For registering deaths, Aadhar not mandatory

New Delhi: The Centre has clarified that Aadhaar number was not mandatory when it comes to registration of death of an individual.

Not so long ago, the Narendra Modi government has said that Aadhaar will be needed for the purpose of identity establishment of the deceased for the objective of death registration from October 1.

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If you happen to be the relative applying for a person’s death certificate, you need to have dead person’s Aadhaar number to prevent identity fraud.

The Registrar General of India, has issued notifications to states to make sure compliance by registration authorities.

If the applicant does not know dceased’s Aadhaar number or Enrolment ID Number, then they have to submit a certificate that the deceased person did not have Aadhaar number.

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If the applicant declaration is incorrect, it will be “an offence according to the guidelines of the Aadhaar Act, 2016, and also Registration of Birth and Death Act, 1969,”.

It is worthwhile pointing that the government has already made Aadhaar compulsory with regard to filing Income Tax returns.

The government is also working overtime for making Aadhaar mandatory for securing a driving licence.