Our Matrimony Software follows the below advisory and the option to collect ID proof and address Proof is integrated with our software.
In a move to check misuse of matrimonial websites, the Centre has decided to make it mandatory for the sites to authenticate users with valid identity and address proofs, lest these sites become dating platforms.
“Matrimonial websites are intermediary under section 2 of Information Technology Act and they are mandated to follow IT Act,” a source said.
As per the advisory, matrimonial websites will need to confirm the “user’s intent to enter in to matrimonial alliance” and “confirm that the user information is correct to the best his or her knowledge” when they register to join the platform.
With this advisory coming in place, users of matrimonial websites will be required to submit or upload true copies of supporting documents such as proof of identity and address for the purpose of user verification.
“It is advisable that matrimonial websites should provide a list of legally verifiable document which shall serve proof of identity,” the advisory said.
The users will also require to confirm their intent for using the platform, it said.
The new advisory clearly bars websites to disguise dating platform as matrimonial websites.
The advisory also said that “service providers should make a declaration that website is strictly for matrimonial purpose only and not a dating website and should not be used for posting obscene material.”