ഈ വിഷയം സർക്കാർ വിശദമായി പരിശോധിക്കുകയും പൊതുജനങ്ങൾക്കുണ്ടാകുന്ന ബുദ്ധിമുട്ടുകൾ കണക്കിലെടുത്ത് കുട്ടിയുടെ ജനനത്തിനു മുമ്പ് മാതാപിതാക്കളുടെ പേര് ഗസറ്റ് വിജ്ഞാപന പ്രകാരം തിരുത്തിയിട്ടുണ്ടെങ്കിൽ കുട്ടിയുടെ ജനന രജിസ്ട്രേഷനിൽ അപ്രകാരം ഗസറ്റ് വിജ്ഞാപനം വഴി മാറ്റിയ പേര് ചേർത്ത് തിരുത്തൽ വരുത്തി സർട്ടിഫിക്കറ്റ് നൽകാവുന്നതാണെന്ന് ഇതിനാൽ സ്പഷ്ടീകരണം നൽകി ഉത്തരവാകുന്നു.
Copy of letter No. AVS - 32786/71 dated 27-9-1971 of the Director of Panchayats in the matter is extracted below for the information of Panchayats and departmental Officers.
Sub:- Registration of Birth and Deaths Act 1969 - Levy of late fee and realisation of fine Clarification - regarding.
A doubt has been raised by some Registrars as to whether the late fee prescribed under Rule 10 is indispensable and whether it is to be realised over and above the fine mentioned under Section 23 of the Act.
The late fee prescribed under Rule 10, is for registering an event after the expiry of the time limit laid down in the statute. The finementioned under Section 23 of the Act is for committing a offence under the Act, it is a penalty or a punishment. Both are independent. Section 13 (4) of the Act further says that, its provisions (i.e. delayed registrations) shall be without prejudice to any action taken for failure to register the event in time. So it has to be born in mind that, in all delayed registrations the Registrar is bound to levy the late fee at the prescribed rate. The question of fine need be considered only in cases where, the Registrar has proceeded against a person for committing an offence.
Please inform all the Registrars under you of this as early as possible. (J.1786, No. VS-32786/ 71, Dt. 27-9-1971)
Sub :- Criminal Justice - Separation of Judiciary from the Executive - Instructions to Judicial and Executive Magistrate - allocation of powers under Registration of Births and Deaths Act, 1969 Amendment issued.
Government are pleased to order that the jurisdiction under Section 13 (3) of the Registration of Births and Deaths Act, 1969 (Act 18 of 1969) and rule 10 (3) of the Kerala Registration of Births and Deaths Rules, 1970 shall be wested with the Executive First Class Magistrate (Revenue Divisional Officers) and that under Section 23 of the Act, shall be allocated to the Judicial Magistrates. Opportunity is also taken to delete the reference to the Travancore-Cochin Registration of Births and Deaths Act, 1952 which has ceased to be applicable to the State.
The following amendment will accordingly be made to the G. O. first cited. (GO. No. 124/72/Home, dt. 2-8-1972)
(1) in part II (Central Acts) of the Schedule to the G.O;, the following shall be inserted as item 75A, namely:-
|75 A||Registration of Births and Deaths Act (Act 18 of 1969)||of Section 23||Section 13(3) and rule 10(3) of the Kerala Registration of Births and Deaths Rules, 1970, issued under the Act|
(2) In part III (State Enactments) of (he Scheduled to the G. O. the entries under item 67 shall be deleted.
Letter No. VS-9793/72, dated 5th October, 1972 of the Director of Panchayats and Chief Registrar of Births and Deaths.