The government is planning to bring a bill in Parliament to link data related to birth and death with electoral rolls and the overall development process, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Monday.
Inaugurating the ‘Janganana Bhawan’, the office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India, Shah said census is a process that may form the basis of development agenda.
Digital, complete and accurate census figures will have multi-dimensional benefits, he said, adding planning based on the census data ensures development reaches the poorest of the poor.
Shah also said if the birth and death certificate data are preserved in a special way, development works can be planned properly.
“A bill to link death and birth register with electoral rolls will be introduced in parliament. Under this process, when a person turns 18, his or her name will be automatically included in the electoral rolls. Similarly, when a person dies, that information automatically will go to the Election Commission, which will start the process of deleting the name from the voters’ list,” he said.