Vodafone initiates ‘Know Your Customer’ to educate retailers in Arunachal Pradesh

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Itanagar, April 15: Mobile Service provider Vodafone India has taken a step ahead to educate retailers in the North Eastern region of India. The firm has started 'Know Your Customer' for its retailers at Daparijo in Upper Suhansiri and Aalo in West Siang District of Arunachal Pradesh.

This first-of-its-kind initiative is aimed at educating the retailers on the need to follow the right documentation process and its crucial role in curbing SIM card frauds. 

Senior officials from the law enforcing agencies, Vodafone distributors and retailers attended the events held at both the locations. Vodafone has recently launched its network in the region.

It is an attempt to contain the persistent menace of fake SIM cards and connections, news agency The Arunachal Times reported.

Attending the launching programme function at Daporijo, Upper Subansiri Deputy Commissioner Komkar Dulom, highlighted the responsibilities of retailers toward ensuring SIM card issuance remains a valid and fraud free process.

SP Upper Subansiri Taru Gusar in his address stressed on the importance of establishing the valid identity of subscribers through proper documentation, before selling SIM card/connections. Similar functions were also held at Aalo in West Siang.

In a message, Arvind Vohra, Operations Director- East, Vodafone India said, "Vodafone India is a responsible telecom service provider and is vigilant in practicing mandatory guidelines that safeguard the interests and security of our subscribers.

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