A mechanism that will enable Aadhaar to be deactivated after a death certificate is given which is currently being developed by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) and the Registrar General of India. The facilities are a component of the Aadhaar 2.0 initiative, through which the government hopes to introduce new features.
According to the sources, after the relevant agency issues a death certificate, a communication will be shared with the deceased's family members, and only with their permission will the number be deactivated.
The change will need to be put into effect alongside the state administration, for which negotiations are in progress. When the death certificate is given, the relative will have to provide their Aadhaar number. More than 20 states have already adopted the method, and more are anticipated to do so in the near future.
People who received their cards more than ten years ago are being encouraged to update their records as part of an ambitious update initiative initiated by UIDAI. Over three crore Aadhaar holders are believed to have updated their credentials, though precise figures are currently unavailable.
Additionally, the government is using Aadhaar as the basis for a number of data sets, including driving licenses, income tax returns, and health information. The aim is to set up a system that will enable records in the entire database to be automatically updated once the information in Aadhaar is changed.