SectionsParticulars
Chapter IPreliminary
1Short title, extent and commencement
(1) This Act may be called the Registration of Births and deaths Act, 1969.(2) It extends to the whole of India.(3) It shall come into force in a State on s...
2Definitions and interpretation
(1) In this Act, unless the content otherwise requires, ---(a) "birth" means live-birth or still-birth;(b) "death" means the permanent disappearance of all ev...
Chapter IIRegistration-Establishment
3Registrar General, India
(1) The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint a person to be known as the Registrar-General, India.(2) The Central Govern...
4Chief Registrar
(1) The State Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint a Chief Registrar for the State.(2)The State Government may also appoint such...
5Registration division
The State Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, divide the territory within the State into such registration divisions as it may think fit ...
6District Registrar
(1) The State Government may appoint a District Registrar for each revenue district. and such number of Additional District Registrars as it thinks fit who ...
7Registrars
(1) The State Government may appoint a Registrar for each local area. Comprising the area within the jurisdiction of a municipality, panchayat or other local...
Chapter IIIRegistration of Births and Deaths
8Persons required to register births and deaths
(1) It shall be the duty of the persons specified below to give or cause to be given, either orally or in writing, according to the best of their knowledge ...
9Special provision regarding births and deaths in a plantation
In the case of births and deaths in a plantation, the superintendent of the plan- shall give or cause to be given to the Registrar the information referred t...
10Duty of certain persons to notify or death births and deaths and to certify cause of death
(1) It shall be the duty of ---(i) the midwife or any other medical or heath attendant at a birth(ii) the keeper or the owner of a place set apart for the dis...
11Informant to sign the register
Every person who has orally given to the Registrar any information required under this Act shall write in the register maintained in this behalf, his name, ...
12Extracts of registration entries to be given to informant
The Register shall, as soon as the registration of a birth or death has been completed, give, free of charge, to the person who gives information under sect...
13Delayed registration of the births and deaths
(1) Any birth or death of which information is given to the Registrar after the expiry of the period specified therefor, but within thirty days of its occur...
14Registration of name of child
Where the birth of any child has been registered without a name, the parent or guardian of such child shall within the prescribed period give information reg...
15Correction or cancellation of entry in the register of births and deaths
If it is proved to the satisfaction of the Registrar that any entry of a birth or death in any register kept by him under this Act is erroneous in form or s...
Chapter IVMaintenance of Records and Statistics
16Registrars to keep registers in the prescribed form
(1) Every Register shall keep in the prescribed form a register of births and deaths for the registration area or any part thereof in relation to which he e...
17Search of Births and deaths
(1) Subject to any rules made in this behalf by the State Government, including rules relating to the payment of fees and postal charges, any person may—(a) ...
18Inspection of registration offices
The registration offices shall be inspected and the registers kept therein shall be examined in such manner and by such authority as may be specified by the ...
19Registrars to send periodical returns to the Chief Registrar for compilation
(1) Every Registrar shall send to the Chief Registrar or to any officer specified by him, at such intervals and in such form as may be prescribed, a return ...
Chapter VMiscellaneous
20Special provision as to registration of births and deaths of citizens outside India
(1) The Registrar-General shall, subject to such rules as may be made by the Central Government in this behalf, cause to be registered information as to bir...
21Power of Registrar to obtain information regarding births or death
The Registrar may either orally or in writing require any person to furnish any information within his knowledge in connection with a birth or death in the l...
22Powers to give directions
The Central Government may give such directions to any State Government as may appear to be necessary for carrying to execution in the State any of the prov...
23Penalties
(1) Any person who – (a) fails without reasonable cause to give any information which it is his duty to give under any of the provisions of sections 8 and 9;...
24Power to compound offences
(1) Subject to such conditions as may be prescribed, any officer authorised by the Chief Registrar by a general or special order in this behalf may, either b...
25Sanction for prosecution
No prosecution for an offence punishable under this Act shall be instituted except by an officer authorised by the Chief Registrar by general or special orde...
26Registrars and Sub-Registrars to be demand public servants
. All Registrars and Sub-Registrars shall, while acting or purporting to act in pursuance of the provisions of this Act or any rule or order made thereunder,...
27Delegation of powers
The State Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, direct that any power execrable by it under this Act (except the power to make rules under...
28Protection of action taken in good faith
(1) No suit, prosecution or other legal proceeding shall lie against the Government, the Registrar-General, any Registrar, or any person exercising any power...
29Act not to be in derogation of Act 6 of 1886
Nothing in this Act shall be construed to be in derogation of the provisions of the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act, 1886....
30Power to make rules
(1) The State Government may, with the approval of the Central Government, by notification in the Official Gazette, make rules to carry out the purposes of ...
31Repeal and saving
(1) Subject to the provisions of section 29, as from the coming into force of this Act in any State or part thereof, so much of any law in force therein as ...
32Power to remove difficulty
If any difficulty arises in giving effect in a State to the provisions of this Act in their application to any area, the State Government may, with the appro...
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