prescribed, information to the Registrar of the several particulars required to be entered in the form prescribed, in respect of births and deaths in a hospital, health centre, maternity centre or nursing home or other like Institutions.
Recently it has been noticed by the Chief Registrar that an event occurred in a Medical Institution has been reported to the Registrar by a member of the household. This is not proper. If this is not prevented there will be chances for duplication of registration. So you are informed that events and any such information received should not be acted upon by the Registrar.
The District Panchayat Officers are requested to communicate the contents of this letter to the Executive Officers of Panchayats in their jurisdiction. (Letter No. L Dis. 42835/74/RBDI/Dt. 13-9-1974 of the Director of Panchayats).
Sub:- Registration of Birth and Deaths - Realisation of fine and penalty - clarification sought for. Ref:- Your letter No. B2-16681/74/dated 26th October, 1974.
I am to invite a reference to your letter cited and state as follows:-
The action under Rule 10(1), (2) or (3) of the Kerala Registration of Births and Deaths Rules, 1970 and action under Section 23 (1) of the Registration of Births and Deaths Act, 1969 are not identical. The amount realised under Rule 10 is late fees while that realised under S. 23 is a penalty for offence. Under Rule 10, the party who is desirous of getting an event registered, has to initiate action. Rule 10 contemplates the manner in which a late registration can be made while S. 23 deals with penalties for offences committed under the act. So penalty under S. 23 need not necessarily be levied for late registration under Rule 10 (1), (2) or (3). Penalty need be levied only on decision of a Magistrate or on compounding an offence instituted or initiated by the Registrar.
It is expected that this will clear the doubt raised in your letter cited. The original letter No. A6-639/ 74, dated 11th October, 1974 of the Executive Officer, Manjeri Panchayat sent along your letter dated 6th December, 1974 is returned here with. (Letter No.l. Dis. 5258/74/RBDI/dated 2nd January, 1975 of the Director of Panchayats.
Sub:- Registration of Births and Deaths - Certificates sought for Ref:- Your letter No. A2-19477/74 dated 28-11-1974 received here on 30-12-1974.
I am directed to inform you that in the case of unnatural deaths whether in a house or a hospital the Induesting Officer has to report the event. The deaths referred to in Section 8 clauses (a) to (e) of the Registration of Births and Deaths Act, 1969 are not unnatural deaths which are likely to bring in criminal action. (CIRCULAR J.2142, L.Dis.62384/74/RBDI))
Sub:- Registration of Deaths occurring at sea and issue of extract of entries in register of death in Form No. 10. Ref:- 1. No. RBD. 1/388/73/dated 21st June 1974 from the Director of Panchayats and Chief Registrar, Kerala. 2. No. BESE/ID/RBD/Clarification/2959/74, dated 10th July, 1974, from the Director of Bureau of Economics, Statistics and Evaluation, Goa Daman and Dieu.
Kindly refer to your letter No. on above cited subject. The Union Ministry have clarified that deaths occurring abroad ship while on sea and about which a report is received from Directorate General of Shipping, may be registered formally only in the local registration office of the area of which the deceased Indian Citizen was a normal resident. The Chief Registrar may arrange to pass on the certified copies of such reports of death abroad ship to the concerned local authority and the local registrar shall register the same, after obtaining relevant information from the next of the kin of the deceased. He shall also make special remark about the report received through the Directorate General of Shipping in the register. After completion of registration, an extract of the entry may be issued in Form No. 10 to the informant, as prescribed under Section 12 of the Act. (Letter No. 1-2 (c) 75/VS (RA) dt. 1-8-1975, Ministry of Home Affairs, New Delhi.)
Copy of Circular No. B1 -7879/75 dated 26-9-1975 is extracted for the information of all concerned.