Birth and death certificates will henceforth be provided to the public in New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) areas free of cost, according to civic council chairman Jalaj Shrivastava.
The NDMC, which functions under the administrative control of the union home ministry, is effecting certain amendments in the current Birth & Death Software and it will provide a printing option to all the hospitals within its jurisdiction to facilitate issuance of first free copy of birth and death certificate to the public before discharge from the hospital, Shrivastava said.
The civic body will implement the system in all government hospitals in the NDMC area as soon as hospitals nominate officers who will be designated sub-registrar by the Chief Registrar’s Office to sign the first free copy of Birth and Death Certificates, said an official spokesperson.
In this regard, the NDMC Birth and Death unit organised a hands-on training workshop.
Representatives from all the hospitals in the NDMC jurisdiction participated in the workshop. These included All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, Kalawati Saran Hospital, Lady Hardinge Hospital, Safdarjang Hospital, Shanti Avedna Hospital, Palika Maternity Hospital, JPNA Trauma Centre (AIIMS), Northern Railway Hospital, and Charak Palika Hospital, among others.
The workshop was organised following the directions of the Supreme Court and the Delhi Lt governor for registration of births and deaths and issuance of first free copy of the certificate to the mother of child or the nearest relative of the deceased by the institutions concerned.