Birth Certificate will be enough for Aadhaar Enrolment: Recently, the Ministry of Home Affairs, India, has released a notification on the Registration of Births and Deaths (Amendment) Act, 2023. According to this amendment Act, a birth certificate will be considered a single priority document for availing several services like admission to an educational institution, issuance of a driving license, preparation of voter list, Aadhaar number, registration of marriage, appointment to a government job, etc.
Bill Approval by both Houses of Parliament
This RBD Act 2023 Bill was led by the Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai. In the monsoon session last month, both the houses, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, passed this bill. The Rajya Sabha approved the bill in a voice vote on 7th August, and the Lok Sabha on 1st August.
New law on Registration of Birth and Death 2023 will be enforced from 1st October 2023. After that, the Birth certificate will play a key role in various services, as we mentioned earlier.
How this Law will be Helpful
The revised law gives the Registrar General of India the authority to create a national and state-level database of birth and death registrations while simplifying the associated procedures. This law will ensure efficient and transparent delivery of public services, social benefits, and digital registration. It will also be helpful to provide proof of a person’s birth date and place.
How Birth Certificate will be Helpful in Aadhaar Enrolment
Currently, citizens of India use various documents like Voter ID Cards, Indian passports, PAN cards, forms signed by Gazetted Officer Group ‘A’/ EPFO Officer, 10th Class Certificate, Driving License, etc. for Aadhaar Enrolment. After implementing this law, a Birth Certificate will be enough to enroll for an Aadhaar Card. Also, Aadhaar enrollment will become easier for the general public.
Source of above information is following Notification issued by Ministry of Home Affairs, India: