As per the Registration of Births and Deaths Act, 1969 in Karnataka registration of births and deaths is mandatory. Here is a guide to how to apply for birth and death certificates in Karnataka.
The birth and death certificates are proofs for the legal existence of an individual and a source for the data of the population. Civil registration of vital events like births, deaths, marriages, divorces and foetal deaths is a continuous, permanent and compulsory recording of the occurrence and characteristics of vital events. Birth and death certificates are permanent records
Keeping the changing scenario, in the year 1999, the Government of Karnataka introduced separate legislation in regard to the compulsory birth and death registration. The details can be found here
Why Apply For Birth And Death Certificates In Karnataka?
- Legal objective – Through registering a birth one can get legal proof for a place of birth.
- Administrative objective – It helps to maintain the legal register of births in particular locality. This register can be the main source of information on mortality, causes of death
- Statistical objective – It provides demographic data which is helpful for socio-economic planning, population control and other health programmes.
Uses Of Birth Certificate In Karnataka
- A birth certificate is the first identity of a child
- It confirms the age of an individual
- Provides proof of age for admission to the school, driving license, passport, right to vote, care and protection of juveniles
Uses Of Death Certificate In Karnataka
In Karnataka, the birth certificate has been made compulsory for admission to the schools. The details of a child are uploaded on the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) website based on the information provided on the birth certificate. The uses also include:
- Settlement of inheritance and property rights
- To claim insurance
- To get family pension
Apply For Birth And Death Certificates In Karnataka – Key Points To Remember
- One should report the birth within 21 days of the occurrence of the event.
- Application formats can be obtained from the register of birth and death free of cost.
- Registration can be done without mentioning the name of the child and it can be added later.
- Corrections of entry can be done in the register.
- The fine/penalty can be imposed on any person for non-reporting/ non-registration and negligence.
- The concerned authority should ensure that all birth and death events in the area under their jurisdiction are registered. He should ensure delivery of birth and death certificates.
Death And Birth – Who Should You Notify
These people mentioned below are authorised under the Act to inform/notify about births/deaths by place of occurrence of the event.
- House –Midwife/ANMs, ASHAs and Aanganwadi workers
- Institution-Hospital, health facility, nursing home etc.- Medical officer-in-charge or any person authorized by the MO I/C, Jailor-in-charge, Person-in-charge
- Chief administrator in Jail, hotel, Dharmashala, Choultry, hostel, etc
- Public place (for any new-born or dead body found deserted)- an officer in –charge of the local police station (in other areas)
- *Events in moving vehicle/ -person-in-charge of the moving vehicle
- *Plantation- superintendent of the area
How To Register A Birth Of A Adopted Child In Karnataka?
Adoption and surrogacy are the latest trends. In Karnataka, the registration of births under both is mandatory.
In the case of an adopted child, registration should be done in a different form `birth report for the adopted child’. If birth date and place is, unknown then Chief Medical Officer will issue a birth certificate and the order passed by the Magistrate in that matter.
In case of registration of births of children born through surrogacy, the birth certificate should be in the name of genetic parents.
Registration Of Birth In Karnataka – Hospitals As A Registration Centres
In case of institutional delivery, information about births will be informed to the officer-in-charge to the concerned Registrar for registration. Some state governments have declared few hospitals as a registration centre. Thus in case of institutional delivery, hospitals ensure timely registration and issues certificate to mother of the newborn before her discharge from the medical institution.
Other hospitals will issue the form and parents have to collect birth certificates from local administrative bodies. If parents collect in after 6 to 7 months it will not attract any late fee.
Separate Forms Are Available To Register The Following
- Registration of births of children taken on the adoption
- Registration of births of children born through Surrogacy/ART/
Registration Of Death In Karnataka – Aadhar Is Mandatory
In Karnataka, at the time of the funeral, submission of Aadhaar card has been made compulsory to ensure that the details of the deceased person will be submitted without any errors to the local body.
Registration Of Death When It Should Be Certified By A Medical Practitioner
If a death has happened while a medical practitioner attending the deceased during his/her last illness, then Medical practitioner has to sign in a certificate of cause of death in a column provided to him in a certificate. Later the same should be sent to the concerned registrar along with death report.
In the case of violent deaths and other medico-legal cases, the medical examiner has to certify the form. If the death is due to natural calamities department will make special arrangements and depute a Sub Registrars to do a spot registration of the deaths and issues death certificates
When Deaths/Births Happened In Foreign Countries
If parents of the child return to India with a view to settling, then they should get the birth of their child registered within 60 days of the arrival of the child in Karnataka.
But when it comes for deaths, deaths of Karnataka citizens outside India cannot be registered in India. Such deaths can be registered at Indian Consulates under the Citizen Act 1955 and they will issue the certificate.
Details Required At The Time Of Birth Registration In Karnataka
- Date of birth
- Name of the child, if the child has not been named then this column should be left blank.
- Name of the father
- Name of the mother
- Address of parents at the time of the birth of the child
- Permanent address of parents
- Place of birth
- Informant’s name address
- The remaining details will be filled by the Registrar
Applying For Birth/ Death Certificates In Karnataka
In BBMP or other city corporation limits, certificates can be applied online. One can enter to their respective city corporation website page and click of birth certificates. However, the details need to be submitted manually.
- For example, in BBMP limits, for a birth certificate on needs to visit this page
- Once the above link is opened, the user is re-directed to this page
- For the death certificate, one needs to click here
- Online verification is also allowed through the BBMP website
In other corporation, town panchayat and other urban bodies, this facility is provided by the urban development department.
- For example, In Mysuru city corporation limits the online certificates can be downloaded by clicking here.
- In rural parts, the website www.ejanma.karnataka.gov.in provides details of all births and deaths.
- In village panchayath, accountants, Sub registration units- government Medical institutions PHC/CHC – concerned officers, will enter the details in this website.
- Village accountants and Medical officers can be contacted for inclusion of Name of Child in birth certificates.
In order to obtain additional copies of the birth/death certificates or for corrections one can contact Data Entry Operators of the concerned Nada Kacheri.
After filling the necessary details on the website, one can apply for the birth certificate.
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