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How to Obtain Birth/Death Certificate?


Detailed information of where to register Birth/Death and how to obtain the Certificate

How to get Birth/death Certificate?

Birth or Death is guided by its own destiny and is beyond our control but the Birth/Death Certificate should be at hand.According to the existing law,each Birth and death should be registered within 21 days. Only after registration,the certificate can be obtain from the office.

These certificates are essential not only for government/administrative functionaries,but also to meet the various needs of modern civic life. Hence, as a responsible citizen,you should be aware of Birth/Death Registration,and your awareness is essential to us.


Birth Registration-Where and How?

In case ob birth in any Govt.Hospital within the Kolkata Municipal Corporation Area,the hospital authority registers each and every birth in Municipal Register.In such cases ,Birth Certificates can be very easily obtained at any time in future. Take a quick look at where and how to get this cerificate:

• Within a year of birth , the child's father or mother can get a copy of the Birth Certificate from the Health Care Unit of the concerned Municipal Ward by producing the original Discharge Certificate. You can also register the child's name at this time.

• After one year of birth of the child ,the birth document of the child has to be verified from the Birth Register of the Record Deapartment at the Haed Office of the Corporation,by submitting a stipulated fee soon after verification. A copy of the certificatecan be obtained from the Computer Center by paying a stipulated amount of money. But for this,the concerned hospital has to send the Municipal Cases Register with detailed information of the child's birth in time.


Birth cases in Private Hospitals,Nursing Homes or at residence of KMC areas

• Within 21 days of a birth,the Hospital /Nursing Home authority must send the birth report to the concerned Borough Health Office and for late registration,within 1 year of birth. The registration is done only after submission of report,following which the Birth Certificate are issued. The child's name can be registered during this time also.

• If the child's birth takes place at residence,then the registration must be done within 21days at Health Care Unit of Local municipal Ward,on which the Birth Certificate will be given. Subject to the permission of the Registrar,registration and procurement of the Birth Certificate may be done within 1 year.

• Registration after one year of child's birth can only be done by the dictum of a First Class Magistrate.

• The Birth Registration and Certificate thereof can be obtained from the concerned Borough Health Office of the Corporation by submitting the proof of birth and dictum of First class Magistrate for registration and on payment of a stipulated fee after 1-20 years of the child's birth.

• No-entry Certificate will be issued by the main Health Department of the Corporation for non-registration of birth after 20 years on payment of a stipulated amount. For special occasions, Birth Certificate can be obtained from the Department of the Chief Municipal Health Officer by submitting the original directive of a First Class Magistrate and other documents of proof.


Death Registration-Where and How?

• The close relatives of expired person can get two copies of the Certificate with registration from the burning ghat or burial ground. Besides this, a computerised certificate can be obtained from the Health Department against stipulated fee.

• In case of death in any hospital or residence within minicipal area and subsequent cremation at any non-municipal area -the registration can be done by submitting the required application form along with the Death Certificate obtained from a registered medical practitioner ,at the Health Department of Corporation within one year. At the same time a copy of the certificate can be obtained from the Computer section by paying a stipulated fee

• For late registration after one year ,a copy of the certificate can be obtained from the Computer Section of the Health Department by submitting the requisite application form along with the directive of a First class Magistrate and on paying a stipulated fee.

 

A Sample Affidavit
    I,...............aged about...............by faith...............,by occupation...............,presently residing at...............formerly reside at ............... do      hereby     solemly affirm and declare as follows:

    That.................is my ...............……,who was born on............... ….. at ….
    That I am the father and legal guardian of my said …...............…. That …...............…is mother of my said …................. recorded in      the KMC Birth Register. Now I intend to insert the same with the KMC Birth Register .

    That we are Indians Nationals.

    The above statements are all true to my knowledge and belief.

Deponent
Identified by me


A Sample Order

    Upon enquiry as per provision of Birth Registration Act,1969 U/s.13(3). I am satisfied as to the correctness of the date of birth of     ….................………residing at ….................……. Formerly reside at
    Enquiry reveals that ……….................was born on …….................…..at …….................… and accordingly I direct the registrar of     Birth to record aforesaid date of birth of…….................…

Judicial Magistrate



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