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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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