In India, UIDAI or the Unique Identification Authority of India has been entrusted with the accountability of providing a 12-digit unique identity number to the Indian residents. These are the random digits that get issued to people based on a certain specified list of documents. India’s official body UIDAI brought into the picture to perform this job and was founded in 2009, for issuing “Aadhaar” under the control of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. This 12-digit unique number is called as Aadhaar. Let us understand in short what is an aadhaar.

What is an Aadhaar?

Aadhaar is a 12-digit unique ID issued by the UIDAI to any individual residing in India. You need to provide two categories of details; one is your demographic details and the other is the biometric data like your fingerprints, iris scan, and photographs during the enrolment process. You need not apply for an Aadhaar repeatedly, once you enrol and obtain your Aadhaar, the same will be valid throughout your life.

Aadhaar Context and importance of a mobile number in Aadhaar

Over the years, Aadhaar has developed a very important verification tool to authenticate your identity. It is a distinct way of storing critical data in a government-owned warehouse of the country. During Aadhaar enrolment, you need to declare a valid contact number that is owned by you. All the data and information which you give are recorded and stored carefully, and that includes your contact details as well. With a correct cell number, you will be able to do many online aadhaar transactions and can easily complete other financial transactions as well, as service providers need an authentic contact number to verify the right beneficiary. You can add or update your cell number if needed, as all messages about your Aadhaar and other important notifications are always sent to your registered mobile number. So, it is very important to have your mobile number recorded with your Aadhaar records.

Importance of Tata Docomo aadhaar link

Aadhaar card usage is not restricted to being an important proof of identity, but it also has a wide range of usages like availing government subsidies, bank account opening, LPG gas connection, investment, IT filing and much more. Hence, linking your Aadhaar number with all mobile numbers becomes an important aspect to prevent fake unidentified users, incorrect duplications and corruption that are prevailing in the country. 

And it is in this thought process, Tata Docomo has an easy procedure of Tata Docomo aadhaar link, by which the Tata Docomo mobile holders can link their mobiles with their Aadhaar number. At first, as per the instruction by the Government of India, Linking Aadhaar with your mobile number was required, but now it is not a compulsory one anymore. Tata Docomo aadhaar link step is taken to eliminate connections that are issued on false and incorrect documents. 

What is the Tata Docomo aadhaar link process?

Tata Docomo aadhaar link is a simple method in which any person having an active Tata Docomo account or cell number can link his or her details of the card to their Aadhaar Card. Hence, by doing a Tata Docomo aadhaar link, the details for that individual will be stored in the government’s database which will ease the process of e-KYC authentication at a later stage as and when required. 

Tata Docomo provides you with a couple of ways to do a Tata Docomo aadhaar link. Here, we will take you through the Tata Docomo aadhaar link process for you to understand the same.

How to do Tata Docomo aadhaar link

Tata Docomo aadhaar link can be done in 3 different ways. Here are the below steps mentioned for your reference for each of the approaches: 

  1. Tata Docomo aadhaar link via OTP: Users who have their Tata Docomo mobile number already linked with Aadhaar, will be in a position to avail of this facility. If you have not linked your mobile number with Aadhaar need to visit the nearest Tata Docomo store for verification and then do the Tata Docomo aadhaar link. The steps are as follows: 
  2. Step 1: Dial the toll-free number 14546 from your Tata Docomo mobile phone

    Step 2: Press 1, If you are a resident of India and re-verify your Aadhaar

    Step 3: Enter your 12-digit Aadhaar card number

    Step 4: You need to press 1 to confirm your Aadhaar number

    Step 5: Last 4 digits of your mobile number will be given to you

    Step 6:The next step is to enter your Tata Docomo mobile number registered with your Aadhaar to get an OTP

    Step 7: Enter the OTP which you have received

    Step 8: Lastly, press 1 to complete the process 

    Step 9: You will get a confirmation message for the linking status

  3. Tata Docomo aadhar link via Offline: Below steps were pertinent to individuals who already had an existing mobile number. So, if you have an existing Tata Docomo mobile number, you can simply follow the steps to do Tata Docomo aadhar link
  4. Step 1: Visit your nearest Tata Docomo store 

    Step 2: Submit a self-attested copy of your Aadhar along with your mobile number

    Step 3: An OTP will be generated and will be sent to your mobile number

    Step 4: You need to submit the OTP to the store officer who in turn will take your biometrics

    Step 5: You will get a message on your Tata Docomo mobile number within 48 hours. You need to respond to it with “Y” to confirm the linking

    Step 6: After the process is completed, a confirmation message will be sent to you within 24 hours

  5. Tata Docomo aadhar link via IVR: You may follow the below steps to link your Aadhaar with your Tata Docomo phone number through an IVR:
  6. Step 1: Dial a toll-free number 14546 from your mobile phone

    Step 2: Press 1, If you are a resident of India and re-verify your Aadhaar

    Step 3: Enter your 12-digit Aadhaar card number

    Step 4: Press 1 to approve your Aadhaar number

    Step 5: Enter your cell number registered with your Aadhaar to get an OTP

    Step 6: Enter the OTP which you have got and validate the same

    Step 7: You will get a confirmation message after 24 hours to which you need to reply with a “Y” to the message within 3 hours of getting the same to complete your e-KYC

Documents requiredfor Tata Docomo aadhar link

You just need a self-attested copy of your Aadhaar to do Tata Docomo aadhaar link and not anything nothing else to complete the procedure.

Fee requiredfor Tata Docomo aadhaar link

You, as a Tata Docomo subscriber, need not pay any fee to do a Tata Docomo aadhaar link.

Pros and Cons of Tata Docomo aadhaar link

Pros:

  • From a larger perspective, Tata Docomo aadhaar link helps to identify the count of fake mobile subscribers and to strengthen the process of e-KYC
  • While ITR filing, online verification of your ITR can be easily done using your Aadhaar card by way of a one-time password or an OTP, generated and sent to your mobile number that is linked to your Aadhaar number
  • Tata Docomo Aadhar link eases the process of Aadhaar-based e-KYC, to have your details authenticated and confirmed

Cons:

  • Chances of data getting leaked and misusing the same
  • You need to link all Tata Docomo connections individually if you have more than one connection
  • A large section of the society will not be able to afford the online facility, neither they are aware of the Tata Docomo aadhaar link

Important points to remember under Tata Docomo aadhaar link

Tata Docomo users who wish to link their Aadhaar to their Tata Docomo mobile number must keep few things in mind before the process of linking or the verification process, which are mentioned as below:

  • Carry your original Aadhaar card to complete the re-verification
  • The re-verification procedure can be done from anyplace all over the country. You need not do it from the same place from where you have got the connection
  • Ensure to have your cell number registered with your aadhaar
  • You can use them-Aadhaar app for linking your Aadhaar card with your Tata Docomo mobile number
  • For you to link your Aadhaar with your mobile number, you just need to do provide your Aadhaar number to the Tata Docomo officer and provide with the biometric verification

So, now that you know how to do the Tata Docomo aadhaar link, it would not be difficult for you to follow the process and to do the needful.


FAQ’s


The Re-Validation code is valid only for 30 minutes.


There is no limit as such for the number of attempts to link your Tata Docomo number with Aadhaar. But, after the verification is over, your verification attempts in the future will not be successful.


Yes, you can. You may visit any Tata Docomo store or a retailer to have your re-verification code
again.


No. You need not bring the card with you always. Only your Aadhaar number is needed to complete your verification.