Registration Birth & Deaths

Basically Birth Certificate is an official document that validates the existence of an individual as a citizen of India. On other hand Death certificate is a legal document that validates death of an individual relieving all its records from the entire social, legal and financial obligations. Along with this, Birth Certificate is also an official document that enables an individual to avail rights and protection offered by the nation to its citizens. While a Death Certificate enables family members of the expired individual to avail the property rights and schemes like policy benefits and other entitled privileges. Apparently, Birth as well as Death Registration is a mandatory process for an individual to legalize his/her existence as citizen of India.

Significance of Birth Registration

As Birth Certificate is essential requirement for any individual to validate its existence; hence, the process of Birth Registration plays an important role in acquiring Birth Certificate by an individual. Certainly, in accordance with RBD Act the registrars in the Etah Nagar Panchayat are required to issue the birth certificate free of charge, on births reported within 21 days of occurrence.

Significance of Death Registration

Like Birth Certificate, Death certificate is also a crucial document that validates death of an individual such that his/her his family members can avail the inheritance of property and closing of the statutory obligations. Certainly, in accordance with RBD Act Death Certificates in Uttar Pradesh Death certificates are issued by Local Bodies namely Nagar Nigam, Municipality and Panchayat within 7 days from the date of receipt of prescribe application form from the applicant. After short enquire registrar registers the case and provides the certificate.

Issuance of Certificate

The registrar designated as per the RBD act is entitled to issue the certificate for birth and death. In ULBs, usually the Commissioner /Health officer is designated to issue birth and death certificate. The RBD Act recommends the issue of the certificate free of charge by the Local Bodies namely respectively Municipal Corporation /Municipal Council /Municipal Committee within 3 working days from the date of receipt of application from the applicant provided the birth /death has already been registered. However, municipalities are charging an amount of Rs.10 to 20/- for the certificate as cost of lamination of certificate.

Supporting Document Required for Issuance of the Certificate

Supporting documents that would be required for issuance of the certificate are:
  • Proof of Birth/Death of the person with respect to whom certificate is required.
  • In case of late (more than 30 days) registration an Affidavit specifying place, date and time of birth/death of the person.
  • Copy of Ration Card.
  • All documents to be attested by a Gazetted Officer.

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