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Aadhar will be required but not mandatory for death registration: Govt

The Aadhaar number will be required to avail the death certificate from October 1, a notification of Registrar General India (RGI), Ministry of Home Affairs said on Friday. However, it will not be mandatory.


  |  Updated On : August 05, 2017 08:14 AM
Aadhar will be required but not mandatory for death registration: Govt

Aadhar will be required but not mandatory for death registration: Govt

New Delhi :  

The Aadhaar number will be required to avail the death certificate from October 1, a notification of Registrar General India (RGI), Ministry of Home Affairs said on Friday. However, it will not be mandatory.

The govt notification said the Aadhaar number will be required for the purpose of establishing the identity of the deceased for the purpose of Death registration to ensure the accuracy of the details of the deceased person.

“It will provide an effective method to prevent identity fraud,” the notification said.

The applicant’s Aadhaar number will also be collected along with the Aadhaar number of the spouse or parents of the deceased.

The directive would be applicable for the residents of all states except Jammu and Kashmir, Assam and Meghalaya, for which a date would be notified separately.

The applicant’s Aadhaar number will also be collected along with the Aadhaar number of the spouse or parents of the deceased.

The office of the Registrar General is the central authority to coordinate and unify the activities of chief registrar of birth and death in states and Union Territories.

The incumbent Modi govt which was earlier critical of the Aadhar has made it essential to avail to avail most of the government schemes, including income tax returns, government subsidies, scholarships and even mid-day meals at schools.

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First Published: Saturday, August 05, 2017 07:32 AM


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