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EC to SC: Linking Aadhaar number with electoral rolls not mandatory

NEW DELHI, September 22: The submission of an Aadhaar number is not mandatory for authentication of the electoral roll, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has recently submitted before the Supreme Court. The ECI added that it is also looking into issuing appropriate “clarificatory” changes in the electoral roll registration forms. “Submission of the Aadhaar number is not mandatory under Rule 26-B of the Registration of Electors (Amendment) Rules 2022 and hence the Election Commission is looking into issuing appropriate clarificatory changes in the forms introduced for that purpose,” the...