Aadhaar will be mandatory for registration of death certificates. The order would come into force from October 1 2017. Under Section 3 (3) of the Registration of Birth and Death Act, 1969, Aadhaar number will be required for the purpose of establishing the identity of the deceased for the purpose of death registration in the following manner:
How to apply for death certificate with Aadhaar:
The one applying for death certificate is required to provide Aadhaar number or Enrolment ID Number (EID) of the deceased and other details as sought in the application for death certificate for the purpose of establishing the identity of the deceased.
An applicant who is not aware of the Aadhaar number or Enrolment ID Number (EID) of the deceased will be required to provide a certificate that the deceased person did not possess Aadhaar number to the best of his/her knowledge and it should be duly informed and prescribed that any false declaration given by the applicant in this regard will be treated as an offence as per the provisions of the Aadhaar Act, 2016 and also Registration of Birth and Death Act, 1969. Applicant's Aadhaar number shall also be collected along with the Aadhaar number of the spouse or parents.
The RGI notification follows provisions of the Aadhaar Act and Regulations framed there under that have come into effect from 14th September 2016 and notifications to this effect have been published in the Official Gazette. Section 57 of the Aadhaar Act 2016 permits the use of Aadhaar number for establishing the identity of an individual for any purpose pursuant to any law or any contract to this effect.
The registration of births and deaths are being done under the provisions of Registration of Births and Deaths (RBD) Act, 1969 and the corresponding Rules made thereunder by the State Governments.
The office of the RGI is the central authority to coordinate and unify the activities of Chief Registrar of birth and deaths of States/UT's in respect of registration of births and deaths.
The extract/certificate of birth and death are issued by the registering authority notified by the State/UT Governments under section 12 and 17 of the RBD Act, 1969. These are issued on the basis of entries collected through birth and death reporting forms prescribed by the state government.