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Registration of Births and Deaths Act (RBD), 1969

  • 29 Oct 2021
  • 2 min read

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Recently, the Centre has proposed amendments to the Registration of Births and Deaths Act (RBD), 1969.

  • It will enable it to “maintain the database of registered birth and deaths at the national level”. 

Key Points

  • Registration of Birth and Death:
    • Registration of Births and Deaths in India is mandatory with the enactment of Registration of Births and Deaths (RBD), Act 1969 and is done as per the place of occurrence of the event.
    • With a view to simplify the provisions of various sections of the existing RBD Act, 1969 and to make it people friendly, the amendment has been proposed.
  • Proposed Amendments:
    • Chief Registrar to maintain Unified Data:
      • The Chief Registrar (appointed by the States) would maintain a unified database at the State level and integrate it with the data at the “national level,” maintained by the Registrar General of India (RGI) (under the Ministry of Home Affairs) .
        • Presently, the registration of births and deaths is done by the local registrar appointed by States.
    • Special Sub-Registrars:
      • The appointment of “Special Sub-Registrars, in the event of disaster, with any or all of his powers and duties for on the spot registration of deaths and issuance of extract thereof, as may be prescribed.”
  • Expected Use of the Data:

Source: TH

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