Death Certificate: Karnataka
Chief Registrar of Births and Deaths and the Director of Economics and
(rural) - Village Accountant.
following are the registrars
case of City corporations: Health officer.
case of City Municipal councils: Health officer/Health inspector.
case of Town Municipal councils: Health inspector.
case of Notified areas/ Project areas/Cantonment - Health inspector.
required to register the birth/deaths :
required to register births and deaths within the prescribed period of 21
(twenty one ) days from the date of birth/ still birth or death as the case may
be, are as shown below.
respect of births and deaths in a house, the head of the house/ household, and
if he is not present at any time during the period within which the birth/
death has to be reported, then the nearest relative present in the house or the
oldest adult male person present in the house during the said period;
respect of births/ deaths in a hospital or health center or a maternity or
nursing home or other like institutions, the medical officer in charge or any
person authorized by him on his behalf;
respect of births and deaths in a jail, the jailor in charge;
respect of births/ deaths in a choultry, chattram, hostel, dharamshala,
boarding-house, lodging-house, tavern, barrack, toddy shop or place of public
resort, the person in charge there of;
respect of any new-born child or dead body found deserted in a public place,
the headman or the corresponding officer of the village in the case of a
village, the officer in charge of the local police station elsewhere;
any other place, such a person as may be prescribed.
of birth/death registration :
extracts of the particulars from the register relating to births or deaths are
to be given to an informant as noted above within thirty days from the date of
its reporting. If the informant fails to collect the extracts of the
registration of birth/ death, then the registrar would transmit the same to the
concerned family by post within fifteen days of the expiry of the thirty-day
for delayed registration and fee payable thereof
birth/ death of which information is given to the Registrar after the expiry of
21 days from the date of occurrence but within 30 days of the same, shall be
registered on payment of a late fee of Rs.2/- ( Rupees Two only).
birth/ death of which information is given to the Registrar after thirty days
but within one year of its occurrence, shall be registered only with the
written permission of the Tahsildar or Commissioner/ Chief officer as the case
may be, and on payment of a late fee of Rs.5/- (Rupees Five only).
birth or death which has not been registered within one year of its occurrence,
shall be registered only on an order of a Magistrate of the first class or a
Presidency Magistrate and on payment of late fees of Rs.10/- (Rupees Ten only).
of births/deaths of Indian citizens outside India.
Consulates register the births and deaths of Indian citizens occurring outside
India, as per the provisions made in the Citizens Rules 1956, under the
Citizenship Act 1955, and issue birth and death certificates. The certificate
issued by the Indian Consulates is valid and holds good for all purposes. Also,
Indian citizens have been allowed to register the births of their children at
the place of their usual residence, within 60 days after their return to India,
if they return with a view to settling here.
of Deaths of missing persons
registration of deaths, information on the date and place of death of a person
is required. However, in case of a missing person, her/his death is presumptive
where the actual date of death and place of death cannot be ascertained.
Ordinarily, a person unheard of for the statutory period shall be presumed to
be dead on the expiry of 7 years and not earlier. The presumption of death and
its date and place of occurrence is a matter of burden of proof. The date and
place of the death of a person who is missing for more than 7 years, is
determined by the competent court/ authority on the basis of oral and
documentary evidence produced before him in this regard. Since the Registration
of Birth and Death Act and Rules is silent on the question of determination of
the date and place of death of a missing person, the date and place determined
by the court in a declaratory suit as may be filed for this purpose can be
Registrar can correct or cancel any entry in the register which is erroneous in
form, or subject to the provisions of these rules. The errors may be of
different types like
- Clerical or
formal error : In this case, the Registrar must inquire into the matter
and satisfy herself/ himself that such an error has been made and send an
extract of the copy of the correction to the Tahsildar/ Commissioner/
Chief Officer as the case may be.
- Error in
substance : In this case, the Registrar can correct the entry upon
production of a declaration setting forth the nature of the error and the
true facts of the case made by two credible persons having knowledge of
the facts of the case. All the corrections should be reported along with
the necessary details to the Tahsildar or Commissioner/ Chief officer, as
the case may be.
- Fraudulent or
improper entry : This is an offense punishable under the Act. Therefore,
the Registrar must report to the Additional District Registrar, who is the
prosecuting officer, and take necessary action on hearing from him.
the RBD Act, a person can obtain an extract from the register relating to a
birth or death on payment of a fee of Rs.5/-. Such extracts are to be issued in
Form 5 in the case of birth and Form 6 in case of death. In the extract of
death, the particulars regarding the cause of death are not to be disclosed.
Under Section 12 of the RBD Act, the Registrar should, "as soon as the
registration of birth and death has been completed, give an extract of the
registration free of charge to the person who gives the information". The
Registrar should not only issue the first copy of the birth or death certificate
free of charge but also should do so as soon as the registration is completed.
fees payable for a search to be made, an extract or a non-availablility
certificate to be issued shall be as follows:
for a single entry in the first year for which the search is made
every additional year for which the search is continued
granting extract relating to each birth or death
granting non-availability certificate of birth/death
such extract with regard to birth or death shall be issued by the Registrar or
the Tahsildar or Commissioner/Chief officer of the Municipal corporation/
Municipal council as the case may be, in appropriate forms.
any particular event of birth or death is not found registered, the Registrar
shall issue a non-availability certificate in the appropriate form.
such extract or non-availability certificate may be furnished to the person
asking for it or may be sent to him by post on payment of the postal charges