Aadhaar is a must for death certificates1 min read . Updated: 09 Aug 2017, 08:21 AM IST
The Ministry of Home Affairs expects the move to be an effective method in preventing identity fraud and ensuring accuracy of the details of the deceased
In a notification issued on 4 August, the Office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India, Ministry of Home Affairs, ordered that with effect from 1 October 2017, an Aadhaar number will need to be provided in order to obtain death certificate of any deceased person. This number will be required by the issuing authority for establishing the identity of a deceased. The ministry expects that this measure will result in ensuring accuracy of the details provided by relatives, dependents, acquaintances of the deceased.
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