In India to get any certificate from Government offices is one of the hilarious task. But your kid’s birth certificate or your family members death certificate are so important that for kids school admission or for all future financial claims you need these two certificates.
Why I am writing only about Bangalore?
Recently BBMP (Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike) came up with idea of issuing it online so easily and conveniently that it totally avoids any middlemen interference in getting birth or death certificates. So I found this to be unique and interesting.
Importance of Birth Certificates in India-
This is one of the important certificate which gives information such as when the kid was born, gender of kid, place of birth and parents name. This actually determining certificates of Indian citizenship. This certificate will be useful at the time of school admission, college admission, hospital benefits, licenses of any kind, while applying for Government grants, a legal documents from the Government, while buying any financial products, while getting employment, for establishing the age or while obtaining certified documents such as Voter ID, Driving License, Marriage Certificate, Passport or PAN Card etc.
It is mandatory now to register birth status according to law of “Registration of Births & Deaths Act, 1969”. You need to register with the concerned Government organization within 21 days of birth.
Importance of Death Certificates in India-
This is the document which gives proof about the death and includes date and time of death and cause of death too. This is a necessary document to establish the fact of death for relieving the individual from social, legal and official obligations. This enables for easy settlement of property inheritance and to authorize the family to collect insurance, mutual funds, Bank FDs or any other financial assets or benefits.
Even this document is also mandatory according to law of “Registration of Births & Deaths Act, 1969” and need to be registered within 21 days of death.
How you get birth or death certificate now in Bangalore?
Your child’s birth certificate will now onward will be issued at hospital itself. Parents can collect it before clearing the hospital bills. But issuing of birth certificate in hospital was initiated from 1st Feb 2014, e-transfer of date from hospital to BBMP for the speedy issuance of certificate was launched from 10th Feb 2014. Earlier it used to take a week time to get birth certificate.
All the hospitals were given user name and password to enter the data in NIC software, where they can register the details of birth or death. Data will be then verified by BBMP official online. Once the data approved then the birth or death registration is printed out. Hospitals then collect it from center and hand it over to parents (in case of birth) or to relatives (in case of death, after 3 days of death).
BBMP included some security features to avoid misuse of the same. Each certificate will pre-printed with the emblems of Union or State Govts and BBMP emblem as watermark. This certificate will have serial number also 24-digit security code and three dimensional high-security hologram.
If someone dies in home instead of hospital, then the relatives would have to produce a doctor’s certificate and the receipt from the crematorium or burial ground to apply for death certificate.
As of now around 1,480 hospitals have been provided this facilities with unique password to each hospitals. There is a registration center in each assembly constituency of Bangalore. Apart from these five hospitals-Vanivilas Women and Children Hospital , Victoria hospital, Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospital, Ghousia Hospital and KC General Hospital, have also been declared as registration centers
If you register birth or death within 21 days then this facility is free. But if it extended more than 21 days then Medical Officer Health, BBMP will certify it for a fine of Rs 50.
How to do corrections?
BBMP set up 27 registration centers across Bangalore. You can reach them and get corrections done.
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