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EC to accept PAN card as DoB proof: official

The Election Commission has decided to accept PAN card, driving license and Aadhar letter as valid documents of proof of date of birth, that can be submitted by an applicant for registration as an elector, an official said on Wednesday.

chandigarh Updated: Apr 17, 2013 15:15 IST

The Election Commission has decided to accept PAN card, driving license and Aadhar letter as valid documents of proof of date of birth, that can be submitted by an applicant for registration as an elector, an official said on Wednesday.

Haryana Chief Electoral Officer Shrikant Walgad on Wednesday said that the revised list of documents to be accepted as proof of date of birth also include birth certificates issued by municipal authorities or district office of the Registrar of births and deaths.

It also includes baptism or birth certificates issued by the government or recognised school last attended by the applicant or any other recognised educational institution, he said.

If a person is class X or more pass, he should also give a copy of the marksheet of class X, if it contains date of birth as a proof of date of birth, Walgad said, adding that the person can also submit marksheet of class VIII or Class V, if they contain the date of birth.

Other documents include a declaration in prescribed format, provided on demand by registration authorities, made by either of his parents, if he is not educated upto class X.

In other cases where parental declaration is given as proof of age, the applicant will have to be present physically for verification before Booth level officers, Assistant Electoral registration officers or Electoral registration officers, he said.

A certificate of date of birth given by a sarpanch of the concerned Gram panchayat or by a member of the concerned municipal corporation or municipal committee can also be submitted, in case the person is not educated upto class X and both the parents are not alive, he said.

He said that Indian passport can also be submitted as proof of date of birth.

The documentary proof of age will be required only in those cases, where age of the applicant is between 18 and 21 years, he said.

In all other cases, declaration of age by the applicant will be taken as proof of his age.

Documents of proof of date of birth are required to be submitted with Form 6 and 8 by an applicant or elector for registration as an elector or correction in their existing entry in electoral roll.