Disconnecting unverified people

Rupesh Janve & Khomba Singh report in the Business Standard today that the DoT has asked Hutch, Airtel, Reliance, Idea, Tata and MTNL in Mumbai and Delhi and BSNL in three circles to to discontinue all connections issued without proper verification. According to  the report  “it raises the prospects of millions of mobile connections being disconnected by the end of the month”.

But, of course, as BSNL Director, Finance, S.D. Saxena says, “The notice may have an effect on new connections as there is a long waiting list of subscribers, but security cannot be left aside.”