Questions on privacy as UIDAI says, ‘Never asked For Helpline to be Added to Phones’

Bhubaneswar: Is 1800-300-1947 number autosaved as UIDAI in the contact list of your android mobile phone? If yes, then you certainly need to fret as Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on Friday claimed it has nothing to do with insertion of the number to the contact lists of mobile phones.

UIDAI’s response came in the form of a press statement in the wake of some media reports on default inclusion of UIDAI’s outdated & invalid Toll free no. 1800-300-1947 in contact list of Android phones.

“It is emphasised that the said 18003001947 is not a valid UIDAI Toll free number and some vested interest are trying to create unwarranted confusion in the public,” UIDAI said in a press statement on Twitter.

UIDAI further stated that the only valid Toll free number is 1947 which is functional for more than the last two years.

UIDAI has further reiterated that it has not asked or advised anyone including any telecom service providers or mobile manufacturers or Android to include 18003001947 or 1947 in the default list of public service numbers.

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