An Aadhaar card is a 12-digit government identification number, which is gaining importance as a must have identification proof. Government is keen on linking this Aadhaar card with each and every government identification proof like PAN card, Driving license, etc. In addition to this, they are also keen on linking each and every individual’s bank account, gas connection, etc. with their Aadhaar card. Including these, they are also planning to implement the requirement of Aadhaar card, for getting the death certificate.
From October, 2017, they are going to implement the system of having Aadhaar card for getting the Death certificate, across the country. This rule will come immediately, except in Jammu and Kashmir, Assam and Meghalaya. The Aadhaar number of the applicant and the deceased spouse and parent’s Aadhaar card, will have to be provided, as well. However, if the applicant is not aware of the Aadhar number of the deceased, they have to provide a certificate, stating that ‘The deceased person does not possess Aadhaar number, to the best of his/her knowledge’.
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This is the first time, that the Home Ministry has mandated the process, along with the agency that is issuing Aadhaar card. They have also announced this officially and have also mentioned that the use of Aadhaar card for getting the certificate, will reduce the change of fraud and ensure the accuracy of the details provided. However, if the applicant provides wrong information regarding the Aadhaar card, it will be treated as an offense.