Q. With reference to Linking of Aadhaar and voter ID, consider the following statements;
1.Linking Aadhaar with the voter identity card is mandatory in India.
2.The linking will curb the menace of multiple enrolments of the same person in different places.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
Statement 1 is incorrect: Various government authorities have clarified that the linking of Aadhaar with the voter identity card is “voluntary. But despite that, there have been instances of people being warned by booth-level officers that their voter ID would be cancelled if the linking is not done.
Statement 2 is correct: The government also announced that the purpose of obtaining an Aadhaar number is a) For authentication of electors’ entries in the electoral roll, b) To extend better electoral services, c) For registration of migrated voters without duplication in the rolls, and d) To curb the menace of multiple enrolments of the same person in different places.
Source: The Hindu