Aadhaar for born and dead; Government of India with new move
Aadhaar for born and dead; Government of India with a new move. New reports suggest that the government is preparing to link the Aadhaar card with birth and death records. Earlier, the government had said it would introduce more services and norms related to Aadhaar cards. Reports say that documents and details of a person’s birth and death will be uploaded to the Aadhaar card database.
On the one hand, Aadhar cards are being misused in many ways, despite the disadvantages of not taking them. There are many cases where the benefits due to those who are eligible are lost due to the non-availability of Aadhaar cards. At the same time, the benefits in the name of the deceased are being used by others. The new measure is aimed at preventing such abuses and distortions.
According to the Economic Times, two pilot programs will be launched in India soon. The pilot programs are run by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the Aadhar nodal agency. The first program is to provide an Aadhar number (temporary) at birth. The second program tracks death information. The program is organized to prevent misuse of Aadhar-based schemes.
Aadhar at birth
Bal Aadhars (temporary Aadhars) are given to children at birth. Only children’s photos and other information will be collected at this stage. Biometric information will not be collected at this stage. At the age of 5, biometric data of children will be collected and permanent Aadhaar numbers will be provided.
When the child turns 18, their biometric data will be re-registered. This will ensure that no more than one Aadhaar number is generated for the same person. The new pilot program will ensure that all children receive provisional Aadhaar numbers by tapping into different levels of birth registration data.
Currently, 93 per cent of children between the ages of 5 and 18 in the country have Aadhaar registration. At the same time, only a quarter of children under the age of 5 are registered in the Aadhaar database. Aadhaar will include children who do not reach the database in the database and thereby provide them with the benefits they deserve.
Aadhar at the time of death
UIDAI will now track the Aadhar numbers of deceased persons as well. In addition to cross-verifying data using birth and death registration databases in cities and states, UIDAI also plans to approach private and government hospitals for such data. The move comes in the wake of the government acquiring benefits using the Aadhaar cards of the deceased.
According to government sources, relatives and others are receiving benefits and pensions from bank accounts in the name of the deceased during the Covid period. The Aadhar numbers of the deceased are being tracked to prevent this. Actually, India only had this kind of biggest or largest biometric database in the world like their Aadhar system.
Aadhar is currently one of the most important documents in the country as a citizen. Aadhar cards can be used for documents such as identity proof and address proof. Aadhaar cards are required to avail of various government benefits, documents and access.