How to Get a Birth Certificate?
The birth of a child is an occasion for joy and celebration yet also involves the completion of certain legal formalities and documentation. The issuing of a Birth Certificate is among the most important of these as it serves as a:
- Proof of age and date of birth
- Proof of place of birth and citizenship
- Basis for obtaining other documents for the child
Fortunately, obtaining a birth certificate is not a very complicated process, and you can get one by following the steps given below.
Who issues a Birth Certificate?
- Birth Certificates are issued by the MCGM through it’s local Ward Offices, the concerned department being the Medical Officer, Health (MOH). There is a Centralised system for issuing the Certificate run by the Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner India.
How to acquire a birth certificate?
- The Hospital concerned will upload all the details in the centralised portal, which will then be forwarded for approval to the MOH.
- The Certificate can then be issued by any Municipal Ward Office, regardless of where the Birth occurred.
- As per the Right to Services Act, the Birth Certificate should be issued within two days.
Points to remember:
- Most records after the year 1996 are available in the system.
- The registration number provided by the Hospital/ Nursing Home/ Maternity home should be kept safely (This is used to check records).
- Criteria like gender, date of birth, ward, father’s name, mother’s name or hospital name can be used in case you lose your registration number.
- Ensure that the name and other details are spelt correctly, as once entered, the name cannot be changed.
- You can collect as many copies as you desire.
- To name the child after birth, the parents need to carry one of the following documents:
- Pan Card
- Driving License
- Voter’s card
- Ration Card
- Proof of Mother’s maiden Name
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Source: This information has been provided by the MCGM
Tags: Civic Services