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Aadhaar will soon expire with the death of the holder. india news

New Delhi: Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) and registrar general of india has begun work on enabling the mechanism to deactivate Base Once the death certificate is issued.
Official sources told TOI that once the death certificate is issued by the agency concerned, a communication will be shared with the family members of the deceased and the number will be deactivated only after their consent.
The move will have to be implemented in coordination with the state governments, for which discussions are on, he added. For this, the family members will have to share the Aadhaar number when the death certificate is issued.
The move comes after UIDAI implemented a scheme to allot Aadhaar while issuing birth certificates. So far more than 20 states have implemented the system, with others expected to follow suit in the coming months.
Sources said the features are part of the Aadhaar 2.0 exercise, under which the government is seeking to implement new features while improving reliability. UIDAI has launched an ambitious updation exercise where people who were issued cards 10 years ago are being asked to update their records. Though exact numbers are not available, it is estimated that over three crore Aadhaar holders have updated their credentials so far.
In addition, the government is also using Aadhaar as the basis for several data sets – from health records to income tax or driving licences. The idea is to set up a system that will allow automatic updation of records across the database once details in Aadhaar are changed. This is part of an exercise to bring ease of living with the facility proposed to be launched first of all for those who have started using DigiLocker to store their key documents.


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