Days after rules were issued allowing linkage of Aadhaar with voters list to weed out duplicate entries, the Election Commission has warned of “severe” disciplinary action against electoral registration officers for any leakages of physical forms filled by electors to share their Aadhaar details.

The Commission has also emphasised that submission of Aadhaar by electors is “voluntary”.

In a letter sent to chief electoral

officers of all states and Union territories on July 4, the poll panel said special camps at cluster level can be arranged on the dates coinciding with special campaign dates during special summary revision, where the electors can be persuaded to give their Aadhaar number voluntarily in Form-6B in hard copy.

According to a law ministry notification, using the newly-introduced Form-6B, existing voters may share their Aadhaar number will poll authorities.
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