1. After PAN card, Aadhaar card linking success, connecting marriages to UID number must be the next big move

After PAN card, Aadhaar card linking success, connecting marriages to UID number must be the next big move

The Law Commission’s suggestion of creating a central portal for mandatory registration of marriages can be implemented quickly on the lines of passport seva.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: July 6, 2017 4:32 PM
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The Law Commission’s suggestion of creating a central portal for mandatory registration of marriages can be implemented quickly on the lines of passport seva.

If we can have 115 crore Aadhaar numbers in the country, that are digitally recorded and are available online for verification purposes, why can’t all marriage registrations be linked to Aadhaar? You do that and majority of marriage-related cases/frauds/issues, would be easy to deal with—in fact, it will also act as a big deterrent. The Law Commission has done well by pointing out in its latest report, ‘Compulsory Registration of Marriages’: “While provisions for registration exist under various laws-such as the Hindu Marriages Act, 1955, the Special Marriages Act, 1954, the Parsi Marriages and Divorce Act, 1936 and the Indian Christian Marriages Act, 1872, however, there is no provision that provides for simply keeping a record of all marriages and is available to any and every individual in the country regardless of religion, region or customs.”

The compulsory registration as suggested by the Commission would help curb child marriages, bigamy, gender violence and marriage frauds.

“The object of the proposed amendment of the Registration of Births and Deaths Act, 1969 would be to create a central civil registration portal that consists of records of birth, marriage and death and to provide convenient access to the documents,” the Commission has said.

Some states are already providing the online marriage registration facility and others can also provide this window, but the need is to have a central platform.

If it can be done for passport service across the country, it can be done for this purpose also.

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Linking of Aadhaar numbers with the marriage registration process, as in the case of passport, will revolutionise the whole process as Aadhaar will help in providing women the legal security. More important, on the lines of schemes like Bhamashah in Rajasthan and Samagra in Madhya Pradesh, the government can utilise this data for creating a social safety net for families.

This is why the Commission has stressed, “… if registration of marriage is linked to the unique identification number (UID), it would be possible to achieve universal tracing of records.”

Even though it will be politically difficult to implement this measure considering religious connotations, the government must try and convince the political class of its importance. Linking of Aadhaar with PAN was also not an easy task, but the government has been able to implement it.

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    momin uddin sekh
    Nov 24, 2017 at 6:56 pm
    Addher
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    1. Govinda Kumar
      Jul 7, 2017 at 11:07 pm
      Pan card need..
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      1. Govinda Kumar
        Jul 7, 2017 at 11:06 pm
        Pancard urgent .
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          Mohammad Shafiuddin Bidri
          Jul 7, 2017 at 9:49 pm
          Linking AADHAR with EPIC will also eliminate bogus voting.
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            Mohammad Shafiuddin Bidri
            Jul 7, 2017 at 9:45 pm
            Linking AADHAR to EPIC will also eliminate bogus voting.
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              Nate
              Jul 7, 2017 at 7:25 pm
              Next step: Linking Aadhaar with public restroom use (whether it's for urination or defecation), restaurant (what you're consuming and why), visiting a mall (what b are you looking for). India is becoming a digital totalitarian state.
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                Ramesh Aithal
                Jul 7, 2017 at 6:57 pm
                Aadhar shall also linked to Voter ID / List. It save several crores of rupees to govt. It would save democracy from multiple voting. Wish this step is initiated before next Lok Sabha election. On pilot basis, it can tried in Karnataka, which goes to pool next year. Politicians occupying seat of power, if they do this country can progress much better way.
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                  R v naik
                  Jul 7, 2017 at 6:44 pm
                  Marriage liking with adar card it is Good pl. Implement this
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                  1. Umesh Swamy
                    Jul 7, 2017 at 6:35 pm
                    What govt has decided is very correct but than why don't they also do the same wd voter ID cards too.
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                      Sreedhara
                      Jul 7, 2017 at 6:08 pm
                      Linking everything to the Aadhar is a destructive for the country in many ways in this digital world. I think govt should think in bringing policies and enforce the existing policies would do good job. Linking aadhar for everything is dangerous.
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                        Suresh
                        Jul 7, 2017 at 5:19 pm
                        Aadhar should link to voter ID . Is this doable and acceptable for political parties.
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                        1. Ashok Mukherjee
                          Jul 7, 2017 at 3:31 pm
                          Linking of Aadhar card for every step will provide clear picture of the card holder,but to whom? Does this not also leaks/accesses bank account too. Is Government is ready to protect its citizens by passing an ordinance against any fraud for these linking of Aadhar.
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                            Masood Akhtar
                            Jul 7, 2017 at 2:39 pm
                            All voter ids should be linked to AADHAR to stop bogus voters
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                            1. Chand Babu Bairathi
                              Jul 7, 2017 at 1:07 pm
                              A GOOD DECISION TO REGISTER MARRIAGES COMPULSORY .THIS WILL ALSO HELP IN TRACING OUT CHILD MARRIAGES IF THEY ATTEMPT TO MARRY. MOREOVER LINKING AADHAR WILL MAKE IT POOSIBLE TO TRACE OUT PEOPLE THOSE WHO MAY TRY TO MARRY AGAIN WITHOUT DIVORCING THE FIIRST ONE. .
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                                k.sampathkumar
                                Jul 7, 2017 at 8:59 pm
                                In what way it affects yourself? You will need aadhar to use a public urinal.what sort of government have we elected?
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                                Jignesh Trivedi
                                Jul 7, 2017 at 8:43 am
                                Great thought. Govt should do this. Once marriage details r online many wrong doings can be stopped easily.
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                                  Mohammad Suaib
                                  Jul 7, 2017 at 8:25 am
                                  Why can't we first link voter I'd card with adhaar...??? Do the government have answer to this????
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                                  1. vidhya palani
                                    Jul 7, 2017 at 7:58 am
                                    If time passes u ppl 'll ask us to link daily activities also in aadhar. Y u ppl want to link all in aadhar what is the moto for your doings
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                                      Rameswar Pattanayak
                                      Jul 6, 2017 at 6:24 pm
                                      Why not to withdraw PAN and Voter ID card? This will end lot of menace and make governance easier.
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                                      1. Milind Sharma
                                        Jul 6, 2017 at 5:21 pm
                                        make it mandatory for voting. That is voting must be done through thumb impression. This is what govt will not do ? because they have a fake vote bank.... Lets do this first
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                                          Hari Hara Krishna Kumar
                                          Jul 6, 2017 at 4:40 pm
                                          The Congress govt had come up with this unique idea of Aadhaar. The BJP govt had devised innovative policies and strategies using this Aadhaar as a base. If NDA is able to apply this to all property registration (..out of which most of them are Benami transactions..), it will be a master stroke to eliminate corruption in the country
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