In a very poor reporting style, PTI News has reported that (actually misread) as per one government notification, Now Aadhaar card is compulsory to get death certificate. Reporting to this, government of India has quickly put clarification and said that Aadhaar card is not mandatory for death certificate or for railway ticket booking as well. So, if you have also read such news, don’t worry. Aadhaar is no compulsory to get death certificate.
Is Aadhaar Card Compulsory For Death Certificate?
This notification came after few days of government notification which was stating that any person who wants to file IT return has to link aadhaar card with Pan card. All this happening while there is a case pending in supreme court for aadhaar card privacy. As some Petitioner has filed petition in SC that Aadhaar card is not safe and have some privacy issue. The court is yet to pronounce its decision, but meanwhile more and more notification on aadhaar is coming from government.
Aadhaar is Compulsory for Death certificate? No!
On the 4th of august, Registrar General India (RGI) has issued statement that “any applicants will need to have aadhaar card or EID (enrolment ID number) to get death certificate. And for those who doesnot have aadhaar card can sign clarification that “deceased person did not posses aadhaar card to best of their knowledge”.
After such clarification the confusion of aadhaar card to be compulsory for death certificate is clared. No doubt government is trying hard to push aadhaar to get all government facility so they can eliminate duplicate or fake accounts to get pensions or for any other government facility.
To reduce such duplicate or fake information, government has issued new statement said that “any false declaration given to get death certificate will be treated as offence as per the provision of aadhar card act, 2016 and birth & death registration act, 1969”.
No Aadhaar Card needed for Tatkal Ticket Booking
There was another clarification came from government of india about railway ticket booking. There is misinformation being circulated in social media that to book tatkal railway ticket or any railway ticket booking online, person need to have aadhaar card. On this regard, government of india said that as of now there is no proposal to make aadhaar card compulsory to use any service of Indian railway.
So, if you are also victim of fake news being circulated on social media, this was clarification you need to read. As of now, aadhaar is only compulsory to process your Income Tax return, for all rest of government service, aadhaar card is optional.