As per section 8, 9 and 21 of Registration of Births & Deaths Act 1969 it is mandatory that every birth and death taking place anywhere in India must be registered with the Registrars appointed by the respective State Governments under the ambit of this law for the purpose.
Failure to comply the directives mentioned above is liable to be punished in accordance with the section 23 of the Registration of Births & Deaths 1969.
WHERE TO REGISTER
For all the births and deaths taking place within the Cantonment, the registration shall be done by the Chief Executive Officer, who is ex-officio registrar for the purpose of the Registration Act 1969.
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR GIVING THE INFORMATION TO THE REGISTRAR
Though the information regarding births and deaths taking place anywhere in the Cantonment can be submitted to the Registrar by anybody but the responsibility to give the information rests with the following, in case of
- Residential or non-residential house – Head of the house or house-hold.
- Hospitals / health centers / nursing homes etc. – Medical Officer-in-Charge.
- Jail – Jailor-in-Charge.
- Hostels / Dharamshalas etc. – Person in-charge.
- Village – Village headman.
Else where – In-charge of local police station.
ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATES
The certificates in respect of births and deaths registered with the Cantonment Board are issued by the Chief Executive Officer on payment of fee as given below:
Grant of Birth Certificate
1). No Charges if issued within 21 days of Child Birth for single certificate (for additional copies Rs 25/- for first copy and Rs 5/- per copy after first copy).
2). Rs 25/- (for first single certificate) and Rs 5/- per copy after first copy if issued after 21 days of Child birth.
Grant of Death Certificate
1). No Charges if issued within 21 days of Death for single certificate (for additional copies Rs 30/- for first copy and Rs 5/- per copy after first copy).
2). Rs 30/- (for first single certificate) and Rs 5/- per copy after first if issued after 21 days of Death.
Any person desirous of correcting the entries mentioned in the birth and death register which, in his opinion, are erroneous. must produce two creditable persons, having knowledge of the facts of the case and a declaration signed by him, setting forth the nature of the error before the registrar who after considering the facts of the case shall pass necessary orders thereon.
PROCEDURE FOR LATE REGISTRATION
The information regarding any birth, death, still birth is to be given to the Chief Executive Officer within 7 days from the date of occurrence. However late registration can also be done by following the procedure given below:
- Information given within 21 days and before completion of days of occurrence – by payment of a late fee of Rs. 25/-
- Information given later than 21 days but before completion of one year from the date of occurrence – with the written permission of additional district registrar and on payment of late fee of Rs. 25/-