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From October 1, Aadhaar Number Mandatory for Registering a Death

File photo of women in Ajmer holding up their Aadhaar cards. Credit: PTI

File photo of women in Ajmer holding up their Aadhaar cards. Credit: PTI

New Delhi: The government has made Aadhaar number mandatory for the registration of death from October 1, to “prevent identity fraud”.

The home ministry said today that it would be applicable for the residents of all states except Jammu and Kashmir, Assam and Meghalaya, for which a date would be notified separately.

“Aadhaar number will be required for the purpose of establishing the identity of the deceased for the purpose of death registration with effect from October 1,” said to a notification issued by the home ministry.

The office of the registrar general, which functions under the home ministry, said the use of Aadhaar will result in ensuring accuracy of the details provided by the relatives, dependents or acquaintances of the deceased.

“It will provide an effective method to prevent identity fraud. It will also help in recording the identity of the deceased person. Further, it will obviate the need for producing multiple documents to prove the identity of the deceased person,” it said.