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Registration of Births and Deaths Act, 1969

No.18 OF 1969

Contents

Sections

Particulars

Chapter I

Preliminary

1

Short title, extent and commencement

2

Definitions and interpretation 

Chapter II

Registration-Establishment 

3

Registrar General, India

4

Chief Registrar

5

Registration division

6

District Registrar

7

Registrars 

Chapter III

Registration of Births and Deaths 

8

Persons required to register births and deaths

9

Special provision regarding births and deaths in a plantation

10

Duty of certain persons to notify or death births and deaths and to certify cause of death

11

Informant to sign the register

12

Extracts of registration entries to be given to informant

13

Delayed registration of the births and deaths

14

Registration of name of child

15

Correction or cancellation of entry in the register of births and deaths

Chapter IV

Maintenance of Records and Statistics 

16

Registrars to keep registers in the prescribed form

17

Search of Births and deaths

18

Inspection of registration offices

19

Registrars to send periodical returns to the Chief Registrar for compilation

Chapter V

Miscellaneous 

20

Special provision as to registration of births and deaths of citizens outside India

21

Power of Registrar to obtain information regarding births or death

22

Powers to give directions

23

Penalties

24

Power to compound offences

25

Sanction for prosecution

26

Registrars and Sub-Registrars to be demand public servants

27

Delegation of powers

28

Protection of action taken in good faith

29

Act not to be in derogation of Act 6 of 1886

30

Power to make rules

31

Repeal and saving

32

Power to remove difficulty

[31st May, 1969]

Act to provide for the regulation of registration f births and deaths and for matters connected therewith.

BE it enacted by Parliament in the Twentieth Year of the Republic of India as follows:--



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