Aadhaar needed for registration of death from October 1: Govt

Anyone applying for a death certificate will be required to provide the Aadhaar number or Enrolment ID Number (EID) of the deceased and other details as sought in the application. The applicant will also have to provide his/her own Aadhaar number. Any false declaration will be treated as an offence.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: August 5, 2017 8:26 am
aadhaar card, death certificate, aadhaar death certfcte, uidai, aadhaar number, home ministry, aadhaar card last date, indian express Anyone applying for a death certificate will be required to provide the Aadhaar number or Enrolment ID Number (EID) of the deceased and other details as sought in the application.

The Union Home Ministry said on Friday that Aadhaar number will be required for registration of death from October 1. The decision will be applicable for residents of all states except Jammu and Kashmir, Assam and Meghalaya, for which a date will 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 a notification issued by the ministry.

The office of the Registrar General, which functions under the home ministry, said the use of Aadhaar will “provide an effective method to prevent identity fraud”. “It will also help in recording the identity of the deceased person… (and) will obviate the need for producing multiple documents to prove the identity of the deceased person,” it said.

The Registrar General has directed all states and Union Territories to ensure compliance by the registration authorities concerned and send a confirmation on or before September 1. Anyone applying for a death certificate will be required to provide the Aadhaar number or Enrolment ID Number (EID) of the deceased and other details as sought in the application. If the applicant is not aware of the Aadhaar number or EID of the deceased, he/ she will be required to provide a certificate that the deceased person does not possess Aadhaar number to the best of his/ her knowledge.

The applicant will also have to provide his/her Aadhaar number, along with the Aadhaar number of the spouse or parents of the deceased. Any false declaration will be treated as an offence.

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    Reader
    Oct 9, 2017 at 8:06 am
    A centralized and inter-linked biometric database like Aadhaar will lead to profiling and self-censorship, endangering freedom. Personal data gathered under the Aadhaar program is prone to misuse and surveillance. Aadhaar project has created a vulnerability to identi-ty fraud, even identi-ty theft. Easy harvesting of biometrics traits and publicly-available Aadhaar numbers increase the risk of impersonation, especially online and banking fraud. Centralized databases can be hacked. Biometrics can be cloned, copied and reused. Thus, BIOMETRICS CAN BE FAKED. High-resolution cameras can capture your fingerprints and iris information from a distance. Every eye hospital will have iris images of its patients. So another person can clone your fingerprints and iris images without your knowledge, and the same can be used for authentication. If the Aadhaar scheme is NOT STOPPED by the Supreme Court, the biometric features of Indians will soon be cloned, misused, and even traded.
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      Reader
      Oct 9, 2017 at 8:05 am
      UK’s Biometric ID Database was dismantled. Why the United Kingdom's biometrics-linked National Identi-ty Card project to create a centralized register of sensitive information about residents similar to Aadhaar was scrapped in 2010?? The reasons were the massive threat posed to the privacy of people, the possibility of a surveillance state, the dangers of maintaining such a huge centralized repository of personal information, and the purposes it could be used for, and the dangers of such a centralized database being hacked. The other reasons were the unreliability of such a large-scale biometric verification processes, and the ethics of using biometric identification.
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        Reader
        Oct 9, 2017 at 8:05 am
        The US Social Security Number (SSN) card has NO BIOMETRIC DETAILS, no photograph, no physical description and no birth date. All it does is confirm that a particular number has been issued to a particular name. Instead, a driving license or state ID card is used as an identification for adults. The US government DOES NOT collect the biometric details of its own citizens for the purpose of issuing Social Security Number. The US collects the fingerprints of only those citizens who are involved in any criminal activity (it has nothing to do with SSN), and the citizens of other countries who come to the US.
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          Trumpcard
          Aug 5, 2017 at 8:34 am
          One day they will say Aadhar Needed for . Only Swamis, Yogis, Maharaj, Sadhus, Pendus will be exempted.
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          1. Murali Dharan
            Aug 5, 2017 at 8:13 am
            Sheer madness!!While in the Opposition, the very same guys were objecting to Aadhar. But when in government, they are going overboard.What kind of country are we living in?
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              Joe
              Aug 5, 2017 at 8:40 am
              Murali Dharan> Soon to be The Republic of Cowistan
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