Aadhaar now mandatory to identify deceased while registering death

According to the latest guidelines, the families of a deceased will now have to produce his/her Aadhaar number for establishing his/her identity in order to register the death and proceed with the norms to obtain a death certificate.

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The new rule is said to be applicable starting October 1, 2017.

On June 10, the Supreme Court had ruled that from July 1 onward, every person eligible to obtain Aadhaar card must quote their Aadhaar number or their Aadhaar Enrolment ID number for the filing of Income Tax Returns as well as for applications for Permanent Account Number (PAN).

Following this, the apex court pronounced its order on mandatory requirements of Aadhaar card for Income Tax Return (I-TR).

The Income Tax Department has stepped up its efforts to encourage people to link their PAN with Aadhaar.

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On July 12, the top court decided to constitute a five-judge bench to hear whether there is a right to privacy or not.

The matter was mentioned before a bench comprising of Chief Justice J.S. Khehar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud, which said its five-judge Constitution Bench will hear Aadhaar-related matters.


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