The provision of Aadhaar is not mandatory for the registration of births and deaths, the Registrar General of India (RGI) has clarified in a recent reply to an RTI request. If Aadhaar is provided voluntarily, it must not be printed on any document or stored in any database of births and deaths in full form, according to an RGI circular cited in the RTI response.Visakhapatnam-based advocate M.V.S. Anil Kumar Rajagiri filed an RTI with Govt of India, seeking clarification on the usage of Aadhaar as a mandatory requirement for issuing birth and death certificates.In the response, Registrar General of India (RGI) has confirmed that no, Aadhaar is not mandatory.