Ravi Shankar Prasad also assured that the information contained in the Aadhaar card was stored in an encrypted form and was very secure. Photograph: (DNA)
The home ministry says it is taking the measure to prevent identity frauds and to obviate the need for producing multiple documents
The government has made Aadhaar number mandatory for the registration of death from October 1.
The home ministry said today (August 1) that the measure had been taken to prevent identity frauds and would remove the need for producing multiple documents to prove the identity of the deceased person.
"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," a notification issued by the home ministry stated.
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 or 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 stated in its notification.
The rule will be applicable for the residents of all states except Jammu and Kashmir, Assam and Meghalaya, for which a date would be notified separately, the home ministry said.