Death Certificate: Tripura
death has to be reported and registered within 21 days at the place of its
persons who could register the event are:
a Hospital, Health Centre, Maternity Home, Nursing Home or other similar
Medical Officer In-charge or any officer authorised by him/her
a Hostel, Dharamshala, Boarding/Lodging House etc.: Person In-charge
a Moving Vehicle:
Person In-charge of the Vehicle
deserted in a public place: Headman of the Village/In-charge of the local police
House: Head of the
household or in his absence, his nearest relative
applicant can put up his/her application for registering death and obtaining
Death Certificate at the e-Suvidha Centres situated in the Offices of
Sub-Divisional Magistrates where the applicant permanently resides in on any
working day. The applicant is given an Acknowledgement Receipt for the same
that indicates a Delivery Date for his/her Certificate.
the applicant may also apply to the Block Development Officer, Executive
Officers of Nagar Panchayat, Executive Officer of Agartala Municipality or
Medical Superintendent/of State/District/Sub-Divisional Hospitals as
applicable, to obtain death registration and certificates.
delayed registration, the issuing authority, at his discretion may initiate
Field Enquiry by the relevant Tehsil/Revenue Inspector/Deputy Collector
& Magistrate on the merit of the application. After proper
verification, the respective authorities would issue the death certificate to
of Death of missing persons
a person unheard of for the period of seven years shall be presumed as dead.
The presumption of death and place of occurrence is determined by the competent
court/ authority on the basis of oral and documentary evidence and the date and
place determined by the Court in a declaratory suit is relied upon.
Tripura, the District Magistrate and Collectors have been designated as
District Registrars for Death and the Sub-Divisional Magistrates/Block
Development Officers have been designated as Additional Registrar of Death.
addition, the Executive Officers of Agartala Municipality/ Nagar Panchayats and
Incharges of State/District/Sub-Divisional Hospitals have also been notified as
the Registrars of Death and Officers issuing Death certificate.
different bodies in the state for death registration are:
Centres in the Office of the Sub-Divisional Magistrates: 15
1 and Nagar Panchayats: 13 Rural Development Blocks: 40
District and Sub-Divisional Hospitals: 15
following indicative list of documents may qualify to substantiate the
applicant's claim for registering death and obtaining a certificate:
of any one parent [mandatory]
of Doctor/Hospital Discharge Certificate
case of delayed registration, an affidavit from judicial magistrate indicating
the date and place of death is also required.
occurance of death should be registered after 21 days but within 30 days of its
occurrence. A late fee of Rs.2/- only and Rs.5/- upto a period of one year can
be levied after that. Events which have been reported a year later, after its
actual occurrence invites a late fee of Rs.10/-.
common application form, introduced for applying for Certificates in Tripura.