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Aadhaar Card Passport for Married Life

The Aadhaar card could soon be your passport to a married life with the government asking all matrimonial websites to verify the authenticity of the profiles they put up. The move by Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi comes in the wake of the recent rape incident in Delhi involving a driver with prior history who managed to get employed with an online taxi service without any background check.

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The minister has suggested using Aadhaar card details to authenticate profiles and by early next year all matrimonial sites will have to comply.

Ministry sources told that Maneka Gandhi pointed out that a mobile number was the only requirement currently needed to put up one’s profile. “This is clearly not enough. There are hundreds of people who register online on matrimony sites every month and there are increasing instances of women being cheated while looking for grooms. There are men who have multiple accounts in different websites.

Making an Aadhaar card compulsory will ensure the pictures of the grooms are on the profiles. This will limit the number of stalkers, serial daters and married men posing as single,” a senior official at the ministry said.

 

According to an report last year, there were 35-40 million online registered profiles on matrimonial sites. And 2.2 million online profiles were being uploaded every month. Of these, around 10% managed to find spouses online. Security officials spoke to said the ministry’s fears are not misplaced.

A Delhi police official said there have been many complaints of men faking their identity on matrimonial websites. “Recently, we arrested a man who had his profile on three leading marriage websites.holding_hands

 

He had sent request to over 1,000 women and was in touch with at least 30, extorting money from a few with promises of marriage and getting pictures from others. As of now, an ID proof is not mandatory in any such site. RawaRajputMatrimony.com recently started a system wherein an interested user can have an “online trust badge” and a “professional trust badge” added to his profile by attaching an ID proof like Aadhaar Card, Pen Card, Voter ID Card Numbers and latest educational certificates and salary certificates are in the pipline.

 

“We notice that these profiles get the maximum response but making any of these documents compulsory — even an ID like Aadhaar will be difficult. Most users are concerned about privacy and some don’t even have ID proofs,” said Vikram Malihan, Founder & CEO, RawaRajputMatrimony.com.

 

Most other matrimonial website owners are skeptical of using the Aadhaar card but say security measures will definitely be beefed up, as advised by the ministry. “If the government makes the Aadhaar card compulsory for people to enroll in matrimonial websites, we will have to comply but how many people have Aadhaar cards? The government has to make sure people have the cards before implementing such a rule

imagesUsers, however, have a different take on this. “I am ready to provide my Aadhaar card details or even my college documents after the first few interactions but not before that. There is a huge privacy issue here. What if my documents are downloaded and used elsewhere,” said Rajat Pant, an engineer in Bangalore who is enrolled in matrimonial websites.

RawaRajputMatrimony.com Member’s Are also requested to Upload Their Id Proof details on their profile, to show that they are 100% authentic and have intention to cheat any one.

  

One Response to “Aadhaar Card Passport for Married Life”

  1. Bipin gupta says:

    Aadhar card or other ID proof should be mandatory to put profile on matrimonial sites as in present scenario people are more interested in cheating others by finding loopholes in system

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