Govt Preparing Law to Link Aadhaar with Voter ID
GUWAHATI: The union law ministry has been working on a cabinet note to prepare a new law after considering the Election Commission’s proposal to give it statutory backing to collect the Aadhaar numbers of new applicants and existing voters to check multiple entries in the electoral rolls.
The ANI reported that the ministry, as per sources, is working to amend the Representation of the People Act, 1951 and is expected to submit the changes before the cabinet committee, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, for its consideration so that a bill in this regard could be introduced before the parliament.
The amendments to the Representation of the People Act will require citizens to link their electoral photo ID card with the 12-digit Aadhar, while ensuring privacy protection.
“The ministry is busy in preparing a cabinet note considering election commission proposal to tweak the electoral law,” an official, requesting anonymity told IANS.
(With inputs from IANS)