Process to Register Birth Certificate in Assam

Process to Register Birth Certificate in Assam

Legality of Birth Certificate

In India it is mandatory under the Law (as per the Registration of Births and Deaths Act, 1969), to register every birth with the concerned State/UT within 21 days of its occurrence. The government accordingly has provided a very structured system for registration of birth, with the Registrar General at the Centre and Chief Registrars in the states, running through district registrars to the village and town registrars at the periphery.

Eligibility criteria to avail Birth Certificate

Any individual who is the citizen or NRI born in the state are eligible for availing the birth certificate. The birth certificate is issued to the parents in favour of child on the basis of application and specific amount deposited with application form to the concerned authority.

Procedure for Registering Birth Certificate

There is a defined process to obtain the Birth certificate in Orissa. Normally, head of the house or nearest relative of the head of the house or oldest person in the family in case the event is occurring in the house is to inform the concerned authority about birth. Medical officer in-charge or any other officer authorized by him, in case of institutional event.

After delivery of the child in case of institutions i.e. hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, etc. the authorities    have to    register the birth reports to the registrar of birth and death of the concerned jurisdictions.

In case of domiciliary births the household is entitled to submit the reports to the concerned authority for    registering the birth event.

In case the birth occurs in the jail, it is to be informing the concerned jailer.

If the birth occurs in hostel, dharmasala, boarding house, lodging house etc. the event is to be informing    the    concerned person-in-charge.

In case the birth occurs in moving vehicle, the person-in-charge of the vehicle is to be informing about    the birth.

Eligibility

Any Indian citizen

Procedure

In the event of a failure to register the birth of a child within the stipulated period of 21 days, one has to obtain a non-objection certificate (NOC), which is issued for the child who has crossed the age of one year without obtaining Birth certificate.

This certificate is issued by the District Administration to obtain Birth Certificate, which in turn is issued by the Joint Director, Health Services of a district of Assam. The applicant has to apply at the receipt counter of the Public Facilitation Center, Deputy Commissioner’s Office. The operator accepts the application and provides a computer generated receipt of the application. A printout of the certificate is taken, based on the data from the application. The certificate, along with the document, is dispatched to the concerned Officer, and after prior approval of the officer through a signature, the certificate is sent back to the receipt counter to be issued to the applicant.

The certificate is issued on the same day as the day of application.