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Aadhar mandatory for death registration says Home Ministry

New Delhi: The Home Ministry has now made Aadhaar mandatory for the registration of deaths effective from 1st October in order to prevent identity fraud.

The new rule will functional and applicable to all Indian residents of all states except Jammu and Kashmir, Assam and Meghalaya said the Home Ministry.The remaining states will be notified separately it added.

The Home Ministry issued a notification which said, “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”.

The move will ensure the accuracy of the details provided by the acquaintances of people who have died said Registrar General which functions under the Home Ministry.

“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 said.