The government on Friday made a strong pitch for the use of Aadhaar number to register deaths to prevent “identity fraud”, but stopped short of making it mandatory even as fears of privacy being compromised are yet to be put to rest.
The Registrar General India (RGI), in a notification, stated that the Aadhaar-linked death registration will start from October 1.
The government, however, clarified that it was not mandatory. If an applicant is not aware of the Aadhaar number or Enrolment ID Number (EID) of the deceased, he or she will be required to provide a certificate that the deceased person did not possess Aadhaar number to the best of their knowledge.
Aadhaar is a unique 12-digit biometric number that is used for accurate identification of all individuals in the country
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