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Now in Pune, you won’t get death certificate without Aadhaar number

If a person dies and does not have an Aadhaar number or has misplaced it, the relatives would need to submit an undertaking for it on a piece of paper. They will also need to give the Aadhaar number of close relatives with the application.

pune Updated: Oct 05, 2017 23:33 IST
Abhay Khairnar
The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) issued the circular and has also instructed the government-run and private hospitals to submit the Aadhaar details of each death registered in their hospitals. 
The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) issued the circular and has also instructed the government-run and private hospitals to submit the Aadhaar details of each death registered in their hospitals. (HT File photo)

After making it mandatory for other purposes, the civic body has made Aadhaar number necessary for the death registration certificate from October 1. Citizens will not get the death certificate if they do not submit the Aadhaar number or an undertaking that they are not aware of/the person does not have an Aadhaar number.

The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) issued the circular and has also instructed the government-run and private hospitals to submit the Aadhaar details of each death registered in their hospitals. 

The PMC birth and death registration department head, Suryakant Devkar, said, “The central and state government instructed us to make Aadhaar number necessary for death registration. As soon as PMC got the instructions for it, the department took quick action and decided to execute it as per order.” 

Devkar said, “If a person dies and does not have an Aadhaar number or has misplaced it, the relatives would need to submit an undertaking for it on a piece of paper. They will also need to give the Aadhaar number of close relatives with the application.” 

The municipal corporation also said that they would not issue the death certificate if there would be no Aadhaar number or an undertaking from the relatives. The PMC officials, however, clarified that citizens will not have any problem during cremation of their near and dear ones. “This issue of Aadhar number is only related to the death certificate,” said Devkar.  

Devkar said that the government’s intention is good as there would be no misuse of the Aadhaar number after the death of the person. 

The office of the registrar general and census commissioner India, ministry of home affairs, ordered on August 4 that with effect from October 1, 2017, an Aadhaar number will need to be provided in order to obtain death certificate of any deceased person. This number will be required by the issuing authority for establishing the identity of a deceased. The ministry expects that this measure will result in ensuring accuracy of the details provided by relatives, dependents, acquaintances of the deceased. 

In case of missing Aadhaar number:

In case a diseased person does have an Aadhaar number, or the heir applying for the death certificate is not aware of the Aadhaar number of the deceased, the applicant will have to provide a undertaking on plain paper that the deceased person does not possess an Aadhaar number to the best of his/her knowledge. 

In the certificate, the applicant has to acknowledge that any false declaration given in this regard will be treated as an offence as per the provisions of the Aadhaar Act, 2016 and also Registration of Births and Deaths Act, 1969. Applicant will also have to furnish his or her Aadhaar number along with the Aadhaar number of the spouse or parent.