In a crucial move to curb the menace of multiple enrolments of the same person at different places, the Modi-led central government on Wednesday made crucial statements. Minister for Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad in a written reply stated that the government is considering a proposal to link the electoral roll with Aadhaar.
“Electoral roll database system does not enter into the Aadhaar ecosystem, and the system is used only for authentication purpose keeping a tight air-gap between the two systems. These measures effectively prevent theft interception and the hijacking of the voter system,” the reply stated.
He also stated that the move would require amendments to the electoral laws. He was asked about the manner in which the government plans to protect the data linked with Aadhaar and voter ID from being misused. The poll panel was then collecting the Aadhaar number as part of its National Electoral Roll Purification and Authentication Programme (NERPAP).