Indian Christian Marriage Act,1872
9. Licensing of persons to grant certificates of marriage between Indian Christians
The State Government 18[***] may grant a license to any Christian, either by name or as holding any office for the time being, authorizing him to grant certificates of marriage between 13[Indian] Christians.
Any such license may be revoked by the authority by which it was granted, and every such grant or revocation shall be notified in the Official Gazette.