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 is a determining certificate 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 document 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.
Registration of Births in Bangalore-
Registration of births is carried out according to the Registration of Birth and Deaths Act, 1969. According to the Act, if a birth or death occurs in a hospital, it is mandatory for hospital authorities to record the details of the birth or death and inform the Registrar of Births and Deaths. In Bengaluru, a Medical Officer, Health (MOH), BBMP, is the Registrar. The function is part of the Department of Statistics under the authority of the Joint Director, Statistics.
According the Registration of Birth and Deaths Act 1969, Registrars have to maintain a register of all births and deaths under their jurisdiction and send this data to the Chief Registrar periodically. This data is used for compiling statistics. Any person can get the particulars of any entry made in the birth/death register. The Registrar also has the power to direct any citizen to furnish information regarding births and deaths occurring in the area of his/her residence.
At the hospital, the person applying for a Birth Certificate should fill a Form- 1 which the hospital will then send to the BBMP office. The MOH will provide the certificate, which can then be collected at a specified date.
In the case of births, the name of the child can be specified in the initial application itself, making the procedure easier. Alternatively, 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. Girls born after 31st March 2006 in a BPL family in Karnataka must be enrolled under the Bhagyalakshmi scheme through the nearest Anganwadi.
Registering Births in time-
Registration of births done within 21 days of the event is free of cost. From 21 to 30 days after the event, the MOH will provide the certificate after collecting a fine of ₹.25. After 30 days and within a year, only the Joint Director of Statistics can provide the certificate; the penalty is ₹.50, and an affidavit needs to be submitted.
If the birth is not recorded, the applicant should get a Non-Availability Certificate from the BBMP and documents such as address proof are required in the absence of hospital records’. The Non-Availability Certificate is an acknowledgement or endorsement from the authorities stating that the certificate is not available with them. Applicants have to fill a form and submit it to the BBMP authorities, who will then verify the data and issue the acknowledgement.
In some government hospitals, the Resident Medical Officer (RMO) has the power of the sub-registrar and is authorised to certify births that occur in the hospital. In these cases, the certificate will be available from the hospital itself. The certificate is available within 24 to 48 hours after the event in six government 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 along with the seven Corporation Hospitals in the city.
In case of Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), the Registrar-General should record the event at the Indian Consulate. If a child is born outside India and returns to settle in the country, the birth can be registered within 60 days of arrival. After 60 days, the procedure is the same as for delayed registration of births within India.
Procedure to apply for Birth Certificate in Bangalore:
- To get the birth certificate first you need to visit your nearest District Statistical Officer and check the details about your registration details so that you can apply for the certificate
- You need to pay ₹.5/- for the copy of the certificate in the statistical office.
- They will be checking all the details in the records and accordingly they will prepare the certificate.
- You need to carry some documents with you as a proof for verification by the concerned office before issuing the certificate. This can expedite the process.
Procedure to apply for birth certificate ONLINE in Bangalore:
Step 1: Go to the official site of BBMP from where you will get the Birth Certificate Form.
Step 2: Change the language preference to English.
Step 3: Go to the Citizen Services Option and click on Birth Certificate.
Step 4: Go to the link Online Birth Certificate Request Form.
Step 5: The Birth Certificate Request Form will appear which needs to be duly filled. After filling the Request Form, hit the submit button.
For Citizen Service Center, select the nearest place from your residence from the available options.
Step 6: A confirmation message or mail will come on your registered number and email address.
Cost to Apply for Birth Certificate:
(Fees for computerized and Manual Record Certificates)
Service Charge – ₹.25
Additional copy -₹.5
Name Inclusion (if requested) -₹.25
Details of Concerned Offices:
Head Office Address:
BMP Statistical Section
10th Floor, Public Utility Building
M.G.Road, Bangalore 560-001
File Before 10:00 A.M – 1:00 P.M from Monday to Friday and 10:00 A.M – 12:00 Noon on Saturday
Other Locations where you can apply:
- 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
Your child’s birth certificate 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.
BBMP included some security features to avoid misuse of Governmental Certificates. Each certificate will be pre-printed with the emblems of Union or State Governments and BBMP emblem as watermark. This certificate will have serial number, 24-digit security code and three dimensional high-security hologram.
As of now around 1,480 hospitals have been provided this facility with unique password to each hospital. There is a registration center in each assembly constituency of Bangalore.
It is mandatory to register birth within 21 days of the event. So hurry!!!
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