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THE ANDHRA PRADESH REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS RULES, 1999

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REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS 
AND DEATHS RULES, 1999 
MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT 
GOVERNMENT OFANDHRA PRADESH 
HYDERABAD GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH 
ABSTRACT 
VITAL STATISTICS – REVAMPED SYSTEM OF REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS – THE ANDHRA 
PRADESH REGISTRATION OF BRITHS AND DEATHS RULES, 1999 – TO BE IMPLEMENTED FROM 1-1-2000. 
(G.O.Ms.No.655, Health, Medical & Family Welfare (N.1) Department, dated: 29
th
 December, 1999.) 
IN EXERCISE OF THE POWERS CONFERRED BY SECTION 30 OF THE REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS ACT 
1969 (N.18 OF 1969) THE GOVERNOR OF ANDHRA PRADESH WITH THE APPROVAL OF THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT 
HEREBY, MAKES THE FOLLOWING RULES NAMELY. 
ANDHRA PRADESH REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS RULES, 1999.
1. Short title --- (1) These rules may be called Andhra Pradesh Registration of Births and Deaths Rules 1999. 
 (2) They shall come into force with effect from 01-01-2000 through notification in the 
 A.P., Gazette. 
(3) These rules will replace the A.P. Registration of Births and Deaths Rules 1977 and all its 
 subsequent amendments notified from time to time. 
 2. Definitions ---In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires. 
 (a) “Act” means the registration of Births and Deaths Act, 1969 
 (b) “ Form” means a form appended to these rules, and 
 (c) “ Section” means a section of the Act. 
3. Period of gestation ---The period of gestation for the purpose of clause (g) of sub-section (1) of section 2 
 shall be twenty – eight weeks. 
4. (a) Submission of report under section 4(4) –The report under sub-section (4) of section 4 shall be prepared 
in the prescribed format appended to these rules and shall be submitted along with the statistical report referred 
to in sub-section (2) of section 19, to the State Government, by the Chief Registrar for every year by the 31
st
July of the year following the year to which the report relates. 
(b) Registrars office arrangements during his absence 
 (1) The office of the Registrar may be in his place of residence or business or such other place as may be 
designated by him. 
(2) If , for any reason, the Registrar is absent during the hours referred to in sub-section (4) of section 7, he 
shall authorize another person to receive information in Form 1, Form 2, and Form(3) 
(3) In case the Sub-Registrar in a Municipality or Municipal Corporation or Cantonment or Industrial Project 
area is unable to attend to his duties for more than 2 days on account of illness or other urgent causes he shall 
report the fact to the Registrar who shall at once makes temporary arrangements for the performance of the 
duties of the Sub-Registrar. Any person thus temporarily appointed shall have all powers and perform all the 
duties of Sub-Registrar appointed under section 7. 
(4) In case the Registrar in any other area is unable to attend to his duties for more than two days on account of 
illness or other urgent cause, he shall repot the fact to the nearest MRO in case of the VAO and to DPO in case 
of Executive Officer of the panchayat and that officer shall at once make temporary arrangements for the 
performance of the duties of the Registrar. Any person thus temporarily appointed shall have all power and 
perform all the duties of the Registrar appointed under section 7. 
5. Form, etc For giving information of births and deaths under sections 8 & 9 ---
(1) The information required to be given to the Registrar under section 8 or section 9 as the case may be, shall 
be in form Nos. 1,2 & 3 for the registration of a birth, death and still birth respectively, hereinafter to be 
collectively called the reporting forms. Information if given orally, shall be entered by the Registrar in the 
appropriate reporting forms and the signature/thumb impression of the informant obtained. (2) The part of the reporting forms containing legal information shall be called the “Legal Part” and the part 
containing statistical information shall be called the “Statistical Part” 
(3) The information referred to in sub-rule (1) shall be given within twenty one days from the date of birth, 
death and still birth in rural and urban areas. 
6. Birth or Death in a Vehicle ---- 
(1) In respect of a birth or death in a moving vehicle, the person in charge of the vehicle shall give or cause to be 
given the information under sub-section (1) of section 8 at the first place of halt. 
Explanation--- For the purpose of this rule the term “Vehicle” means conveyance of any kind used on land, air 
or water and includes an aircraft, a boat, a ship a railway carriage, a motor car, a motor-cycle, a cart, a Tonga 
and a rickshaw. 
(2) In the case of deaths (not falling under clauses (a) to (e) of sub-section (1) of section 8 in which an inquest 
is held, the officer who conducts the inquest shall give or cause to be given the information under sub-section 
(1) of section 8. 
7. Form of certificate under section 10(3)---
 The certificate as to the cause of death required under –section (3) of section 10 shall be issued in Form 
No.4 or 4A in respect of Institutional, and non-Institutional deaths respectively and the Registrar shall, after 
making necessary entries in the register of deaths forward al such certificates to the Chief Registrar or the 
officer specified by him in his behalf by the 10
th
 of the month immediately following the month to which the 
certificates relate. 
8. Extract of registration entries to be given under section 12----
(1) The Extracts of particulars from the register relating to births or deaths to be given to an informant under 
section 12 shall be in Form No.5 or Form No.6 as the case may be 
(2) In the case of domiciliary events of births and deaths referred to in clause (a) of sub-section (1) of section 8 
which are reported direct to the Registrar of births and deaths, the head of the house or house hold as the case 
may be, or, in his absence, the nearest relative of the head present in the house may collect the extract of birth or 
death from the Registrar within thirty days of its reporting. 
(3) In the case of domiciliary events of births and deaths referred to in clause (a) of sub-section of (1) of section 
8 which are reported by persons specified by the State Government under sub-section (2) of the said section, the 
person so specified shall transmit the extracts received from the Registrar of births and deaths to the concerned 
head of the house or household as the case may be or in his absence, the nearest relative of the head present in 
the house within thirty days of its issue by the Registrar. 
(4) In the case of institutional events of births and deaths referred to in clauses (b) to (e) of sub-section (1) of 
section 8, the nearest relative of the new born or deceased may collect the extract from the officer or person in 
charge of the institution concerned within thirty days of the occurrence of the event of birth or death. 
(5) If the extract of birth or death is not collected by the concerned person as referred to in sub-rules (2) to (4) 
within the period stipulated therein, the Registrar or the officer or person in charge of the concerned institution 
as referred to in sub-rule (4) shall transmit the same to the concerned Family by post within fifteen days after the 
expiry of the aforesaid period. 
9. Authority for delayed registration and fee payable therefore under section 13 ---- 
(1) Any birth or death of which information is given to the Registrar after the expiry of the period specified in 
rule 5(3), but within thirty days of its occurrence, shall be registered on payment of a late fee of rupee two. 
(2) Any birth or 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 officer prescribed in this behalf and on 
payment of a late fee of rupees five. In rural areas the Mandal Revenue Officer, in other areas the concerned Registrar will permit 
Registration of Births and Deaths after 30 days and below one year. 
(3) Any 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 (RDO & above rank) or a Presidency Magistrate and on payment of 
late fee of rupees ten. 
10. Period for the purpose of section 14 --- 
(1) Where the birth of any child had been registered without a name, the guardian of such child shall, within 12 
months from the date of registration of the birth of child, give information regarding the name of the child to the 
registrar either orally or in writing. 
Provided that if the information is given after the aforesaid period of 12 months but within a period of 15 years, 
which shall be reckoned. 
(i) In case where the registration has been made prior to the date of commencement of the 
registration of Births and Deaths (amendment) rules, 1984 from such date, or 
(ii) In case where the registration is made after the date of commencement of the registration of 
births and deaths (amendment) rules 1984 from the date of such registration subject to the 
provision of sub-section(4) of section 23. 
 The Registrar shall: 
(a) If the register is in his possession forthwith enter the name in the relevant column of the 
concerned form in the birth register on payment of a late fee of rupees five. 
(b) If the register is not in his possession and if the information is given orally, make a report 
giving necessary particulars, and if the information is given in writing, forward the same to the 
officer specified by the state government in this behalf for making the necessary entry on 
payment of a late fee of rupees five. 
(2) The parents or the guardian, as the case may be, shall also present to the Registrar the copy of the extract 
given to him under section 12 or a certified extract issued to him under section 17 and on such presentation the 
Registrar shall make the necessary endorsement relating to the name of the child or take action as laid down in 
clause (b) of the proviso to sub-rule (1). 
11. Correction or cancellation of entry in the register of births and deaths---- 
(1) If it is reported to the Registrar that a clerical or formal error has been made in the register or if such error is 
otherwise noticed by him and if the register is in his possession, the Registrar shall enquire into the matter and if 
he is satisfied that any such error has been made, he shall correct the error by correcting or canceling the entry 
as provided in section 15 and shall send an extract of the entry showing the error and how it has been corrected 
to the Chief Registrar. 
(2) In the case referred to in sub rule(1) if the register is not in his possession, the Registrar in rural areas shall 
make a report to the MRO and call for the relevant register and after enquiring into the matter, if he is satisfied 
that any such error has been made, make necessary correction and shall send an extract of the entry showing the 
error and how it has been corrected to the Chief Registrar though the concerned MRO. 
(3) Any such correction as mentioned in sub-rule (2) shall be countersigned by MRO in the areas when the 
register is received from the VAO and by the concerned Registrar in other areas. 
(4) If any person asserts that any entry in the register of births and deaths is erroneous in substance, the Registrar 
may correct the entry in the manner prescribed under section 15 upon production by that person a declaration 
setting forth nature of the error and true facts of the case made by two credible persons having knowledge of the 
facts of the case. (5) Not withstanding anything contained in sub rule (1) and sub rule 4 the Registrar shall make report of any 
correction of the kind referred to therein giving necessary details to the Chief Registrar. 
(6) If it is proved to the satisfaction of the Registrar that any entry in the register of Births and Deaths has been 
fraudulently or improperly made, he shall make a report giving necessary details to the officer authorized by the 
chief registrar by general or special order in this behalf under section 25 and on hearing from him take 
necessary action in the matter. 
(7) In every case in which an entry is corrected or cancelled under this rule, intimation thereof should be sent to 
the permanent address of the person who has given information under section 8 or section 9. 
12. Form of register under section 16 --- 
 The legal part of the Forms No. 1,2 and 3 shall constitute the birth register, death register and still birth 
register (Form Nos. 7,8 and 9 ) respectively. 
13. Fees and postal charges payable under section 17 --- 
(1) The Fees payable for a search to be made, an extract or a non-availability certificate to be issued under 
section 17, shall be as follows: Rs: 
(a) Search for a single entry in the first year 2.00/- 
 For which the search is made: 
 (b) For every additional year for which the 2.00/- 
 Search is continued 
 (C) For granting extract relating to each 5.00/- 
 Birth and Death 
 (d) For granting non-availability certificate 2.00/- 
 Of Births and Deaths 
(2) Any such extract in regard to a birth or death shall be issued by the MRO in case of villages where VAO is 
the Births and Deaths Registrar and by the concerned Registrar in other areas in Form No.5 or 6 as the case may 
be, and shall be certified in the manner provided for under section 76 of the Indian Evidence, Act, 1872 (1 of 
1872). 
(3) If any particular event of Birth or Death is not found registered the Registrar shall issue a non-availability 
certificate in Form No.10. 
(4) Any such extracts or non-availability certificate may be furnished to the persons asking for it or sent to him 
by post on payment of the postal charges therefore. 
(5) The fees payable for the purpose shall be credited as follows: 
(a) In a Municipality or Municipal corporation or 
cantonment or Project Township or Industrial Township. 
To the Municipality or Municipal Corporation or 
Cantonment or Project Township or Industrial Township 
funds respectively. 
(b) In a Gram Panchayat Constituted under the A.P. gram 
pachayat act, 1964 where the Executive Authority gives 
and certifies extract under section 17 of the act. 
To the Gram Panchayat Funds. 
(C) In other areas. 
To State Govt. Funds (ie) to the head of Account “065-
other Administrative Services – C. Other services – 
M.H.55 – Other receipt S.H (02) Registrar General of 
Births, Deaths and Marriages. 
(6) All fees payable under the act may be paid in cash, or by money order or postal order. 14. Interval and forms of periodical returns under section 19 (1)
 (1) Every Registrar shall after completing the process of registration, send all the statistical parts of the 
reporting form relating to each month along with a summary monthly report in Form No. 11 for births, Form 
No. 12 for deaths and Form No.13 for still births to the Chief Registrar or the officer specified by him on or 
before the 5
th
 of the following month. 
 (2) The officer so specified shall forward all such statistical parts of the reporting forms received by 
him to the Chief Registrar not later than the 10
th
 of the month. 
15. Statistical report under section 19(2)—
 The statistical report under sub-section (2) of section 19 shall contain the tables in the prescribed 
formats appended to these rules and shall be compiled for each year before the 31
st
 July of the year immediately 
following and shall be published as soon as may be thereafter but in any case not later than five months from 
that date. 
16. Conditions for compounding offences---
 (1) Any offence punishable under section 23 may, either before or after the institutions of criminal 
proceedings under this Act, be compounded by an officer authorized by the Chief Registrar by a general or 
special order in this behalf, if the officer so authorized is satisfied that the offence was committed through 
inadvertence or oversight or for the first time. 
17. Registers and other records under section 30(2) (K)---
(1) The birth register, death register and still birth register shall be permanent records and shall not be 
destroyed. 
(2) The court orders and orders of the specified authorities granting permission for delayed registration 
received under section 13 by the Registrar shall form an integral part of the birth register, death register 
and still birth register and shall not be destroyed. 
(3) The certificate as to the cause of death furnished under sub-section (3) of the section 10 shall be 
retained for a period of at least 5 years by the Chief Registrar or the officer specified by him in this 
behalf. 
(4) Every birth register, death register and still birth register shall be retained by the Registrar in his 
office for a period of twelve months after the end of the calendar year to which it relates and such 
register shall thereafter be transferred for safe custody to the officer specified below. 
Local Area 
Designation of officers responsible for safe custody of all 
birth and deaths registers and relevant documents. 
a. Any Municipality / Municipal corporation 
/Cantonment / Industrial project township / Panchayat 
The concerned Registrar of Births and Deaths 
b. Any other area The MRO having jurisdiction over the area 

(In case of all Births and Deaths registers already transferred to Registration Department in Andhra area the 
concerned sub registrar of Assurance will continue to be the officer responsible for the safe custody of such old 
Registers) 
18. Inspection of register and other records under section 18:
 The Inspecting officers shall use Form No.14 for inspection of registration centers. FORMAT OF THE REPORT ON THE WORKING OF THE ACT
(See Rule 4)
1. Brief description of the State, its boundaries and revenue districts. 
2. Changes in Administrative Areas. 
3. Explanation about the differences in Areas. 
4. Changes in Registration Area – Extension. 
5. Administrative set up of the registration machinery at various levels. 
6. General response of the public towards this Act. 
7. Notification of Births and Deaths 
8. Progress in the medical certification of cause of death. 
9. Maintenance of Records. 
10. Search of Births and Deaths register for issue of certificates. 
11. Delayed registration. 
12. Prosecutions and compounding of offences. 
13. Difficulties encountered in implementation of the Act. 
 i. Administrative. 
 ii. Others. 
14. Orders and Instructions issued under the Act. 
15. General remarks. FORM NO.1 BIRTH REPORT BIRTH REPORT In the case of multiple births, fill in a separate 
 Form for each child and write ‘Twin birth’ or FORM
 Legal Information Statistical information ‘Triple birth’ etc., as the case may be, in the NO.1 
 Remarks column in the box below left. 
 This part to be added to the Birth Register 
This part to be detached and sent for statistical processingTo be filled by the 
informant 
1. Date of Birth : (Enter the exact day, month and year the 
child was born e.g.1-1-2000) 
2. Sex : (Enter “male” or “female” : 
Do not use abbreviation) 
3. Name of the child, if any : 
(If not named, leave blank) 
4. Name of the father : 
(Full name as usually written) 
5. Name of the mother : 
(Full name as usually written) 
6. Place of birth : (Tick the appropriate entry 1 or 2 below and 
give the name of the Hospital/institution or the address of 
the house where the birth took place) 
1. Hospital / Institution Name : 
2. House 3. Address : 
7. Informant’s name : 
Address : 
(After completing 
all columns 1 to 20, 
informant will put data 
and signature here ) 
Date: Signature or the left thumb mark of the informant 
To be filled by the Registrar 
Registration No : Registration Date : 
Registration Unit : 
Town/Village ; District : 
Remarks : (If any) 

Name and Signature of the Registrar 
To be filled by the informant 
8. Town or Village of Residence of the mother: (Place where 
the mother usually lives. This can be different from the 
place where the delivery occurred. The house address is not 
required to be entered.) 
a) Name of the Town/Village : 
b) Is it a town or village:(Tick the appropriate entry 
below) 
1. Town 2. Village 
9. Religion of the Family:(Tick the appropriate entry below) 
1. Hindu 2.Muslim 3. Christian 
4. Any other religion :(write name of the religion) 
 10. Father’s level of education : 
(Enter the completed level of 
education e.g. if studied upto 
class VII but passed only class 
VI, write class VI) 
11. Mother’s level of education : 
(Enter the completed level of 
education e.g. if studied upto 
class VII but passed only class 
VI, write class VI) 
12. Father’s occupation : 
(If no occupation write ‘Nil”) 
13. Mother’s occupation : 
(If no occupation write ‘Nil”) 
To be filled by the Registrar 
Name of the District: 
Code No. 
Tahsil : 
Town/Village : 
Registration Unit : 
To be filled by the informant 
14. Age of the mother (in completed years) at the time of marriage : (If 
married more than once, age at first marriage may be recorded) 
15. Age of the mother (in completed years) at the time of this birth : 
16. Number of children born alive to the mother so far including this 
child ; (Number of children born alive to include also those from 
earlier marriage(s), if any) 
17. Type of attention at delivery : (Tick the appropriate entry below) 
1. Institutional – Government 
2. Institutional – Private or Non-Government 
3. Doctor, Nurse or Trained midwife 
4. Traditional Birth Attendant 
5. Relatives or others 
18. Method of Delivery : (Tick the appropriate entry below) 
19.Birth Weight in Kgs (if available) 
20. Duration of Pregnancy (in weeks) 
1. Natural 
2. Caesarean 
3. Forceps/Vaccum 
(Columns to be filled are over. Now put signature at left) 
Registration No : Registration Date : 
Date of Birth : 
Sex : 1. Male 2. Female 
Place of Birth: 1. Hospital /Institution 2. House 
 Name and Signature of the Registrar DEATH REPORT Form No.2
FORM NO.2 DEATH REPORT 

 Legal information Statistical Information 
(This part to be added to the Death Register) This part to be detached and sent for statistical processing 
To be filled by the informant 
1. Date of Death : (Enter the exact day, 
month and year the death took place 
e.g. 1-1-2000) 
2. Name of the Deceased : 
(Full name as usually written) 
3. Sex of the Deceased : (Enter “male” or “female” : do not use abbreviation) 
4. Age pf the deceased: (If the deceased was over 1year of age, give age in completed years. If the 
deceased was below 1 year of age, give age in months, and if below 1 month give age in 
completed number of days and if below one day, in hours) 
5. Place of death: (Tick the appropriate entry 1,2 or 3 below and give the name of the 
Hospital/Institution or the address of the house where the death took place. If other place, given 
location) 
1. Hospital / Institution Name: 
2. House Address : 
3. Other Place 
6. Informant’s name : 
(After completing all 
columns 1 to 11, informant 
will put date and signature here) 
Date : Signature or left thumb mark of the 
informant 
To be filled by the informant 
7. Town or Village of Residence of the deceased : (Place where the deceased 
actually lived. This can be different from the place where the death 
occurred. The house address is not required to be entered.) 
a) Name of Town / Village : 
b) Is it a town or village : (Tick the appropriate entry below) 
1. Town 2. Village 
c) Name of District : 
d) Name of State : 
 8. Religion :(Tick the appropriate entry below) 
1. Hindu 2.Muslim 3. Christian 
4. Any other religion :(write name of the religion) 
 9. Occupation of the deceased : 
 (If no occupation write ‘Nil’) 
10. Type of medical attention received before death : (Tick the appropriate 
entry below) 
1. Institutional 
2. Medical attention other than Institution: 
3. No Medical attention 
To be filled by the informant 
11.Was the cause of death medically certified ? (tick the 
appropriate entry below) 
 1. Yes 2. No 
12. In case this is a female death, did the death occur while 
pregnant, at the time of delivery or within 6 weeks after the 
end of pregnancy: 
 1. Yes 2. No 
13. If used to habitually smoke – for how many years? 
14. If used to habitually chew tobacco in any form – for how 
many year ? 
15. If used to habitually chew (including pan masala) – for 
how many years? 
16. If used to habitually drink alcohol – for how many years? 
(Columns to be filled are over. Now put signature at left0 
To be filled by the Registrar 
Registration No : Registration Date : Registration Unit : 
Town/Village :; District : 
Remarks : (If any) 
 Name and Signature of the 
Registrar 

 To be filled by the Registrar 
 Name of the District: Code No. 
Tahsil : 
Town/Village : 
Registration Unit : 
Registration No : Registration Date : 
Date of Death : 
Sex: 1. Male 2. Female 
Place of Birth: 1. Hospital /Institution 2. House 
3. Other 
 Name and Signature of the Registrar FORM NO.3 STILL BIRTH REPORT STILL BIRTH REPORT In the case of multiple FORM NO.3 
 Legal information Statistical Information Births, fill in a separate fo 
This part to be added to the Still Birth Register This part to be detached and sent for statistical processing for which child and write “Twin 
 Birth” or “Triple birth” etc, as the 
 case maybe, in the remarks column 
 In the box below left. 
To be filled by the informant 
1. Date of Birth : (Enter the exact day, month and year e.g.1-1-2000) 
2. Sex : (Enter “male” or “female”) 
(Do not use abbreviation) 
3. Name of the father : 
(Full name as usually written) 
4. Name of the mother: 
(Full name as usually written) 
5. Place of birth : 
(Tick the appropriate entry below and give the name 
of the Hospital/Institution or the address of the house 
where the birth took place) 
1. Hospital / Institution Name 
2. House Address : 
6. Informant’s Name : 
Address : 
(After completing all columns 
1 to 12, informant will put date 
and signature here:) 
Date : Signature or left thumb mark of the informant
To be filled by the informant 
7. Town or Village of Residence of the mother: (Place where the mother usually lives. This can be different from the place where 
the delivery occurred. The house address is not required to be entered.) 
a) Name of the Village : 
b) Is it a town or Village : (Tickthe appropriate entry below) 
1. Town 2, Village 
c) Name of District : 
d) Name of State : 
8. Age of the mother (In completed years) 
at the time of this birth ; 
9. Mother’s level of education : 
(Enter the completed level of education 
e.g. If studied upto class VII but passed 
only class VI, write class VI) 
10. Type of attention at delivery : (Tick the appropriate entry below) 
1. Institutional – government 
2. Institutional – Private or Non-Government 
3. Doctor, Nurse or Trained midwife 
4. Traditional Birth Attendant 
5. Relatives or others 
11. Duration of Pregnancy : ( In weeks) 
12. Cause of total death : (if known) 
(Columns to be filled are over, Now put signature at left) 
 To be filled by the Registrar 
Registration No : 
Registration Date : 
Registration Unit : 
Town/Village :; District : 
Remarks : (If any) 
 Name and Signature of the Registrar 

To be filled by the Registrar 
Name of the District Code No. 
Tahsil : Town/Village : 
Registration Unit : 
Registration No : Registration Date : 
Date of Birth : 
Sex: 1. Male 2. Female 
Place of Birth: 1. Hospital /Institution 2. House 
3. Other 
 Name and Signature of the 
Registrar FORM No.4 
(See Rule 7) 
MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF CAUSE OF DEATH 
(Hospital in-patients. Not to be used for still-births) 
To be sent to Registrar along with Form No.2 (Death Report) 
Name of the Hospital…………………………………………………………………… 
I hereby certify that the person whose particulars are given below died in the hospital in Ward 
No………on……………… at ………………… A.M/P.M. 
NAME OF DECEASED 
Age at Death 
Sex If one year or 
more, age in years 
If less than 1 year, 
age in months 
If less than one 
month, age in days 
If less than one day, 
age in hours 
For use of 
Statistical 
Office 
1.Male 
2.Female 

CAUSE OF DEATH 

a) …………………….…… 
I due to (or as a consequences of )
Immediate cause 
 State the disease, injury or complication which 
 caused death, not the mode of dying such as 
 heart failure asthenia, etc. 
( Antecedent cause 
b)……………………………... 
 due to (or as a consequences of) 
 Morbid conditions, if any, giving rise to the 
 Above cause, stating underlying conditions last 
II. (c)…………………………… 
Other significant conditions contributing to the death …………………… 
but not related to the disease or condition causing it. …………………… 
Interval between 
onset And death 
approx 
……………………. 
……………………. 
……………………. 
……………….. 
……………….. 
……………….. 
Manner of Death: How did the injury occur ? 
1. Natural 2.Accident 3. Suicide 4.Homicide 5. Pending investigation 
____________________________________________________________________________________________ 
If deceased was a female, was pregnancy associated with the death? 1.Yes 2. No 
If yes, was there a delivery ? 1. Yes 2. No 
____________________________________________________________________________________________ 
 Name and signature of the Medical Attendant certifying the cause of 
death 
 Date of verification……………..………………………………….. 
____________________________________________________________________________________________ 
 SEE REVERSE FOR INSTRUCTIONS 
____________________________________________________________________________________________ 
( To be detached and handed over to the relative of the deceased ) 
Certified that Shri/Smt/Kum…………………………………………………S/W/D of Shri………………………………… R/O 
……………………………………………………………was admitted to this hospital on …………………………… and expired on 
……………………………. (Medical Supdt. 
 Name of Hospital ) Doctor………………………… MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF CAUSE OF DEATH 
Directions for completing the form 
Name of deceased: To be given in full. Do not use initials. If deceased is an infant, not yet married at time of death, write. ‘Son of (S/o)’ or ‘Daughter 
of (D/o)’ , followed by names of mother and father. 
Age: If the deceased was over 1 year of age, give age in completed years. If the deceased was below 1 year of age, give age in months and if below 1 
month give age in completed number of days, and if below one day, in hours. 
Cause of death: This part of the form should always be completed or the attending physician personally. 
 The certificate of cause of death is divided into two parts, I and II. Part I is again divided into three parts lines (a)(b)(c). If a single morbid 
condition complexity explains the deaths, than this will be written on line (a) of Part I, and nothing more need be written in the rest of part I or in Part 
II, or example, amallpox, lobar pneurcnia, cardlac, beriberl, are sufficient cause of death and usually nothing more is needed. 
 Often however, a number of morbid conditions will have been present at death, and the doctor must than complete the certificate in the 
proper manner so that the correct underlying cause will be tabulated. First, enter the Part I (a) the immediate cause of death. This does not mean the 
made of dying, e.g., heart failure, respiratory failure, etc. These terms should not appear on the certificate at all since they are modes of dying and not 
cause of death. Next consider whether the immediate cause is a comparison or delayed result of some other cause. If so, enter the antecedent cause in 
Part I, line (b). Sometimes there will be three stages in the course of events leading to death. If so, line (c) will be completed. The underlying cause to 
be tabulated is always written last in Part I. 
 Morbid conditions or injuries may be present which were not directly related to the train of events causing death but which contributed in 
some way to the fatal outcome. Sometimes the doctor finds it difficult to decide, especially for infant deaths, which of several independent conditions 
was the primary cause of death; but only one cause can be tabulated, so the doctor must decide. If the other diseases are not effects of the underlying 
cause, they are entered in Part II. 
 Do not write two or more conditions on a single line. Please write the names of the diseases (in full) in the certificate as eligibly as 
possible to avoid the risk of their being misread. 
Onset: Complete the column for interval between onset and death whenever possible, even if very approximately, e.g., “From birth” “several years”. 
Accident or violent deaths: Both the external cause and the nature of the injury are needed and should be stated. The doctor or hospital should always 
be able to describe the injury, stating the part of the body injured, and should give the external cause in full when this is shown. Example: (a) 
Hypostatic pneumonia; (b) Fracture of neck of fernur; (c) Fall from ladder at home. 
Old age or senllity : Old age (or senllity) should be not given as a cause of death. If a more specific cause is known. If old age was a contributory 
factor, it should entered in Part II. Example: (a) Chronic bronchitis, II old age. 
Completeness of information: A complete case of history is not wanted, but if the information is available, enough details should be given to enable 
the underlying cause to be properly classified. 
Example : Aneemia – Give type of anaemia, If known. Neoplasms – Indicate whether benign or mallgnant, and alte, with site of primary neoplasm, 
whenever, possible. Heart disease – Describe the condition specifically; if congestive heart failure, chronic on pulmonale, etc., are mentioned, give 
the antecedent conditions. Tetanus – Describe the antecedent injury, if known. Operation – State the condition for which the operation was 
performed. Dysentry – Specify whether bacllary, amoebic, etc., if know. Complications of pregnancy or delivery – Describe the complications 
specifically Tuberculosis – Give organs affected. 
Symptomatic Statement: Convulsions, diarhoea, fever, ascites, jaundice, debllity etc., are symptoms which may be due to any one of a number of 
different conditions. Sometimes nothing more is know, but whenever possible, give the disease which caused the symptom. 
Manner of death: Deaths not due to external cause should be identified as ‘Natural’. If the cause of death is known, but it is not known whether it was 
the result of an accident suicide or homicide and is subject to further investigation, the cause of death should invariably be filled in and the manner of 
death should be shown as ‘Pending Investigation’. 
 FORM No. 4 A 
(See Rule 7) 
MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF CAUSE OF DEATH 
(For non-institutional deaths. Not to be used for still-births) 
To be sent to Registrar along with Form No.2 (Death Report) 
I hereby certify that the deceased Sri/Smt/Kum…………………………………………………………………….Son of 
/Wife of /Daughter of …………………………Resident of …………………..was under my treatment 
from:………………………to …………………….and he/she died on…………………………….at 
……….………A.M/P.M. 
NAME OF DECEASED 
Age at Death 
Sex If one year or 
more,age in years 
If less than 1 year, 
Age in months 
If less than one 
month, age in days 
If less than one day, 
age in hours 
For use of 
Statistical 
Office 
1.Male 
2.Female 

CAUSE OF DEATH 
I a)…………………………….… 
Immediate cause due to (or as a consequences of ) 
 State the disease, injury or complication which 
 Caused death, not the mode of dying such as 
 heart failure, asthenia, etc. 
Antecedent cause 
Morbid conditions, if any, giving rise to the 
Above cause, stating underlying conditions last (b)………………………………... 
 due to (or as a consequences of) 
(c)…………………………………... 
II. 
Other significant conditions contributing to the death …………………………… 
but not related to the disease or condition causing it. ………………….………….. 

Interval between onset 
And death approx 
………………………. 
………………………. 
………………………. 
………………………. 
……………. 
……………. 
……………. 
…………….. 
If deceased was a female, was pregnancy associated with the death? 1.Yes 2. 
No 
If yes, was there a delivery ? 1. Yes 2.No 
________________________________________________________________________________________________
_ 
 Name and signature of the Medical Attendant certifying the cause of 
death 
 Date of 
verification……………………..………………………………….. 
________________________________________________________________________________________________ 
SEE REVERSE FOR INSTRUCTIONS 
________________________________________________________________________________________________
___ 
( To be detached and handed over to the relative of the deceased ) 
Certified that Shri/Smt/Kum……………………………………………S/W/D of 
Shri………………………………………… 
R/O ………………………………………was under my treatment from : …………………………..to : 
…………………….. 
And he/she expired on …………………………….at ……………………………..A.M/P.M. 
 Doctor……………..………………………… 
 Signature and address of Medical Practitioner/ 
 Medical attendant with Registration No. MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF CAUSE OF DEATH 
Directions for completing the form 
Name of deceased: To be given in full. Do not use initials. If deceased is an infant, not yet married at time of death, write. ‘Son of 
(S/o)’ or ‘Daughter of (D/o)’ , followed by names of mother and father. 
Age: If the deceased was over 1 year of age, give age in completed years. If the deceased was below 1 year of age, give age in 
months and if below 1 month give age in completed number of days, and if below one day, in hours. 
Cause of death: This part of the form should always be completed or the attending physician personally. 
 The certificate of cause of death is divided into two parts, I and II. Part I is again divided into three parts lines (a)(b)(c). If 
a single morbid condition complexity explains the deaths, than this will be written on line (a) of Part I, and nothing more need be 
written in the rest of part I or in Part II, or example, amallpox, lobar pneurcnia, cardlac, beriberl, are sufficient cause of death and 
usually nothing more is needed. 
 Often however, a number of morbid conditions will have been present at death, and the doctor must than complete the 
certificate in the proper manner so that the correct underlying cause will be tabulated. First, enter the Part I (a) the immediate cause 
of death. This does not mean the made of dying, e.g., heart failure, respiratory failure, etc. These terms should not appear on the 
certificate at all since they are modes of dying and not cause of death. Next consider whether the immediate cause is a comparison or 
delayed result of some other cause. If so, enter the antecedent cause in Part I, line (b). Sometimes there will be three stages in the 
course of events leading to death. If so, line (c) will be completed. The underlying cause to be tabulated is always written last in Part 
I. 
 Morbid conditions or injuries may be present which were not directly related to the train of events causing death but which 
contributed in some way to the fatal outcome. Sometimes the doctor finds it difficult to decide, especially for infant deaths, which of 
several independent conditions was the primary cause of death; but only one cause can be tabulated, so the doctor must decide. If the 
other diseases are not effects of the underlying cause, they are entered in Part II. 
 Do not write two or more conditions on a single line. Please write the names of the diseases (in full) in the certificate as 
eligibly as possible to avoid the risk of their being misread. 
Onset: Complete the column for interval between onset and death whenever possible, even if very approximately, e.g., “From birth” 
“several years”. 
Accident or violent deaths: Both the external cause and the nature of the injury are needed and should be stated. The doctor or
hospital should always be able to describe the injury, stating the part of the body injured, and should give the external cause in full 
when this is shown. Example: (a) Hypostatic pneumonia; (b) Fracture of neck of fernur; (c) Fall from ladder at home. 
Old age or senllity : Old age (or senllity) should be not given as a cause of death. If a more specific cause is known. If old age was a 
contributory factor, it should entered in Part II. Example: (a) Chronic bronchitis, II old age. 
Completeness of information: A complete case of history is not wanted, but if the information is available, enough details should be 
given to enable the underlying cause to be properly classified. 
Example : Aneemia – Give type of anaemia, If known. Neoplasms – Indicate whether benign or mallgnant, and alte, with site of 
primary neoplasm, whenever, possible. Heart disease – Describe the condition specifically; if congestive heart failure, chronic on 
pulmonale, etc., are mentioned, give the antecedent conditions. Tetanus – Describe the antecedent injury, if known. Operation –
State the condition for which the operation was performed. Dysentry – Specify whether bacllary, amoebic, etc., if know. 
Complications of pregnancy or delivery – Describe the complications specifically Tuberculosis – Give organs affected. 
Symptomatic Statement: Convulsions, diarhoea, fever, ascites, jaundice, debllity etc., are symptoms which may be due to any one of 
a number of different conditions. Sometimes nothing more is know, but whenever possible, give the disease which caused the 
symptom. 
Manner of death: Deaths not due to external cause should be identified as ‘Natural’. If the cause of death is known, but it is not 
known whether it was the result of an accident suicide or homicide and is subject to further investigation, the cause of death should 
invariably be filled in and the manner of death should be shown as ‘Pending Investigation’. 
 FORM NO.5 
(See Rule 8) 
BIRTH CERTIFICATE 
(Issued under Section 12/17) 
 This is to certify that the following information has been taken from the original record of birth 
which is the register for (Local Area) 
……………………………………………………………………………… 
Of Tahsil …………………………………………… of 
District…………………………………………………………… 
Of State………………………………………………………………………… 
Name ………………………………………………………… 
Sex ………………………………………………………… 
Date of Birth ………………………………………………………… 
Place of Birth ………………………………………………………… 
Name of Father ………………………………………………………… 
Name of Mother ………………………………………………………… 
Registration No………………………………………………………… 
Date of Registration ………………………………………………………… 
Date ………………………………………………………… Signature of issuing authority 
 Seal FORM NO.6 
(See Rule 8) 
DEATH CERTIFICATE 
(Issued under Section 12/17) 
 This is to certify that the following information has been taken from the original record of death 
which is the register for (Local Area) 
……………………………………………………………………………… 
Of Tahsil …………………………………………… of 
District…………………………………………………………… 
Of State………………………………………………………………………… 
Name ………………………………………………………… 
Sex ………………………………………………………… 
Date of Death ………………………………………………………… 
Place of Death ………………………………………………………… 
Registration No………………………………………………………… 
Date of Registration ………………………………………………………… 
Date ………………………………………………………… Signature of issuing authority 
 Seal 
No disclosure shall be made of particulars regarding the cause of death as entered in the Register. 
See provision to section 17(1). FORM NO.7 
(See Rule 12) 
BIRTH REGISTER 
 BIRTH REPORT 
Legal Information 
This part to be added to the Birth Register 
To be filled by the informant 
 Date of Birth : (Enter the exact day, 
month and year the child was born e.g.1-1-2000) 
Sex : (Enter “male” or “female” : 
Do not use abbreviation) 
Name of the child, if any : 
(If any named, leave blank) 
Name of the father : 
(Full name as usually written) 
Name of the mother : 
(Full name as usually written) 
Place of birth : (Tick the appropriate entry 1 or 2 below and 
give the name of the Hospital/institution or the address of the 
house where the birth took place) 
1.Hospital / Institution Name : 
2. House 3. Address : 
Informant’s name : 
Address : 
(After completing 
all columns 1 to 20, 
informant will put data 
and signature here ) 
Date: Signature of the left thumb mark of the informant
To be filled by the Registrar 
Registration No : Registration Date : Registration Unit : 
Town/Village : District : Remarks : (If any) 

 Name and Signature of the Registrar FORM NO.8 
(See Rule 12) 
DEATH REGISTER 
DEATH REPORT 
Legal Information 
This part to be added to the Death Register 
To be filled by the informant 
 Date of Death : (Enter the exact day, 
month and year the child was born e.g.1-1-2000) 
Name of the Deceased : 
(Full name as usually written) 
Sex of the deceased : 
(Enter “male” or “female” ; do not use abbreviation) 
Age of deceased: 
(if the deceased was over 1 year of age, give 
age in completed years. If the deceased was 
below 1 year of age, give age in months, and 
if below 1 month give age in completed 
number of days, and if below one day, in hours) 
Place of death : 
(Tick the appropriate entry 1 or 2 below and 
give the name of the Hospital/institution or 
the address of the house where the death 
took place) 
1.Hospital / Institution Name : 
2.House 3. Address : 
Informant’s name : 
Address : 
(After completing 
all columns 1 to 20, 
informant will put data 
and signature here ) 
Date: Signature of the left thumb mark of the informant
To be filled by the Registrar 
Registration No : Registration Date : Registration Unit : 
Town/Village :; District : Remarks : (If any) 

 Name and Signature of the Registrar FORM NO.9 
(See Rule 12) 
STILL BIRTH REGISTER 
STILL BIRTH REPORT 
Legal Information 
This part to be added to the Death Register 
To be filled by the informant 
Date of Birth : 
(Enter the exact day, month and year e.g.1-1-2000) 
Sex : (Enter “male” or “female”) 
(Do not use abbreviation) 
Name of the father : 
(Full name as usually written) 
Name of the mother: 
(Full name as usually written) 
Place of birth : 
(Tick the appropriate entry below and give the name 
of the Hospital/Institution or the address of the house 
where the birth took place) 
1. Hospital / Institution Name 
2. House 3. Address : 
Informant’s Name : 
Address : 
(After completing all columns 
1 to 12, informant will put date 
and signature here :) 
Date : Signature or left thumb mark of the informant 
To be filled by the Registrar 
Registration No : Registration Date : Registration Unit : 
Town/Village :; District : Remarks : (If any) 

 Name and Signature of the Registrar FORM NO.10 
(See Rule 13) 
NON – AVAILABILITY CERTIFICATE 
(Issued under Section 17 of the Registration of Births and Deaths Act, 1969) 
This is to certify that a search has been made on the request of 
Shri/Smt/Kum…………………………………………………………………………………………
…………………………….. Son/Wift/Daughter of 
…………………………………………………………in the registration records for the year(s) 
……………………………………..relating to (Local 
area)…………………………………………………………………..of 
(Tahsil)……………………………………………of 
(District)………………………………………………… of 
(State)……………………………………………….and found that the event relating to the 
birth/death of……………………………………………….son/daughter 
of…………………………………………….was not registered. 
Date………………………….. Signature of issuing 
authority 
 Seal FORM No.11 
[See Rule 14] 
SUMMARY MONTHLY REPORT OF BIRTHS 
1. Report for the month of :…………………………………………….year 
:………………………. 
2. District : 
3. Town / Village : 
4. Registration Unit : 
5. Number of Births Registered : 
a) Within one year of their occurrence : 
b) After one year of their occurrence : 
 Total * (a + b) : 
• Total should be equal to the number of Birth Report Forms [ Form No:1 ] attached with this 
 Monthly report. 
Dated: Signature & Name 
 of the Registrar
 Submitted to the Chief Registrar / District Registrar.FORM No.12 
[See Rule 14] 
SUMMARY MONTHLY REPORT OF DEATHS 
1. Report for the month of :………………………………….year :………………………. 
2. District : 
3. Town / Village : 
4. Registration Unit : 
5. Details of Deaths Registered during the Month : 
DEATHS 
Registered within 
one year of 
occurrence 
Registered after one 
year of occurrence 
Total * 
INFANT DEATHS MATERNAL 
DEATHS 
1 2 3 4 5 

Note: Infant and Maternal Deaths should also be included in the Deaths. 
• The number of Statistical Reporting Form (Form No.2) attached should be equal to the 
number of deaths Registered. 
Dated: Signature & Name 
 of the Registrar 
 FORM No.13 
[See Rule 14] 
SUMMARY MONTHLY REPORT OF STILL BIRTHS 
1. Report for the month of:…………………………………………….year 
:………………………. 
2. District : 
3. Town / Village: 
4. Registration Unit : 
5. Number of Still Births Registered :* 
• Number of Still-births Registered should be equal to the number of Still Birth Report Forms 
( Form No.3) attached with this monthly report. 
 Signature & Name 
Dated: of the Registrar 
 Submitted to the Chief Registrar / District Registrar. FORM NO.14 
INSPECTION REPORT 
1. Particulars of the Registration Unit:- 
a) Name :- 
b) District / Mandal / Village /Gram Panchayat / Municipality :- 
c) Rural / Urban 
d) Population :- 
e) Area :- 
f) Whether the registration unit has a board ? Yes / No 
2. Functioning of registration unit :- 
a) Name of Registrar :- 
b) Whether Trained ? 
c) Whether jurisdiction of the registration centre is demarcated? Yes / No 
d) Whether the notional map of the registration unit is kept? Yes / No 
e) Whether blank registers and other forms are kept : 
Stock lasting for a year/half-year/3months/less than 3 months? Yes / No 
f) Whether a list of notifiers is maintained? Yes / No 
g) Whether a list of hospitals/jails and other institutions is maintained? Yes / No 
h) Whether a copy of the Act/Rules/Executives instructions is kept handy? Yes / No 
i) Whether the norm on expected number of events supplied by the 
 Chief Registrar is readily available? Yes / No 
3. Registering Performance 
a) Whether each register begins from January and all pages are given serial numbers ? Yes / No 
b) Whether registration records are generally kept neat and clean ? Yes / No 
c) Whether records are kept in safe custody? Yes / No 
d) Whether events reported are registered promptly ? Yes / No 
e) Whether late and delayed events are registered according 
to rules and instructions ? Yes / No 
(Please ensure that letter “D” or its regional equivalent is added before the 
Serial Nos of delayed events not relating to the year of reporting) 
f) Whether Corrections, if any are made in the manner prescribed Yes / No 
g) Whether follow up action is taken on the information received from notifiers? Yes / No 
h) No. of Institutions reporting the vital events 
i. Regularly 
ii. Occasionally 
iii. Never 
i) Date of sending of the last returns Yes / No 
j) No. of returns due but not sent :- 
k) Whether medical certificates are linked and sent along with the return ? 
l) Whether record relating to previous years have been sent to the 
concerned officer ? Yes / No 4. Remarks of the Inspecting Officers 
a) Date of Inspection :- 
b) Date of last Inspection :- 
c) No. of spot verification made ………………………………………………….. 
Births ………………………..Still Births …………………Deaths 
d) No. of the events detected which are not recorded………………………………. 
Births ………………………..Still Births …………………Deaths 
e) No. of events found registered which did not occur…………………………. 
Within the jurisdiction of the registration units 
f) Total No. of cumulative events registered………………………. 
Births ………………………..Still Births …………………Deaths 
g) Whether these are consistent with the norms provided? 
h) Overall assessment_______ 
Very Good/Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory 
i) Specific instructions if any, given to the registrar :- 
Date : Signature of the Inspecting 
Officer & Designation SUBSEQUENT AMENDMENTS TO ANDHRA PRADESH REGISTRATION OF
BIRTHS & DEATHS RULES 1999
1. G.O.Ms.No.26 HM&FW (N1) Dept., 
dated : 12.01.2000
 Appointment of Registration 
functionaries. 
2. G.O.Ms.No.27 HM&FW (N1) Dept., 
dated : 12.01.2000 
 Notification and MCCD. 
3. G.O.Ms.No.70 HM&FW (N1) Dept., 
 dated : 15.02.2000 
 Inter Departmental Co-ordination 
Committee - District & Mandal level. 
4. G.O.Ms.No.203 HM&FW (N1) Dept., 
 dated : 13.06.2000 
 Inter Departmental Co-ordination 
Committee - State level. 
5. G.O.Ms.No.90 HM&FW (N2) Dept., 
dated : 02.06.2001 
 Appointment of Village 
Administrative Officer as Registrar in 
place of Executive Officer in 
Panchayats. 
6. G.O.Ms.No.172 HM&FW (D1) Dept., 
dated : 21.05.2002 
 Reconciliation of Vital Events by 
Panchayat Secretaries, ANMs & 
Anganwadi Workers. 
7. G.O.Ms.No.230 HM&FW (D1) Dept., 
dated : 11.06.2002 
 Appointment of Panchayat 
Secretaries as Registrar in place of 
Village Administrative Officers. 
8. G.O.Ms.No.13 HM&FW (D1) Dept., 
dated : 31.01.2003 
 Institutions for Reporting, 
Registration and computerization of 
the Data. 
9. G.O.Ms.No.276 PR&RD (Mdl.II) 
Dept., dated : 13.07.2003 
 Panchayat Secretary powers to grant 
Certificates. 
10. G.O.Rt.No.973 HM&FW (D1) Dept., 
dated : 10.11.2004 
 Appointment of Registrars for BHEL, 
Township Vishakapatnam Township. 
11. G.O.Rt.No.97 HM&FW (D1) Dept., 
dated : 01.02.2005 
 Appointment of Chief Medical 
Officer of Health, MCH as Dy.Addl. 
District Registrar. 
12. G.O.Ms.No.59 HM&FW (D1) Dept., 
dated : 18.02.2007 
 Standardized Birth & Death 
Certificates. 
13. G.O.Ms.No.329 HM&FW (D1) Dept., 
dated : 01.10.2007 
 Appointment of Commissioner 
GHMC as District Registrar, etc. 
14. G.O.Ms.No.199 PR&RD (MDL.II) 
Dept., dated : 18.05.2007 
 Revised Job chart of Panchayat 
Secretaries. 
15. G.O.Ms.No.167 HM&FW (D1) Dept., 
dated : 13.08.2009 
 Relaxation for name entry after 15 
years. GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH 
ABSTRACT 
Health Medical & Family Welfare – Vital Statistics- Enforcement of Registration of Births and Deaths Act 
1969 (Act. No. 18 of 1969) Appointment of Chief Registrar and others officers-Orders – Issued. 
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HEALTH MEDICAL & FAMILY WELFARE (N1) DEPARTMENT 
G.O.Ms.No. 26 Dated: 12-1-2000. 
 Read the following:- 
 1. G.O.Ms. No: 444, HM & FW(N1), Dept., Dt:8.11.96 
 2. D.H.Lr.No:6776/VS/F2/99, Dt:24.05.99. 
 3. RGI Lr.No:6/4/97-VS(CRS), Dt:7.9.99 
 4. D.H. Lr.No:6776/VS/F2/99, Dt: 30.9.99. 
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ORDER: 
 In accordance with the decision taken during the meeting held on 28.04.99 and in view of the suggestions of 
Registrar General of India in the reference 3
rd
 read above the following draft notification shall be substituted in place of 
notification issued in the G.O. 1
st
 read above and shall be published in Andhra Pradesh Gazette. 
DRAFT NOTIFICATION – I
 In exercise of the powers conferred by Sub-section (1) of Section 4 of the Registration of Births and Deaths 
Act, 1969 (central Act No. 18 of 1969) the Governor of Andhra Pradesh here by appoints the Director of Health as 
Chief Registrar of Births and Deaths for the State of Andhra Pradesh. 
DRAFT NOTIFICATION – II
 In exercise of the powers conferred by Sub- Section (2) of Section 4 of the Registration of Births and Deaths 
Act, 1969 (Central Act No.18 of 1969) the Governor of Andhra Pradesh here by appoints. 
 The Additional Director of Medical and Health Services (Communicable Diseases), the Deputy Commissioner 
of Panchayat Raj in the office of the Commissioner of Panchayat Raj, Hyderabad and the Commissioner and Director 
of Municipal Administration, Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad as the Additional Chief Registrars of Births and Deaths for 
the state of Andhra Pradesh. 
 The Regional Director of Medical and Health Services of each zone as Additional Chief Registrar of Births 
and Deaths and the Deputy Director (Statistics) in the office of the Regional Director of Medical and Health Services 
and Additional Deputy Chief Registrar of Births and Deaths for their respective Zones. 
 The Deputy Director of Medical and Health Services (Statistics) in the office of the Director of Health as the 
Deputy Chief Registrar of Births and Deaths for the State of Andhra Pradesh. 
DRAFT NOTIFICATION – III
 In exercise of the powers conferred by the Sub-Section (1) of Section 6 of the Registration of Births and 
Deaths Act, 1969 (Central Act No: 18 of 1969) the Governor of Andhra Pradesh here by appoints. 
a. The District Medical and Health Officer of each district as District Registrar of Births and Deaths for the 
district. 
b. The District Revenue Officer of each district as the Additional District Registrar of Births and Deaths and 
Deaths (Rural). 
c. The Commissioner of the Municipal Corporations of Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Kurnool, 
Guntur, Warangal, and Rajahmundray as the Additional District Registrars of Births and Deaths (Urban). 
d. The District Panchayat Officer each District as the Additional District Registrar of Births and Deaths. DRAFT NOTIFICATION – IV
In exercise of the powers conferred by Sub-section (1) of section 7 of the Registration of Births and Deaths 
Act, 1969 (Central Act. No: 18 of 1969) the Governor of Andhra Pradesh here by appoints the persons noted in column 
(2) as Registrar of Births and Deaths for the local areas specified in column (1) of the statement given below. 
Local Area Designation of the persons appointed as Registrar of Births and Deaths. 
Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad 
The asst. Medical Officer of Health of each circle in Hyderabad 
The Medical Officer of Health, Secunderabad division for 
Secunderabad division. 
Municipal Corporation of Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, 
Kurnool, Guntur, Warangal and Rajahmundry. 
The Municipal Health Officer and there is no such officer, the 
Commissioner, of the Municipal corporation. 
Municipalities 
The Municipal Health Officer and there is no such officer, the 
Commissioner of the Municipality. 
Industrial / Project Town Ships: 
1 Vijayapuri (North) Nalgonda District Health Officer, Vijayapuri (North), Hill Colony, Nalgonda Dist. 
2 Vijayapuri (South) Guntur District Do- 
3 Srikakulam, Kurnool District Senior Entomologist (Anti Malaria Officer) Sunnipenta, Srisailam 
Project, Krunool dist. 
4 Srikakulam Mahaboobnagar District Do- 
5 Upper Sileru Project, Visakhapatnam Dist. Local Health Assistant. 
6 Mothugudem (lower Sileru) Project Khammam 
district. 
Health Inspector attached to the lower Sileru Project Hospital, 
Mothugudem. 
7 Shar Project, Sriharikota, Nellore (District) Health Officer, SHAR Project, Sriharikota. 
8 Prasanthi Nilayam Ananthapur District. Local Health Assistant. 
9 Secunderabad Contonment. Executive Officer, Contonment Board, Secunderabad. 
10 B.H.E.L., Ramachandrapuram Executive Supervisor, Town Ship, Administration, BHEL. 
11 Sriram Sagar Project Town Ship, Nizamabad District Medical Officer, Government Hospital Sriram Sagar Project, 
Pochampadu, Nizamabad District. 
 Mandal The Mandal Revenue Officer of the Mandal concerned. 
 Local area other than that mentioned above, i.e, 
village. 
Village Administration Officer concerned. 
(BY ORDER IN THE NAME OF THE GOVERNOR OF ANDHRA PRADESH)
 RACHEL CHATTERJEE 
 SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT. 
To, 
The Director of Health, Hyderabad and Chief Registrar of Births 
& Deaths, Hyderabad.TIME AND FORM FOR NOTIFYING INFORMATION UNDER THE ENFORCEMENT & 
REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS ACT 1969 IN VITAL STATISTICS. 
{G.O.Ms.NO.27, Health Medical & Family Welfare (NI), 12
th
 January, 2000.} 
In exercise of the powers conferred under section 10(1) & (2 ) of the Registration of Births and Deaths 
Act 1969 (Act No. 18 of 1969) the Governor of Andhra Pradesh issues the following orders: 
a. Time and form for notifying information under section 10(1):-
1. M.P.H.A. (F)/ANM and MPHA (Male) shall notify births, deaths and still-births to the Registrar under 
section 10(1) (i). They will obtain information of births, deaths and still births occurred in their jurisdiction 
in Forms No. 1, 2&3 during their field visits from the information along with the signature of the informants 
and deliver then within 15 days from the date of occurrence of the event to the Local Registrar who will 
register the events after due verification and if not registered earlier following the rules prescribed for 
registration. 
2. It shall be the duty of trained or untrained Dai to notify a birth or still – birth which she attended and 
Anganwadi worker village servant to notify birth, death and still – birth under section 10(1) (iii) either orally 
or in writing as the case may be with the following details to the Registrar with in 15 days from the date of 
occurrence of the event. 
Birth : Date of birth, Place of birth Sex of the Child, Name and local address of the parents. 
Death : Date of death, Place of death, Sex, Age at death, Name and Address of the diseased. 
Still-birth : Date of Still – birth, Sex of the Child, Place of Still Birth, Name and Local 
 Address of the Parents. 
Soon after the receipt of the information from the Notifier, the Registrar will verify the registration 
of such event and if not registered, he will issue notice to the informant and obtain complete information 
required for the registration of the birth, death and still – birth as the case may be and take steps for the 
registration of the event. 
b. Certification of Cause of Death under section 10(2) :-
1. In case of a death occurred in a Government, Private Hospital, Corporate Hospital, Private Nursing Home, it shall be 
the duty of the Medical officer or any Medical Attendant who attended the deceased to certify the cause of Death under 
Section 10(2) in Form No.4 
2. In case of a Non-Institutional death in an Urban area, it shall be the duty of the Private Medical Practitioner who 
attended the deceased during last illness to certify the cause of death under section 10(2) in From No.4A. GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH 
ABSTRACT 
MEDICAL & HEALTH – VITAL STATISTICS – Reconstitution of Inter departmental Co-ordination committee on 
Vital Statistics at District Level, Mandal Level and Municipal Areas Levels – Orders – Issued. 
HEALTH MEDICAL AND FAMILY WELFARE (N1) DEPARTMENT 
G.O.Ms.No.70 Dated:15.02.2000
 Read the following:- 
 1. G.O.Ms.No.588, HM&FW (N1) Dept. Dt.5-12-1998. 
 2. DH.Lr.No.2058/VS/F2/99, Dated:31.12.1999. 
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ORDER:
 In the G.O read above orders were issued for constitution of Inter Department Co-ordination Committee on 
Vital Statistics at District level and Mandal Levels to review the District wise and Mandal wise progress of Registration 
of Births and Deaths. 
2. Consequent on issue of re-organization orders vide G.O.Ms. No. 26 Health, Medical and Family Welfare (Ni) 
Department, dt.12-1-2000 for appointment of Chief Registrar and other officers for Registration of Births and Deaths 
and as per the decision taken in the Inter Department Co-ordination Committee Meeting held on 6-11-1999 in the 
Chambers of Secretary Health Medical and family Welfare Department, orders are hereby issued to re-constitute the 
Inter Departmental Co-ordination Committee on Vital Statistics at District, Mandal and Municipal Corporation levels 
as follows:- 

I. District Level Inter Departmental Co-ordination Committee on Vital Statistics:-
1. District Revenue Officer - Chairman 
2. District Medical and Health Officer and 
 District Registrar of Births and Deaths. - Convener 
3. District Panchayt Officer - Member 
4. District Woman and Child Welfare Officer. - Member 
5. Municipal Health Officer / Commissioner 
 Of Municipalities in the District - Member 
6. Chief Planning Officer. - Member 
2. Mandal Level Inter Departmental Co-ordination Committee on Vital Statistics.
1. Mandal Revenue Officer - Chairman-cum-Convener 
2. Executive Officers of Notified Gram Panchyats - Members 
3. Village Administrative Officers - Members 
3. Municipal Corporation Level Inter Departmental Co-ordination Committee on vital statistics:
 1. Municipal Commissioner - Chairman 
 2. Municipal Health Officer - Member-Convener 
 3. Representative of District Collector - Member. 
4. The District Level Committee should meet on monthly basis to:- 
 1. Review the progress of Registration and reporting of events by notified panchayats and Municipalities. 
 2. Take steps for 100% collection of returns from the Mandal Revenue Officers. 
 3. Suggest action on chronic defaulters not submitting the returns. 
 4. Review the steps taken by the Mandal Revenue Officers to achieve 100% registration of Births and Deaths. 5. The Mandal Level Committees should meet once in a month to:-
1. Review Village-wise progress of notification of Births and Deaths during the previous month by Para medical 
staff, Anganwadi workers to village Administrative Officers. 
2. Review number of births and deaths registered by the village Administrative Officers Village-wise. 
3. Identify the Villages of low registration and steps taken for improvement of registration. 
4. Review the progress of collection of monthly returns from the village Administrative Officers for onward 
transmission to the Chief Registrar and take steps for collection of 100% returns from the village 
Administrative Officers. 
5. The Municipal Corporation level Committee should meet on monthly basis to review the progress of 
registration and reporting on events. 
6. The above committee should meet as per the above schedules and send the proceedings of the meeting to the 
Chief Registrar of Births and Deaths and Director of Health, Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad, every month 
without fail. 
7. The Chief Registrar of Births and Deaths and Director of Health is requested to take further action in the 
matter. 
(BY ORDER IN THE NAME OF THE GOVERNOR OF ANDHRA PRADESH) 
 RACHEL CHATTERJEE 
 SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT 
// TRUE COPY // 
 for DIRECTOR OF HEALTH 
Administrative Officer GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH 
ABSTRACT 
Vital Statistics – Reconstitution of inter Department Co-ordination Committee on Vital Statistics at State 
Level – Orders – Issued. 

HEALTH MEDICAL & FAMILY WELFARE (N1) DEPARTMENT. 
G.O.Ms.No:203 Dated: 13
th
 June, 2000 
 Read the following:
1. G.O.Ms..No. 529 HM&FW Dept, dt: 2.11.1998. 
2. From the D.H.Lr.Rc.No.2028/VS/F2/99, Dt: 31.12.1999 
***** 
ORDER: 
 In the G.O. 1
st
 read above, inter Departmental Co-ordination Committee at Staate Level for Cocoordinating the work of Vital Statistics constituted. The Director of Health, Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad in 
this letter 2
nd
 read above has proposed for reconstituting the said committee with the following: 
1. Principal Secretary to Government - Chairman 
 Health medical & Family Welfare Department 
2. Director of Health - Member 
3. Commissioner & (Family Welfare) - Member 
4. Additional Director (CD) - Member 
5. Deputy Director (Statistics) - Member – Convener 
The representative of the following Departments members. 

6. Panchayat Raj Department 
7. Commissioner of land Revenue 
8. Municipal Administration Department 
9. Information and Public Relations Department. 
10. Printing, Stationery and Stores Purchase Department. 
11. Director of Census Operation, Andhra Pradesh Hyderabad. 
12. Director of Economics and Statistics. 
13. Director of Women and Child Welfare. The Government after careful examination of the above proposal of Director of Health hereby agree 
to Reconstitute the Inter – Departmental Co-ordination Committee at 
State Level for coordinating the work of Vital Statistics as in Para 1 above. 

(BY ORDER IN THE NAME OF THE GOVERNOR OF ANDHRA PRADESH) 
RACHEL CHATTERJEE 
 SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT 
To, 
1. The Director of Health, Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad. 
2. The Municipal Administration & Urban Development Department, Andhra Pradesh, Secretariat. 
3. The Revenue Department, Andhra Pradesh, Secretariat. 
4. The Panchayat Raj & Rural Development Department, Andhra Pradesh, Secretariat. 
5. The Women & Child Welfare Department. 
6. The Commissioner Family Welfare Department 
7. The Director, Bureau of Economics & Statistics Department 
8. The Commissioner, Panchayat Raj Department. 
9. The Commissioner of Land Revenue. 
10. The Commissioner Printing & Stationery and Stores Purchase Department. 
11. The Director Census Operations, Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad. 
12. The Director of Women & Child Welfare Department. 
13. The P.S. to Principal Secretary, HM&FW Department. 
Copy to: 
1. All Heads of the Departments under the control of HM&FW Department. 
2. All Heads of the Departments of Secretariat. 
Sf/Sc. 
// FORWARDED :: BY ORDER // 
 SECTION OFFICER GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH 
ABSTRACT 
Health Medical and Family Welfare – Vital Statistics – Enforcement of Registration of Births and Deaths 
Act, 1969 (Act No.18 of 1969) Appointment of Chief Registrar and Other Officers – Amendment to 
G.O.Ms.No.26, Health Medical and Family Welfare (N1) Department, dt: 12.01.2000 – Orders – Issued. 
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HEALTH MEDICAL AND FAMILY WELFARE (N2) DEPARTMENT 
G.O.MS.No.90. Dated : 02.06.2001.
Read the following :- 
1. G.O.Ms.No.26, Health Medical and Family Welfare (N1) Department, dt: 12.01.2000 
2. From the Director of Health, Hyderabad, letter Rc.No.2053/VS/F2/98, Dt.27.12.2000. 
* * * 
ORDER :
1. In Notification IV issued in G.O. first read above, Executive Officers of Panchayats (with E.O.) 
have been appointed as Registrar of Births and Deaths. 
2. The Director of Health, Hyderabad, in his letter 2
nd
 read above, has now stated that in the meeting of 
State level Inter Departmental Co-ordination Committee on Vital Statistics held on 01.12.2000 
reported that instead of having a dual reporting system i.e., through the Village Administrative 
Officer and Executive Officers of notified Panchayats, it would be more appropriate to have only 
one Agency Village Administrative Officer and submitted proposals for issue of an amendment to 
the G.O.Ms.No.26, Dated : 12.01.2000 appointing the Village Administrative Officers as Registrars 
of Births and Deaths in place of Executive Officers in Notified Panchayats. 
3. The Government after careful consideration have decided to appoint village Administrative Officers 
as Registrar of Births and Deaths in Panchayats concerned inplace of Executive Officers by 
amending the said Notification issue in the said G.O. suitably. Accordingly, the following 
Notification will be published in the A.P. Gazette :- 
NOTIFICATION
 In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 7 of the Registration of 
Births and Deaths Act, 1969 (Central Act No.18 of 1969), the Governor of Andhra Pradesh hereby makes 
the following amendment to the Notification IV issued in G.O.Ms.No.26, Health Medical and Family 
Welfare (N1) Department, dated 12
th
 January, 2000, namely :- AMENDMENT
 In the said Notification IV,in the statement, for the entry “Panchayat (with Executive 
Officer) in column (1) and for the entry “The Executive Officer of the Panchayat” in column (2), the entry 
“Panchayat” and the entry “Village Administrative Officer concerned” shall respectively be substituted. 
(BY ORDER AND IN THE NAME OF THE GOVERNOR OF ANDHRA PRADESH) 
 C.ARJUNA RAO 
SPECIAL CHIEF SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT. 
To 
The Director of Health, Hyderabad and Chief Registrar of Births and Deaths, Hyderabad. 
The Commissioner of Printing and Stationery Stores Purchases, Hyderabad (with a request to publish the 
Amendment in A.P.Gazette and furnish 1600 copies). 
The Deputy Commissioner of Panchayat Raj, O/o.Panchayat Raj Department. 
The Commissioner & Director, Municipal Administration, A.P., Hyderabad. 
The Regional Director of Medical & Health Services of all zones. 
The Deputy Director of Medical & Health Services, Statistics, Office of the Director of Health, Hyderabad. 
All District Medical and Health Officers. 
All District Revenue Officers. 
The Municipal Commissioner, Hyderabad, Vizag, Vijaywada, Kurnool, Guntur, Warangal, Rajahmundry. 
All District Pachayat Officer of the state. 
The Accountant General, A.P., Hyderabad. 
The Registrar General of India, New Delhi. 
Copy to :- 
Minister (Medical & Health) 
P.S.to Special Chief Secretary, H.M.& F.W. Department. 
P.S. to Secretary, H.M.& F.W. Department. 
Information & Public Relations Department. 
Law (E) Department. 
 / / FORWARDED BY ORDER / / 
SECTION OFFICER GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH 
ABSTRACT 
GOVERNING FOR RESULTS – System for assessing birth rate and death rates and prevalence of 
communicable diseases District and Mandal wise for focused interventions Improvement in Civil 
registration of births and deaths and reporting incidence of diseases Instructions – Issued. 
HEALTH, MEDICAL & FAMILY WELFARE [D1] DEPARTMENT 
G.O.Ms.No.172, Dated:21-5-2002. 
ORDER: 
 It has been observed, there are inadequate systems for reporting and recording the Civil Registration 
of Births and Deaths in the state that the birth and death rates for each district and mandal and municipality 
levels. In order to improve the Civil Registration System the Village Secretary has been entrusted with 
responsibility of Registration of Births and Deaths at village level and to compile the data and report to the 
Mandal Revenue Officer. The Registrar General, Census of India has brought to the notice of the state 
government that the reporting of births and deaths in Orrissa state has improved greatly with the A.N.M’s 
and the Anganwadi Workers sitting together, comparing and updating their lists as well as other lists and 
reporting this updated list every month. This issue as well as the reporting system for communicable 
diseases have been considered in consultation with Women Development & Child Welfare Department and 
the Panchayat Raj Department. 
2. Government after careful consideration of the matter have decided to adopt the good practice of 
Orissa state for updating birth and death lists, and hereby direct that the A.N.M Anganwadi Worker and the 
Village Secretary shall meet once a month to update and reconcile the birth and death list. The A.N.M shall 
sent a copy of this reconciled updated birth and death list to the Medical Officer of the Primary Health 
Centre for compilation and report to the District Medical and Health Officer every month. 
3. It is also considered that a surveillance system on communicable diseases should e instituted and the 
Village Secretariat can compile and report the data on incidence of communicable disease in the village to 
the Medical Officer of Primary Health Centre it is decided that a system to obtain the information on 
incidence of communicable diseases in every village in the state can be instituted through village secretariat. 
Accordingly government hereby ordered that the village secretary shall be responsible for reporting on the 
diseases incidence, to the Medical Officer of the concerned Primary Health Centre every month in the 
format prescribed by Medical and Health Department. The Medical Officer of the Primary Health Centre 
shall, in turn, compile the data and sent a report to the District Medical and Health Officer. This system is 
instructed to obtain surveillance data on prevalence of disease for focused prevention and control measures. 
4. The above instructions shall be followed by all concerned scrupulously. 
( BY ORDER AND IN THE NAME OF THE GOVERNOR OF ANDHRA PRADESH) 
 RACHEL CHATTERJEE 
 PRINCIPAL SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH 
ABSTRACT 
Medical & Health Services – Vital Statistics – Enforcement of Births and Death Registration Act (Central Act No. 18 
of 1969) – Amendment to G.O.Ms.No26, Health, Medical and family Welfare (N1) Department, Dt.12-01-2000 and 
G.O.Ms.No90, Health, Medical & Family Welfare (N2) Department, dt.2.3.2001 – Appointment of Secretary to Gram 
Panchayat Births and Deaths Registrar in place of Village Administrative Officer and Executive Officers of Panchayats 
– Orders – Issued. 
HEALTH MEDICAL & FAMILY WELFARE (D1) DEPARTMENT 
G.O.Ms.No.230 Dated:11-6-2002. 
 Read the following:- 
1. G.O.Ms.No26, H.M&F.W(N1) Department, dt.12-1-2000. 
2. G.O.Ms.No.90, H.M&F.W(N2) Department, dt.2-3-2001. 
3. Govt. D.O.Letter No.12372/Pts.IV/A2/2001, dt.2.5.2001 of PR & RD. Department. 
4. G.O.Ms.No.PR & RD (MDL.II) Department, dt.7.1.2002 
5. From the Director of Health and Chief Registrar of Births and Deaths, Hyderabad Lr.Rc.No.2058/VS/F2/98, 
dt.14.12.2001 
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ORDER: 

1. In the G.O. 1
st
 read above orders were issued appointing the Executive Officer of the Panchayat as the Registrar of 
Births and Deaths for the local area of Panchayat. In the G.O.2
nd
 read above orders were issued appointing the Village 
Administrative Officer as the Registrar of Births and Deaths in place of the Executive Officer. In the D.O letter 3
rd
 read 
above the orders issued keeping the orders issued in the G.O.2
nd
 read above in abeyance and it was clarified that the 
Executive Officer of Panchayat shall continue as the Registrar of Births and Deaths in Notified Grampanchayats till 
further orders. 
2. In the G.O 4rth read above rules were issued for the post of Panchayat Secretary functions and among the other 
things, the secretary to Grampanchayat has been assigned with the function of maintenance of Registrar of births and 
deaths as per relevant Act and rules. 
3. In view of the above, the Director of Health and the Chief Registrar of Births an deaths, Hyderabad through the 
reference 5
th
 read above has submitted proposals to appoint to Secretary to Grampanchayat as Registrar of Births and 
Deaths in place of Executive Officers of notified Panchayats and Village Administrative Officers in other villages. 
4. Accordingly the Government hereby appoint the Secretary to Grampanchat as Registrar of Births and Deaths in place 
of Executive Officers of notified Panchayats, Village Administrative Officers in other villages. 
5. Accordingly the following notification will be published in the Andhra Pradesh Gazette. 
NOTIFICATION : In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 7 of the Registration of Births 
and Deaths Act, 1969( Central Act No.18 of 1969), the governor of Andhra Pradesh hereby makes the following 
amendment to notification IV issued in G.O.Ms.No.26, Health Medical & Family Welfare (N1) Department, 
dt.12.1.2000 and subsequently amended in G.O.Ms.No.9o, Health, Medical & family Welfare (N2) Department, 
Dt.2.3.2001. 
AMENDMENT: In the notification IV, in the statement against the entry “Panchayat” in column (1) for the entry 
“Village Administrative Officer concerned” in the column (2) the entry Grampanchayat and “Panchayat Secretary “ 
shall in column (1) and (2) shall respectively be submitted. 
(BY ORDER AND IN THE NAME OF THE GOVER OF ANDHRA PRADESH) 

 RACHEL CHATTERJEE 
 PRINCIPAL SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH 
ABSTRACT 
Improvement of Civil Registration of Births and Deaths in Andhra Pradesh – Instructions for Reporting, 
Registration and Computerization of the Data – Orders – Issued. 
HEALTH MEDICAL & FAMILY WELFARE (D1) DEPARTMENT 
G.O.Ms.No.13. Dated:31-01-2003. 
O R D E R: 
 The status of Civil Registration of Births and Deaths in the State has been causing some concern to 
the Government. The Registrar General, India and the Director of Census Operations, Andhra Pradesh Cum 
– Joint Registrar Genera, India have been expressing concern on the poor performance of the State in respect 
of Civil Registration of Births and Deaths. 
2. One of the major reasons for the under performance seems to be lack of proper reporting system 
rather than lack of registration itself. It is observed that although the registrations are taking place, the 
reports are not reaching Chief Registrar of Births and Deaths due to which the performance is not reflected 
in the monthly reports and other periodicals. It is therefore decided that the chain of reporting should be 
clearly established and dead lines fixed so that there will be no confusion in the minds of various 
Registration Authorities. Further, the state has a vast net work of computers covering all the Mandal 
Revenue Officers, Municipalities, Municipal Corporations, Collectorates with district Collectors linked to 
the State through the Andhra Pradesh State Wide Area Network { APS.W. A.N} which is shortly going to be 
extended till the Mandal level. It is therefore felt that the data on Civil Registration of Births and Deaths 
should be computerized at the Mandal level and data transferred to the State head quarters electronically. 
3. In view of the position stated above, the following instructions on the chain of reporting and 
computerization shall be followed. 
1. Chain of Reporting:
[a]. In respect of rural areas all the Panchayat Secretaries will submit the statistical part of monthly 
reports to the concerned Mandal Revenue Officers by 5
th
 of next month. 
[b]. The Mandal Revenue Officer inturn will send an abstract compiled for all the villages in the entire 
Mandal to the District Revenue Officer [D.R.O] before 10
th
 of every month The MROs having 
dial up connectivity will transfer the data electronically and the remaining will send in a floppy to 
the District Revenue Officer [D.R.O]. 
[c]. In respect of urban areas the Municipal Commissioner / Municipal Health Officer, Executive 
Officer, Secundrabad Contonment Board and in charge persons of Industrial /Project Township will 
send a consolidated report of the information of their respective jurisdictions in a floppy to the DRO 
of the concerned district by 10
th
 of every month. 
[d]. The DROs will send the reports of rural areas and Municipalities through the APSWAN to 
 the Chief Registrar by 15
th
 of every month. 
[e]. The Special Officer / Municipal Commissioners of Municipal Corporations will send the data 
directly to the Chief Registrar by 15
th
 for every month through APSWAN. 
[f]. In effect of all the reports pertaining to the Civil Registration of Births and Deaths of a Month should 
invariably made available to the Chief Registrar by the 15
th
 of next Month. II. Computerized Data Transfer:
1. The Project Director, C.M.R.O, Officer of the Chief Commissioner of Land Administration in 
consultation with the Andhra Pradesh Technology service [APTS] shall prepare the required 
software and create a secure and password protected website for the Office of the Chief Registrar of 
Births and Deaths. 
2. The Computers available in the Mandal Revenue Officers, Municipalities and Municipal 
Corporations shall be used for computerization of Births and Deaths by utilizing the existing 
manpower. 

 3 . These orders will come into force with immediate effect. 
( BY ORDER AND IN THE NAME OF THE GOVERNOR OF ANDHRA PRADESH) 
 SATHINAIR 
 CHIEF SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT 
To 
All the Chief Executive Officers of Zilla Parishads. 
All Commissioners of Municipal Corporations & Municipalities in the State. 
The Director of Health, Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad. 
The Director, Women Development and Child Welfare, Hyderabad. 
The Commissioner Panchayat Raj Hyderabad. 
The Project Director, C.M.R.O Office of the Chief Commissioner of Land Administration.OVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH 
ABSTRACT 
ESTABLISHMENT – Panchayat Secretaries – Powers to issue certain Certificates – Delegated to Panchayat 
Secretaries – Orders – Issued. 
PANCHAYAT RAJ & RURAL DEVL.(MDL.II) DEPARTMENT. 
G.O.Ms.No.276, Dated : 13.07.2003. 
 Read the following :
G.O.Ms.No.369, PR&RD (Mdl.II) Dept., dt.12.12.2001. 
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ORDER :
1. The Cabinet Sub-Committee on strengthening of local bodies in the meeting held on 12.05.2002, 
decided that the Panchayat Secretaries e authorized to issue certain Certificates. The cabinet SubCommittee felt that this deligation of power to the Panchayat Secretaries would facilitate the people 
in avoiding frequent visits to Mandal Headquarters reducing the pressure at Mandal level. 
2. Government after careful examination, here by authorize the Panchayat Secretaries to issue the 
following certificates : 
1. Nativity Certificate 
2. Residence Certificate 
3. Birth & Death extracts in Rural areas 
4. Pahani / Adangal extracts 
5. Any other certificate now being given by Mandal Revenue Officers except Income 
and Caste Certificates. 
3. The Powers to issue Income and Caste Certificates is retained with the present competent authority. 
(BY ORDER AND IN THE NAME OF THE GOVERNOR OF ANDHRA PRADESH) 
 I.V.R.KRISHNA RAO 
 SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH 
ABSTRACT 
Medical and Health Services – Vital Statistics – Enforcement of Registration of Births and Deaths Act, 
1969 – Appointment of Registrar of Births and Deaths for local area of Rashtriya Ispat Ni,gam Ltd., Steel 
Plant Town Ship, Ukkunagaram, Visakhapatnam and BHEL Township Ramachandrapuram Medak District 
– Orders Issued. 
HEALTH MEDICAL & FAMILY WELFARE (D1) DEPARTMENT 
G.O.Rt.No.973. Dated:10-11-2004. 
 Read the following:-
1. G.O.Ms.No.13, HM&FW (D1) Dept., dated:31-01-2003. 
2. G.O.Ms.No.309, HM&FW (N1) Dept., dated:26-09-2000. 
3. Rc.No.083/VS/F2/2000, Dated:15.07.2002 from O/o Chief Registrar Births and Deaths AP., 
Hyderabad. 
4. From the Chief Registrar Births and Deaths AP., Hyderabad & Director of Health, AP., 
Hyderabad Rc.No.083/VS/F2/2000, Dated:18.06.2003 and 29-07-2003. 
5. Lr.TA/LAND/1265, dated:11.06.2004 from the Registrar Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd., Deputy 
General Manager (TA) Visakhapatnam-Steel Plant township, UKKUNAGARAM. 
6. Lr.No.Hy/TA/RD&D/2004, dated:30-07-2004 from Deputy General Manager (TA) Bharat 
Heavy Electricals Limited, Ramachandrapuram, Hyderabad. 
<<>>
O R D E R: 
 In super-session to the orders issued in the G.O. second read above, the following notification is 
issued, as per the provisions under para (3) (1) (c ) of the G.O first read above. 
 The following notification will be published in the next issue of Andhra Pradesh Gazette. 
NOTIFICATION
 In exercise of the powers conferred by Sub-section (1) of section 7 of the Registration of Births and 
Deaths Act, 1969 (Central Act. No.18 of 1969) the Governor of Andhra Pradesh hereby appoint the following 
officials as Registrar of Births and Deaths for the Local Area mentioned:- 
Industry / Project 
Designated Officer appointed 
as Registrar of Births and 
Deaths 
Local Area 
1. Bharat Heavy Electrical Ltd. 
Ramachandrapuram, Hyderabad. Manager / Estate 
BHEL Township, 
Ramachandrapuram, Medak 
District. 
2. Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd., Steel 
Plant Town Ship, Ukkunagaram, 
Visakhapatnam 
Assistant General Manger 
(TA) 
Visakhapatnam Steel Plant 
Township Ukkunagaram, 
Visakhapatnam. 
(BY ORDER AND IN THE NAME OF THE GOVERNOR OF ANDHRA PRADESH) 
 I.V.SUBBA RAO 
 PRINCIPAL SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT 
To 
The Commissioner Printing and Stationary and Stores Purchase, Hyderabad. 
The Chief Registrar of Births and Deaths, Director of Health, Hyderabad. 
The Commissioner Printing & Stationery Stores & Purchases Department. 
The Deputy General Manager Town Administration Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited, Visakhapatnam Steel 
Plant Visakhapatnam. 
The Deputy General Manager (TA) Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited, Ramachandrapuram, Hyderabad GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH 
ABSTRACT 
Medical and Health Services – Vital Statistics – Enforcement of Registration of Births and Deaths Act, 1969 
– Appointment of Deputy Additional District Registrar of Births and Deaths (Urban) for local area of 
Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad – Orders – Issued. 
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HEALTH MEDICAL AND FAMILY WELFARE (D1) DEPARTMENT 
G.O.Rt.No.97. Dated 1
st
 February, 2005.
Read the following :- 
1. G.O.Ms.No.26, HM&FW (D1) Dept., dt.12.01.2000. 
2. From the Registrar General of India, New Delhi Circular No.6/11/2004-VS (CRS) 
dt.13.04.2004. 
3. From the Chief Registrar of Births and Death, A.P., Hyderabad & Director of Health, 
A.P, Hyderabad Letter dated 25.06.2004 Rc.No.083/VS/F2/2000, dt.18.06.2003 and 
29.07.2003. 
4. From the Commissioner, Municipal Administration of Hyderabad Letter 
Rc.No.290/MCH/Health/VS/SO/2004, dt.03.09.2004. 
***** 
ORDER :
 In continuation of the orders issued in the Government Order first read above, the following 
notification will be published in the next extraordinary issue of Andhra Pradesh Gazette, dated 01.02.2005. 
NOTIFICATION
 “In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section-7 of the Registration of 
Births and Deaths act, 1969 (Central Act No.18 of 1969) the Governor of Andhra Pradesh hereby appoints 
the Chief Medical Officer of Health, Municipal Corporation, Hyderabad as Deputy Additional District 
Registrar of Births and Deaths (Urban) for the local area of Municipal Corporation, Hyderabad.” 
(BY ORDER AND IN THE NAME OF THE GOVERNOR OF ANDHRA PRADESH) 
 C.B.S.VENKATA RAMANA 
PRINCIPAL SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT (I/C) 
TO 
The Commissioner, Printing, Stationery & Stores Purchase, Hyderabad (with a request to publish the 
Notification and to furnish 100 copies). 
The Chief Registrar of Births and Deaths, Director of Health, Hyderabad. 
The Commissioner, Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad. 
The Registrar, Births and Deaths, Government of India, Ramkot,Hyderabad. 
The District Collector, Hyderabad. 
The MA&UD(F) Department, 
The Law(E) Department. 
SF/SC. 
 //FORWARDED BY ORDER// 
 SECTION OFFICER GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH 
ABSTRACT 
VITAL STATISTICS – Revamped System of Registration of Births and Deaths – Amendment to the A.P. Registration 
of Births and Deaths Rules, 1999 – Notification - Issued. 
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HEALTH MEDICAL & FAMILY WELFARE (D1) DEPARTMENT 
G.O.Ms.No.59 Dated:18
th
 February, 2007. 
 Read the following:- 
1. G.O.Ms.No.655, HM&FW (N1) Dept., dt.29-12-1999. 
2. From the Deputy Registrar General, Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, Office 
 of the Registrar General, India, New Delhi Letter No.6/3/2003-VS(CRS), dt.17-7-2006. 
3. From the Director of Health, AP, Hyderabad Letter Rc.No.13784/Vs/F2/2006, dt.229-2006. 
<<>> 
ORDER:
 In the Government Order first read above, the Government have issued the A.P. Registration of 
Births and Deaths Rules, 1999. 
2. In the letter second read above, the Government of India while communicating the revised proforma 
of Birth Certificate and Death Certificate have requested the State Government to make necessary 
amendments to the Registration of Births and Deaths Rules of the respective States. 
3. In the letter third read above, the Director of Health, AP, Hyderabad has submitted proposals to 
Government for modification of the Birth Certificate and Death Certificate along with Birth Report and 
Death Report in A.P. Registration of Births and Deaths Rules, 1999. 
4. The Government after careful examination, have decided to issue necessary amendment to the A.P. 
Registration of Births and Deaths Rules, 1999 issued in G.O. Ms.No.655, HM&FW(N1) Dept., dt.29-12-1999. 
5. Accordingly, the following Notification shall be published in the Extraordinary issue of the Andhra 
Pradesh Gazette dated the 19
th
 February, 2007. 
NOTIFICATION
 In exercise of the powers conferred under section 30 of the Registration of Births and Deaths Act, 
1969 ( Central Act 18 of 1969) the Governor of Andhra Pradesh hereby makes the following Amendment to 
the Andhra Pradesh Registration of Births and Deaths Rules, 1999 as subsequently amended. 
AMENDMENT
 For Form Nos. 1,2,5,6,7 & 8 appended to the said rules, the following forms shall be substituted, 
namely:- 
 “Form No.1: form No:2 Form Nos5: Form No:6 Form No:7 Form No:8” 
(BY ORDER AND IN THE NAME OF THE GOVER OF ANDHRA PRADESH) 
 P.K.AGARWAL 
 PRINCIPAL SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT 
To 
The Commissioner of Printing, Stationary & Stores Purchase, A.P., Hyderabad. 
The Director of Health, AP, Hyderabad. 
All District Collectors in the Staate. 
All District Medical & Health Officers in the State. 
Copy to: 
The Deputy Registrar General, O/o the Registrar General, India, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of 
India, North Block, New Delhi. 
The Law(E) Dept. 
P.S to Spl. Secy. To C.M. 
P.S. to Minister (Finance & Health) 
P.S. to Prl. Secy., HM&FW. 
SF/SCs 
//FORWARDED:: BY ORDER// 
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MEDICAL & HEALTH DEPARTMENT 
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Birth Certificate
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(Issued under Section 12/17 of the Registration of Births and Deaths Act 1969 and Rules 8/13 of the Andhra Pradesh Registration of 
Births and Deaths Rules 1999) 
AªZ|âZ~ß{áµÒ ………………………… ÊÈ[é ………………………………… Àâ°ªvâÈÀâ°° 
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This is to Certify that the following information has been taken from the original record of birth, which is in the register for
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State Andhra Pradesh 
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Name : ………………………………………………………………….. 
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Date of Birth : ………………………………………………………………… 
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Place of Birth : …………………………………………………………………. 
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Name of the mother : ………………………………………………………………….. 
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Name of the Father : ………………………………………………………………….. 
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Address of the parents at the time of Birth of Child Permanent Address of Parents 
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Date of Registration 
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Date of Issue Signature of the issuing authority and address 
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AªZ|âZ~ß{áµÒ Z~ßÅâ°yâ]Àâ°° 
GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH 
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MEDICAL & HEALTH DEPARTMENT 
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Death Certificate
m×â×â Àâ°pâÇ ×âÀêÃé{â° kâr¦Àâ°° 1969, 12/17. ÆÅÖgâÀâ°° Z~ßdÖpâÀâ°°, AªZ|âZ~ß{áµÒ m×â×â Àâ°pâÇ×âÀêÃé{â° ¾±ª|â×âÈ° 1999,8/13 ¾±ª|â×âZѪ{â méî káÎâ°±vð×⬠
(Issued under Section 12/17 of the Registration of Births and Deaths Act 1969 and Rules 8/13 of the Andhra Pradesh Registration of 
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 ~öpâ° GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH 
ABSTRACT 
Medical & Health Services – Vital Statistics – Enforcement of Registration of births & Deaths Act, 1969 – Appointment of 
the Commissioner, Greater Hyderabad Municipal corporation as District Registrar of Births & Deaths for local area of 
Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation – Orders – Issued. 
HEALTH MEDICAL AND FAMILY WELFARE (D1) DEPARTMENT 
G.O.Ms.No.329 Dated:1
st
 October, 2007
 Read the following:- 
 1.G.O.Ms.No.26, HM&FW (D1) Dept. Dt.12-01-2000. 
 2. G.O.Ms.No.97, HM&FW (D1) Dept. Dt. 01-02-2006. 

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O R D E R:
In continuation of the orders issued in the Government Orders first and second read above, the Government after careful 
examination of the proposal of the Chief Registrar of Births & Deaths and Director of Health, Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad 
hereby issued following notification for publication in the next extraordinary issue of Andhra Pradesh Gazette. 
NOTIFICATION
“In exercise of the power conferred by sub-section (1) of section-7 of the Registration of Births and Deaths Act. 1969 
(Central Act No.18 of 1969) the Governor of Andhra Pradesh hereby issues the following order: 
1. The Commissioner, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation shall act as District Registrar of Births and 
Deaths (Under section 6 of the Registration of Births and Deaths Act 1969). 
2. The Chief Medical Officer of Health, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation shall be appointed as 
Principal Registrar of Births and Deaths for the entire Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation area as 
supervising coordinating and monitoring authority. 
3. The Assistant Medical Officer of Health, of the circle / the Deputy Commissioner of the circles where there is 
no post of Assistant Medical Officer of Health in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation shall be 
appointed as Registrars of Births and Deaths for their respective circles. 
(BY ORDER AND IN THE NAME OF THE GOVERNOR OF AHDHRA PRADESH) 
 P.K.AGARWAL 
 PRINCIPAL SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT 
To: 
The Commissioner, Printing, Stationary & Stores Purchase, Hyderabad 
(with a request to publish the Notification and to furnish 100 copies ) 
The Chief Registrar of Births & Deaths and Director of Health, AP, Hyderabad 
The Commissioner, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, Hyderabad. 
The Registrar, Births & Deaths, Government of India, Ramkot, Hyderabad. 
Copy to:
The District Collector, Hyderabad. 
The District Medical & Health Officer, Hyderabad. 
P.S. to Minister (Health & FW) 
The MA&UD (F) Department. GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH 
ABSTRACT 
Rules – Rules relating to the functions of Panchayat Secretary under Section 268 read with 36(6) of the Andhra 
Pradesh Panchayat Raj Act, 1994-Orders – issued. 
PANCHAYAT RAJ & RURAL DEVELOPMENT (MDL.II) DEPARTMENT 
G.O.Ms.No.199. Dated:18-5-2007 
 Read the following:-
1. G.O.Ms.No.4, P.R. & R.D. (Mdl.II) Dept. Dt.7-1-2006. 
2. G.O.Ms.No.1950, Revenue (VA,I) Department, dt.30-12-2006. 
3. G.Ms.No.105, Revenue (VA.I) Department, dt31-1-2007. 
4. From the Commissioner, P.R. & R.E. Hyderabad. 
5. Lr.No.122/CPR&RE/B1/2007, Dated:2-2-2007. 
ORDER: 
1. In the reference 1
st
 read above, Government have issued Rules relating to functions of panchayat 
Secretary. 
2. In the reference 2
nd
 read above the Revenue (VA.1) Department have issued orders for creation of Revenue 
functionary at the village level under the exclusive control of the Mandal Revenue Officers to handle the work 
relating to Land and Revenue matters at Village level. 
3. In the reference 3
rd
 read above, the Revenue (VA.1) Department have also issued orders transferring the 
erstwhile 6752 Village Administrative Officers working as Panchayat Secretaries and 2800 erstwhile Village 
Administrative Officers working as part time Assistants under the control of Mandal Parishad Development 
Officers in Panchayat Raj & Rural Development Department to the Tahsildars of Revenue Department w.e.f 
8.2.2007. Orders were also issued therein relating to Job Chart of Village Revenue Officers with 51 functions 
and to recast the Job chart of Panchayat Secretaries working in Panchayat Raj Department. 
4. In the reference 4rth read above, the Commissioner, Panchayat Raj & Rural Employment Hyderabad has 
stated that consequent on separation of revenue functionary from the Panchayat Raj Department there is every 
need to revise the existing Job Chart of Panchayat Secretaries issued in the reference 1
st
 read above. 
5. Government after careful examination of the matter, have accepted the proposals of the Commissioner, 
Panchayat Raj & Rural Employment, Hyderabad and decided to issue a fresh Rules elating to functions of 
Panchayat Secretary working in Panchayat Raj Department in super session of the Rules issued in the reference 
1
st
 read above. 
6. Accordingly, the appended notification will be published in the extraordinary issue of the Andhra Pradesh 
Gazette, dated:19-5-2007. 
7. The Commissioner, Printing Stationery and Stores Purchase (Printing Wing), A.P., Hyderabad is requested to 
publish the notification and furnish 100 copies of the same for use at Government. 
M.V.P.C. SASTRY, 
 PRL. SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT (PR) 
To 
The Commissioner, 
Printing, Stationary & Stores, Purchases (Printing Wing) 
A.P. Hyderabad. 
The Commissioner, 
Panchayat Raj & Rural Employment, Hyderabad. 
The Spl, Chief Secretary & Chief Commissioner of Land Administration, 
Hyderabad. 
All the District Collectors in the State 
All the Chief Executive Officers in the State 
All the Dist.Panchayat Officers in the State. GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH 
ABSTRACT
A.P. Medical & Health Services – Vital Statistics – Director of Health, AP, Hyderabad – Registration of Births and Deaths 
– A.P. Registration of Births and Deaths Rules 1999 Provision for name entry – Relaxation of Rules – Orders – Issued. 
HEALTH MEDICAL AND FAMILY WELFARE (D1) DEPARTMENT 
G.O.Ms.No. 167. Dated: 13
th
 August, 2009. 
 Read the following:- 
1. G.O.Ms.No.655, HM&FW (N.1) Dept. dt.29-12-1999. 
 2. From the Director of Health & Chief Registrar of Births and Deaths, AP, Hyderabad Lr.Rc.No.52/F2/VS/2000-08, 
dated:16-1-2008. 
 3. From the Deputy Registrar General, Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, Office of the Registrar 
General, India, New Delhi, Letter No.1/2(Andhra) / 2006-VS(CRS), dt.18-2-2008. 
 4. Govt. letter No. 1603/D1/2008-1, dt.17-3-2008. 
 5. From the Deputy Registrar General, Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, Office of the Registrar 
General, India, New Delhi, Letter No.1 / 2 (Andhra) / 2006-VS(CRS) , dt.21-7-2008. 
 6. From the Director of Health & Chief Registrar of Births and Deaths, AP, Hyderabad lr.Rc.No.52/F2/VS/2000-08, 
dated:28-7-2008 and 10-7-2009. 
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ORDER:
The Government in tune with Revamped system of Registration of Births and Deaths, have issued A.P. Registration Births and 
deaths Rules 1999 vide Government Order 1
st
 read above and these revised rules, are in force with effect from 1-1-2000. As pertheRule-
10, Sub-Rule(1) Clauses (i) and (ii), the persons whose births have occurred prior to 15 years of issue of these Rules are deprived of the 
opportunity for incorporating their names in the birth entries at a later date even though they were registered. Aggrieved by such 
deprivation, certain writ petitions were filed in the Hon`ble A.P. High Court and the Hon`ble High Court have ordered the Chief
Registrar of Births and Deaths, AP, Hyderabad, for incorporating the names of the children in the birth entries even after fifteen years. 
2. In the Letter 2
nd
 read above, the Chief Registrar of Births and Deaths and Director of Health, AP, Hyderabad has sent 
proposals for amendment of the A.P., Registration of Births and Deaths Rules, 1999. Accordingly, the Registrar General of India, 
Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs has been requested for approval of the proposed Amendment. 
3. In the letter 5
th
 read above, the Registrar General of India, Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, has suggested for 
relaxation of the relevant rules to enter the name in birth records within a specified period. 
4. Accordingly, the Chief Registrar of Births and Deaths and Director of Health, AP, Hyderabad has sent proposals to 
Government vide his letters 6
th
 read above along with a study report of team of Demographers on the issue. 
5. Keeping in view the above circumstances, the Government, after careful examination of the matter hereby accord permission 
to the Chief Registrar of Births and Deaths and Director of Health, AP, Hyderabad, for entering the names of the children in the birth 
records whose names could not be entered in the Birth Registers prior to the period of issue of the A.P., Registration of Births and 
Deaths Rules, 1999. in relaxation of Rule -10, Sub-Rule (1) Clauses 9i) and (ii) of Andhra Pradesh Registration of Births and Deaths 
Rules, 1999, for a period of (2) years as one time exemption. 
6. The Chief Registrar of Births and Deaths and Director of Health, AP, Hyderabad is directed to give wide publicity about this 
one time relaxation clearly indicating that no further extensions will be permitted. 
7. The Chief Registrar of Births and Deaths and Director of Health, AP, shall take necessary further action in the matter 
accordingly. 
(BY ORDER AND IN THE NAME OF THE GOVERNOR OF ANDHRA PRADEH) 
 L.V.SUBRAHMANYAM 
 PRINCIPAL SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT 
To 
The Chief Registrar of Births and Deaths and 
Director of Health, AP, Hyderabad. 
Copy to:
All District Collectors in the State. 
All District Medial & Health Officers in the State. CLARIFICATIONS ON LEGAL PROVISIONS 
OF 

The Registration of Births and Deaths Act. 1969 
(Act No.18 of 1969) 
31
st
 May1969 
(as communicated by the Registrar General, India in the Hand Book on Civil Registration) CHAPTER 13
CLARIFICATIONS ON LEGAL PROVISIONS OF THE ACT 
In the process of implementing the various provisions of the Act, certain references are made with regard to the 
legal provisions relating to registration of births and deaths. These are referred to the office of the Registrar General, India 
by the concerned state departments. The office of the Registrar General, India issues clarifications in consultation with the 
Union Law Ministry wherever necessary. Over the years, clarification on various issues covering almost every section of 
the Act have been issued. This chapter incorporates the important clarifications issued so far. 
SECTION 4:
1. Query: Whether the Chief Registrar or his nominee can inspect the work of registration under section 4(4) of the Act as 
section 18 of the Act provides that the registration offices shall be inspected and registers kept therein shall be examined in
such a manner and by such authority as may be specified by the District Registrar? 
Clarification: The Registrar will have to work under the control and supervision of the District Registrar and the District 
Registrar will have to work under the control and supervision of the Chief Registrar. Under section 4(4) the Chief Registrar 
shall either by issue of suitable instructions or otherwise take steps to co-ordinate, unify or supervise the work of 
registration in the state. The word “Supervision” will include inspection. The dictionary meaning of word “Supervision” is 
to direct or watch with authority the work or proceedings or progress of any thing. Inspection means to look closely into, to 
examine officially etc. Unless the person has the right to examine or look closely he cannot direct or watch with authority. 
Therefore, the authority of the Chief Registrar or his nominee to inspect the work of registration is implied within his 
authority to supervise under section 4(4). This further finds support in sub-section (2) of section 6 of the Act under which 
the District Registrar has to act subject to the direction of the Chief Registrar and to carry into execution the orders or the
Chief Registrar. Section 18 provides for internal inspection of the registration offices within the jurisdiction of the District 
Registrar, but that does not take away the right of the Chief Registrar under section 4(4) to supervise the registration work 
throughout the state which by implication includes inspection of any registration office in any district in state. 
SECTION 6:
2. Query: What is the precise scope of revenue district mentioned in section 6(1)? 
Clarification: The term “revenue district” has not been defined in the Act as commonly understood, it is a district created 
for the purposes of revenue administration of a state. Accordingly, in the context of section 6(1) of the RBD Act, the term 
“revenue district” only means a district created for the purpose of the revenue administration and in any district according 
to the provisions of that section there shall be only one District Registrar and for the purposes of assisting the District 
Registrar the state Government is empowered to appoint such number of Additional District Registrars as it thinks fit. 
SECTION 7:
3. Query: Whether the state Government will have to issue a separate appointment order for each Registrar or an omnibus 
general order appointing the Registrar by designation? 
Clarification : It is for the State Government to decide what type of order they must issue in exercise of their power under 
section 7. There is no objection to issue of an omnibus order if the authority so desires. 
4. Query: Who will appoint the Registrar for the cantonments-the state Government or the Central Government (the 
Ministry of Defence) ? Will the rules made by the state Government be applicable to the Cantonment, or will the Central 
Government Ministry of Defence (Director, Military Land Records) have to make uniform rules for all the cantonments? 
Clarification: So far as the cantonments are concerned for the purpose of Entry 30 of the Concurrent list of the 
Constitution, the “state Government” is not the central but the state Government itself. It is only in relation to certain 
matters specified in Entry 3 of the Union List viz. Delimitation, Local Self Government etc. Which are the concern of the 
central Government. All other functions appear to be that of state Government. It would be advantageous, however, to 
request the state Government to appoint cantonment authorities as the Registrars of Births & Deaths in these areas, so that 
there would be no difficulty in properly working out the Act. 5. Query: “A” Objects to his name being entered in the birth register as father of a child born to his wife “B” on the 
ground that they are no longer living together and the conception took place outside conjugal life. The name of ‘A’ as 
father of the child has been given by ‘B’. What is the correct procedure to be followed in similar cases and especially in the 
present case? 
Clarification: Since the birth has occurred to a parent who is legally married and in absence of separation decree, ‘A’ 
cannot refuse himself to be the father of the child on the contention that conception took place outside their conjugal life. 
As information is being given by ‘B’ and the record is only an evidence of birth, objection of ‘A’ may not be entertained. 
6. Query: Whether registration of births and deaths can be done at any place irrespective of the place of occurrence ? 
Whether an event has taken place in Bombay can be registered in Goa? 
Clarification: The event can be registered at the place of occurrence only. An event, which has taken place in Bombay, 
will be registered with the concerned local Registrar in Bombay within whose jurisdiction the event has occurred. The 
event cannot be registered in Goa. 
7. Query: Whether births or deaths of foreign nationals in India can be registered in India at the place of occurrence? Or, 
whether the births or deaths of foreign nationals in India are to be registered only in the respective foreign consulates as 
required in the case of births and deaths of Indians citizens abroad under section 20(1) of the Act? 
Clarification: Section 7(2) of the RBD Act, 1969 provides for the registration of every birth and death irrespective of 
nationality. The birth of the child of the foreign national may be registered by the local Registrar and a birth certificate to
this effect may be issued under section 12 of the Act. Section 20(1) of the Act is not applicable in such cases. 
8. Query: Under sub-section (5 ) of section 7, the Registrar may appoint Sub-Registrars and assign to them any or all of 
his powers and duties. Would there be any inconsistencies with the Act if a rule is made or a directive issued from the 
Registrar General, India, under section3 (30 to the effect that the powers of the Registrar conferred under sections 12 and 
15 should not be assigned to the Sub Registrars. 
Clarification: Any such rule or directive by the Registrar General, Indian under section3 (3) of the Act would not be 
consistent with the provisions of section 7(5). Perhaps, the Chief Registrar may, while approving the appointment of Sub- 
Registrars under section 7(5), instruct the Registrar not to delegate these functions to Sub-Registrars. 
9. Query: Which section of the RBD Act. 1969 indicate that the registration of events should be done according to place of 
occurrence. 
Clarifications: Section 7(2) read with section 23(2) of the RBD Act. 1969 make it very explicit that the Registrar had to 
register only those events of births and death which take place in his jurisdiction. 
10. Query: whether the event of death occurred in a road accident at Hyderabad could be registered in the area of 
residence of the deceased in Goa on the ground that the dead body was cremated there? 
Clarifications: As per provision of section 7(2) of the RBD Act. 1969 the event of births / deaths can be registered only at 
the place of occurrence. The event which has taken place in Hyderabad should be registered with the concerned Registrar 
in whose jurisdiction the event has occurred. As such the event of death under reference could not be registered in Goa. In 
such cases, it is expected that the event of death might have been reported to the Registrar of births and deaths of the area 
where the death has occurred by the police officer incharge of Thana under Section 8(1)(e) of the RBD Act. 1969. 
11. Query: (i) How the nationality of the incidence of the birth and death of a person can be ascertained by the Registrar? 
Clarifications: (i) The registration authority may register the nationality of non – Indian parents as entered in their 
passports. If doubt arises, this can be ascertained from the police authority where he or she is registered and issued with 
residential permit. As regards, the foreigners who pretend to be Indian nationals and the doubt is raised by the Local 
Registrar, the only alternative is to get the matter enquired by the police of the area concerned. 
(ii) Is the nationality mentioned by the reporter will be taken as valid evidence in the Court of Law? 
(iii) The registrar who is functionary under the Registration of Births and Deaths Act. 1969 and is appointed by the state 
Government is obliged to make entries as per the form prescribed under the Rules, although strictly under section 7(2) of 
the Act. The information required to be entered in the Register is confined to information relating to births and deaths only. 
(iv) Is it obligatory on the part of the Registrar to record in the Birth/Death Register regarding Nationality? (v) The admissibility of evidence as to nationality of a person will be decided by a judge in the light of section 136 of the 
Evidence Act. The evidentiary value of the record depends upon the truth that it may, in the circumstances, reflect. 
 Accordingly, the admissibility of evidence and evidentiary value of entries made would depend upon the facts of 
each particular case. 
 12. Query: Deaths aboard ships, while on sea are reported to the Director General of Shipping by the Captain of the ship 
at the next port of call, under section 214 of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1948. In respect of deaths of Indian Citizens, the 
Director General of Shipping shall under that Act send a certified copy of such reports to the appropriate registration 
authority of that state where the deceased was a normal resident. The question arises as to what is the exact procedure of 
registering and where to register such events? 
Clarifications: All deaths occurring on sea shall be registered formally only in the local registration area of which the 
deceased was a normal resident. The Chief Registrar may arrange to pass on the certified copies of deaths aboard ships 
received from Director General, Shipping to the concerned local Registrar, who shall register the same, after obtaining all 
relevant information from the next of kin of the deceased and making special remarks about the report received through 
Director General of Shipping. After such registration, extract may be issued in Form 10 to the informant. 
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13 Query: The persons eligible for reporting births and deaths for registration of events have been specified in section 8 of 
the Act. But it is not possible to know from the name of the informant mentioned in Forms 2,3 or 4 whether he is eligible to 
report the event or not . Since the registration of the event is legalized, will it not be proper to add one column in Forms 
2,3,4,11,12 and 13 for indicating the relationship? 
Clarification: In respect of domiciliary event, a person specified in section 8 can also arrange to give the information 
through some other person, who need not be related to the new born or deceased as the case may be. 
14 Query: The report of death aboard ship from the Director General, Shipping is usually received very late after the 
actual death has taken place. Whether such events have to be registered under section 13 of the Act? 
Clarification: The registration of death on the basis of a report from Director General, Shipping do not fall in the same 
category as the events that occur on land for which the Act casts duty on specified persons. Therefore section13 is not 
attracted in case of registration of events reported by Director General, Shipping. 
15. Query: A Police Officer has forwarded a death report along with the inquest report for the registration of the death of a 
person. But, in the death report the date of death is noted as between ‘9-6-1975 and 14-6-1975’. Since exact date of death is 
not known as the deceased was missing from 9.6.1975 onwards and the dead body was found only on 14-6-1975. The 
inquest report was signed by the police officer on 14-6-1975. In the circumstances, whether it will be sufficient to note the 
date of death in the register as between 9.6.1975 and 14-6-1975 since no body can correctly say the actual date of death?
Clarification: It is likely that the case of death was subjected to a detailed investigation and in such cases, normally 
postmortem medical examination of the body is done. The post-mortem report may in that case indicate a more precise 
probable date of death and actual date of death? 
16 Query: As per section 8(1)(b) of the RBD Act, 1969, registration of births and deaths occurring in a hospital has to be 
effected on the basis of information given by doctors. From 5,6,7 have been supplied to the hospitals as prescribed in 
section 10 but information are still being received in old forms. It may be clarified if registration can be effected on the 
basis of information received in old forms. 
Clarification: Under section 8(1)(b) of the RBD Act, 1969, it is the primary duty of the Medical Officer-in-charge of 
hospital, health center, maternity or nursing home or other like institutions to give or cause to be given either orally or in 
writing according to their best knowledge or belief and within such time as may be prescribed, information to the Registrar, 
of the several particulars required to be entered in the forms prescribed by the state Government, under sub-section (1) of 
section 16. The Officer-in-Charge of such institutions are statutorily enjoined to register events occurring in such 
institutions with the Registrar of the local area where such institutions are located. Public has no responsibility in this 
regard. Rule 5 under the above said section has prescribed period and forms. The Officer-in –Charge of such institutions 
has to supply information in Form 2 for live-births, in Form 3 for stillbirths and in Form 4 for deaths, in the same manner 
as the public. Forms 5,6 and 7 which have been prescribed under section 10 are meant for notifying the events by the 
notifiers specified in section 10. They contain very few particulars. Registration cannot be effected on the basis of 
information contained in the notification form as it does not give all the particulars necessary for registration. 17 Query: A ship with all persons abroad was drowned in the mid-sea so that no one could be expected to report the matter 
at the next place of halt. In the situation it seems necessary that the registration of deaths should be done on the basis of the 
letter from the Shipping Master, Ministry of Shipping and Transport, Government Shipping Office, Bellard Estate, 
Bombay-1, addressed to the wife of deceased and which has been produced as an evidence by the applicant. However, it 
seems from the said letter that the deceased was a resident of Junagadh district. In view of this it is not clear as to how the
applicant seeks the death to be registered in Diu? 
Clarification: The provision of the Act and the rule made there-under do not squarely provide for a situation where even 
the In-Charge of the ship along with the seamen and other people on board have been drowned leaving behind nobody to 
report about the incident. Rule 6 speaks of the person in-charge of the ship to give information under sub-section (1) of 
section 8 at the first place of halt. There was no in-charge of the ship left behind in the instant case. On the basis of the 
information conveyed by the Shipping Master, Ministry of shipping & Transport, Government Shipping office, Bellard 
Estate, Bombay-1, received by the wife of the deceased, the information of such death could only be given by the wife of 
the deceased or his heirs, which should be regarded proper. Although such information according to sub-section (1) of 
section 8 should be given to the local Registrar of the area of the state, however, if the delegation of such a power is being
made by the Central Government in favour of another authority, registration could possibly be done by him also. But such 
registration should normally be done at the place of which the deceased was resident. 
In view of this, in such situation where the ship itself seems to have drowned in mid-sea the next of the kin of the 
deceased could alone be expected to report the event of death and the same should be regarded as proper. Registration of 
such case may be done at the place of which the deceased was normal resident. 
 In the present case, the Additional district Registrar of Diu, who has received request for registration may be 
advised to ask the party to approach the concerned Local Registrar in Gujarat state. 
18. Query: It may be clarified whether births occurring in hospitals in towns have to be registered by the Registrar of the 
area in which the hospitals are situated or is it possible to register such births at the place of normal residence of the 
concerned families. 
Clarification: The events occurring in hospital will be registered with the Registrar of the area in which such hospitals 
falls. They will not be registered at the place of normal residence, since registration is done at the place of occurrence. 
19. Query: Whether the reports of deaths furnished by the Director General of Shipping, Bombay are to be passed on to 
the local Registrar or only copies of such reports are to be sent to Registrars for registering the events while retaining the 
original reports for preserving them as permanent record in Chief Registrar’s office? 
Clarification: Certified copies (in original) of death report received from Director General, Shipping may be sent to the 
concerned local Registrars. This will help the Registrar to retain the report as integral part of the register. The Chief 
Registrar’s office need only keep a record of the receipt of such report and forwarding of the same to the concerned 
Registrars. 
20 Query: In case of delayed reporting of institutional events, what procedure should be followed for registration of such 
events? 
Clarification: It may be seen from the RBD Act 1969 that in respect of births and deaths in a hospital, health center, 
maternity or nursing home or other like institutions, responsibility of informing the events to the Registrar lies on the 
Medical Officer or any person authorized by him in this behalf under section 8(1) (b). Therefore, for any delay in the 
reporting of institutional events the concerned officer in charge of the hospital may be held responsible and all the 
formalities required under section 13 of the Act observed. Further, in such cases the officer concerned can be penalized in 
accordance with the provisions of section 23 and 24 of the Act. 
21. Query: One particular person committed suicide by hanging during the period between 26-6-76 and 2-7-76. The In 
questing Officer has reported that the deceased person was identified only on 18-7-76. When he reported the death for 
registration, the Registrar demanded the late fee prescribed. Whether it is justifiable to realize late fee in such cases? 
Clarification: If the exact date is not known, it may not be proper to rule that there has been a delay in reporting. As the 
report has been made by an officer of the police department of the Government, the Registrar concerned may be advised 
that strict interpretation of the law on the subject should not be made and the event should be registered with a suitable 
remark in the remarks column. 22. Query: Is it necessary to collect late fee for events reported late by (i) institutions (ii) police authorities? In that case, 
from whom the fee should be collected? 
Clarification: If any officer in charge of an institution or police station or barrack does not report an event as required 
under section 8 of the Act within the prescribed time, he becomes liable to pay late fee and even penalty as provided under 
sub-section (1) of section 23 of the Act. 
23.Query: Certain institutions send the birth or death reports on the last day of the reporting period and naturally the 
Registrar finds it difficult to register all the events on the same day. If the next day or the next few days are holidays, 
registration is further delayed. Whether payment of late fee is involved in such cases? 
Clarification: The question of late fee does not arise in this case as the events have been reported within the prescribed 
period. The registration can be done on the next working day after the holidays. 
24. Query: In the absence of any specific provisions for registration of illegitimate births in the statute itself whether local 
Registrar shall presume identical procedure as in the case of legitimate birth? Whether the foot note 1 in form No. 11 (birth 
register) of West Bengal Registration of Births and Deaths Rules, 1972 is as good as law? 
Section 7(2) of the Act requires a Registrar to take steps to inform himself carefully of every birth or death which takes 
place in his jurisdiction. There may be reasons for special precautions in case of registration of illegitimate births and 
suspected deaths. Please provide guidelines. 
Clarification: The procedures for registration of legitimate and illegitimate births are the same. In case of entry of an 
illegitimate birth the world ‘illegitimate’ has also to be entered in remark column of the register. However, no person’s 
name may be entered as that of father unless there is a joint request of the couple. The footnotes in Form No.11 of state 
rules to this effect are guidelines to the Registrar for registration in such cases. Since Form 11 is part of the rules framed
under the Act the footnotes are as good as law. 
 In order to inform himself of the events of births/deaths occurring in areas of his jurisdiction the Registrar may 
require any person to furnish information within his knowledge in connection with a birth or death in the locality within 
which such person resides and that person shall be bound to comply with such requirement as provided under section 21 of 
the Act. As regards problem of ensuring protection for the Registrars for registering illegitimate births and suspected 
deaths, it may be mentioned that under section 26 of the Act, a Registrar is a public servant within the meaning of section 
21 of the I.P.C. of 1860 and no legal proceedings shall be instituted against him while exercising or performing any of his 
duties under this Act, as provided under section 28(1) of the RBD Act, 1969. 
25.Query: According to rule 6(2) of the Kerala Registration of Births and Deaths Rules, 1970 in the case of deaths (not 
falling under clauses (a) to 9e) of Sub-section (1) of section (8). In which an inquest is held, the officer who conducts the 
inquest shall give the information to the concerned Registrar. A doubt is now raised in respect of a suicide committed in a 
house. Though the officer who has conducted the inquest has been asked to report the event, he has replied that in view of 
the rule 6(2) and because the event has happened in a house it is to be reported by the person mentioned in section 8(1)(a) 
and not by him. Please provide necessary clarification. 
Clarification: In this case, it is the duty of the head of the household to report the death. Rule 6(2) of the Kerala 
Registration of Births and Deaths Rules 1970 is not applicable here. However, the officer who has conducted the inquest 
can be asked to notify the death, under section 10(1) (iii) of the Act, to the Registrar, in such manner as prescribed in rule 7 
of the state rules. 
26.Query: Whether the head of the household may be allowed to intimate to the local Registrar by post of the occurrence 
of vital events in the prescribed form. 
Clarifications: There is no objection to the head of the household submitting particulars of occurrence of vital events to 
the Registrar by post so long as the particulars are as per the prescribed reporting forms 2,3 and 4 depending upon whether 
it is a live birth, still birth or death respectively. In this regard, it has been suggested that in such cases, a note may be made 
in the remarks column of the registers to the effect that the registration is made on the basis of postal reportings and 
reporting forms 2,3&4 as the case may be preserved as an integral part of the register. 
27. Query: Whether fishermen reported to have been missed in the sea can be considered as dead and if so, how 
registration in such cases can be made? 
Clarifications: The question whether fishermen have drowned in the sea or not is a question of fact. If there is sufficient 
evidence to prove that the person missing in the sea had actually drowned, a conclusion on the basis of that evidence may 
be drawn that they are dead. As regards the presumption of death, such presumption would arise after the expiration of 7 
years from the date of missing. 28. Query: Who is responsible for reporting of the event of birth/ death in following circumstances: 
I. If a case of twin delivery is admitted in the Hospital where in the first baby was born outside the Hospital and the 
second baby, after lapse of some times, is delivered at the Hospital. 
II. If the first baby born outside the Hospital is not brought to the Hospital along with the mother and subsequently 
expires. 
III. If the delivery took place outside the Hospital and subsequently the mother admitted in the Hospital along with the 
new born baby for any puerperal complication. 
IV. If the patient is brought dead to the Hospital. 
Clarifications: In all the four circumstances of births/deaths took place outside the Hospital. Hence it is not the 
responsibility of the Hospital authorities to report the occurrence of the event to the registration authorities. However, in 
the case cited at (i) while making the report of the second baby it is to be mentioned in the remarks column that it is a twin 
and the fact to the effect that the first baby was born outside the Hospital is also to be mentioned. 
29. Query: What procedure is to be followed for registering event of birth in respect of an abandoned child and whether 
the name of parents of such child could be entered in the relevant column? 
Clarifications: Registration of birth of an abandoned child should be made in accordance with the procedure laid down in 
section 8(1)(e) of the Act. Entries in the register of births relating to parents of such child should be either “un-known or 
whatever the actual position. The names of adoptive parents should not be entered in place of natural parents (i.e. father 
and mother) 
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30. Query: Whether death certificate could be issued in respect of a person who has been missing and has not been heard 
of for seven years. 
Clarifications: The death under section 2(b) of the Registration of Births & Deaths Act, 1969, means the permanent 
disappearance of all evidence of life after live birth has taken place. It will be question, a fact in each case, for the purposes 
of this Act, whether “death” has taken place as defined in the Act. In view of the entries to be filled in the death register, it 
is difficult to advise that these columns in death register can be filled on the basis of “burden of proof” only. 
31. Query: What procedure for registration is to be followed in case of medico-legal cases of death occurred in hospital. 
Clarifications: In case of medico-legal cases, the hospital authorities/ physicians should inform the Registrar concerned, 
details thereof for follow up action in obtaining required certificate from the police authorities. The object is that on receipt 
of the information the local Registrar could register the event of death without completing the column of cause of death, 
making a remark in the remarks column that the “inquest report is awaited”. The cause of death could be filled in later on 
receiving the inquest report. 
32. Query: As per section 12 a Registrar shall, as soon as the registration of a birth or death has been completed, give free 
of charge, to the person who gives information under section 8 or 9 an extract of the prescribed particulars under his hand 
from the register relating to births or deaths. In the case of birth and death which occurred in medical institutions, the 
Medical Officers in-charge, are the informants. Now certain Registrars have raised a doubt whether it is necessary to issue 
extracts to such Medical Officers. 
Clarification: The section 12 of the RBD Act, 1969 reads as “The Registrar shall, as soon as the registration of births and 
deaths has been completed, give free of charge, to the person who gives information under section 8 or section 9 an extract 
of the prescribed particulars under his hand from the register relating to such birth or death”. As the Medical Officer Incharge is the informant under 8(1) (b) in case of institutional events, extracts should be issued to him who will transmit 
them to the parents or relatives of the new born or the decreased as the case may be. 
33.Query: Whether printing of family planning and health Education slogans on the backside of the birth certificate is 
permissible under the Act? 
Clarification: It is not desirable to use the birth certificate as publicity measure because of it being a legal document. 
34. Query: Section 12 empowers the Registrar to issue an extract of the prescribed particulars under his hand from the 
registers relating to such birth or death. The Life Insurance Corporation etc. are insisting upon original copies of death 
certificates and they are not accepting the true copies of the certificates. Now a days the general public is demanding more 
than one copy of certificates. What is to be done in such cases? Clarification: Section 12 of the Act provides for issue of extract only. However any number of copies of the extract can 
be given on payment of prescribed fee under section 17 of the Act if required. The extract issued under section 17 of the 
Act has evidentiary value and serves the same purpose as extract under section 12 of the Act. 
35.Query: Whether a column regarding cause of death can be inserted in the death certificate issued by the Registrar in 
Form No. 10? 
Clarification: As per RBD Act, 1969 the cause of death cannot be disclosed by the Registrar to any person seeking extract 
under section 17 of the Act and hence form No. 10, does not include it. 
36. Query Section 12 provides that Registrar shall give free of charge, to the person who gives information under section 8 
or section 9 an extract of the prescribed particulars from the register relating to such birth or death. Whether extract can be 
given free of charge to the person in case of delayed registration under section 13? 
Clarification: Section 12 of RBD Act. 1969 contemplates giving of extracts free of charge to the person giving 
information under section 8 or section 9 thereof. The provisions of this section are, therefore, not applicable in relation to
the section 13. The extracts free of charge therefore, cannot be given to the persons giving information to the Registrar 
under Section 13 of the Act. 
37. Query: Section 12 of the RBD Act, 1969 provides that as soon as the registration of birth or death is completed, the 
Registrar should give an 
extract of the prescribed particulars under his hand from the register relating to such birth or death. Also section 17(2) 
provides that an extract can be obtained from the birth or death register subsequently on payment of fees and that such 
certificate shall be admissible in evidence for the purpose of proving the birth or death to which the entry relates. Whether 
such an extract can be produced in proof of the fact of birth or death and in proof of the civil status of the individual citizen 
arising from paternal, filial and marital relationship? 
Clarification: Entries in birth and death registers are public documents and are admissible as evidence under section 35 of 
the Indian Evidence Act, 1872. However, these entries are only conclusive evidence of the fact of birth or death, as the 
case may be. Other particulars as to which the registering officer concerned can have no personal knowledge or No means 
of checking cannot be treated as conclusive evidence. Where, for example, for a record in the birth register, the name of 
the father appears to have been furnished by the mother, that by itself cannot be conclusive evidence of paternity, being a 
unilateral statement by an interested party. 
38. Query: Whether an extract given under section 12 will have the same evidentiary value as an extract given under 
section 17 under the Indian Evidence Act, 1872? 
Clarification: A certified extract under section 17 of the RBD Act, 1969 is intended for use for the purposes of legal 
dispute or judicial proceeding. In any such case, a document certified in the manner provided in section 76 is admissible in 
evidence under section 77 of the Indian Evidence Act, 1872, as “proof of the contents of the public documents or parts of 
the public documents of which they purport to be copies’. Under section 76 of the Evidence Act any such copy of public 
document will bear a certificate written at the foot of such document or part there-of, as the case may be, and every such 
certificate shall be dated and subscribed by such officer with his name and his official title shall be sealed whenever such 
officer is authorized by law to make use of a seal. 
 As against the above, an extract of the prescribed par6ticulars from the register of births and deaths given under 
section 12 of the RBD Act, 1969 is intended mainly for purposes of record and may be useful for extra-judicial purposes 
like admission in an educational institution. It may be mentioned in this connection that fees are chargeable in respect of 
certified copies under section 17. However, if the administrative Ministry desires to allow an extract under section 12 to 
serve the same purpose as a copy given under section 17, the same can be achieved by providing in the rules that at the foot 
of copy of extract given under section 12, a certificate shall be given to the effect that it is a true copy of such document 
and every such certificate shall be dated and subscribed by such officer with his name, title and seal of office. If this is 
done, the extract under section 12 will also qualify as a certified copy within the meaning of section 77 of the Evidence 
Act, but no fee can be levied for grant of copies under section 12. 
39. Query: Whether the age of the deceased is to be shown in death certificate. 
Clarification: It is not desirable to record the age of the deceased in the death certificate (Form no.10). The column for age 
in the death register has been provided mainly for statistical purpose. If any person wants to establish the age of the 
deceased for any purpose he has to produce the deceased’s birth certificate or any other secondary evidentiary proof 
relating to the age of the deceased. 40. Query: Whether birth/death certificate could be issued in the language other than the language in which entries are 
made in birth/death register. 
Clarification: Extracts from birth/death register are to be issued only in the language in which entries have been made in 
the register. 
41. Query: Whether a Still Birth Certificate could be issued under the provisions of Act and the State Rules? 
Clarification: According to Section 2(1)(a) of the Act, Word/term “birth” mens live birth or Still birth. As such, extract 
from Still Birth Register (Form No.12) could be issued in Form 9 with an appropriate changes in the wording in that form 
such as information has been taken from the original records of Still Birth ……. date of still birth and place of still birth 
insisted of word “birth” given in that form. 
42. Query: Whether extracts of birth/death under Section 12 could be given free of charge also in respect of the events 
registered under Section 13 of the Act. 
Clarification: Section 12 of the Act contemplates giving of extracts free of charge to the person giving information under 
Section 8 or Section 9 thereof. The provision of this Section is, therefore, not applicable in relation to the event registered
under Section 13. 
43. Query: Whether birth or death extracts could be issued in the language, other than the language in which the relevant 
register is maintained. 
Clarification: Extracts from the register of birth and death should be issued in the language in which the entries are made 
in the register. However, there is no objection, if the Registrar also issues separately a copy of such extracts in other 
language. But such copy should be marked at top ‘Translated Version” 
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44. Query: As per section 13(1) of the RBD Act, 1969, registration of events after the expiry of specified period is 
possible on payment of prescribed late fee. It has been reported from certain parts of the country that due to public 
disturbances and imposition of curfew etc. Or in similar other situation births and deaths could not be registered within the 
specified time limit. In some cases the events could not be registered for more than two months. Whether payment of 
late fee under section 13(1) of the Act and corresponding state rules can be waived by the state Govt. in such situation? 
Whether the power of waiving can be exercised by the authority of the state Govt. itself? 
Clarification: It may be seen that the substantive provision in section 13 speaks of “payment of such late fees as may be 
prescribed”. There is no provision either in this section or anywhere in the Act, which provides for any exemption from 
payment of late fee. The section 30 authorises the state Govts. to make rules with approval of the Central Govt. and clause 
(1) of sub section (2) of this section provides for making rules for the fees payable for registration made under section 13. 
Thus it is seen that legislative intent as incorporated in section 13(1) of the Act is that late fees shall be payable in case of 
delayed information but the quantum of fee only can be prescribed by rules made by the state Govts. in exercise of powers 
under section 30 of the Act. The Act does not provide for waiving of late fee under any circumstances, in case the 
information is delayed beyond the period specified for the purpose. Next point is whether a provision for exemption can be 
made in the rules. The law is settled on the point that subordinate legislation shall remain within the scope of the Act vide 
Chaman Lal Vs. State of U.P (AIR 1955 S.C. 435). The subordinate legislation cannot be beyond the statute vide State of 
Assam Vs. Kidwai reported in (1957) S.C.R. 295 (317). In the instance case neither Act provides for any exemption nor it 
authorises making of rules which may provide for exemption. Where statute provides for payment of fee in particular 
matter the provision for exemption from payment of such fee becomes an essential legislative function. It cannot be 
delegated unless the statute lays down the policy and specifies the class or classes of cases in which, and circumstances 
under which exemption may be granted. Since there is no such provision in the statute in the instant case, provision for 
exemption cannot be made in the rules. The authority to make rules to carry out the purposes of the Act as mentioned in 
section 30(1) does not extend to the making of rules for the purposes not envisaged under the Act, nor authorized by the 
Act. In the present circumstances as the law stands at present there is no scope for exercising any power of exemption 
either by any state Govt. or by the Central Govt. 45. Query: Some state Governments are proposing to organize “Registration weeks”. They are of the view that by 
organizing such a campaign there will be some impact and more and more people will come to know about the registration. 
The state Governments intend to exempt/wave payment of late fee during the registration week as a gesture in the spirit of 
the campaign. However, the Act does not provide for waiving of late fee under any circumstances, if the report is delayed 
beyond the specified period. In the circumstances, it may be suggested as to how the state Govts., can organize a 
“Registration week”. 
Clarification: There is absolutely no doubt that there is no power to exempt the payment of late fee for delayed 
registration, RBD Act, 1969 refers to the payment of such late fee as may be prescribed by the state Govt. under the rules. 
“Such fee’ does not mean no fee at all. However, it would be permissible to fix a nominal amount of fee say 5 paise or 10 
paise, for delayed registration of these events during the observation of ‘Registration week’ by providing for the same in 
the rules made under provisions of that section by the state Govt. 
 However, certain difficulties are likely to arise under sub-section (3) of the section 13. Any birth or death, which 
has not been registered within one year of its occurrence, can be registered only on an order made by Magistrate of First 
Class or a Presidency Magistrate. In view of this provision every case of such delayed registration will have to be 
determined by a Magistrate and proceedings before such Magistrate will take its own time. Thus aspect therefore, requires 
careful consideration. 
 Besides the aforesaid, every case of delayed registration may also attract the penal provisions of section 23(1) and 
(4) of the Act. Section 24, however, empowers any officer authorized by the Chief Registrar to compound such offences, 
by accepting a composition fee not exceeding Rs.50/-. In view thereof, in every case of delayed registration during the 
‘week’ some compounding fee will have to be taken from the concerned persons, which may be a nominal fee. 
 Care will also have to be taken during the said ‘week’ to see that the benefit of delayed registration is not misused 
by way of recording incorrect dates of births with a view to getting favorable benefits in Govt. service. 
46. Query: A person furnished the information to the Registrar in writing on 29th day from the date of occurrence by 
payment of late fees under section 13(1). The Registrar registers the event after 6 days from the date of receipt. It may be 
clarified whether the Registrar is supposed to pay any penalty for the registration of the event mentioned and obtain the 
written permission for the District Registrar. 
Clarification: Section 13(2) is attracted only if information is given to the Registrar after thirty days. 
47. Query: An instance has come to the notice of the Chief Registrar, Kerala wherein a person informed an event to the 
Registrar 10 months after the occurrence of the event. As per section 13(2) of the RBD Act, 1969 and corresponding state 
rules 10(2), sanction of District Registrar is required for registering the event. The informant was instructed to produce the
written permission of the District Registrar. By the time the informant produced the written sanction under rule 10(2), one 
year had elapsed and consequently sanction from the First Class magistrate became necessary for registration of the event 
as provided under section 13(3) of the Act and corresponding state rules 10(3). This has caused inconvenience to the party. 
In order to avoid such inconvenience the following procedure is suggested for consideration. 
 The Registrar may enter the details of the event in the register without signature of the informant and without his 
own signature on receipt of a provisional written permission for the District Registrar pending observance of the needful 
procedural formalities. Such a provisional permission will be sufficient to facilitate making of various entries in the register 
except signatures. Rule 10(3) will not be applicable once the process of registration has been initiated in the abovementioned manner. The registration will however be completed with signatures on the register as and when the final 
sanction for the District Registrar is received. In case a sanction is denied, entry will be deleted. 
 It may be clarified if the above procedure can be adopted. It may also be advised whether an amendment of rule 
10(2) of Kerala Registration of Births and Deaths, Rules, 1970 will be required or whether the procedure can be adopted by 
executive order of the state Govt. 
Clarification: It may be found that sub-rules (1), (2) and (3) of rule 10 of the Kerala Registration of Births and Deaths 
Rules, 1970 are mutatis mutandis same as sub-sections (1), (2) and (3) of section 13 of the RBD Act, 1969 except 
providing the quantum of late fee. Rule 10(3) as well as section 13(3) provides that any birth or death which has not been 
registered within one year of its occurrence shall be registered only on an order by a Magistrate of specified class and 
payment of specified fee. It is, significant that while sub-section(1), (2) of section 13 speak of information as to birth or 
death being given, sub-section (3) speaks of registration within the specified period. The word “registration” has not been 
defined in the Act. Section 11 provides for the manner in which it is to be done. Once the said action is complete, it can be said that birth or death has been registered. Mere filling the relevant columns without signatures of the informant and of 
the Registrar will not amount to registration under section 11 and therefore it cannot be said that birth or death has been 
registered for the purpose of sub-section (3) of the section 13. The provision contained in section 13(2) makes distinction 
between the giving of information and the registration and requires written permission of prescribed authority before the 
occurrence is registered. As stated above if the registration process has not been completed within one year, the order of 
the Magistrate will be required under sub-section (3). Neither the Act nor the rules provide for any provisional written 
permission from the District Registrar. Section 13(2) of the Act as well as rule 10(2) of the rules envisages one type of 
written permission from the prescribed authority and for this purpose the District Registrar appears to be the prescribed 
authority. If the registration process has not been completed, rule 10(3), will be attracted. Amendment of rule 10(2) will 
not be of any help in view of the provisions contained in sub-section (2) and sub-section (3) of section 13 of the Act. 
Remedy lies either in quick disposal of the case by the prescribed authority under section 13(2) or suitable amendment of 
the Act. 
48. Query: After coming into operation of the Criminal Procedure Code, 1973 with effect from 1-4-1974, the Govt. of 
West Bengal has requested that the authority to exercise power under rule 10(3) of West Bengal Registration of Births and 
Deaths Rules, 1972 be given to Executive Magistrate. As only a First Class Magistrate or a Presidency Magistrate is 
specified in section 13(3) of the Act, the authority can now be exercised only by a Judicial Magistrate of the 1
st
 class or a 
Metropolitan Magistrate and not by Executive Magistrate. It is also for advice whether it would require amendment of the 
RBD Act, 1969, itself or only an amendment in rule 10(3) of the West Bengal Registration of Births and Deaths Rules, 
1972 would serve the purpose of specifying the appropriate Magistrate allowed by the Cr. P.C. 1973. 
Clarification: Sub-section (3) of section 13 of the RBD Act, 1969 provides that in case of delay of registration of birth or 
death beyond one year of its occurrence the same shall be registered only on an order made by a Magistrate of the first 
Class or a Presidency Magistrate after verifying the correctness of birth or death and on payment of prescribed fee. 
 This function of verifying the correctness may involve the appreciation or sifting of evidence or the formulation of 
a decision but that decision will not expose any person to any punishment or penalty or will not have the effect of sending 
any person for a trail so as to bring this function within the meaning of clause (a) of sub-section (4) of section 3 of the Cr.
P.C., 1973. At the most it may be said to be quasi-judicial function. Under the RBD Act, 1969, the function under section 
13(3) of the said Act is treated as administrative or executive in nature. Clause (b) of sub-section (4) of section 3 of Cr. 
P.C. 1973 provides that the functions which are administrative or executive in nature exercisable by a Magistrate under any 
Law other than the code, shall be exerciseable by an Executive Magistrate. In view thereof the functions under sub-section 
(3) of section 13 of the RBD Act, 1969 can be exercised by an Executive Magistrate. 
49. Query: Whether events occurring prior to the date of enforcement of the RBD Act, 1969 can be registered? 
Clarification: The events of births and deaths, which occurred prior to the coming into force of the RBD Act, 1969 can be 
registered under the provisions of this Act. The provisions of section 13 which relates to delayed registration can also be 
applied in registration of such events. 
50. Query: Whether District Statistical Officer (District Registrar) can work in place of 1
st
 class Magistrate under the 
provisions of sections 13(2), 13(3) of the RBD Act, 1969 and rules 10(2) and 10(3) of Bihar Registration of Births and 
Deaths Rules, 1970? 
Clarification: Section 13(2) and (3) of the RBD Act, 1969 and rule 10(2) and (3) of the Bihar Registration of Births and 
Deaths Rules, 1970 provide for separate authorities to grant permission for the delayed registration of births and deaths. 
Order of the first Class Magistrate is required only in case of births/ deaths not registered within a period of one year and 
provisions of section 13(3) only are applicable in this case. The District Statistical Officer who is District Registrar cannot 
be given the powers of first Class magistrate as the Act does not provide for delegation of these powers to any other 
person. 
51. Query: As per section 13(3) of the RBD Act, 1969, any birth or death which has not been registered with one year of 
its occurrence shall be registered only on an order made by a Magistrate of the first class or a Presidency Magistrate after 
verifying the correctness of the birth or death and on payment of the prescribed fee. Recently an instance has been brought 
to the notice of this office by one of the registration offices wherein the order from the First Class Magistrate states that the 
birth to be registered is that of an adopted son of a couple. However, it was verified that the adoption was not legally 
established under the Adoption Law in force. Neither the legitimacy of the person concerned can be proved since the 
persons who adopted him are all dead, nor it is possible to know the name of his real parents. As for registration purpose, 
the order issued by the First Class magistrate is the basis, but doubts now arise whether the birth can be registered as 
“adopted son” unless the adoption is established under the Law. Please clarify? Clarification: The information required to be given under section 13 of the RBD Act, 1969 is that of birth or death as 
defined in the Act. This information may be given by the natural parents or sufficient evidence may be produced before the 
Magistrate within the prescribed period as provided under section 13. In view thereof what is required is the evidence of 
birth, which, in the absence of his parents, may be given by the inhabitants of one’s locality who were aware of his birth. It
is stated that in the order of the First Class Magistrate, the birth to be registered is that of an adopted son. In this case,
unfortunately, the adopting couple is also dead and it is not possible to know the name of the real parents. While there may 
be no legal objection to registering the birth of an adopted son, it is however, necessary that the natural parents of the 
adopted son and their names should be entered in the register. The question of entering the name of adopted son in this 
case does not arise since there had been no valid adoption. In view thereof only the evidence of his birth could be given by 
the natural parents or by persons who are aware of his birth. 
52. Query: Whether suitable rules to lay down specific procedure for ascertaining/verification of the fact of an event of 
birth/death under section 13(3) of the RBD Act, 1969 can be made in the state rules? 
Clarification: It is felt that it may not be proper to issue any guidelines that may have the effect of circumscribing of 
limiting the discretion of a Magistrate. The Magistrate is expected to pass an order according to the facts of each case on 
its own merits. 
53. Query: Events of births and deaths, could not be registered in a state due to strike by the Talati-cum-Mantri who is 
also working as Registrar of Births and Deaths, although the events were reported by the parties within the time limit 
prescribed under the state rules. The Chief Registrar of Births and Deaths of the state has proposed to grant certain 
relaxation for registration of such events in view of the strike by the registrar. Whether such relaxation is possible under 
the RBD Act, 1969? 
Clarification: Under section 13 of the RBD Act, 1969, it is only in cases where there is a failure on the part of the 
informant informing the Registrar as to the birth or the death of a person, the procedure contemplated therein is to be 
followed. 
It appears that the parties have reported the events within time and there is no default on their part. Due to strike 
in the department the authorities could not take steps to record the events reported by the parties. Under the above 
circumstances no late fee can be levied as section 13 applies only to cases where there is a failure on the part of the parties
to report the birth and death of a person. The authorities can register the events reported by parties without any relaxation 
of the provisions of the Act. 
54. Query: Whether the Registrar is liable to pay late fee in cases of any delay on his part in registering an event under 
section 13(1) and 13(2) of the Act. 
Clarification: Section 13(2) is attracted when the information required as per Section 8 or Section 9 of the Act is furnished 
after thirty days but within one year of the date of occurrence of the event. However, Section 13(3) is attracted when an 
event has not been registered within one year of occurrence. 
 Section 13 only speak of payment of late fee under relevant sub-section by the party concerned. There is no 
provision for payment of late fee by the Registrar for any delay on his part in registering an event. However, the Registrar 
can be penalized for any undue delay on his part in registering an event. Section 23(2) provides that any registrar or Sub- 
Registrar who neglects or refuse without reasonable cause, to register any birth or death occurring in his jurisdiction or to 
submit any return as required by sub- section(1) of section 19 of the Act. Shall be punishable with fine which may extend 
to Rs.50. 
55. Query: Section 23 of Registration of Births & Deaths Act. 1969 deals with the penalties. Sub-section 5 of this section 
states that an offence under this section shall be tried summarily by a Magistrate. The point has been raised whether a case 
in this connection is to be launched in the court of an Executive Magistrate or of a judicial Magistrate. 
Clarification: Section 3(4) of the code of Criminal procedure provides that where the function exercisable by Magistrate 
under any law, relate to matters which involve the appreciation. Or sifting of evidence or the formulation of any decision 
which exposes any person to any punishment of penalty or detention in custody pending investigation or enquiry or trial 
would have effect of sending him for trial before any court, they shall be exercisable by a judicial Magistrate. 
56. Query: Whether the event of birth could be registered at the place other than the place of occurrence under the 
provisions of delayed registration as laid down in section 13(3) of the Act. 
Clarification: The event of birth/death is to be registered under section 13(3) of the RBD Act. 1969 at the place, where the 
event took place. In such cases, the registration should be made only on order of the Magistrate having jurisdiction over the 
area concerned. 57. Query: Whether there is any time limit prescribed for delayed registration of births and deaths under section 13(3) of 
the Act. 
Clarification: Under the provisions of section 13(3) of the Act, as it exists at present, there is no time bar on delayed 
registration of such events. 
58. Query: Who is the competent authority for collecting fee payable under Section 13 and corresponding State Rule? 
Clarification: Fees and penalties imposed for late /delayed registration under Sections 13 and 23 of RBD Act, 1969 and 
corresponding State Rules, are to paid to the concerned Registrar of Births and Deaths, unless some other officer has been 
appointed or authorized for the purpose under the State Rules. 
59. Query: Whether provision of Section 13 will apply to cases where the events of Births & Deaths have been reported by 
informant within the times as prescribed in the State Rules but the same could not be registered by Registrar within one 
year of their reporting. 
Clarification: Section 13 applies only to cases where there is failure on the part of the informant to report such events in 
time. However, for any undue delay on the part of Registrar in registering the events, he may become liable for action 
under Section 23(2) of the Act. 
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60. Query: Whether the column relating to the name of the child registered before 1-7-1970 (i.e. before the date of 
implementation of the Registration of Births & Deaths Act. 1969) can be filled in or not. 
Clarification: By virtue of provision under section 31(2) of the Registration of Births and Deaths Act. 1969 the entries 
made in respect of births and deaths under the repealed law would, therefore, be deemed to have been made under the 
provision of this Act and continue in force until superseded by anything done or any action taken under this Act. 

61. Query: Whether penalty can be imposed under Section 23(4) if any person fails to report the name of the child to the 
Registrar within the time prescribed in the state rules. 
Clarification: In case where the birth of a child has been registered without name and the parent of guardian of that child 
gives information regarding name of the child the Registrar after the prescribed period of 12 months, the Registrar shall 
enter name in the register on payment of a late fee of rupees two (Rule 11 (1) of Mode Rules). If the information is delayed 
without any reasonable cause he shall also be punishable with a fine which may extend to ten rupees under Section 23(4) of 
the RBD Act. 1969 and the corresponding State Rules. 

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62. Query: Whether all corrections of other nature are to be made in the same manner as the correction of date of birth 
and the same procedure shall apply for the supply of certified copies? 
Clarification: Rule 12 of the Chandigarh Registration of Births and Deaths Rules, 1974 provides for uniform Rule, which 
applies to all types of correction including date of birth and supply of, certified copy. 
 Rule 12(4) of Chandigarh Registration of Births and Deaths Rules, 1974 requires convincing proof by the 
Registrar and provides for elaborate procedure for effecting corrections under section 15 of the Act. 
63. Query: A case has been referred by a person, where it is stated that his female child has changed sex after surgical 
operation. In support of his statement he has enclosed medical certificates issued by the doctors who attended the child at 
the operation. Now consequent upon the change in sex, the father of the child has requested to make necessary changes in 
the birth entry of the child. Clarify whether on the basis of the documents produced by the party, necessary changes, such 
as name of child, sex can he effected in the original birth entry. 
Clarification: It is agreed that correction by way of change in name and sex in original birth entry in the birth register 
may be effected on the basis of medical documents produced by the party. 64. Query: The birth of a child born to Mrs. ‘A’ has been registered with name of the petitioner cited as the father of the 
child. The petitioner in his petition has denied the father-hood of the child. What procedure, the Registrar should follow in
such cases? 
Clarification: The Registrar has authority under section 15 of the RBD Act, 1969 to make correction in the register of 
births and deaths. In the present case the concerned Registrar may enquire into the matter and make the necessary 
corrections according to procedures laid down in rule 12 under the Act. If the petitioner is the legal husband of the mother 
of the child, his protest cannot stand unless there is a separation or divorce decree. If on the other hand, an error or fraud in 
the entry is suspected on the basis of the enquiry, to the satisfaction of Registrar, he may make a report as authorized by 
rule 12(6), giving necessary details to the officer authorized under section 25 and on hearing from him, take necessary 
action as provided in the various sub-rules of rule 12. 
65. Query: Section 15 of the RBD Act, 1969 gives full powers to the Registrars of Births and Deaths to effect corrections 
in the birth and death registers. It has been pointed out that this power leads to many serious problems because some of the 
Registrars are forced to correct even date of birth which has been registered thirty or forty years ago. In certain cases, the 
dates of birth shown in the educational record etc. are quite different from the dates shown in the birth records. The 
registrars are bound to correct the date of birth on receipts of requests from concerned parties. Consequently if the persons 
are employed, they may get extension in their service. The chances of malpractices cannot therefore be ruled out. Hence 
some restriction of this power of Registrars is felt a real necessity. Please advice. 
Clarification : Section 15 of the RBD Act, 1969 authorizes the Registrar to correct the errors or cancel the entry of any 
birth or death if the same is erroneous in the form or substance or has been fraudulently or improperly made. But, as will be 
seen, the provision contains many inbuilt safeguards. The section begins with the word “if it is proved to the satisfaction of 
the registrar”. It shows that not only error or fraud in the entry had to be proved, but also it should be proved to be 
satisfaction of the registrar. In this respect the registrar will exercise quasi-judicial functions and will have to scan the 
evidence in order to be satisfied. It will have to be established that the entry is erroneous in form or in substance or has 
been fraudulently or improperly made. Thus there is no question of the registrars being forced to correct the dates as 
suggested in the query. 
The second safeguard is that the registrar will have to act subject to the rules made by state govt. with respect to the 
conditions on which and the circumstances in which such entries may be corrected. The rules made by the state 
government for this purpose may require strict proof to substantiate any claim and may also require that the procedure 
should be strictly followed. 
 The third safeguard is that the registrar shall not alter the original entry but shall make the correction in the margin 
and shall sign the same giving the date of correction. Consequently the original date as well as corrected date will remain 
side by side on the register and any certified copy of the said entry will contain both the dates. 
 The Act nowhere says that the entry in register is the conclusive proof of the birth and death. Therefore such entry 
will be merely an evidence. When after correction, two dates, one original and the other corrected are there, the authority 
who has to take any action depending upon the date of birth of any person will not bound to accept the corrected date or to 
change the date mentioned in their own office records. 
 In views of position stated above chance of malpractices being committed appears to be very much limited, if not 
eliminated. 
 Powers of the Registrar conferred by this provision can be restricted by making very strict rules requiring 
convincing proof and providing for elaborate procedure in case of an application for change of date of birth as stated in 
para 2 above. 
66. Query : It may be clarified whether correction in respect of events occurred and registered prior to the enforcement of 
the RBD Act, 1969 in the state/union territory can still be effected under the provision of the Births, Deaths and Marriages 
registration act of 1886 if applicable there. It may be pointed out that in section 28(1) of the births, deaths and marriages 
registration act, 1886 there was a similar provision for correction of entry in the register. 
Clarification : It would be competent for the registrar to correct or cancel the entries in respect of births and deaths 
registered under the repealed law under section 15 of the RBD Act, 1969. 
 Where a birth or death has been registered under the provision of the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration 
Act, 1886 and the aforesaid Act is still in force in a state, the entries can be corrected under section 28 of the aforesaid Act. 
 In case the Act of 1886 has also been repealed the entries made under the provision of the Act can be corrected 
under the section 15 of the 1969 Act. 67. Query: whether entries in respect of births and deaths registered under different Act (other than the registration of the 
Births, Deaths and Marriages Act of 1886) in various state prior to the enforcement of the RBD Act, 1969 can still be 
correction or cancelled whenever such a correction or cancelled is sought by the public under the provision of old 
Acts/rules (other than the registration of the Births, Deaths and marriages Act of 1886) or even under the provision of the 
present 1969 Act? In this connection it may be mentioned that prior to the enforcement of 1969 Act, the state had their own 
Acts for registration of births and deaths (beside the 1886 Act), such as Travancore-Cochin Registration of Births and 
Deaths Act, 1953 (Act VIII of 1953), the Kerala Municipal Act 1960 (section 324), Madras Registration of Births and 
Deaths Act, 1899 (Act III of 1899) etc. Which stand repealed as per section 31(1) of the RBD Act, 1969. 
Clarification: Section 31(1) of the RBD Act, 1969 repeals the Provisions of Law in force in the various states which relate 
to the matters covered by this Act. Sub-section (2) there of provides that not with standing such repeal anything done or 
any action taken under the repealed law shall be deemed to have been done or taken under the provision of the Act of 1969 
and shall continue in force accordingly until superseded by anything done or any action taken under this Act. 
 Section 15 of the Act empowers the registrar to correct or cancel any entry in the registrar to correct or cancel any 
entry in the register of birth and deaths kept by him under this Act. 
 By virtue of provision of section 31(2), the entries made in respect of births and deaths under the repealed law 
would, therefore, be deemed to have been made under the provisions of this act and continue in force until superseded by 
any thing done or any action taken under the Act. Similarly the register of births and deaths in respect of old entries will be
deemed to have been kept by the register under this act. 
 In view of the aforesaid, it would be competent for the registrar to correct or cancel the entries in respect of births 
and deaths registered under the repealed law in the various states under section 15 of the 1969 Act. 
68. Query : Section 15 of the RBD Act, 1969 provides for correction or cancellation of entry in the register of births and 
deaths. The Registrar has been empowered to correct or cancel any entry in any register kept by him, if it is proved to his 
satisfaction, that the entry is erroneous in form or substances, or has been fraudulently or improperly made. Pursuant to a 
rule made by the state government under section 30(2) (K) of the Act, the registers are transferred to the District Registrar 
or any other any officer specified by the state government. Whether the registrar is competent to carry out the correction or 
cancellation after a period of 12 months when the registers are not kept by him or whether the officer who has possession 
of the register can correct or cancel entries made in the register? 
Clarification: Under section 16(1) of the RBD Act, 1969 every Registrar is required to keep the register of births and 
deaths for his registration area. Under section 15, Registrar has been empowered to correct or cancel an entry of a birth or 
death in any register kept by him. 
It appears that pursuant to a rule made by a state government under section 30(2) (K) the said register is 
transferred to the district Registrar or an officer specified by the state government after a period of 12 months. The view of 
the state government is that after the registers are so transferred these cannot be said to have been kept by the registrar with 
the result that there is difficulty in making corrections or cancellation in the said registers by him under section 15 of the 
Act. Section 15 clearly provides that the registers shall be kept by the registrar. The rule made by the state govt. pursuant to 
section 30(2) (k) will therefore, have to be interpreted in a harmonious manner. The proper view would therefore be that 
irrespective of the place of keeping the registers, the register shall be deemed to have been kept by the registrar and the 
transfer of these registers to the office of District Registrar or any other officer specified by the state Government would be
for the administrative convenience of keeping the records at a convenient and centralized place. 
Even though the registers are transferred and stored in the office of the district registrar, the registrar would be the 
proper custodian of these registers. It would, therefore, be competent for him to make the corrections, etc. under section 15 
of the act and for the purpose he can either call for the records or can himself go at that place and attest the entries. 
69. Query : Whether the correction or cancellation of entries in birth/death registers under section 15 of the act also covers 
change of name? 
 Whether registrar is competent to effect correction involving change of name in respect of birth/death occurred 
and registered prior to enforcement of the 1969 Act? 
Clarification : The question of change of name may be viewed from angles. The first is that there may be some clerical 
error in writing the name in the register. For example Ram might have been written by oversight as Ram Lal or the word 
‘Chandra’ Might have been written as ‘chander’. The correction of the name under such circumstances may be covered 
under section 15 of the Act. Similarly, the name might have been fraudulently or improperly entered in the register. This 
would also fall under section 15. The second aspect would cover such cases where a person changes his name and 
thereafter makes a request for the changes of the name in register also. Such a contingency is obviously not covered under 
section 15 of the Act. 
The name is one of the various entries prescribed in the register. So the change of the name would be fact, a 
correction of the entry relating to the name. Every case in regard to the request for the change of the name should, 
therefore, be considered in the light of the aforesaid observations. 70. Query: Many of the entries related to births and deaths made under the old rules contain clerical or formal errors and 
people are finding difficulties to obtain certificates with correct details. It is necessary to give powers under section 15 of
the 1969 Act to some persons who understand the old records and who can attend of these matters. Naturally in the 
condition obtaining in Goa, Daman & Diu; the Civil Registrars are the best who can do this job. The law Department of 
administration which has been consulted in the matter has however opined that the function of the registrar under section 
15 cannot be delegated to any other authority in the absence of any provisions in the act to do so. They advised that 
function under section 15 should be exercisable only by the Registrars. As there is practical difficulty for the Registrars to 
do the correction in the old records and as the matter was very urgent, this Government decided to obtain Government of 
India’s approval under section 32 of the Act and in anticipation of the same, had authorized the Civil Registrar of each 
taluka to make correction of erroneous entries in the old registers. Whether such an order is valid under the Act? 
Clarification: It is found that the Administrator of Goa, Daman and Diu had by order, made under section 15 of the Act 
empowered the Civil Registrar of each taluka of Goa, Daman and Diu to make corrections or cancellation of an erroneous 
entry in the old register to the extent that such corrections or cancellation could be made permissible Under the said section 
and the rules made thereunder. The question is whether such an order would be valid under the Act and whether such a 
delegation for a limited purpose could be made to any authority other than the Registrar appointed under the Act. 
The provisions of section 15 as may be seen are subject to such rules as may be made by the State Government with 
respect to the condition on which and the circumstances in which entries may be corrected or cancelled etc. The 
appointment of any other authority to carry out the functions under section 15, by the state Government, in the case of the 
union territory by the Administrator, would not amount to delegation of the powers by the Registrar and the person so 
appointed may legally perform such functions. 
In view thereof, there seems no legal objection in passing of the said order and action taken by the Civil Registrar 
would be legally in order. There is, however, no express provision under the Act to overcome this difficulty. In view 
thereof, provisions of section 32 of the Act may also be invoked to overcome the difficulties. 
71. Query: A female birth was registered with date of birth as 26-11-44. Subsequently, an application is received stating 
that the female birth so registered was actually a male birth. The person whose birth was so registered has requested that 
the name and sex as recorded in the birth register may be corrected. In support of his claim the person has submitted an 
affidavit attested by two municipal commissioners and his matriculation certificate that shows the same date of birth as 
registered in the case of female birth referred to above. 
Clarification: It is not a case of correction of name and sex but cancellation of the old entry relating to the birth in 
entirely and action as per rules relating to the same is suggested. The Local Registrar may be instructed to inform the party 
accordingly. 
72. Query: Whether the date of birth can be corrected on the strength of a declaratory decree obtained by another party 
from a competent court. 
Clarification: The application for correction of age has to be made by the person concerned and not by another person. 
73. Query: Whether expansion of name by adding father`s and mother`s name by way of correction in the registration 
records is covered under section 15 of the RBD Act. 1969. 
Clarification: The provision of section 15 of the Act are not attracted in such cases as these involve a change of name. 
74. Query: Whether addition of name in old birth register could be made in respect of events occurred and registered prior 
to the coming into force of the RBD Act. 1969. 
Clarification: By virtue of provisions of 31(2) of the Registration of births and Deaths Act. 1969, the entries made in 
respect of births and deaths under the replaced law would, therefore, be deemed to have been made under the provision of 
this Act and continue in force until superseded by anything done or any action taken under this Act. It, therefore, follows 
that the events registered before the enforcement of this Act of 1969 will continue to be regulated under the provision of 
the aforesaid Act. 
75. Query: Whether expansion of initial before name is possible under section 15 of the RBD Act. 1969. 
Clarification: If the Registrar feels that the earlier writing of short name (initial) was erroneous in from or substance, he 
may correct the same. 76. Query: whether correction in the name of father and grand-father could be made in the birth entries on the basis of 
court`s judgement. 

Clarification: Section 15 of the Registration Births & Deaths Act. 1969 provides for correction or cancellation of entry in 
the register. For this purpose, it has to be proved to the satisfaction of the Registrar that any relevant entry is erroneous in 
from or in substance (etc). Even then, the original entry is not to be deleted or altered and a marginal entry is to be made. 
Rule 12 then deals with specific procedure to be followed. It does not seem to be a case of any formal error but the entries 
seem to be erroneous in substance…… if erroneous at all. For this purpose sub-rule (4) specifically provides for 
declaration by two credible persons having knowledge of the facts of the case. Further, the Registrar may before arriving at 
the satisfaction like to give opportunity to show cause to the mother or the person who had given the report earlier. 
77. Query: Whether the changes made in the name of father/mother through Gazette notification or otherwise subsequent 
to the date of registration of birth of the child could be incorporated in the birth register. 
Clarification: As such changes in the name are not covered under section 15 of the Act. These need not be incorporated in 
the birth register. 
78. Query: Whether fee could be charged for correction/cancellation of entries in the birth/death register. 
Clarification: Section 30(2)(e) of the Registration of Births and Deaths Act. 1969 does not envisage making of provision 
in the state rules for charging of fee for correction/ cancellation of entries in birth/ death register under the provisions of
section 15 of the Act. As such, no fee could be charged in this regard. 
79. Query: whether correction in the entry relating to name and sex in birth register could be made on the basis of a 
certificate from the Surgeon performing such corrective Operation. 
Clarification: The entries relating to name and sex of such child may be allowed if the Surgeon performing corrective 
operation certifies the sex of the child. 

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80 Query: The medium of working in cantonment office is English and therefore, it is not possible to maintain the 
registers and other forms under the Act in regional language. The population in the cantonment area consists of persons 
from different parts of the country who insist for birth and death certificates in English language only. Please clarify 
whether it is possible to adopt the prescribed registers and forms in English language by some of the registration units like 
cantonment etc. 
Clarification: Since the medium of working in the office of Cantonment Board is English, they may be allowed to 
maintain registers etc. in English language. 
81. Query: Whether Ball- pen or Dot-pen can be used for making entries in the register of births and deaths. 
Clarification: While making entries in the registers of births and deaths, use of ball/dot pen is not desirable as its use puts 
more strain on the paper. This was perhaps a reason that use of ink has been specifically recommended by the First 
Conference of the Chief Registrars for making entries in the registers. However, there is no objection if ball/dot pen is used 
while preparing the monthly returns etc.. which are not to be preserved permanently. 
82. Query: Whether the full name of deceased, name of father/husband and permanent address should be provided by 
Medical-officer – In charge in form No.4 in case of medical termination of pregnancy or not. If not how the death 
certificate can be issued in case the party applies for death certificate? 
Clarification: It is necessary that all the required particulars of the deceased in From No. 13 are to be obtained from the 
hospital concerned before the entry is recorded in the death register. Without these particulars registration should not be 
effected. It is the requirement of the Act. The confidential nature of the case under reference relates to “Cause of Death” 
We may inform hospital authorities that cause of death revealed by them will be treated as confidential by the registration 
authorities and will not be disclosed while issuing a death certificate under section 17 of the Act. 83. Query: Some Chief Registrar have reported that due to constant use the registers of birth and death in certain 
registration units have become very old and are in dilapidated condition. If they are not copied in time the old registers 
cannot be used further. They have therefore sought permission of this office for taking of duplicate copy of such registers. 
Clarification: It is true that registers of births and deaths become unfit for use after certain period of time. On this account 
we have been suggesting to the States that these records should be handled very carefully. Getting copies of these registers 
is not the real solution as there is always a possibility of human error in copying of these records, apart from possibility of
some foul play. The best course would be Photostat copies or micro filming of such records. The birth/death certificate is 
to be issued from the original records of births/deaths. In view of this provision proposals of copying out the whole record 
of some specific year can be acceded to on the condition that such re-written record will be used for making search and 
preparation of birth and death certificate but while issuing the certificate entry is to be verified from the original old record 
which is to be preserved for this purpose after its renovation with tissue/transparent paper etc.. By this way re-written 
record can be constantly used while original records will be referred to at the time issuing of birth/death certificate. 
 84. Query: In the old system of births and deaths registration in Haryana state, there existed provision for inspection of 
births and deaths records by public in connection with obtaining extracts. But under the new rules this facility has not been 
provided. As such it is not understood whether the inspection of record by public is to be allowed or not. Please clarify.
Clarification: The section 17(1) of the RBD Act, 1969 provides that the public may cause a search to be made by the 
Registrar for any entry in a register of births and deaths. In view of the above section, permission regarding inspection of 
the records by public is not possible. However, on payment, of prescribed fee, the search will be made by the appropriate 
authority and certified extracts can be issued to the applicant. 
85. Query: Please clarify whether the fee for extracts to be issued for events registered under old by-laws of Municipal 
Councils is chargeable according to the old by-laws or as per rates prescribed under the new rules framed under section 30 
of the RBD Act, 1969. 
Clarification: After the enforcement of the RBD Act, 1969, all provisions of previous Acts/ by-laws as relate to matter 
covered in 1969 Act stand repealed as provided under section 31(1) of the Act. The question of issuing extracts in respect 
of old events under old by-laws does not arise now. Fees as prescribed under section 17 of 1969 Act and relevant state 
rules thereunder will be applicable in such cases also. 
86. Query Under the old system of registration of births and deaths, the extracts were given free of charge for 
Government work. Similar concession was also available to Soldier’s Board. But in new rules there is no such provision. 
Please advise, if the extracts can be supplied free of charge to Government offices for Government work and also to 
Soldiers’ Board. 
Clarification: Section 17(1) of the RBD Act, 1969 empowers the state Government to make rules relating to payment of 
fees for issue of extracts. Hence if the state Government desires to grant any concession regarding payment of fee for 
giving extracts to the category of Government offices and Soldiers’ Board, proposal may be submitted for approval of the 
Central Government as provided in section 30(1) of the Act for amendment of the State rule. 
87 Query: Under the rules, fees have been prescribed separately for two purposes viz. for search and for extracts. Section 
17 of the Act empowers any person to cause a search for any entry in the births and deaths register. This becomes 
necessary when the concerned person has no details of the said entry i.e. the date months and year of birth/death with him. 
If these details are available with him, it not necessary for him to cause a search thereof and he can ask for extract of an 
entry giving the details of the same. Thus if a person gives details of a birth or death and asks for extract, presumably he 
does not cause a search to be made and search fee cannot be levied and only extract fee can be charged from him. Please 
clarify. 
Clarification: If a person gives details of the date of registration of birth or death (as different from date of occurrence) 
and asks for extract, he does not cause a search to be made. In such cases search fee cannot be levied and only extract fee 
can be charged from him, as the two items are prescribed separately in the rules. 
88 Query: Whether a person can apply a search only or he has to apply for search as well as grant of extract at the same 
time? 
Clarification: Under the rules made by the state Government, under section 17 of the Act, separate provisions together 
with fees therefore exist for causing the search of the event and for giving extracts from the register relating to a birth or 
death. In view of a foresaid position, it would be possible for a person to apply only for causing a search for any entry in 
the register and he need not apply for both searching and obtaining extract. He can be informed regarding the existence of 
the event in the register. 89. Query: Section 17 of the RBD Act, 1969 and relevant state rules thereunder provide for search of birth and death 
registers and fees payable for such search and for extract from the register. Whether the state Government departments can 
seek details from the registers for official purposes without paying search fee as required under section 17 of the Act? 
 It has been brought to notice that police authority has power to seize the register of births and deaths or a court of 
Law can call for the same in which case the registration work is hampered. Besides, statutory responsibility of the 
Registrar gets infringed. What can be done under such circumstances? 
Clarification: It may not be appropriate to be too legalistic in the matter when some information is required by a 
Government department in respect of a death or a birth. There should not be any legal difficulty in furnishing such 
information informally to the department. However, if the information is required for the purpose mentioned in subsection (2) of section 17, it would be necessary to charge the prescribed fee from the department for giving extracts duly 
certified by the Registrar or the authorized person. (Please also refer clarification 87) 

It is not possible to prevent the police or a court of Law to seize or requisition register containing entries of births 
and deaths maintained by a Registrar. However, such cases would be very few and would arise only when there may be 
suspicion of forgery etc. Such seizure of the records may not be necessary for the purpose of proving the age or death of a 
person as such purpose can be achieved by giving certified copies to the police. Similarly an authorized person from the 
office of the Registrar can give evidence by producing the register in the court The RBD Act, 1969 does not give any 
immunity to the registers maintained by a Registrar from seizure etc. and it is also not necessary to have such a provision 
in the Act. It is not considered that the registration work would be hampered or the statutory responsibility of the Registrar
would be affected by such seizure or requisition of the records. 
90. Query: According to the procedure laid down in section 15 for the Act. And the State Rules, the extracts from the 
register of births and deaths under Section 17 contain both original as well as corrected items of the errors. There are, cases
where the members of the public seeking extracts under Section 17 are only interested in the corrected items. In this regard, 
question arises whether extracts in such cases could be issued for corrected entries only as demanded by the public. 
Clarification: Section 17 of the Act refers to the furnishing of extracts from the registers of births and deaths. The ordinary 
meaning of the word `extract` being “true & accurate confirming to ……..”. As such, both the original entry and the 
corrected entry with the data of correction may be shown in the extracts of the corrected items as has been the current 
practice followed in this regard. 
SECTION 18:
91. Query: Section 18 provides that the Registration officers shall be inspected by the authority specified by the District 
Registrar. Can an officer above the District Registrar in the registration hierarchy be specified for purposes of section 18 
by the District Registrar? 
Clarification: The District Registrar may for the purposes of inspection specify officers under section 18 of the RBD Act, 
1969. Any such officer may perhaps be sending his inspection report to the District Registrar. Naturally, any such officer 
can only be an officer over whom he has jurisdiction or control. He cannot be an officer superior in rank to the District 
Registrar. 
92. Query: Under section 19(1) of the RBD Act, 1969, and rule 15, sub-rules 1, 2 and 3; the Registrar prepares three 
copies of the birth and deaths register. One copy is sent to the Chief Registrar Bihar; the other copy to the District 
Registrar and the third is being kept by the Registrar himself as office copy. Please clarify whether the births and deaths 
register in forms 11, 12 and 13 may be prepared in triplicate for the urban areas by corporations/ municipalities and 
notified area committees where statistical staff have been posted. 
Clarification: Every Registrar including the Registrar for a Municipality with a population less than 30,000 may prepare 
only one copy of the statutory register of births and deaths. This copy may be sent to the Chief Registrar through the 
officer specified by him as prescribed in rule 15(1) of the Bihar Registration of Births and Deaths Rules 1970. The 
Registrars for the municipalities with population 30,000 and over need not prepare two or three copies of the statutory 
register as they are required to send only the compiled statement to Chief Registrar under sub-rule (4) of rule 15 of the 
Bihar registration of Births and Deaths rules, 1970. Bigger Municipality/ Corporation may however, get a copy prepared 
by the Sub-Registrars of the sub area of the Municipality/ Corporation to be sent to the Registrar of the Municipality/ 
Corporation for compilation of data for the entire jurisdiction of the local body. 
SECTION 19:
93. Query: Registrars of births and deaths for each registration unit send monthly extracts of births and deaths every 
month to the state directorate. These extracts are used for compilation of statistical data and are preserved for one year. 
These extracts are then destroyed when the statistical work is over. Whether copies of the extracts or any relevant 
information can be supplied by this directorate for other legal purposes whenever desired from taluka or unit level? Clarification : The extracts of births and deaths received in the directorate every month from the Registrar, are not 
certified copies of the original record, hence they have not legal value. They are meant only for compilation. Queries from 
any quarter may be directed to the officer keeping the original records or the officer empowered to issue such extracts. 
94. Query: Whether the monthly returns received under the State Rules could be destroyed after three years from the date 
of their receipt or when the data from such returns are brought out in the Annual vital Statistics Report of the State 
concerned. 
Clarification: There appears to be no objection if such monthly statistical returns are destroyed after three years of their 
utility. As the monthly statistical returns are of not much consequences after the data are tabulated, it is left to each state to 
destroy as and when they feel that the returns have lost their utility. 
95. Query: How long copies of monthly reports of birth and death should be preserved and what should be the procedure 
for destruction of such reports. 
Clarification : The monthly statistical returns are of not much consequences after the data is tabulated it is left to the Chief 
Registrars to destroy them as and when they feel that the returns have lost their utility according to the procedure being 
followed in this regard in their respective States/Union Territories. 
SECTION 20:
96. Query : Whether births which occurred to Indian citizens abroad prior to 1-1-1971 and not registered with the Indian 
Consulate as required under section 20(1) of the Act, can be registered now under section 29(2) of the Act? 
 If such births can be registered, whether section 13 continues to be applicable for cases when registration is sought 
beyond 60 days of arrival in India? 
Clarification : The answer is in affirmative for both the queries referred to. 
97. Query : Prior to integration of Goa, Daman & Diu; many persons of Goa origin had gone to the Portuguese colonies in 
Africa such as Mozambique, Ongola, Mumbasa etc, for various purposes. Consequent upon their settlement in Portuguese 
colonies in Africa they acquired citizenships of that country. Now it is seen that many such persons are returning to India 
with a view to settling permanently. On their return, they generally apply for Indian citizenship and request for registration
of births of their children either before or after acquisition of Indian citizenship. 
 Since the births of the children of all such African repatriates are registered with the authorities in the Portuguese 
colonies it may be clarified whether registration of births of their children can be done in Goa, after they change the 
nationality of their children. 
Clarification: The births already occurred and registered abroad with nationality other than Indian cannot be re-registered 
under section 20(2) of the 1969 Act. In such cases, birth certificates issued by the foreign Governments should serve all 
purposes in our country. 
98. Query : As per section 20(2), the birth of a child to Indian citizen, outside, Indian which has not been registered at 
Indian Consulates, can be registered in India if the parents of the child return to settle permanently in India. However, 
there are cases where the births were registered in the registration offices of the foreign countries where the parents were 
residing at the time of birth of the child concerned and not at the Indian Consulates of the said countries as provided under 
section 20(1). Birth certificates issued by such foreign registration authorities are also produced by the parents. Can these
certificates be considered legally valid for the purpose of sub-section 2 of section 17 of the RBD Act, 1969? 
Clarification : Section 20 deals with special provisions as to registration of births and deaths of citizens outside India. 
Sub-section (1) provides that births and deaths of Indian citizens outside India registered at the Indian Consulates under the 
rules made under citizenship Act 1955 would deem to have been made under this Act and the information so received 
under these rules shall cause to be registered by the Registrar General. Where the births and deaths have not been so 
registered, no such information may be received by the Registrar General, as provided in sub-section (1). For that purpose, 
the procedure laid down in sub-section(2) would have to follow and if the parents of the child return to India with a view to 
settling therein, they may, at any time within 60 days from the date of the arrival of the child in India, get the birth of the
child registered under this Act in the same manner as if the child was born in India. Registration of the birth of Indian 
citizen in the registration office of a foreign country where the parents were residing at the time of the birth of the child would not make the registration with the Registrar General under this Act automatic as the procedure is not provided under 
the Act. However, under section 32 of this Act in the event of any difficulty arising in giving effect to the provisions of 
this Act in any state, the state Government may, with the approval of the Central Government by order, make such 
provisions or give such directions not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act as appears to the state Government to be 
necessary or expedient for removing the difficulty. 
99.Query: The wife of an Armed Forces Personnel gave birth to a child in a hospital in BanglaDesh while her husband 
was posted in BanglaDesh. She has got the hospital documents to prove the occurrence of this birth. After coming back to 
her native place in India, she has sent a request for the birth to be registered there. Could the birth be registered? 
Clarification: As BanglaDesh has diplomatic relation with India, the birth in question should normally be registered with 
Indian Embassy in that country according to the citizens (Registration at Indian Consulates) Rules, 1956 under the 
Citizenship Act, 1955. In this particular case, the husband of the applicant was posted in BanglaDesh on temporary duty. 
Therefore, the birth can as well be registered at the normal residence of the parent of the child i.e. her native place in India 
under section 20(2) of the RBD Act, 1969. 
100. Query: Section 20(2) of the Act permits registration of the birth of any child born outside India and not registered 
with the Indian Consulate under section 20(1) when the parents of the child return to India with a view to settling therein. 
However, no such provision exists in regard to the registration of a death occurring outside the country and not registered 
under section 20(1). This causes a lot of difficulty to the relatives/heirs of the persons who die outside India. It may be 
clarified whether on the same analogy as relevant to the registration of births, the deaths occurring outside India can also be
registered in India. If so, what is the time limit for such registration? 
Clarification : Sub-section(2) of section 20 provides for the registration of birth of any child born outside India in respect 
of whom information has not been received as provided in sub-section(1). If the parents of the child return to India with a 
view to settling therein, they may at any time within sixty days from the date of the arrival of the child in India get the birth 
of the child registered under this Act in the same manner as if the child was born in India and the provisions of section 13 
shall apply to the birth of such child after the expiry of the period of sixty days aforesaid. The said sub-section does not 
provide for registration of death occurring outside India on the same analogy. 
SECTION 23:
101. Query: Every case of delayed registration attracts the penal provision of section 23(1) which can be got over with a 
compounding fee under section 24 of the Act. If so,does it mean that all cases of delayed registration call for payment of 
fine (or compounding fee there for) in addition to the late fee? However, section 13 of the Act does not make a specific 
mention of the same. 
Clarification: Section 23 provides that any person who fails without reasonable cause to give any information which is his 
duty to give under provisions of the sections 8 and 9 shall be punishable with a fine which may extend to fifty rupees. It is 
clear there from that any information given to the Registrar under section 13 would attract the penal provision of section 23 
in addition to the payment of late fee as prescribed by the rules made there under. Section 13 relates to delayed registration
of the events and provides for payment of late fee. The fee which is levied for compounding offences is to be charged 
under section 24 which deals with the power to compound offences. The compounding fee is therefore additional to the 
amount of late fee. 
102. Query : One of the Registrars in a state has taken prosecution steps under section 23(1)(b) of the Act against two 
persons. The judicial Magistrate who tired the above cases has fined the said persons. But the fine imposed on the above 
cases was not remitted to the Panchayat fund for the reasons that nothing has been mentioned in RBD Act, 1969 regarding 
the remittance of fine imposed in such cases. Is it necessary to make rules in this regard? 
Clarification : A draft amendment of the rules to facilitate the remitting of fine imposed under section 23(1)(b) to the 
concerned registration unit is necessary. 
103. Query : For example, in urban areas, a person is required to furnish the birth information to the Registrar of Births 
and Deaths in writing within 7 days from the date of occurrence. The Registrar has registered the event after 7 days of 
receipt of the information from the party. As such the event has been registered within 14 days from the date of 
occurrence. Whether the Registrar can be penalized? 
Clarification: For any undue delay on the part of the Registrar, he becomes liable to penalty under section 23(2) of the 
Act. 104. Query: (a) Can the Registrar launch prosecution against the defaulting Medical Officer in-charge (informant) for 
failure to get the institutional events registered? (b) Can the events be registered during prosecution proceedings? (c) If 
the Medical Officer requests the Chief Registrar to compound the offence before or after institution of the criminal 
proceeding, then will he be charged a sum of money not exceeding fifty rupees for each offence or for all the offences 
committed by him? (d) Can the events be registered if the offences for not reporting births and deaths are compounded? 
(e) Is the Medical Officer required to pay the late registration fees along with the fines imposed under sections 23 or 24? (f)
Will the fines imposed by the laws courts or the late fees payable for delayed registration be borne by the defaulting 
Medical Officer himself or by the institutions from the Government/ Local Body funds? 
Clarification : (a) If the Medical Officer In-charge does not report an event in prescribed time limit, he becomes liable to 
pay late fee and even penalty as provided under sections 13 and 23 of the Act. Prosecution if need be, can be done as 
provided under section 25 by an official authorized by the Chief Registrar. 
b) Irrespective of Prosecution proceedings the Medical Officer In-charge is duty bound to get the event registered as 
per relevant provision of the Act, depending on the delay etc. 
c) Compounding of an offence need not consider the number of events involved in an instance that came to notice. 
d) Launching of prosecution or compounding of offences against a person does not hinder completing the process of 
compulsory registration as per provision of section 13(4) of the Act. Action under section 13 will be without 
prejudice to any action taken under sections 23 or 24 of the Act. 
e) The person concerned is required to pay the late registration fees along with the penalty that may be imposed 
under sections 23 or 24. 
f) Fine will have to be borne by the concerned Medical Officer himself and not by the institution as he is specified to 
be duty bound to report events occurring in the institution under section 8(1) (b) of the Act. 
SECTION 23, 24 &25
105. Query: Sections 23, 24 and 25 of the RBD Act, 1969 relate to penalties, power to compound offences and sanction 
for prosecution. A question has arisen as to the details of the procedure and machinery for instituting prosecution for 
offences referred to in section 23. Please advise. 
Clarification : Section 23 of the RBD Act, 1969 indicates the offences and the penalties therefor. Sub-section (5) thereof 
provides that not withstanding any thing contained in the Cr.P.C. an offence under that Act shall be tried summarily by a 
Magistrate, Chapter XXXI of the Cr.P.C. 1973 contains the provisions for the summary trial of offences. Section 262 
provides that in trials under this chapter (Chapter XXXI) the procedure specified in the code for the trial of summons case 
shall be followed except hereafter mentioned. Chapter XX contains provisions for the trail of summons cases by 
Magistrates. In order to launch a prosecution under section 23 of the Act, a proper complaint will have to be filed by an 
authorized officer before the Magistrate. Since the Chief Registrar of a state would be the chief executive authority in that 
state for carrying into execution the provisions of this Act and the rules and orders made there under, the compliant should 
be filed by a person duly authorized by him in that regard. The prosecution thereafter shall be conducted by the Assistant 
Public Prosecutor under section 25 of the Code. The department should render full assistance to the Assistant Public 
Prosecutor for the successful prosecution of the case. 
 Section 24 empowers any officer authorized by the Chief Registrar by a general or a special order subject to such 
conditions as may be prescribed in the rules to compound a case either before or after the institution of criminal 
proceedings under that Act. The rules made under this provision may provide for the conditions under which the various 
category of cases may be compounded. In case the criminal proceeding have not been instituted, after the case has been 
compounded, there would be no necessity to institute any criminal proceeding. However, in case the criminal proceeding 
has already been instituted before a Magistrate after the case has been compounded under this section, the Magistrate will 
be apprised of the position by way of an application made before him either by the concerned party or by the Chief 
Registrar and thereafter the accused person shall be discharged and further criminal proceedings against him shall be 
dropped by the Magistrate. 
 Section 25 stipulates that no prosecution for an offence punishable under this Act shall be instituted except by an 
officer authorized by the Chief Registrar by general or special order in this behalf. The complaint should be filed by an 
officer authorized by the Chief Registrar by a general or a special order. ANNEXURE – I
The Registration of 
Births & Deaths Act, 1969 
(Act No. 18 of 1969) 
31
st
 MAY 1969 THE REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS ACT, 1969. 
 (Act No. 18 of 1969) 
 [31
st
 May 1969] 
An Act to provide for the regulation of registration of births and deaths and for matters connected 
therewith. 

Be it enacted by Parliament in the Twentieth Year of the Republic of India as follows:- 

 CHAPTER - I 
PRELIMINARY 
1. Short title, extent and commencement – (i) This Act 
may be called the Registration of Births and Deaths 
Act, 1969. 
(ii) It extends to the whole of India. 
(iii) It shall come into force in a State on such date 1 as 
the Central Government may, by notification in the 
Official Gazette, appoint: 

Provided that different dates may be appointed for 
different parts of a State. 
2. Definitions and interpretation – 
(I) In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, 
- 
(a) “birth” means live-birth or still-birth; 

(b) “death” means the permanent disappearance of 
all evidence of life at any time after live-birth 
has taken place; 

(c) “foetal death” means absence of all evidence of 
life prior to the complete expulsion or 
extraction from its mother of a product of 
conception irrespective of the duration of 
pregnancy; 
(d) “live-birth” means the complete expulsion or 
extraction from its mother of a product of 
conception, irrespective of the duration of 
pregnancy, which, after such expulsion or 
extraction, breathes or shows any other 
evidence of life, and each product of such birth 
is considered live-born; 
(e) “prescribed” means prescribed by rules made 
under this Act; 

 (f) “State Government” in relation to a Union 
territory, means the Administrator thereof; 

(g) “Still-birth” means foetal death where a product 
of conception has attained at least the 
prescribed period of gestation. 

(2) Any reference in this Act to any law which is not 
in force in any area shall, in relation to that area, be 
construed as a reference to the corresponding law, if 
any, in force in that area. 

CHAPTER II 
REGISTRATION-ESTABLISHMENT 

3. Registrar-General, India- (1) The Central 
Government may, by notification in the 
Official Gazette, appoint a person to be 
known as the Registrar-General, India. 

(2) The Central Government may also appoint 
such other officers with such designations as it 
thinks fit for the purpose of discharging, under the 
superintendence and direction of the RegistrarGeneral, such functions of the Registrar-General 
under this Act as he may, from time to time, 
authorize them to discharge. 

(3) The Registrar-General may issue general 
directions regarding registration of births and 
deaths in the territories to which this Act extends, 
and shall take steps to co-ordinate and unify the 
activities of Chief Registrars in the matter of 
registration of births and deaths and submit to the 
Central Government an annual report on the 
working of this act in the said territories. 

4. Chief Registrar – (1) The State Government 
may, by notification in the Official Gazette, 
appoint a Chief Registrar for the State. 
(2) The State Government may also appoint such 
other officers with such designations as it thinks 
fit for the purpose of discharging, under the 
superintendence and direction of the Chief 
Registrar, such of his functions as he may, from 
time to time, authorize them to discharge. 
(3) The Chief Registrar shall be the chief 
executive authority in the State for carrying into 
execution the provisions of this Act and the rules 
and orders made there under subject to the 
directions, if any, given by the State Government. (4) The Chief Registrar shall take steps, by the issue of 
suitable instructions or otherwise, to co-ordinate, unify 
and supervise the work of registration in the State for 
securing an efficient system of registration and shall 
prepare and submit to the State Government, in such 
manner and at such intervals as may be prescribed, a 
report on the working of this act in the State along with 
the statistical report referred to in sub-section (2) of 
section 19. 

5. Registration divisions – The State Government may, by 
notification in the Official Gazette, divide the territory 
within the State into such registration division as it may 
think fit and prescribe different rules for different 
registration divisions. 

6. District Registrar – (1) The State Government may 
appoint a District Registrar for each revenue district and 
such number of Additional District Registrars as it thinks 
fit who shall, subject to the general control and direction 
of the District Registrar, discharge such functions of the 
District Registrar as the District Registrar may, from 
time to time, authorize them to discharge. 

(2) The District Registrar shall superintend, subject to the 
direction of the chief Registrar, the Registration of 
births and deaths in the district and shall be responsible 
for carring into execution in the district the provisions 
of this Act and the orders of the Chief Registrar issued 
from time to time for the purposes of this Act. 

7. Registrars – (1) The State Government may appoint a 
Registrar for each local area comprising the area within 
the jurisdiction of a municipality, panchayat or other 
local authority or any other area or a combination of any 
two or more of them. 

 Provided that the State Government may appoint in 
the case of a municipality, panchayat or other local 
authority, any officer or other employee thereof as a 
Registrar. 

(2) Every Registrar shall, without fee or reward, enter 
in the register maintained for the purpose all 
information given to him under section 8 or section 9 
and shall also take steps to inform himself carefully of 
every birth and of every death which takes place in his 
jurisdiction and to ascertain and register the particulars 
required to be registered. 
 (3) Every Registrar shall have an office in the local 
 area for which he is appointed. 
 (4) Every Registrar shall attend his office for the 
purpose of registering births and deaths on such 
days and at such hours as the Chief Registrar may 
direct and shall cause to be placed in some 
conspicuous place on or near the outer door of the 
office of the Registrar a board bearing in the local 
language, his name with the addition of Registrar 
of Births and Deaths for the local area for which 
he is appointed and the days and hours of his 
attendance. 

(5) The Registrar may, with the prior approval of the 
Chief Registrar, appoint Sub-Registrars and 
assign to them any or all of his power and duties 
in relation to specified areas within his 
jurisdiction. 

CHAPTER III 
REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS 

8. Persons required to register births and deaths
– (1) It shall be the duty of the persons specified 
below to give or cause to be given, either orally 
or in writing, according to the best of their 
knowledge and belief, within such time as may 
be prescribed, information to the Registrar of the 
several particulars required to be entered in the 
forms prescribed by the State Government under 
sub-section (1) of section 16, - 

(a) in respect of births and deaths in a house, 
whether residential or nor-residential, not being 
any place referred to in clauses (b) to (e), the 
head of the house or, in case more than one 
household live in the house, the head of the 
household, the head being the person, who is so 
recognized by the house or the household, and if 
he is not present in the house at any time during 
the period within which the birth or death has to 
be reported, the nearest relative of the head 
present in the house, and in the absence of any 
such person, the oldest adult male person present 
therein during the said period; 
(b) in respect of births and deaths in a hospital, 
health centre, maternity or nursing home or other 
like institution, the medical officer in charge or 
any person authorized by him in this behalf; 
(c) in respect of births and deaths in a jail, the jailor 
in charge; 
(d) in respect of births and deaths in choultry, 
chattram, hostel, dharmasala, boarding-house, 
lodging-house, tavern, barrack, toddy shop or 
place of public resort the person in charge 
thereof; 
(e) in respect of any new-born child or dead body 
found deserted in a public place, the head-man or 
other corresponding officer of the village in the 
case of a village and the officer in charge of the 
local police station elsewhere: 
 Provided that any person who finds such child or 
dead body, or in whose charge such child or dead body may 
be placed, shall notify such fact to the headman or officer 
aforesaid; 
(f) in any other place, such person as may be 
prescribed. 
2) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section 
(1), the State Government, having regard to the conditions 
obtaining in a registration division, may by order require 
that for such period as may by specified in the order, any 
person specified by the State Government by designation in 
this behalf, shall give or cause to be given information 
regarding births and deaths in a house referred to in clause 
(a) of sub-section (1) instead of the persons specified in that 
clause.

9. Special provision regarding births and deaths in a 
plantation – In the case of births and deaths in a 
plantation, the superintendent of the plantation shall give 
or cause to be given to the Registrar the information 
referred to in section 8: 
 Provided that the persons referred to in clauses (a) to (f) 
of sub-section (1) of section 8 shall furnish the necessary 
particulars to the superintendent of the plantation. 

Explanation – In the section, the expression “plantation” 
means any land not less than four hectares in extent 
which is being prepared for the production of, of actually 
produces, tea, coffee, paper, rubber, cardamom, cinchona 
or such other products as the State Government may, by 
notification in the Official Gazette, specify and the 
expression “Superintendent of the plantation” means the 
person having the charge or supervision of the labourers 
and work in the plantation, whether called a manager, 
superintendent or by any other name. 
10. Duty of certain persons to notify births and deaths and 
to certify cause of death – (1) It shall be the duty of – 
(i) the midwife or any other medical or health 
attendant at a birth or death, 
(ii) the keeper or the owner of a place set apart for the 
disposal of dead bodies or any person required by a 
local authority to be present at such place, or 
(iii) any other person whom the State Government may 
specify in this behalf by his designation, to notify every 
birth or deaths or both at which he or she attended or 
was present, or which occurred in such areas as may be 
prescribed, to the Registrar within such time and in 
such manner as may be prescribed. 
2) In any area, the State Government, having regard to the 
facilities available therein in this behalf, may require 
that a certificate as to the cause of death shall be 
obtained by the Registrar from such person and in such 
form as may be prescribed. 

(3) Where the State Government has required under 
sub-section (2) that a certificate as to the cause of 
deaths shall be obtained, in the event of the death 
of any person who, during his last illness, was 
attended by a medical practitioner, the medical 
practitioner shall, after the death of that person, 
forthwith, issue without charging any fee, to the 
person required under this Act to give information 
concerning the death, a certificate in the 
prescribed form stating to the best of his 
knowledge and belief the cause of death; and the 
certificate shall be received and delivered by such 
person to the Registrar at the time of giving 
information concerning the death as required by 
this Act. 

11. Informant to sign the register – Every person 
who has orally given to the Registrar any 
information required under this Act shall write in 
the register maintained in this behalf, his name, 
description and place of abode, and, if he cannot 
write, shall put his thumb mark in the register 
against his name, description and place of abode, 
the particulars being in such a case entered by the 
Registrar.

12. Extracts of registration entries to be given to 
informant – The Registrar shall, as soon as the 
registration of a birth or death has been 
completed, give, free of charge, to the person 
who gives information under section 8 or section 
9 an extract of the prescribed particulars under 
his hand from the register relating to such birth 
or death. 

13. Delayed registration of births and deaths – (1) 
Any birth or death of which information is given 
to the Registrar after the expiry of the period 
specified therefore, but within thirty days of its 
occurrence, shall be registered on payment of 
such late fee as may be prescribed. 
(2) Any birth or death of which delayed 
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 
prescribed authority and on payment of the 
prescribed fee and the production of an affidavit 
made before a notary public or nay other officer 
authorized in this behalf by the State Government. 

(3) Any birth or death, which has not been 
registered within one year of its occurrence, shall 
be registered only on an order made by a 
Magistrate of the first class or a Presidency 
Magistrate after verifying the correctness of the 
birth or death and on payment of the prescribed 
fee. 
 (4) The provisions of this section shall be without 
prejudice to any action that may be taken against a 
person for failure on his part to register any birth or 
death within the time specified therefore and any such 
birth or death may be registered during the pendency of 
any such action. 

14. Registration of name of child – Where the birth 
of any child has been registered without a name, 
the parent or guardian of such child shall within 
the prescribed period give information regarding 
the name of the child to the registrar either orally 
or in writing and thereupon the Registrar shall 
enter such name in the register and initial and date 
the entry. 

15. Correction or cancellation of entry in the register 
of births and deaths – If it is proved to the 
satisfaction of the Registrar that any entry of a 
birth or death in any register kept by him under this 
Act is erroneous in form or substance, or has been 
fraudulently or improperly made, he may, subject 
to such rules as may be made by the State 
Government with respect to the conditions on 
which and the circumstances in which such entries 
may be corrected or cancelled, correct the error or 
cancel the entry by suitable entry in the margin, 
without any alteration of the original entry, and 
shall sign the marginal entry and add thereto the 
date of the correction or cancellation. 
 CHAPTER IV 
MAINTENANCE OF RECORDS AND STATISTICS 

16. Registrars to keep registers in the prescribed form
– (1) Every Registrar shall keep in the prescribed form 
a register of births and deaths for the registration area 
or any part thereof in relation to which he exercises 
jurisdiction. 

(2) The Chief Registrar shall cause to be printed and 
supplied a sufficient number of register books for 
making entries of births and deaths according to such 
forms and instructions as may, from time to time, be 
prescribed; and a copy of such forms in the local 
language shall be posted in some conspicuous place on 
or near the outer door of the office of every Registrar. 

17. Search of births and deaths register – (1) Subject 
to any rules made in this behalf by the Sate 
Government, including rules relating to the 
payment of fees and postal charges, any person 
may – 
a) cause a search to be made by the Registrar for 
any entry in a register of births and deaths; 
and 
b) obtain an extract from such register relating 
to any birth or death; 
 Provided that no extract relating to any death, 
issued to any person, shall disclose the particulars 
regarding the cause of death as entered in the 
register. 
(2) All extracts given under this section shall be 
certified by the Registrar or any other officer 
authorized by the State Government to give 
such extracts as provided in section 76 of the 
Indian Evidence Act, 1872 (1 of 1872), and 
shall be admissible in evidence for the 
purpose of proving the birth or death to 
which the entry relates. 

18. Inspection of registration offices – The 
registration offices shall be inspected and the 
registers kept therein shall be examined in 
such manner and by such authority as may be 
specified by the District Registrar. 

19. Registrars to send periodical returns to the 
Chief Registrar for compilation – (1) Every 
Registrar shall send to the chief Registrar or 
to any officer specified by him, at such 
intervals and in such form as may be 
prescribed, a return regarding the entries of 
births and deaths in the register kept by such 
Registrar. 

(2) The Chief Registrar shall cause the 
information in the returns furnished by the 
Registrars to be compiled and shall publish 
for the information of the public a statistical 
report on the registered births and deaths 
during the yea at such intervals and in such 
form as may be prescribed. 
 CHAPTER V 
 MISCELLANEOUS 

20. Special provision as to registration of births and 
deaths, of citizen outside India – (1) The 
Registrar – General shall, subject to such rules as 
may be made by the Central Government in this 
behalf, cause to be registered information as to 
births and deaths of citizen of India outside India 
received by him under the rules relating to the 
registration of such citizens at Indian Consulates 
made under the Citizenship Act, 1955 (57 of 
1955), and every such registration shall also be 
deemed to have been duly made under this Act. 

(2) In the case of any child born outside India in respect 
of whom information has not been received as 
provided in sub-section (1), if the parents of the 
child return to India with a view to settling therein, 
they may, at any time within sixty days from the 
date of the arrival of the child in India, get the birth 
of the child registered under this Act in the same 
manner as if the child was born in India and the 
provisions of section 13 shall apply to the birth of 
such child after the expiry of the period of sixty 
days aforesaid. 

21. Power of Registrar to obtain information 
regarding birth or death – The Registrar may 
either orally or in writing required any person to 
furnish any information within his knowledge in 
connection with a birth or death in the locality 
within which such person resides and that person 
shall be bound to comply with such requisition. 
22. Power to give directions – The Central 
Government may give such directions to any State 
Government as may appear to be necessary for 
carrying into execution in the State any of the 
provisions of this Act or of any rule or order made 
hereunder. 

23. Penalties – (1) Any person who – 
(a) fails without reasonable caused to give 
any information which it is his duty to 
give under any of the provisions of 
sections 8 and 9; or 
(b) give or causes to be given, for the 
purpose of being inserted in any register 
of births and deaths, any information 
which he knows or believes to be false 
regarding any of the particulars required 
to be known and registered; or 
(c) refuses to write his name, description and 
place of abode or to put his thumb mark 
in the register as required by section 11, 
shall be punishable with fine which may 
extend to fifty rupees. 
(2) Any Registrar or Sub-Registrar who neglects or 
refuses, without reasonable cause, to register 
any birth or death occurring in his jurisdiction 
or to submit any returns as required by subsection (1) of section 19 shall be punishable 
with fine which may extend to fifty rupees. 

 (3) Any medical practitioner who neglects or 
refuses to issue a certificate under sub-section 
(3) of section 10 and any person who neglects 
or refuses to deliver such certificate shall be 
punishable with fine, which may extend to 
fifty rupees. 
(4) Any person who, without reasonable cause, 
contravenes any provision of this Act for the 
contravention of which no penalty is provided 
for in this section shall be punishable with 
fine, which may extend to ten rupees. 
(5) Notwithstanding anything contained in the 
Code of Criminal Procedure. 1898 (5 of 1898), 
an offence under this section shall be tried 
summarily by a Magistrate.
24. Power of compound offences – (1) Subject 
to such conditions as may be prescribed, any 
officer authorized by the Chief Registrar by a 
general or special order in this behalf may, 
either before or after the institution of 
criminal proceedings under this Act, accept 
from the person who has committed or is 
reasonably suspected of having committed an 
offence under this Act, by way of 
composition of such offence a sum of money 
not exceeding fifty rupees. 

(2) On the payment of such sum of money, such 
person shall be discharged and no further 
proceedings shall be taken against him in 
respect of such offence. 

25. Sanction for prosecution – No prosecution 
for an offence punishable under this Act shall 
be instituted except by an officer authorized 
by the chief Registrar by general or special 
order in this behalf. 

26. Registrars and Sub-Registrars to be 
deemed public servants – All Registrars 
shall. While acting or purporting to act in 
pursuance of the provisions of this Act or any 
rule or order made thereunder be deemed to 
be public servants within the meaning of 
section 21 of the Indian Penal code (45 of 
1860). 
 27. Delegation of Powers – The State Government 
may, by notification in the Official Gazette, direct 
that any power exercisable by it under this Act 
(except the power to make rules under section 30) 
or the rules made thereunder shall, subject to such 
conditions, if any, as may be specified in the 
direction, be exercisable also by such Officer or 
authority subordinate to the State Government as 
may be specified in the direction. 

28. Protection of action taken in good faith – (1) No 
suit, prosecution or other legal proceeding shall lie 
against the Government, the Registrar – General, 
any Registrar, or any person exercising any power 
or performing any duty under this Act for anything 
which is in good faith done or intended to be done 
in pursuance of this Act or any rule or order made 
there under. 

29. Act not to be in derogation of Act 6 of 1886 – 
Nothing in this Act shall be construed to be in 
derogation of the provisions of the Birth, Deaths 
and Marriages Registration Act. 1886. 

30. Power to make rules – (1) The State Government 
may, with the approval of the Central Government, 
by notification in the Official Gazette, make rules 
to carry out the purposes of this Act. (2) In particular, and without prejudice to the generality 
of the foregoing provision, such rules may provide for- 
 (a) The forms of registers of births and deaths 
required to be kept under this Act; 
(b) The period within which and the form and the 
manner in which information should be given to the 
Registrar under section 8; 
(c) The period within which and the manner in which 
births and deaths shall be notified under sub-section (1) 
of section 10; 
(d) The person from whom and the form in which a 
certificate as to cause of death shall be obtained; 
(e) The particulars of which extract may be given 
under section 12; 
(f) The authority which may grant permission for 
registration of a birth or death under sub-section (2) of 
section 13; 
(g) the fees payable for registration made under 
section 13; 
(h) The submission of reports by the Chief Registrar 
under sub-section (4) of section 4; 
(i) The search of birth and death registers and 
the fees payable for such search and for 
the grant of extracts from the registers; 
(j) The forms in which and the intervals at 
which the returns and the statistical report 
under section 19 shall be furnished and 
published 
(k) The custody, production and transfer of the 
registers and other records kept by 
Registrars; 
(l) The correction of errors and the 
cancellation of entries in the register of 
births and deaths; 
(m) Any other matter which has to be, or may be, 
prescribed. 
[(3) Every rule made under this Act shall be laid, as 
soon as may be after it is made, before the State 
Legislature.] 
31. Repeal and saving – (1) Subject to the provisions 
of section 29, as from the coming into force of this 
Act in any State or part thereof, so such of any law 
in force therein as relates to the matters covered 
by this Act shall stand repealed in such State or 
part, as the case may be.  (2) Notwithstanding such repeal, anything done 
or any action taken (including any instruction or 
direction issued, any regulation or rule or order 
made) under any such law shall, in so far as such 
thing or action is not inconsistent with the 
provisions of this Act, be deemed to have been 
done or taken under the provisions aforesaid, as if 
they were in force when such thing was done or 
such action was taken, and shall continue in force 
accordingly until superseded by anything done or 
any action taken under this Act. 32. Power to remove difficulty- If any difficulty 
arises in giving effect in a State to the provisions 
of this Act in their application to any area, the 
State Government may, with the approval of the 
Central Government, by order make such 
provisions or give such directions not inconsistent 
with the provisions of this Act as appears to the 
State Government to be necessary or expedient 
for removing the difficulty: 
Provided that no order shall be made under 
this section in relation to any area in a State after the 
expiration of two years from the date on which this 
Act comes into force in that area. 
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4 thoughts on “THE ANDHRA PRADESH REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS RULES, 1999

  1. Thanks for posting the article, was certainly a great read!

    Posted by Dorthy Sterling | October J, 2011, 11:20 am
  2. Sir !!! I appreciate your help on this … and I would be much happy if u show me a way or direction so that I can solve my dangerous Issue …..

    Assume my mothers name as XYZ (This name Is there on each and every document of mine including SSC marks memo, Ration Card, Voter ID Card, Parents Marriage Certificate etc.)

    In Hospital, my Grand Parents did a big mistake when I was born ….

    They had written my mothers name as ABC (Casual name which they used to call her at home) instead of XYZ which is a real name …

    Now I am stars during day time and every time probably ….

    Big Issue I am facing Is with Passport … as I was born on 23 jun 1989 … I definitely need to apply birth certificate for passport

    Please help me … I am In a great need of help from u like experienced advocates ….. Thanks for your patience.

    Posted by aquaguy | January J, 2013, 7:33 pm
    • By your mother, you may get a declaration to that effect that she has got two names – one is pet name and another is record name and submit the same with Notary affidavit of declaration to the authorities of municipality ets., where your birth was registered and got change the same .
      with regards
      advocatemmmohan

      Posted by advocatemmmohan | January J, 2013, 2:25 am
  3. Hi sir,

    i need some help regarding the birth certificate.

    I got birth certificate.but the registration of the birth was done two years late.
    so the passport office people asking me to submit rdo certificate for late registration.

    As i got certificate in one area and living now in another area how to do the proceedings further to get the rdo certificate.

    Posted by james | February J, 2013, 6:55 am

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