The Home Ministry has announced that the Aadhaar number is mandated for obtaining the death certificates from 1 October 2017. The identity of the dead person will be established with the 12- digit unique identification number. However, the Aadhaar number of the applicant, as well as the dead person’s parents’ and spouse’s Aadhar number, are to be provided. The rule will be applicable to people across the states, except Asam, Meghalaya, Jammu and Kashmir.
According to the order by the Registrar General functioning under the home ministry, if the applicant is unaware of the Aadhaar number of the dead person, he/she has to produce a certificate saying that the ‘deceased person does not have Aadhaar number to the best of my knowledge.’
The accuracy of the details provided by the dependents or relatives of the deceased person can be ensured with the help of this new rule, said an official statement. Any false declaration made would thereby be an offense.
A home ministry spokesperson said that the new rule effectively helps prevent identity fraud and at the same time keeps a record of the deceased person. Additionally, the need for providing numerous documents for identity proofs can be avoided.
PAN-Aadhaar Linking Made Mandatory
More than 9.3 crore Permanent Account Numbers (PAN) have been linked with Aadhaar, to comply with an another rule passed by the government for the PAN-Aadhaar linking mandatory to file ITR and obtain a new PAN. Until the linkage of Aadhaar with PAN is done, the income tax returns of the tax payers shall not be processed. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) issues the Aadhaar number, while the IT department issues PAN, a 10-digit alphanumeric number allotted to a person, firm or an entity.
If you do not have an Aadhaar card, apply for it and provide the application number as a proof that you have applied for one. According to the Aadhaar Act 2016, every resident is entitled to get Aadhaar number by undergoing the enrollment process that requires the submission of biometric and demographic information. Comply with the mandate policies to avoid unwanted repercussions. Follow the right procedures and get your finances in order.