The Home Ministry, India has launched a new rule for death registration. From 1st October, Aadhar Card Number is mandatory for registration of death. This rule was passed by the Government of India on Friday, 4th August. As per the instruction from the Home Ministry, Aadhar Card number or Enrollment ID Number (EID) of the deceased person are needed for death registration and issue of the death certificate.
Home Ministry Says, Aadhar Number is Mandatory for Death Registration from 1st October
In case if the applicant does not know any details about the Aadhar Card/EID details of the deceased person, they have to provide the required certificate needed for the death registration. The death certificate will be issued on the basis of details provided by the relatives, dependents, and others of the deceased person.
“It will provide an effective method to prevent identity fraud,” it said.
“The Aadhaar number will be required for the purpose of establishing the identity of the deceased for the purpose of death registration with effect from 1 October,” according to the notification.
This new rule will be applicable for all states except Assam, Meghalaya, and Jammu and Kashmir states. The notification will be soon announced for these states. Aadhar Card Number will be used as the identification number for death registration. In case if Aadhar is not available, the applicants need to provide multiple documents proves the identity deceased person.
The Registrar General has guided all states and Union Territories to guarantee consistency by the registration experts concerned and send an affirmation at the before 1 September. The notice also cautioned that if any false presentation is given by the candidate, it will be dealt with “as an offense” as indicated by the arrangements of the Aadhaar Act and the Registration of Birth and Death Act. The candidate’s Aadhaar number will also be gathered along with the Aadhaar number of the mate or guardians of the perished.