Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act, 1886
22. Entry of birth or death to be signed by person giving notice
(1) When an entry of a birth or death has been made by the Registrar of Births and Deaths under section 19, the person giving notice of the birth or death must sign the entry in the register in the presence of the Registrar:
Provided that it shall not be necessary for the person giving notice to attend before the Registrar or to sign the entry in the register if he has given such notice in writing and has furnished to the satisfaction of the Registrar such evidence of his identity as may be required by any rules made by the state Government in this behalf.]
(2) Until the entry has been so signed 17[or the conditions specified in the proviso to sub-section (I) have been complied with], the birth or death shall bot be deemed to be registered under this Act.
(3) When the birth of an illegitimate child is registered, and the mother and the person acknowledging himself to be the father of the child jointly request that person may be registered as the father, the mother and that person must both sign the entry in the register in the presence of the Registrar.