Aadhaar Card Issues

Aadhaar required for death certificates

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Mains Paper 2: Governance | Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential

From UPSC perspective, the following things are important:

Prelims level: Particulars of the RGI

Mains level: Effective step for reducing fraud in death certificates. Also, it shows greater trust of government on Aadhar.


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Why this decision?

  1. The use of Aadhaar for the applicants of Death Certificate will result in ensuring accuracy of the details provided by the relatives of the deceased
  2. This will obviate the need for producing multiple documents to prove the identity of the deceased person
  3. It will provide an effective method to prevent identity fraud
  4. It will also help in recording the identity of the deceased person
  5. The notification for the same is issued by the Registrar General of India (RGI), Ministry of Home Affairs

Warning by Government

  1. Any false declaration given by the applicant in this regard will be treated as an offence under the Aadhaar Act, 2016 and Registration of Birth and Death Act, 1969

 

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