Registrar General of India (RGI) under the Ministry of Home Affairs declares that the Aadhaar number of the dead person is required for those applying for the Death Certificate. To avoid issues related to identity fraud, the government made the Aadhaar number mandatory. However, Aadhaar linked with Death Certificate will come in to effect from 1st October.
For those who are not aware of the Aadhaar number of the person died, they have to submit the Certificate that he/she doesn’t possess any Aadhaar number as per their knowledge.
Aadhaar is a 12-digit identification biometric number which gives you the accurate details of the person living in India. Lately, several reports against the leaking or hacking the Aadhaar data and many privacy related issues arising from the use of identification number. To curb identity issues, RGI asks to link Aadhaar along with Death Certificate.
The Registrar has directed all the state and union territories which are responsible for registering birth and deaths, to establish the agreement by September 1st.
In a statement provided by Home Ministry, under the provisions of Aadhaar Act, 2016 and the Registration of Birth and Death Act, 1969 any false information given by the applicant will be treated as an offense. The statement also added that the Aadhaar number of the applicant along with his/her spouse and parents should also be collected.
This provision will come in to effect in all states except Jammu and Kashmir, Assam and Meghalaya. The dates will be announced separately for these states.
A Home Ministry official said that by linking Aadhaar with Death Certificate can help in establishing the proper identity of the deceased by the accurate details produced by the relatives. Therefore, avoids producing additional documents to prove the identity of the death. Recently, the government made it mandatory linking Aadhaar-PAN card details for e-filling Income Tax Returns and to make all the banking/ financial transaction easy.
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