CIC said for Marriage Registration Aadhaar in not Must

The Chief Information Commission has directed the government and marriage registration authorities to give widespread publicity through various media that Aadhaar is not mandatory for the purpose of marriage registration scheme. Disposing of a second appeal, Chief Information Commissioner Prof M Sridhar Acharyulu also directed the authority to make necessary changes for online application for solemnization of marriage under the Special Marriage Act.

The appeal was disposed of with these recommendations: “In pursuance to the landmark judgment, of the Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court which ruled that Aadhaar card is not necessary for availing government scheme; the public authority and government should give widespread publicity through various media that Aadhaar is not mandatory for the purpose of marriage registration scheme and also make necessary changes for online application for solemnization of marriage under the Special Marriage Act.”

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