Jammu & Kashmir

Aadhar authentication on voluntary basis for Amarnath pilgrims, says JK Admin

Pilgrims trek towards Amarnath cave in Kashmir. [¹FPK File Photo]

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir administration on Monday said pilgrims intending to undertake the Amarnath Yatra will have to furnish their Aadhaar card or submit Aadhaar authentication voluntarily.

“In pursuance to Rule 5 of the Aadhaar Authentication for Good Governance (Social Welfare, Innovation, Knowledge) Rules, 2020, the Government of Jammu and Kashmir with the prior approval of central government hereby notifies that pilgrims desirous of undertaking a pilgrimage to Shri Amarnthji Shrine shall furnish proof of possession of Aadhar or undergo Aadhar authentication on a voluntary basis with effect from the date of publication of this notification in the official gazette,” a notification issued by GAD reads.

“Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) shall follow guidelines issued by the Government of India with respect to use of the Aadhaar authentication on a voluntary basis,” reads the notification.

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