Why is birth registration important? ( Part 2 )

By : Jaisree N.

Asst. Prof., School of Law, Presidency University

Birth registrations are done according to the Registration of Birth and Deaths Act, 1969

For every child being born, a birth certificate is required by the government of every state and nation. A certification of birth contains important details that accurately identify the person, the information about the name of the parents, the place, date and kind of birth. It is mostly needed when applying for the following – School, Social Security Card, Marriage License, Driver’s License, Insurance, Bank Accounts and Passports.

The registration and issue of the certificate of birth and death is done at the following places:

  1. 17 Sub health offices.
  2. Government hospitals.
  3. Bruhat Bangalore MahanagaraPalike referral hospitals
  4. Corporation main office.
  5. Pre-process requirements:

If a birth happens in a hospital, it is the responsibility of the hospital authorities to record the details of birth and inform the Registrar of Births and Deaths. In the case of Bangalore, a Medical Officer, Health (MOH), BBMP performs this role.

At the hospital, the person applying for a certificate should fill a form (Form-1 for births,), which the hospital will then send to the BBMP office. The Medical Officer Health (MOH) here will provide the certificate, which can then be collected at a specified date

The name of the child can be specified in the initial application itself, which would make the procedure easier. Parents can add the name later at the BBMP office before they collect the actual certificate, or they can collect the certificate and then apply for name inclusion any time before the child turns 14 and an updated certificate can be obtained.

Documentation required: Hospital records of the birth

Department: BBMP

Contact person: District Statistical Officer

Phone: As per location of District Statistical Officer.

Location in bangalore:

Malleshwaram: 080-2337 5109

Gandhinagar: 080-2287 2986

Chickpet: 080-2226 6705

Mahalakshmipuram: 080-2332 4767

Binnypet and J P Nagar: 080-2676 3510

Chamarajpet: 080-2223 3819

Basavanagudi: 080-2661 3041

Jayanagar and Madivala: 080-2664 7079

Ashoknagar: 080-2558 3601

Banaswadi: 080-2551 0276

Bharatinagar: 080-2555 5821

Shivajinagar and Jayamahal: 080-2226 2089

Ganganagar: 080-2333 1703

Do remember:

  1. The Birth certificate is a very important document required throughout one’s life for various purposes. It is the primary source of information for your age proof.
  2. Registration of births is mandatory and a very easy process if done within 21 days from the event. From 21 to 30 days after the event, the MOH will certify and collect a fine of Rs 25. After 30 days and within a year, only the Joint Director of Statistics can provide the certificate with a fine of Rs 50 and an affidavit.