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Aadhaar not mandatory for migrant workers as ID proof

State Government submitted a notice to the Orissa High Court that it has allowed multiple proof of identification documents for registration of returning migrant workers and made Aadhaar card optional. Advocate General Ashok Kumar Parija registered an affidavit stating that 19 documents are now listed as proof of identification for registration of migrant workers. 

These documents are arms licence, voter ID card, Passport, PAN card, driving licence, freedom fighter card having photo, cast and domicile certificate with photo, passbook of post office or any scheduled bank having photo, certificate of address having photo issued by MP/MLA/Group A Gazetted Officer, address card with photo issued by Department of Posts, certificate of address with photo from Government recognised educational institutions, certificate of photo identity issued by panchayat head, Kisan passbook having photo, CGHS/ECHS card, pensioner card having photo, photo ID card of Central Government/PSU or State Government/PSU and photo credit card.