5. The Local Registrar shall unless permitted otherwise by the Registrar General, reside with in his jurisdiction and maintain an office, at the outer door of which shall be displayed a signboard indicating his designation and hours of business.

6. As soon as may be possible and not later than 15 days after the solemnisation of a marriage, the husband may and in Compulsory registration area shall give or cause to be given a jurisdiction the marriage was solemnised. Where the husband is a Non-Resident Indian, a photocopy of his valid passport and the address and security number of his foreign home shall also be specified in the report.) The report may be sent by registered post or delivered personally or through messenger. In case a marriage report is delivered personally or through messenger, the Local Registrar shall give a receipt indicating the fact of his having received the report. The date on which the marriage report was received shall be indicated in the receipt as also in the Marriage report and attested by the initials of the Local Registrar:

Provided that the Local Registrar may entertain an application whether presented in person or messenger or sent by registered post after the expiry of the said period of 15 days but within 30 days from the date of marriage if he is satisfied that there is sufficient ground for the delay. Where such application is filed after the period of 30 days, such application may be entertained with the Special Permission of the District Registrar concerned.

7. The Local Registrar shall after verifying the entries in the marriages report referred to in Rule 6 for accuracy and completeness enter the various particulars in a Register in Form II and attest his signature in the space specified therefor. “Where the husband is a Non-Resident Indian, the address and security number of his foreign home and the passport number shall also be entered and a photocopy of his valid passport shall be pasted in the Register before issuing the Certificate of Marriage.) The entries relating to each marriage shall be given serial numbers consecutively beginning with the first day of January and ending with the last day of December.

8. The Register referred to in Rule 7 shall be a bound book-the pages of which are machine numbered.

9. No correction of the entries in the register shall be made without the concurrence of an "Inspecting Officer", changes in material particulars like name, age, date etc. shall be done invariably only after obtaining the sanction of the Registrar General.

10. (1) The local Registrar shall within a week after the close of each month detach the duplicates of the Marriage Reports received and registered by him and forward the same to the Registrar General:

Provided that if it is directed by the Registrar General that the duplicate reports shall be forwarded through a specified authority the reports shall be forwarded through the authority so specified.

(2) The originals of the marriage report received by the Local Registrar shall be filed by him as permanent record.

11. The Registrar General shall have all the duplicate marriage reports received from the Local Registrars scrutinised for accuracy and completeness and file them in his office as permanent record.

12. The Registrar General shall cause indexes of marriage reports received by him being prepared and maintained in his office. The index registers shall be in bound books the pages of which are machine numbered and may be kept open for inspection by any person who desires to do so during office hours.

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