New Delhi:  The government is set to make Aadhar number a mandatory for death registration. This will come into effect from October 1. The step was taken to ensure accuracy of the details provided by the relatives of the deceased, thereby preventing identity fraud. 

The ministry of Home Affairs in a statement said “It will also help in recording the identity of the deceased. Further, it will obviate the need for producing multiple documents to prove the identity of the person.” 

The Registrar General India (RGI) has also asked the departments involved in the registration of births and deaths to ensure compliance by the authorities and a confirmation to this effect by September 1. 

A person applying for a death certificate is required to provide the Aadhaar number or Enrollment ID Number (EID) of the deceased and other details as sought in the application for the purpose of establishing the identity of the deceased. If the applicant is not aware of the Aadhaar number or EID of the deceased, an undertaking has to be given.

 

 

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