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BIRTH AND DEATH REGISTRATION ACT, 1969

DR. AKASH M. KITTUR

DEFINITIONS
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BIRTH LIVE BITRH STILL BIRTH DEATH

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FOETAL DEATH

IMPORTANCE
Death certificate is an important document for many

purposes such as property inheritance, bank deposit transfers, widow pensions, insurance cases etc. Birth certificate are necessary for school admission, passport application etc.

DOCUMENT NEEDED FOR DEATH CERTIFICATE


Proof of the birth of the person. Affidavit that tells about the time and date of death of the

person. Ration card. The fee required for the death certificate in the form of Court Fee Stamps. If due to some reason you fail to register the death of the person within 28 days then you might need to submit the permission for registration from the area magistrate or the Registrar with the prescribed Fee for late registration.

WHAT IS THE NEED FOR DEATH CERTIFICATE ?


To prove the time of death For establishing the facts related to the death of person. It helps the family to claim insurance benefits. It proves very useful in settlement of disputes related to

property inheritance. The document also relieves the family or relatives from the social or legal obligations.

APPOINTED REGISTRARS OF BIRTH


At national level: The Registrar General of Birth and Deaths. 2. At Sub-country level: The Sub-country Chief. 3. Within Municipalities and townships: The Town Clerk. 4. At the Hospitals: The Hospital Administrator.
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DUTY OF REGISTRARS
The Registrar General a. To budget and provide all the registration materials to all the registration districts. b. issuance of long birth certificates. 2. Registrars of different registration districts a. Registration and immediate issuance of short birth certificates. b. Keep register books at their offices. c. Send quarterly returns to Registrar Generals office.
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REGISTRATION PROCEDURE
Within 3 months of the DOB of every child (in that district where the child was born). 2. After expiration of 3 months from, but not later than 6 months after the DOB of child. 3. After expiration of 6 months from DOB of a child, particulars of child shall not be registered unless registrar is satisfied with such particulars and is directed by the Registrar General and for a prescribed late registration fee.
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Harmonized Module of Birth Registration


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Household Registration: Initial Census to provide benchmark information done by Local Council 1 chairpersons. Birth Register Book: Details of children 0-8 years including the particulars of their parents are transferred in these books. Short Birth Certificate: Temporary documents issued to all the children registered in the Birth Registration Book. House hold Updating: On a quarterly basis, households are visited by the LC 1 representative to check if there are any changes in terms of; a. A new Birth b. A Death c. A new household member staying for a long time d. A permanent departure of a formerly household member.

Contd .
5. After update:

Birth Registration: All new born children are included in the Birth Register Book for later issuance of a short Birth Certificate. Death Registration: All deaths are recorded in the Death Register book for later issuance of short Death Certificated.

PERSONS REQUIRED TO REGISTER BIRTHS AND DEATHS


In respect of birth and deaths in a house, whether residential or non residential, the head of the house or in case more than one household live in the house, the head of the house-hold, and if he is not present in the house at any time during the period within which the birth or death has to be reported, the nearest relative of the head present in the house, and in the absence of any such person, the oldest adult male person present there in during the said period. 2. In respect of birth in a hospital, health centre, maternity or nursing home or other like institution, the medical officer in charge or any person authorized by him in this behalf.
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3. In respect of births and deaths in a jail, the jailors in charge. 4. In respect of births and deaths in a hostel, dharmashala, boarding-house, lodging-house, barrack, or place of public resort, the person in charge thereof. 5. In respect of any new-born child or dead or dead body found deserted in a public place, the headman or other corresponding officer of the village in the case of a village and the officer in charge of the local police station elsewhere.

DELAYED REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS


Payment of late fees 2. Notary affidavit 3. Order made by a Magistrate of the first class or presidency magistrate
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CORRECTION AND CANCELLATION OF ENTRY IN THE REGISTER OF BIRTH OR DEATHS


If it is proved to the satisfaction of the Registrar that any

entry of a birth or death in any registrar kept by him under this Act is not correct in form, or has been fraudulently or improperly made, he may(subject to such rules as may be made by the state Government with respect to the condition on which the circumstances in which such entry may be corrected and cancelled) correct the error or cancel the entry by suitable entry in the margin, without any alteration of original entry, and shall sign the marginal entry and add their to the date of correction or cancellation.

SPECIAL PROVISION AS TO REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS OF CITIZENS OUTSIDE INDIA


In the case of any child born outside India in respect of whom

information has not been received, if the parents of the child return to India, get the birth of the child registered under this Act in the same as if the child born in India.