Rules on linking Aadhaar with electoral rolls soon, CEC Sushil Chandra
Published by: Subhajit Mandal | Posted: May 15, 2022 1:34 pm| Updated: May 15, 2022 1:34 pm
News Daily Digital Desk: PAN Card-Aadhaar Card has already been attached. This time the Aadhaar card will be attached with the voter card in the new law. The proposal to link voter cards with Aadhaar cards was made last year. This time the Election Commission is speeding up the process.
On Saturday, outgoing Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra said the Center would soon make rules for the integration of Aadhaar cards and voter cards. At present the amalgamation of Aadhaar and Voter is not being made compulsory. But if one does not want to connect Aadhaar and Voters, he has to show proper reasons. Sushil Chandra claims that during his tenure, the commission has made several reforms in the electoral field. After many attempts, they have been able to convince the government that this reform is necessary in the electoral process.
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However, due to the ‘right to privacy’ case in the Supreme Court, voter-amalgamation is not going to be made mandatory for the time being. For now, this rule may be introduced as ‘optional’. The Election Commission had earlier sent a proposal to the Law Ministry to link voter cards with Aadhaar cards to create a perfect voter list by identifying fake voter cards. The proposal was approved by the Law Ministry. That being said, with this merger fake voters can be easily identified which is necessary for democracy.
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Incidentally, in 2014, the Election Commission was collecting information about Aadhaar from the voters. Although not amalgamated, in that process all the information of the voter base was going to the Election Commission of India. The information of about 400 million voters of the country came into the hands of the commission. Then in 2015 the process was stopped after the Supreme Court questioned the right to privacy.
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