards with biometric data.
The minister said this after inaugurating five re-registration points inside the Secretariat for all its officials.
She added that all the mobile operators are successfully sharing and using over 1 lakh fingerprint scanning devices for the re-registration.
Tarana informed that over 6.35 lakh SIMs have already been registered as of Monday and hoped that all the other remaining SIMs will be re-registered within the given time.
Those who will fail to do so will face temporary deactivation of their numbers, followed by a text message to re-register immediately.