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New Delhi: To prevent identity fraud in the country, the Union Government has made Aadhaar card mandatory for issuing of death certificate starting October 1, 2017.
The provisions will come into effect immediately for residents of all States in the country except Jammu and Kashmir, Assam and Meghalaya. A separate date will be notified for these three states.
In a notification, Registrar General of India (RGI) said the use of Aadhaar for the applicants of Death Certificate will result in ensuring accuracy of the details provided by the relatives and dependents.
The move will provide an effective method to prevent identity fraud and also help record the identity of the deceased person. Besides, it will obviate the need to produce multiple documents to prove the identity of the deceased person.
An applicant who is not aware of the Aadhaar number or UID of the deceased will be required to provide a certificate that the deceased person does not possess Aadhaar number and it should be duly informed and also prescribed that any false declaration given by the applicant in this regard will be treated as an offence.
Registration certificates of births and deaths are being issued under the provisions of Registration of Births and Deaths (RBD) Act, 1969 and the corresponding Rules made by State governments.