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:
Aadhaar will now be mandatory for registration of deaths, the government has decided. This would come into effect from October 1 2017. Aadhaar would be required to establish the identity of the deceased for the purpose of death registration, the government said.