Requirement of Aadhaar number for Registration of Death of an Individual – Ministry of Home Affairs Order

Requirement of Aadhaar number for Registration of Death of an Individual – Ministry of Home Affairs Order

Requirement of Aadhaar number for Registration of Death of an
Individual. 


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Press Information Bureau

Government of India

Ministry of Home Affairs 

             

04-August-2017 15:39 IST

Requirement of Aadhaar number for Registration of Death of an
Individual. 
 
The Aadhaar number will be required for the purpose of establishing the
identity of the deceased for the purpose of Death registration w.e.f 1st
October, 2017. In a notification issued today the Registrar General India
(RGI), Ministry of Home Affairs has said the use of Aadhaar for the
applicants of Death Certificate will result in ensuring accuracy of the
details provided by the relatives/ dependents / 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.

The RGI has further directed concerned Department in the respective
State/UT responsible for registration of birth and death to ensure
compliance by concerned registration authorities and a confirmation to this
effect by on or before 1st September 2017.

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The above provisions shall come into effect immediately for residents of
all States except J&K, Assam & Meghalaya for which a date will be
notified separately.

The RGI, in exercise of powers conferred under Section 3(3) of the
Registration of Birth and Death Act, 1969, directed that the Aadhaar number
will be required for the purpose of establishing the identity of the
deceased for the purpose of Death registration in the following manner:

An Applicant applying for death certificate is required to provide Aadhaar
number or Enrolment ID Number (EID) of the deceased and other details as
sought in the application for death certificate for the purpose of
establishing the identity of the deceased.

An Applicant who is not aware of the Aadhaar number or Enrolment ID Number
(EID) of the deceased will be required to provide a certificate that the
deceased person does not possess Aadhaar number to the best of his/her
knowledge 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 as per the provisions of the Aadhaar Act, 2016 and also
Registration of Birth and Death Act, 1969. Applicant’s Aadhaar number shall
also be collected along with the Aadhaar number of the spouse or parents.

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The RGI notification follows provisions of the Aadhaar Act and Regulations
framed there under that have come into effect from 14th September 2016 and
notifications to this effect have been published in the Official Gazette.
Section 57 of the Aadhaar Act 2016 permits the use of Aadhaar number for
establishing the identity of an individual for any purpose pursuant to any
law or any contract to this effect.

The registration of births and deaths are being done under the provisions
of Registration of Births and Deaths (RBD) Act, 1969 and the corresponding
Rules made thereunder by the State Governments. The office of the RGI is
the central authority to coordinate and unify the activities of Chief
Registrar of birth and deaths of States/UT’s in respect of registration of
births and deaths. The extract/certificate of birth and death are issued by
the registering authority notified by the State/UT Governments under
section 12 and 17 of the RBD Act, 1969. These are issued on the basis of
entries collected through birth and death reporting forms prescribed by the
State Government.

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